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Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the core subjects of the curriculum and is compulsory for all students from Year 7 to 11.  Mathematics is also one of the core subjects for our Specialist School status.  As a Specialist School of Engineering, we are committed to raising achievement and improving provision and participation in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), which are becoming increasingly relevant and necessary in today’s workplace. 

The department has a good record of success at all levels and in 2014, 80% of students gained a grade C or higher in their GCSE Mathematics. 

Previous mathematicians from CHS have gone on to study the subject at university, including at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. 

Key Stage 3 overview

Year 7

In Year 7 students extend the knowledge and skills acquired during KS2 in the areas of: Number; Shape, Space and Measure; Algebra; Data Handling. Students are encouraged to demonstrate understanding by the use and application of their knowledge and skills to problem solve, reason and communicate mathematically. Progress is measured against the criteria for National Curriculum levels within Mathematics.

Year 8

In Year 8 students extend the knowledge and skills acquired during Year 7 in the areas of: Number; Algebra; Shape, Space and Measure; Data Handling. Students are encouraged to demonstrate understanding by the use of application of their knowledge and skills to problem solve, reason and communicate mathematically. Progress is measured against the criteria for National Curriculum levels within Mathematics.

Year 9

In Year 9 students extend the knowledge and skills acquired during Years 7 and 8 in the areas of: Number; Algebra; Shape, Space and Measure; Data Handling. Students are encouraged to demonstrate understanding by the use of application of their knowledge and skills to problem solve, reason and communicate mathematically. Progress is measured against the criteria for National Curriculum levels within Mathematics.

 

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  • “I am currently studying Mathematics at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. The teachers at Congleton High School helped me to achieve the grades I needed to get here and were really supportive throughout the application process.” Jenna Pearce
  • “Congleton High provided extra focused learning sessions and outstanding personal support to ensure that Jenna had the best chance of success in her application.” Mr and Mrs Pearce