The Mathematics and Commerce Learning Zone develops each student's understanding of mathematical concepts through a variety of different teaching methods. Both pure and applied mathematics are taught and the practical and day to day relevance of mathematics is emphasised through lessons and extra-curricular activities. When appropriate, students are grouped according to ability and progress is closely monitored.
Commerce is an area of great expansion for the Academy and we aim to encourage students to take part in enterprise activities which, wherever possible, are linked to the local community. The second speciality of the Academy is Enterprise Education.
We are aiming to give all students an understanding of fair trade and ethically run business; we want to equip them for life in the real world and to make them informed and motivated twenty-first century citizens but we also want to ensure that every student has an awareness of global issues and international relations. Ventures are small but all students are encouraged to take part in order to achieve a greater sense of community.