Maths & Sciences Faculty

Head of Faculty: Mrs M. Allen

The Maths & Sciences Faculty is one of four faculties at MIHS. The subjects of the faculty are Mathematics, and Science. Maths and Science are both core subjects, and vital within life. Mathematics is used every day from just looking at the time, to working out how much change you have left. Science helps students to understand the world around them.

Maths & Sciences Faculty

Mathematics

Head of Department: Miss M Allen
Maths is a dynamic subject which plays an important role in everyday life. Not only is a C in maths necessary for many college applications and career paths, but basic mathematical competency is essential for completing daily tasks. From telling the time to calculating your taxes, from designing the latest technology to running a business, maths is all around us. Here in the maths department at MIHS, we aim to share our passion for mathematics with pupils of all abilities to challenge them and inspire their curiosity. Through their work in maths, not only will students develop their number, algebra, geometry and data handling skills, but they test their ability solve problems, use logic, think critically and analyse information. Lessons in the department are varied with plenty of opportunities to learn through group work, independent investigation, using technology including iPads and games. We aim to provide pupils with many life skills which will support them in the future, whatever path they chose after they leave us.

Science

Head of Department: Mr G Gibson
In Science, students develop understanding of key facts and concepts with up-to-date content on over 20 topics; and carefully designed questions and activities to encourage students to measure their own progress. We test students scientific knowledge at the end of every topic, and we assess their Scientific skills at the end of every half term. The WJEC GCSE Science (Double Award) specification provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, science and to recognise its importance in their own lives and to society.