The Lingfield Mathematics Department is staffed by an enthusiastic and experienced team of eight teachers whose aim is to foster confidence, a sense of achievement and a love of Mathematics. Both the logical and creative aspects of Maths are encouraged and explored whilst the students are helped to develop efficient ways of tackling a variety of problems and communicating their answers.
We stretch all students, regardless of their Mathematical background, by helping them to realise a that it is a subject that can be mastered, manipulated to support future careers and ultimately loved because of its complex beauty.
Our students have a strong track record of success in Mathematics with approximately 75% of Year 11 pupils achieving an A* or A grade in the Edexcel IGCSE (higher) and everybody gaining a C grade or higher.
We begin studying the IGCSE in Year 9, although there is a significant overlap with the Key Stage 3 Year 9 syllabus. We support our less confident students with small sets, offering greater opportunity for teacher input, and a mentoring programme where Year 12 Mathematicians spend time each week mentoring one student.
“Mathematics surrounds us all in an infinite number of ways. It is our vocation as Maths teachers to enhance each student’s awareness of the Mathematical world that they live in and install the confidence to manipulate it successfully for their own means.” Mr Mike Maranzano, Head of Mathematics Department and Year 9 tutor
We stretch our able students across all years with the Mathletes club, extension in class, participation in individual and team Maths Challenges and attending Maths Lectures. Our most able Mathematicians take the Additional Maths Level 3 qualification in Year 11 which affords UCAS points and a head start for A Level Maths and Further Maths.
Approximately half of the Lower Sixth studies Mathematics and it is widely recognised as a valuable qualification which complements a wide range of other subjects. We have had architects, historians and linguists who have studied Maths alongside scientists, medics and pure mathematicians.
At Sixth Form, the most able mathematicians are prepared for the Oxford or Cambridge entrance exams (MAT and STEP respectively) and they may also wish to study for the Advanced Extension Award (AEA).
We aim to ensure that every student achieves their full Mathematical potential.