The intent of our Mathematics curriculum is to enable all of our students to experience a full, broad and ambitious set of learning opportunities linked to the whole school CHRIST values, the national curriculum and the needs of employers. Our curriculum is intended to build a sound skill base, a good understanding of Mathematical concepts and enable the learners to apply their skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts such as problem solving. Our subject allows all students to develop socially through collaborative tasks, yet also develop the confidence to work individually and solve problems. Our intention is that all learners, whatever their prior attainment will experience a challenging curriculum that builds them in scaffolded stages towards becoming confident, competent Mathematicians. Excellence in Mathematics would mean that each student leaves Blue Coat with a sound grasp of the mathematical skills required to enable them to use Mathematics in the real world and to use the skills that they have developed to solve problems in the real world.