Here at High March School, we believe that Mathematics is a critical skill in a modern technological age.
It is structured, logical and teaches pupils to think and act in a disciplined way. It is the science behind all beautiful buildings and structures, the basis of music and harmony and helps to provide the knowledge, measure and understanding of the world we live in.
We place great emphasis on the practice of basic skills and aim to build a solid foundation from which each child is equipped with the knowledge and confidence to help organise her thinking, select appropriate ideas and strategies to solve mathematical problems.
At Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 through to Year 3, the children are taught Mathematics by their form teachers. At the end of Year 3, children are arranged into ability groups and taught by specialist Mathematics teachers. These groups follow the same syllabus, working at a pace which suits each pupil's needs. The groups are flexible and children are constantly re-assessed. This information is shared with both the pupil and the parents.
Specialist support for children with specific learning needs is available when required.
The syllabus followed is a combination of The National Numeracy Strategy and the 11+ Common Entrance syllabus. We ensure that pupils are prepared for entry into the Bucks County Grammar Schools and a wide range of independent schools through the Bucks County 11+ selection test, the Common Entrance examination or individual examinations set by the schools themselves. We also prepare some pupils for scholarships where required.
There is ample opportunity for pupils in Years 4 to 6 to attend extra-curricular Mathematics Clubs in which challenges are set and models are constructed. Our overall aim is to make Mathematics both a challenging and enjoyable experience.