At Exeter Cathedral School, the Mathematics department takes great pride in making Mathematics accessible and enjoyable for all pupils.
We engage in a variety of teaching techniques to inspire and enthuse everyone, including pies on Pi Day, competitions, mathematical games and interactive learning: practical activities are at the heart of learning throughout the School. All lessons are differentiated to allow pupils to work at their own level – there is no one-size-fits-all.
Maths Scholarship Club
For the most able mathematicians, we run the Maths Scholarship Club, where pupils are challenged with higher-order thinking and advanced skills in algebra, preparing them to tackle the most demanding of entrance tests and scholarship examinations.
Maths Club, which runs twice every week, is available for anyone who wants help with what they have been doing in class. This is also the opportunity for pupils to get extra practice with the basics using the award-winning games-based software Sumdog!
Our department is well staffed with specialist teachers for older pupils and excellent resources. Learning is focussed on the Common Entrance syllabus, which goes above and beyond the National Curriculum. Busy Ant Maths in Key Stages 1 & 2 and MyMaths for pupils in Key Stage 2 & 3 provide the core focus for lessons and prep, although you are as likely to find pupils rushing around outside with tape measures and angle estimators as you are to see them sitting writing in a book!