In Mathematics, students learn to calculate, reason and solve problems, often in the context of social and economic issues. In particular, statistics based topics develop an understanding of British democracy and culture by exploring and analysing data trends relating to employment, migration, measures of inflation and demographics of the British population.
Students also have the opportunity to represent and analyse data in an international context and take into account cultural influences in order to determine whether data collection methods are likely to be biased or flawed.
In both KS3 and KS4, students are made aware of the historical and cultural background of various mathematical topics; for example, Islamic art is used to investigate patterns in shape.
Various extra-curricular opportunities allow students to broaden their understanding of mathematics in the world around them. Team Maths Challenge competitions also require students to work and communicate effectively as part of a group.