Success for all

Dr C Braven

Head of Mathematics

Mathematics at Honiton Community College

Nurturing an ambition to succeed. From the satisfaction of solving a new problem to the sense of intrigue felt when encountering the patterns which pervade the subject, there is something for everyone. Mathematics has a great deal to offer students of all abilities.

Qualifications in mathematics are highly sought-after by employers. The five year programme leading to GCSE keeps this in mind whilst seeking to illuminate the subject in its own right. The “Revisit & Extend” nature of our curriculum ensures regularity of review and provides natural opportunities for students to consolidate as well as extend their skills.

Key Stages and Curriculum Maps

We are committed to equality and diversity and continue to work towards a fully inclusive curriculum.

Years 7 & 8

Starting with the four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – the path toward abstract problem-solving begins here. At the same time as students increase their fluency with the language of the subject, they gradually develop confidence in using mathematics to tackle a variety of challenges from across the discipline.

Year 9

Students build on their work in years 7 & 8 to develop their existing abilities in some areas and build a whole new set of skills in others. Preparation for Key Stage 4 is the focus here and building solid foundations to build on going forward.

The foundation tier of GCSE Mathematics (grades 1 - 5) provides an emphasis on the essentials of the subject, along with an introduction to problem-solving, especially in practical situations. The higher tier (grades 4-9) develops a wider and more abstract repertoire. At this level students encounter demanding areas of the subject and use their abilities to solve problems of greater complexity.

A-Level Mathematics offers the intellectual challenge and abstract elegance for which the subject is renowned. But a great deal more is in store for students as they encounter powerful and far-reaching applications. The course is fully examined at the end of the two years and consists of pure mathematics alongside statistics and mechanics. Mathematics naturally complements many other A-level subjects and provides an essential grounding for anyone interested in the scientific or technological world.


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