Aims of the Department
The Maths department at Trinity aims to provide a challenging and enriching learning experience through high quality teaching which allows pupils to discover and engage in the world of Mathematics.
We strive to ensure that pupils leave Trinity with outstanding Maths qualifications and also the Mathematical skills that they will benefit from for the rest of their lives.
Strengths of the Department
Lessons in Maths are exciting and varied and promote problem solving skills, working with peers and independent learning.
Pupils in Maths can expect to be challenged and stretched and are encouraged to discover and explore Mathematical concepts for themselves.
As well as consistently achieving GCSE results above the national average, the Maths department at Trinity provide students with a variety of extracurricular activities to help develop their understanding of the subject.
We have run a hugely successful “Maths in Paris” trip for a number of years. Through our gifted and talented co-ordinator, we have been involved in activities with the Happy Puzzle Company. We also have strong links with the University of Manchester who have worked with us to stretch and challenge our students through master classes in particular topics and also via a code breaking competition each year. A group of Y9 pupils were chosen to attend a series of master classes at the Museum of Science and Industry.
KS3 Mathematics Curriculum
The Maths curriculum at KS3 focuses on the extension and development of skills first explored at KS2. Students are taught to master particular areas of the curriculum and are stretched to develop their depth of understanding.
Pupils are encouraged to develop and improve their Mathematical reasoning and challenged to apply their Mathematical knowledge to real world examples.
Problem solving will form a large part of the curriculum and pupils will be encouraged to use the skills that they have been taught in order to solve problems.
KS4 Mathematics Curriculum
At KS4 pupils will study GCSE Mathematics which is assessed by examination at the end of year 11.
The GCSE programme of study provides students with a wide and varied curriculum which will develop their mathematical knowledge base as well as their problem solving ability.
Whether students study at higher tier or foundation tier, they can be confident in the knowledge that through quality teaching and their own hard work, they will leave Trinity with the best possible qualification in Maths.