Mary Webb School has been a designated Science College since 2003. Mathematics is the second subject specialism for the specialist college status.
The mathematics department occupies the top floor of the main teaching block and consists of four teaching rooms all equipped with projector, interactive whiteboard and there are a set of 16 laptops for student use. Students are encouraged to make use of the online resource ‘MyMaths’, a learning tool that students can access at lunchtime and from home.
Year 7, 8 and 9
Students are set for mathematics. The four main themes of number, measures and statistics, algebra and geometry are reviewed and developed several times over the year, alongside a programme of investigations and projects. There is an emphasis on problem solving, fluency, reasoning and real-life application. ICT is used to deliver and support teaching when appropriate.
Study for the AQA GCSE in Mathematics begins towards the end of Year 9 after completion of the Key Stage 3 course.
Through the specialism, we are able to offer a variety of extra-curricular opportunities in mathematics. In recent years, these have included participation in the national UKMT awards, regional competitions and visits to inspirational mathematics lectures at Keele University.