Welcome to the mathematics department at Ysgol Aberconwy.
In the Mathematics each student is considered as an individual in his/her own right.  Each student will be monitored individually to ensure maximum progress and we have the added support of a team of staff who work with groups or individuals in the classroom.

The main aim of the Mathematics department is for all students to progress through an understanding and enjoyment of Mathematics. To support this there are a number of extra-curricular challenges available throughout the whole age range to supplement the learning that occurs in lessons.

We explain mathematics through practical work and situations that the students will understand. The use of attractive, well-illustrated materials, together with ICT based activities, allow the students to enter imaginatively into situations which embody mathematical ideas. The mathematics is related to the students’ experience and we encourage all students to use and apply their mathematical ability.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students follow the Welsh national curriculum and are taught in ability sets and will be closely monitored and assessed on a regular basis, the results of which may mean a change to the ability sets. In the Autumn and Summer term students will complete the National Numeracy procedural and reasoning on-line tests. These assess how students apply calculation skills to everyday problems, and will help measure the progress each learner has made. 

Mathematics is compulsory at key stage 4.

All students will take Mathematics-Numeracy GCSE. Most students will also take Mathematics GCSE gaining 2 GCSE qualifications.

During this course students learn the following disciplines: Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measure and Probability and Statistics.

During the course students will be given opportunities to:

  • Develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.
  • Acquire and use problem-solving strategies.
  • Select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, every day and real-world situations.
  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions.
  • Interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

By the end of the course students will have developed skills in:

  • Numeracy
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Planning and organisation