At King Richard III College in Mallorca (Majorca) we aim to promote the enjoyment of Mathematics by focusing on engaging learning activities and investigations to achieve the objectives of each syllabus. The Primary and Secondary staff work closely to track the teaching of Maths across the school, particularly when the pupils have taken their Year 6 SAT exams. This enables us to group the students into 2 teaching groups from Yrs 7 – 11 where a common core is taught, thus allowing movement from one group to the other.
Key Stage 3
At King Richard III College, an international school in Mallorca (Majorca),we base our Mathematics teaching on the British National Curriculum. We employ teaching and organisational strategies that keep all students involved and suitably challenged.
At King Richard III College we encourage learning via investigation and practical activities. Since this bi-lingual school is based on the beautiful island of Mallorca (Majorca) whose climate is suitable for outdoor activities, we regularly take the students on field trips in conjunction with the Science, Geography and Business Studies departments, to carry out surveys. This makes the teaching of Statistics exciting, applicable and relevant in the real world.
Key Stage 4
At King Richard III College, during Years 10 and 11, all students follow the Cambridge International GCSE. In Year 10 our more able students can take the Core level IGCSE in Mathematics a year early, enabling them to focus on the Extended level in Year 11.
Key Stage 5
Students studying Mathematics at this level can opt to take the AS level, which accounts for half of a full A level or they can take the full A level course over Years 12 and 13. We follow the Edexcel Modular Mathematics syllabus which enables students to resit modules in June in order to gain the best possible grades.