Department Mission statement
Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrated that The Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Whoever seeks a way to acquire knowledge Allah will make easy his way to paradise.” (Muslim) Also Anas Radiyallahu ‘anhu related that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Seeking of knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.”
Key Stage 3:
The dynamic Maths faculty at MIHSG achieves excellent academic results and can boast about its active role in building pupils learning and thinking skills through the use of cooperative learning and focusing on Islamic ethos during lessons. As a result pupils leave school with excellent academic achievement and the social skills required to explore the world. Year 7-Year11 have 4 lessons/week. Mathematics at Key Stage 3 (7&8) has five attainment targets which relate directly to the sections within the programme of study:Processes in Mathematics,Number,Shape, Space and Measures, Handling Data, Algebra. In year 7&8 , the Dep use the New Collins Framework text books with functional maths. The programme of study at year 7 covers up to level 6 of the attainment target, while year 8 covers up to level 7. The Dep starts the linear higher Edexcel GCSE in year 9. The department challenges the more able pupils to take GCSE in Year 10, which allows them to complete an extra GCSE in Statistics during Year 11. Mathematics at Key Stage 4 has six attainment targets which relate directly to the sections within the programme of study:Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. Pupils have been using the new GCSE Mathematics Linear Higher Book which contains 33 different chapters which all would have been studied by the end of year 11. Each chapter has a number of units to work through, with full explanations of each topic, numerous worked examples and plenty of exercises. At the end of each chapter there is a Chapter Summary and Review which include many questions written specifically to reflect the new specification as well as more Edexcel past exam question. The department is well resourced with recently published textbooks, mini whiteboards to allow whole class participation and an E-beam interactive smart whiteboard. Also, access to individual pupil laptop is also available.
Extra curricular activities or opportunities for KS5:
To ensure all pupils achieve an excellent Maths GCSE result, the department identifies pupils who require extra support in Year 7 , so they can take part in an after school club, which helps to lay a good mathematical foundation. There are after school tuition for year 11.
Year 7 pupils are encouraged to get involved in the maths lunch time club where they find maths puzzles, games and help with their homework
Best mathematician award awards with presents usually be given to the pupils who got excellent marks in their first, second and third end of term tests.–Every year the Dep participates in the junior and exterminate maths challenges , maths day for the whole school to raise awareness and the importance of maths in day to day life. The department has an impressive record of A* – C grades for the past years and beyond. ; managed to achieve 89% A*- C in 2013 ;(98% in 2012, 100 % in 2011, 96% in 2010, and 92% in 2009 ).