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The Norwood School




Maths is a universal language represented by numbers. It is a skill we need to count, measure and compare quantities. In every sphere of knowledge, numbers provide a basis for development, exploring knowledge and understanding the world. It opens doors for a wide field of career opportunities from engineering and technology to aviation and sports. Every sector of human existence requires understanding of numbers; simply put, it gives us a sense of life.

Mathematics is a fundamental part of human thought and logic, and integral to attempts at understanding the world and ourselves. Mathematics provides an effective way of building mental discipline and encourages logical reasoning and mental rigour. In addition, mathematical knowledge plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art. Mathematics has a transversal nature. If we reflect on the history of curriculum in general, then mathematics (geometry and algebra) were two of the seven liberal arts in Greek as well as in medieval times. This historical role supports the notion that mathematics has provided the mental discipline required for other disciplines. Mathematical literacy is a crucial attribute of individuals living more effective lives as constructive, concerned and reflective citizens. Mathematics emphasises these points and ideas. 


We aim to:

  • Develop students conceptual understanding of number concepts;

  • Promote a productive disposition where students are willing to try hard in lessons and at home to improve their fluency in mathematical reasoning.;

  • To enable students to use knowledge confidently to accurately apply mathematical skills;

  • Develop students adaptive reasoning skills;


  • Ratio and proportion

  • Number

  • Algebra

  • Statistics

  • Geometry and mensuration.

  • Zero, Place value, negative numbers

  • Variables

  • Cartesian plane and dimensions

  • Rates of changes

  • Multiple representations

  • Inverses


Students follow the Edexcel Specification at  GCSE and A Level

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