Southgate School

Mathematics and Numeracy

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society, for its use in the workplace and for personal decision making. Maths not only equips us with ways to describe, analyse and influence the world. It can also stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder, when problems are solved for the first time or when we notice hidden connections. Maths is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics.

Students at Southgate are taught to become functional and financially capable using mathematics. They also experience maths as a creative discipline. We want to develop their ability to think logically and creatively. We encourage students to persevere and to become resourceful problem solvers. Maths naturally transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.

The Southgate Maths Department is experienced, committed, confident and proud of its achievements. We aim to promote quality teaching and learning and have high expectations of students. Consequently Southgate produces very good examination results. At Southgate we aim to make Maths enjoyable, exciting and a worthwhile experience for all students. Every course is delivered by well-structured schemes of work which are constantly updated to reflect curriculum changes. The department is extremely well resourced for today’s young learners.

Mr D Lennard - Head of Department