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Mathematics

Mathematics is an important subject as most courses beyond Year 11 require candidates to have achieved at least a grade C for their GCSE Mathematics qualification. Our mission is to provide students with high quality teaching and thorough individual support to allow each student to maximise their potential. For students who find mathematics difficult it is our aim to support them to achieve a grade C for GCSE Mathematics and our most able students can expect us to academically challenge them and prepare them well for courses at top universities around the world.

‘Mathematics has beauty and romance. It's not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It's an extraordinary place; it's worth spending time there,’ Marcus du Sautoy .

Our Mathematics Teachers

Hans Kolster

Omar Al Farooq

Rhbeen Ahmad

Ali Chishti

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Eric Block

 Anwyn Baldwin

   
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How is mathematics taught at BSM?

Mathematics is taught in ability sets as we believe that this will give our students better opportunities to perform to the best of their ability. The teaching and learning in each of the ability sets is appropriately challenging and this will assure that all of our students can make the fastest possible progress.

Students in our lower ability sets are taught in smaller classes and are often supported by one of our colleagues from the Special Educational Needs Department. In these sets, mathematics is taught at a slower pace to allow students to gain a better understanding of mathematics and with that to give them a sense of success. Even though our weaker students cover less of the work, their mathematical knowledge of what they have learnt is sound and consequently they generally are very successful when sitting their GCSE Mathematics examination at the end of Year 11.

For our most able students there is the Accelerated Mathematics Stream, which stretches from Year 9 to Year 13. Students in this stream achieve their GCSE Mathematics qualification by the end of Year 10 and study the OCR Free Standing Mathematics Qualification Additional Mathematics in Year 11. Students in the Accelerated Mathematics Stream will complete the A-level Mathematics course at a higher pace allowing them to achieve an A-level qualification in Further Mathematics as well.

What will students learn?

At the British School Muscat we follow the English National Curriculum in Key Stage 3, we teach the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics course in Key Stage 4 and we offer A-level Mathematics in Sixth Form. Our students in the Accelerated Mathematics Stream have the opportunity to study an additional two courses: FSMQ Additional Mathematics and A-level Further Mathematics.

The content of the courses in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is structured around five key areas of mathematics: number, algebra, shape and space, measures and using and applying. In Sixth Form students study both pure mathematics and applied mathematics as part of A-level Mathematics and A-level Further Mathematics.

‘Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word,
but every possible word, must conform,’ Bertrand Russell

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