Mathematics

    There are four words that we believe best describe the teaching of Mathematics at Ryde:

    FUN CHALLENGING SUPPORTIVE ASPIRATIONAL

    We like to think we present Maths in an enjoyable and engaging way that makes it fun.  Students should always feel challenged, yet supported, with aspirations to be the best they can be.  We are very enthusiastic about students pursuing Maths (or Maths related courses) beyond school and try to engender their passion for the subject throughout the School.

    In Years 7 and 8, a firm foundation is laid where pupils are encouraged to explore and make mistakes, to question and discuss ideas using the Maths Links texts.  In Year 9 there is more formality in presentation and explanation, but with more opportunity for extension before the IGCSE course starts in earnest in Year 10, supported by the Edexcel IGCSE text book.  Stronger pupils may also be given the opportunity of following OCR's Additional Maths course alongside the IGCSE in order to further extend them beyond the IGCSE syllabus, both of which are examined at the end of Year 11.  In the Sixth Form students can follow a range of Maths options; for those following the IB programme we offer Maths Studies and Maths at Standard or Higher Level.  For those following the A Level programme we offer Maths and Further Maths, whilst STEP and MAT classes are on offer for those aiming to read Maths at university.

    However, this is the business end of Maths, and at Ryde we do so much more!

    We offer clinics every day for pupils of any age and aptitude who are struggling with a topic, run by teachers and in some cases senior students.  We engage in the UKMT Maths Challenges for all levels each year, we train groups for the Team Challenges at all levels, and we host our own House Maths Team Challenge for all years during the Autumn term.  In addition, we issue the "LOVE MATHS" paper on a monthly basis with a new set of rich mathematical tasks offered as part of an ongoing competition.

    The Maths rooms are busy places at Ryde with a hum of industry and hard work.  As a highly qualified Mathematics department, we teach with passion and from the heart, sharing our love of Maths with our pupils.  We invite learners to take challenges and make decisions, we encourage originality and invention.  We put Mathematics where it belongs, at the forefront of our learning!

      We like to think we present Maths in an enjoyable and engaging way that makes it fun. Students should always feel challenged, yet supported, with aspirations to be the best that they can be. We are very enthusiastic about students pursuing Maths (or Maths related courses) beyond school and try to engender their passion for the subject throughout the Sch

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