Subject Team Leader: K King
Assistant Subject Team Leaders: L Farrant, J Wilkinson
Lead Practitioners: A Beddoe, N Mughal
Key information about subject:
Maths is one of the core subjects in secondary education, but it is more than a subject that everyone in school needs to take: it is essential in today’s world.
Mathematics has been called “the universal language”. It is a powerful tool for understanding the world around us and our perspective of the important issues facing us as individuals, families, businesses, and nations. Maths surrounds us; we see and use Maths skills every day–from balancing our expenses to our jobs; from retailers to builders, lawyers, accountants and doctors. Everyone needs some level of mathematical knowledge.
Mathematics has evolved over many centuries to help solve problems. Maths teaches us to think logically; to identify and state the problem clearly; to plan how to solve the problem; and then to apply the appropriate methods to evaluate and solve the problem. The logic and quantitative reasoning attained in mathematics courses, help us make better decisions. Learning how to solve hard challenges is a skill that will be recalled throughout our lives. These challenges may be a complex mathematical problems or one of the many challenges you face in your life.
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Potential future career pathways in subject area
Maths is a crucial qualification in all future careers and enables access to a wide range of options for further education.
Maths based careers include;
Accountancy, Finance and Banking
Engineering and Manufacturing,
Medicine and Pharmaceuticals,
Architecture and Construction,
IT, Computer programming and game design
Statistics, Teaching and many more