The Maths Department currently consists of seven maths specialists and has its own suite of five classrooms, two of which are well equipped with computers. Education through stimulation is seen by the teachers at Trinity as the most effective form of learning and we strive to make maths enjoyable and informative. Many students consistently achieve at a high level across all Key Stages.

As a Technology College, we place particular emphasis on maths and the work is both challenging and rewarding. Textbooks, as well as a variety of other resources including computers, are used effectively in all lessons.

We encourage pupils to use ICT to support their studies and offer various software packages including SuccessMaker Enterprise and MyMaths. All pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 have an opportunity to use ICT to support and extend their learning. Higher up the school, the use of interactive whiteboards and graphical calculators further enhance students’ understanding. The department annually enters pupils for the UK Maths Challenge (Junior, Intermediate & Senior sections).

In addition to standard school equipment all students need

  • Protractor
  • Pair of compasses
  • Calculator

Although any scientific calculator will be suitable for the Higher Tier GCSE, we recommend the Casio FX85 range. The maths department runs a ‘not-for-profit’ shop selling maths equipment.

Mathematics has a beauty and elegance of its own. Trinity doesn’t just teach the students to add, multiply and pass exams. Our teachers develop our problem solving minds. Students are shown how to think logically about problems and understand them within the context of maths as a whole. I find this elegant, disciplined way of thinking helps in other subjects too. The teachers at Trinity are always keen for us to expand our minds and because mathematics is a big department, they can cater for the needs of every one of us.

Toby – Y13