Some say that Maths is like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it! We understand that and appreciate that whilst some children have a natural understanding of the subject, others find it more difficult. All maths teachers at Northbourne Park differentiate during their lessons to ensure that children are working at a challenging yet attainable level. Our aim is to provide lessons, preps and assessments that will make Mathematics accessible to every child at Northbourne Park and to enable them to progress fast.

We teach from a combination of Maths schemes to ensure the children learn in depth, following a mastery approach. This combines a focus on the Mathematical building blocks whilst using investigation and interaction to cement learning.

We have also introduced a curriculum into Years 7 and 8 specifically designed to prepare students for Common Entrance and Scholarship. It has been written by the maths specialist Serena Alexander and is published by Galore Park, the publishers of all Common Entrance exams. This curriculum is more challenging than previous ones but allows children to work at a level where they are comfortable. Our scholarship students are prepared for their exams with past exam papers specific to the school they are applying to and are encouraged to undertake their own research

Maths Club

The Northbourne Park Maths Club is open to all children, whatever their ability, and is used by pupils who need a little more help with their maths. Those taking the Kent Test in September attend Maths Club regularly during the Easter term as well as those taking Common Entrance in June.