Secondary Mathematics at IST
Inspirational, useful, fascinating, important, beautiful, functional, challenging and more....
At the the IST we strive to make mathematics all of these things to all of our students as often as we can. We recognise Mathematics as a fundamental skill set and a powerful tool for understanding the world we live in. It is also a pure subject that can be pursued and enjoyed in the same way one might enjoy poetry or art.
The Curriculum Leader for Mathematics is Jim Noble and he is joined in this department by Richard Wade and Oliver Bowles. All three of them are passionate both about mathematics and its teaching. Mathematics is taught in three specialist, networked classrooms all equipped with state of the art interactive whiteboards. The laptop program at IST provides an excellent opportunity to capitalise on the enhanced learning power of current technology for Mathematics teaching and we use a broad range of software in doing so. This use of technology is balanced with a variety of styles used in classrooms to make sure students experiences are as varied as possible.
At IB level, for students 16 - 18 years, we offer the Maths Higher Level course along with the two standard level courses, Maths Standard Level and Maths Studies. See the IB Page for more details.
For students 14 - 16 years in our years 10 and 11 we currently offer the UK based GCSE course from Edexcel. This is set tp change for the academic year starting in September 2015. Alongside this course we take as many opportunities as we can to prepare students for the IB. Follow this link to see the learning objectives split up by module. Use the filters to focus on particular areas.
For students from 11 - 13 years in our years 7 to 9 we expand on work done in the primary section to give students a solid grounding in Number, Algebra, Geometry and Handling data such that they are as well prepared as possisble to tackle the GCSE course. Work is split in to approximately 3 week long units. Follow this link to see the learning objectives split up by year group and topic. Use the filters to focus on particular areas. Curriculum Map, Years 7-9 this link offers an overview
Each phase aims to prepare students for the next. In doing so we plan for students to mix both the necessary practise of the disciplines with opportunities to explore and discover Mathematics for themselves.
Curated by: Curriculum Leader for Maths