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Welcome to Claremont High School Academy's Mathematics faculty webpage. Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns, formulate new conjectures, and establish truth by rigorous deductions. It can be said that the discipline is behind all the invention and discovery of daily life.
Mathematics is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine and the social sciences.
At Claremont, the Mathematics deparment produce some outstanding results at all Key Stages, with one of the highest proportion of A and A* at GCSE out of all the departments. It is one of the most popular A level subjects and students enjoy their lessons and many go on to develop their mathematics at Higher Education.
Mathematics is no longer just learning how to do add, subtract, multiply or divide. Functional Mathematics provides learners with the skills and abilities they need to take an active and responsible role in their communities, everyday life, the workplace and educational settings. Functional Mathematics requires learners to use Mathematics in ways that make them effective and involved as citizens, operate confidently and to convey their ideas and opinions clearly in a wide range of contexts.
The Mathematics Faculty consists of 13 full time members of staff and one part time teacher. All teachers teach at Key Stage 3 and 4 and many teach Key Stage 5 as well. At Key Stage 4 and 5, we use the Edexcel exam board. Testament to our outstanding teachers is the fact that every year, we train up teaching students from a variety of Universities. Almost every teacher has their own classroom, with an interactive whiteboard. The department teachers are below.
"Mathematics teaching at Claremont is extremely accomplished. Teachers make excellent use of their assessment information to ensure that key mathematical principles are securely understood, including through checking students’ misconceptions. This helps to ensure that there are no major gaps in students’ learning" - OFSTED 2015
Extra Curricular Activities
The pupils have many opportunities for enrichment within the department. We run a year 7 maths club, looking at logical puzzles in unfamiliar contexts; and a STEM club (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) where students make rockets and race cars. We hold the UKMT Maths Challenges every year for all year groups and take students to the Junior Team Challenges. We enter students for other competitions, such as the Edge Hill Maths Competition. Students attend the Bentley Wood Maths Masterclasses, as well as the Royal Institution Maths Classes. One of our teachers, Ms Patel is one of the Royal Institution presenters at the masterclasses.
We also hold many trips, including the Maths Inspiration Shows for Year 10, The Big Bang Shows for upper school and many others.
For Deep Learning Day, we have presenters from the Royal Institution and Rolls Royce showing the students how to make hydrogen fuelled cars, crash test cars, making parachutes and much more.