The Mathematics & 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 are emphasised through lessons and extracurricular activities.
Students are grouped according to ability and progress is closely monitored to ensure that the grouping is always appropriate so that each individual can achieve their full potential at GCSE. Our new schemes of work as well as the Teaching and Learning strategies have been designed and modified to address the rigour of the new GCSE specification.
The approach to Mathematics is very much “can do” with an emphasis on problem solving and functionality. All teaching and learning is interactive with students being encouraged to participate fully in lessons with tasks, such as kinaesthetic activities, designed to cater for all learners. Students experience a wide range of teaching styles, with student led learning and teaching being strongly promoted throughout KS3 and KS4.
The Learning zone offers intensive revision sessions for KS4 students, including the use of ‘Walking Talking’ mocks and Booster sessions, offered free as they approach their exams.
The Learning Zone is also participating in the Stem club initiative as an enrichment activity after school.
In addition to Maths, at KS4 Pathway Choices students are offered the opportunity to select GCSE Business Studies, giving students another chance to apply knowledge to a real-life setting. In the 21st century, it is essential that all students are prepared for the increasingly data rich environment which they will encounter as adults.