A Bit About Us
The Maths Department at Impington Village College is successful and ambitious. It is staffed by dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic mathematicians. We aim to deliver a relevant curriculum that encompasses all aspects of everyday life and also to support fully, those wishing to develop their skills at higher level.
Our commitment is to excellent teaching and learning, to ensure that mathematics is enjoyable, interesting and accessible for all pupils, regardless of ability.
Where We Teach
The faculty is housed in a recently built block shared with the English department. There are a total of nine maths classrooms, each of which has a PC and a data projector, as well as a roller whiteboard. All classrooms now have SMART boards and it is the intention to furnish all classes with interactive boards. There is also a cafe-style canteen in the block where students and staff can purchase sandwiches and cakes.
Years 7 to 9 ICE Programme
At Key Stage 3 students follow an innovative Mathematics Curriculum which takes inspiration from the very successful mathematics teaching in Shanghai. Students make frequent use of concrete manipulatives to develop a solid mathematical understanding. All lessons involve collaborative work and problem solving where everyone is encouraged to describe, explain and justify the mathematics that they discover and use. Students are given the opportunity to explore and master topics at a deep level before they move on.
Years 10 and 11
As students approach their final GCSE exam they continue to learn through problem solving and investigation, whilst applying their knowledge to the specific requirements of the GCSE exam specification. Students who excel in year 10 are given the opportunity to study towards the OCR Additional Mathematics Free Standing Maths Qualification in year 11. This is a Level 3 course which will give both UCAS points and a solid basis for further study of mathematics in Sixth Form.
Home Learning Pledges
ICE (Year 7 & 8) - 1 Task per week, maximum of 1 Hour
Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11) - 1 task per week maximum 90 minutes
Head of KS5
The department is supported by two student leaders from Year 11, who can often be found supporting enrichment activities, trips and investigations.