The Moscow department at The Henry Beaufort school strives to equip our students with the technological and mathematical skills that they need to excel in an ever evolving world.
Both Mathematics and IT are subjects that are universally recognised as important in their own right and ones which transcends cultural boundaries.
Mathematics contributes to the curriculum by developing pupils' abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data.
The IT department aims to teach students how to adapt to constant changes in technology and prepare to succeed in an IT literate society. Both subjects help us to understand the mechanics of our world and are essential for many other areas of study, particularly within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
At The Henry Beaufort School, our aims are to:
• Help all students to meet the mathematical demands of life, both now and in the future
• Provide all students with the opportunity to build a sound basis for further mathematical study
• Help all students develop confidence in their own mathematical ability and reach their full potential
• Provide all students with the opportunity to gain enjoyment and satisfaction from the subject in its own right
All students cover the Key Stage 3 curriculum during Years 7 and 8. Students are taught in mixed ability teaching groups for the first few weeks of Year 7. They are then set by ability. Decisions are based upon information from feeder schools, Key Stage 2 data, baseline assessments completed in lessons and our own professional judgements.
All students work on the Key Stage 4 curriculum from Year 9. The curriculum is completed by the end of Year 10, leaving Year 11 for revision and exam technique. All students at The Henry Beaufort School sit their Maths GCSE in Year 11. There are two tiers of entry, Higher tier (A*-C) and Foundation tier (C-G). The GCSE is 100% examination, with no Controlled Assessment element. A group of students, who are expected to gain an A* in their GCSE, also study the Further Maths GCSE course and have the opportunity to take the exam at the end of Year 11.
Support with Maths is offered to all students through our Maths Clinic which runs every Thursday after school.