Maths is our secondary language, one which speaks in facts and figures calculating everything in life.
Mathematics is the foundation for many academias such as science, accountancy and business and will be introduced to children at the earliest possible age, just as a language would, to give them the best possible start.
The Mathematics Department at Northwood College for Girls comprises six full-time teachers each dedicated to the subject with years of experience in the field. We teach the Edexcel Syllabus at IGCSE AS and A level and are proud of our outstanding results in GCSE, A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics Examinations.
Mathematics students in all year groups are entered for the UKMT individual competitions; we also select our top pupils to represent the school in team challenges to give a competitive edge to the subject.
Our enthusiastic Sixth Form assist staff in the running of our weekly Mathematics Club creating a fun approach to maths for younger pupils. We also offer a weekly Surgery to support all our students, as well as a specialised Sixth Form Surgery to allow students to seek help with topics they find challenging. All pupils in Years 7 to 10 participate in an annual Inter-House Mathematics Challenge.
The Mathematics Department has a wide range of resources including interactive whiteboards, specialist computer software including lesson starters and mental mathematics, as well as graphic calculators to help us to develop our students’ mathematical skills.
Each student has their own MyMaths account, which can be used for completing homework and reviewing material covered during lessons. All students have access to Autograph, which is a graph drawing and statistical package.
It is our aim to encourage students to gain confidence in their skills and develop a love and enjoyment of our subject.
We are very happy with our daughter’s progress. She is very happy in class and it shows in her work.