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The mathematics department is well equipped with teaching and learning resources. Lessons take place in well appointed teaching rooms which are bright and welcoming. Teachers have access to computers, laptops, projectors and interactive whiteboards which aid in delivering interesting and engaging lessons.   


All students study a flexible curriculum which is designed around the needs of the students in the class. The ethos of mathematics for those on placements at the school, is to support students by closing the gap in the students' understanding of basic numeracy. Interventions are available for those in need of extra support in specific areas.  


Lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of individual students, and small class sizes help to support students in reaching their full potential.


Some students find the nature of GCSE assessment stressful, or have not quite met the standard required to gain a grade 1 at GCSE . Where it is felt beneficial, students  are able to complete Entry Level Qualifications. These qualifications are nationally recognised certificates which reflect an individuals understanding of mathematics in the real world. Areas of study may include: time, money management and weights and measures amongst others. To gain the qualification, students are required to gain the appropriate number of marks across one, 8 part assessment which can occur at any time during the school year. This allows the flexibility for the exam to be resat if necessary.


In our commitment to supporting students at local schools, we work hard to ensure students are able to sit examinations in line with their home school.  This means that not all students will sit the same exam paper as there are lots of different exam boards.  We work to liaise with each school to offer the best chances of maximum achievement.


If you are a teacher or guardian of a child who attends The Rubicon Centre, and wish to discuss their individual curriculum or assessment or qualifications, please contact Anne Oates ( or Guy Lloyd (