Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.
We are an enthusiastic and dedicated department, determined to present Mathematics as an interesting, exciting and creative subject that is relevant to the lives of our students. There are two mathematics teachers within the department and also a specialist Higher Level teaching assistant.
We have a firm belief in the individual and are strongly committed to developing personalised learning for all students. We set high expectations of our students and believe that our ‘can do’ ethos ensures that everyone has the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. As a department we aim to inspire, motivate and enthuse all pupils to develop enquiring minds capable of independent mathematical thinking. All mathematics classrooms are well equipped with Interactive whiteboards, which enable ICT to be a key feature of our lessons.
Our aim is to provide a supportive environment where students can work to the very best of their ability, giving students a personalised education with work differentiated for them and regular assessment feedback being provided; plus, there is the opportunity for one-to-one intervention if required.
At Hollis Academy, students follow the AQA 5-year mathematics Scheme of Learning which has a strong emphasis on visible progression, visual engagement to help bring maths alive and developing a deep understanding of mathematics which we refer to as mastery.
The majority of KS4 students will sit AQA Mathematics 8300 GCSE, at either Foundation or Higher Level which consists of taking three papers during the summer term of Year 11. Students also have the opportunity to undertake Edexcel Functional Skills at Level 1 and 2, as well as Entry Level Certificate at Level 1, 2 or 3.