We have an energetic and enthusiastic department at BHS with highly qualified and motivated staff who are passionate about the subject and are delighted to share their expertise.
We have an excellent suite of classrooms and access to a computer room and wireless notepads. Our aim is to provide a variety of approaches using different resources to keep lessons challenging and interesting.
Students enter the UKMT competitions and the Mathematical Olympiad. We also have our trip to Windsor in year 9 and our house challenge afternoon in year 7. A lunchtime help session takes place every week where our sixth formers and staff are available to help the younger students.
Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 and 9
Students use the Collins Maths Frameworking Scheme, which provides excellent challenge in all areas of the curriculum, alongside problem solving, investigational and practical work.
From Year 8 onwards, students are set work that allows them to study in an environment which progresses at the correct pace. We are very keen that our students feel secure in their surroundings and that mathematics is an enjoyable, stimulating and worthwhile experience.
Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11
Currently students at Beaconsfield High School are studying the AQA Specification Linear Course, but this is continually reviewed in the light of both external and internal factors. We use the Collins Connect online workbook and Mymaths, alongside a range of other resources including Mathswatch, which includes tutorial videos.
The Learning Objectives are available on the VLE and students can track their progress through the course. We are encouraging problem solving and critical thinking skills in line with the new expectations.
All students sit the Higher GCSE and the school gains excellent results. We expect many students to continue to A level Mathematics and Further Maths and have a pleasing number who continue to study Mathematics and related courses at University.