PORTLAND PLACE SCHOOL
Mathematics is not only an intellectual discipline in its own right, but it also has essential applications in science, engineering, telecommunications, information technology, financial trading and multinational business.
The fundamental principles to the aims of the school mathematics course being achieved are to develop, maintain and stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in mathematics. To develop students’ familiarity with appropriate mathematical concepts, principles, methods and vocabulary and develop students’ understanding of mathematics and see how it relates to them outside of the school context.
The contents of this Handbook have been determined in consultation with all current members of the Departmental staff. The contents are subject to regular review and are amended as necessary. Each member of the Department has been provided with a copy.
These aims relate directly to the aims of Portland Place School.
Fundamental to the aims of the school being achieved is a realisation that the learning and development of a student is a partnership between parents, teachers and student.
1. To development, maintain and stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in mathematics.
2. To develop students’ familiarity with appropriate mathematical concepts, principles, methods and vocabulary.
3. To develop students’ understanding of mathematics in its widest context and to see how it relates to themselves outside school.
Kamran Akhtar (Head of Department/Head of Mathematics Faculty)