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Maths at Tiffn is designed for able students with the overall aim of fostering enjoyment and success in Mathematics. We are ambitious, studying topics in depth, so that there is less need to revisit them. Problem solving is at the heart of our curriculum, aiming to engender determination and resilience in the students.
Students follow an accelerated curriculum aimed at laying the foundations for GCSE and beyond. In Year 7, the aim is to bring all students up to a high level of understanding across the subject, including an introduction to algebraic structure, basic number theory. In Year 8, the focus shifts to in-depth study of algebraic techniques and graphs, as well as extended data handling projects. In Year 9, the overarching theme of proportion runs through the year in addition to a substantial study of quadratics.
Most students follow an accelerated curriculum in Year 10 covering the majority of the remainder of the GCSE course and aspects of the Level 2 Further Maths curriculum where it overlaps. In Year 11, students complete the GCSE course in the first term and then study the aspects of Further Maths beyond GCSE such as Matrices and Differentiation which deepens their understanding of maths and provides an introduction to more abstract concepts. Some students follow a GCSE-only course, working at a slower pace throughout Years 10 and 11 to ensure that they reach the same high standard.
A reminder that the deadline to apply for a place at Tiffin’s Sixth Form for September 2024 entry is Friday 15th December at 1700.Apply Here