We believe that mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We aim to provide a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Our curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9
In Year 7, pupils will build upon the mathematical knowledge they bring from primary school. The Maths curriculum spirals upward, revisiting topics before taking understanding to new levels and applying this knowledge to solve ever more difficult problems. Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9, pupils will find that mathematics moves away from an emphasis on numeracy and arithmetic to more abstract concepts such as algebra as well as problem solving in new contexts.
Every year at The Ashcombe, hundreds of pupils take part in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior UKMT Maths Challenges; pupils regularly progress to the harder rounds of this competition.
The Maths department run an enrichment club each week where pupils can explore areas of mathematics beyond the curriculum.