Our Ethos

At Ysgol Rhosnesni High School we are proud of the achievements of our students in a wide range of fields both academic and enrichment, and we believe in high standards and expectations. We believe that we can make a positive difference to the future life-chances of each and every young person.

We believe in working together with our students to develop their future roles as ambassadors of learning, citizens and workers and aim to equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding they will need for future adult life.


KS3 Mathematics

Learning Manager Mrs E Topliss.
Assistant Learning Manager Mrs A Ashley
Numeracy Coordinator Miss G Wood
Teacher of Mathematics Mrs C Rowlands
Teacher of Mathematics Mr C Eagle
Teacher of Mathematics Mr T Clarke
Teaching Assistant Mrs T Jenkins

Why is Mathematics Important?
Mathematical literacy is an individual’s capacity to identify and understand the role
that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgements and to use and
engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual’s life as a
constructive, concerned and reflective citizen. A numerate person is someone who can
calculate accurately and effectively in a variety of contexts. A numerate person can
also solve problems using logic.

This definition allows us to focus on improving numeracy skills and life outcomes for
many people. It implies the essential skills needed for solving problems, processing
information, making decisions and interpreting data. Being numerate is about
appreciating number relationships and interpreting answers, and not just about doing

Mathematics at Key Stage 3
At KS3, students study a wide range of topics which begin to prepare them for their
GCSE journey. They are grouped according to ability from the beginning of Year 7 and
are assessed half termly with repair time being given to fill the gaps in their
We have 6 purpose built classrooms and an intervention room with a range of
technologies including interactive whiteboards, kinaesthetic resources and practical
Our more able pupils are stretched by participating in the UK Maths Challenge with the
opportunity to enter competitions promoting problem solving and team work and other
mathematical enrichment activities.
All lessons are centred around the four main strands of number, algebra, shape and
space and data handling with topics being tailored to each pupils’ ability as appropriate.

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