Head of Department - Miss Nicola Beaumont
Mathematical education at Trinity aims to provide each student with a rich and enjoyable mathematical experience in a lively and varied style. This involves teaching the appropriate knowledge, skills, concepts, techniques and processes with relation to ability, aptitude and personal needs. The course is designed to provide each student with a strong mathematical basis for life beyond school, including the maximising of their potential in public examinations and developing problem solving skills.
In the Junior School, sound numerical skills are developed in areas of algebra, data presentation and analysis, and geometry. These are further extended through the IGCSE course (Edexcel A).
This course involves topics such as Sets, Functions and Differentiation, not found in the GCSE specifications.Our most able mathematicians will study harder techniques and build their conceptual understanding through following the OCR Additional Mathematics specification or the AQA Level 2 Further Mathematics specification alongside the IGCSE. This may lead to an extra qualification.. At AS and A level we currently study the OCR (MEI) syllabus (3895, 7895) and there are options to study 3, 6, 9, or 12 modules (Further Maths).
All students have the opportunity to enter the UKMT Maths Challenges. Large numbers of students win certificates and many progress to further rounds to win medals.
For further challenges and entertainment there are four maths clubs that meet weekly: Paper Geometry Club, Hard Sums Club, Very Hard Sums Club and the Maths Team Challenge Club.
Each room in the purpose designed Mathematics Suite is resourced with an interactive whiteboard enabling lessons to be enhanced with bespoke software written by the department and material from websites such as Mymaths, nrich and abmaths.