Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.
Mathematics is an essential part of life and here at Reepham High School and College we try our very best to share its importance.
We have a strong team of enthusiastic teachers who try to support students to get their best possible grades.
- Mr Hewson [Head of Department]
- Miss Jolly [Second in Department]
Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8 and 9)
When pupils arrive in Year 7 they are set on entry according to their KS2 result. Setting occurs in all year groups and new students who join us late are tested on arrival.
- There are eight sets in Year 7, allowing for very small bottom sets.
- Pupils have seven, one hour lessons per fortnight.
Key Stage Four (Years 10 and 11)
- There are eight sets in Year 10 and pupils have nine, one hour lessons per fortnight.
- There are eight sets in Year 11 and pupils have seven, one hour lessons per fortnight.
- Pupils follow the AQA course for GCSE mathematics
Accommodation and Resources
The mathematics department is situated upstairs in the school and is made up of 7 rooms. Most of the main school lessons are taught there and students know that this is the place to come for help. A level lessons are taught in the main college building.
- Each room has its own interactive whiteboard (Promethean) and its own computer for teacher use.
- Two of the rooms share the department’s ICT resources of 30 computers. Laptop trolleys can also be booked for use.
- The department is well resourced with sets of Impact books and Mathslinks books for each class in Years 7 – 9. Level Up books have been purchased for lower ability Year 7.
- Years 10 and 11 have Foundation and Higher GCSE books written for the AQA course.
- We subscribe to co.ukand use this to teach and to set homework or classwork tasks. We also use Living Worksheets as well as a number of mathematical puzzles and games software.
Extra-Curricular Activity and Trips
Maths is fun.
We know that, but sometimes it’s not so obvious to the students. We think it is important to enhance pupil’s mathematical experience with extra-curricular activities. Some of our regular activities are listed below.
- We offer a club to help pupil solve problems and puzzles
- We have two maths impact days
- A trip to Norwich Castle for Year 7s
- An Enterprise and Finance Day for Year 8s
- We enter students into the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenges.
- Every year our top Year 9 students visit the Commercial Mortgages and Actuarial Department of Aviva to see maths in the work place.
- The Actuaries then visit the school and run an activity for those students the following morning.