Mathematics

"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. " S. Gudder

Our world is continually changing, and the importance of Mathematics is vital in developing skills that are welcomed by a wide range of employers.  Mathematics is a subject that opens doors and provides opportunities: doors to employment and further/higher educational courses and opportunities to learn about the relevance of mathematics to every day life.
 
Mathematics is all around us. It exists in the proportions of artistic works, in the scores of our favourite songs and in the physical structures we live and work in daily. It is also the bedrock of many other subjects including the Sciences, Economics and Engineering and is extremely relevant to subjects like Psychology and Design.


The study of mathematics can develop a host of skills that are essential to students continuing in their studies as well as those currently in or entering the workplace. These include problem-solving, logic and reasoning, and attention to detail. Mathematics can also lead to careers in finance, business, IT and teaching, among others.

Staff

Mr N R Ashfield (Head of Department)
Ms V Russell
Mr M P Cousins
Mr R D Hall
Mr C G Oswald
Mr B H Robinson
Mrs K McGarvey

Aims

The Mathematics Department aims to stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics while developing vital skills in applying one to the other.
 
We aim to develop students’ familiarity with appropriate mathematical concepts, principles, methods and vocabulary whilst developing their understanding of Mathematics in its widest context and to see how it relates to themselves outside school.

It is essential within the department that a “can do” culture is adopted. We believe firmly that mathematics is for all and, therefore, supporting pupils with the inevitable difficulties all mathematicians face at times is a priority. Creating a positive learning environment and nurturing self-confidence are vital aspects of teaching within the department.

Courses

Key Stage 3

In Years 8 to 10 all students follow the revised curriculum for Mathematics and Numeracy.  

GCSE

For Maths/ Further Maths course content, please click here.

AS/A2

For Maths/ Further Maths course content, please click here!

Mathematical Challenges

We enter pupils for the UK Mathematical Challenges every year. This is organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust from the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds.
  

For further information

http://ccbmaths.moonfruit.com/

General
Maths Learn Video help.  http://www.mathslearn.co.uk/index.html
BBC bitsize KS3 www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths
BBC bitesize GCSE www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths
Mathletics www.mathletics.co.uk
World maths day www.worldmathsday.com
Nrich nrich.maths.org
Mr Barton www.mrbartonmaths.com

Games
Cool maths www.coolmath-games.com
Maths is Fun www.mathsisfun.com
http://www.supermathsworld.com/

Careers
Maths careers www.mathscareers.org.uk
Science and Maths www.scienceandmaths.net
Tomorrow’s Engineers www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk
 

 

Maths at Campbell College