Head of Department
Mr Assad Khan
- BA Hons in Environmental Chemical Engineering
- PGCE Secondary Education
“With me, everything turns into mathematics.”
― Rene Descartes
Pleckgate High School’s Mathematics department has established a culture of high expectations, excellent attainment and progress. We want students to enjoy maths and develop critical and higher order thinking to solve complex mathematical problems. Students experience high quality teaching and learning, rigorous assessment of their abilities with detailed feedback and an extensive intervention programme.
The mathematics curriculum is closely aligned with the National Curriculum and offers a blend of Algebra, Ratio, Proportion, Statistics, probability, Geometry and numerical calculations. Problem solving, critical thinking, logic, and independence are a key feature of the curriculum. which has been sequenced to allow content and skills to be thoroughly investigated with opportunities created to revisit core content and enhance subject knowledge. Transition between primary and secondary school are thoughtfully planned and interleaved into every unit, from inception to final examinations. Emphasis is placed on mastery and fluency to make sure students are resilient in solving, and can overcome, the toughest of problems. Lessons are engaging, challenging and students are constantly able to apply their newly learnt skills to real life applications. Activities, which allow students to investigate the beauty and practical nature of the subject, are a feature of teaching and learning at Pleckgate High School.
Assessments at Pleckgate High school are uniquely differentiated and tailored to the curriculum. During their study of mathematics, students will regularly tackle unit-based assessments in preparation for study at GCSE. Students at Pleckgate enjoy and are successful in mathematics and a high proportion of students continue to study maths qualifications at A Level or Degree Level.