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Mathematics

Mathematics and numeracy in general are key subjects and topics for all education, training and employment options. Numerical skills are valued by all employers – from calculating meals to managing a budget. Mathematics also teaches you vital problem-solving skills – approaching situations from different angles and using a logical approach to develop solutions. 

If you do not achieve a pass in GCSE Mathematics, you will have to take it again in Further Education. This is a requirement for all full-time courses and Apprenticeships in the UK. 

Example career paths: Data Science/Analysis, Software Testing, Finance, Quantity Surveying, Civil Service

Maths Curriculum Intent

The overreaching aim of the Maths department is that our students will become independent thinkers (learners) who demonstrate a positive mindset and enjoy working together to solve problems and produce creative solutions in unfamiliar situations. Our focus is to make maths enjoyable, exciting, and interesting for all students irrespective of their prior attainment.

Maths is not just a subject studied in the classroom. It is relevant and important in our lives beyond the school gates. At The Hollins, we aim to equip all our students with functional mathematical skills that can be used throughout their lives. To enable them to appreciate that maths is more than ‘sums,’ so that they consider that it appears all around us and how it can be used in everyday life.

Consequently, our curriculum is focused on building on their prior mathematical understanding through work that is interesting, useful, and challenging. We aim to develop a resilience in our students’ learning so that they feel confident to make mistakes in exploring the subject and deepening their understanding.