The Mathematics Faculty at Macclesfield High School is dedicated to motivating and encouraging all its young people to become the best mathematicians they possibly can. Mathematics plays a vital role in today's society and as such it is important that each of us realise our potential and beyond. Pupils of all abilities are given every opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of mathematics. In their quest to solve academic problems through rigorous and logical thought processes, students are also encouraged to appreciate the applications of Mathematics in both everyday life and in other school disciplines.
The Faculty consists of the following members of staff;
Miss C Bamford - Head of Faculty
Mr D Small - Deputy Head of Faculty
Mr N Bennett - Full time teacher
Mr J Watson - Full time teacher
Mr P Hawkins - Part time teacher
Mr D Dolman - Year 9 teacher
Mrs B Flowers - Specialist mathematics teaching assistant
There are 5 mathematics rooms all fitted with data projectors and interactive whiteboards. ICT led lessons are a key feature of the department with all pupils having access to an online tutorial website www.mymaths.co.uk. As well as being able to access the site as a general user, each pupil has their own unique login and password which allows them to access online homeworks and for us to monitor their progress.
Pupils are setted from the beginning of year 7 using a combination of Key Stage 2 results, CAT scores and an initial assessment set by the department. Once a pupil has been allocated a set they are not restricted by this and movement both up and down occurs at various points throughout the year based on pupils progress within those sets.
At Key Stage 3 pupils use the Frameworking books along with various other dynamic and interactive resources to bring lessons to life.
At Key Stage 4 pupils will follow either the foundation or higher Edexcel modular programme of study. Pupils are entered for the first of 3 exams in the March of year 10. The second exam is in June of year 10 and the terminal paper is in the June of year 11.
At Key Stage 5 pupils follow the AQA scheme with 3 modules being taken in year 12 to make up the AS and another 3 in year 13 to complete the full A-level.