The Mathematics staff at Queen’s College are highly experienced and utilise both traditional and modern approaches in their teaching. Whole class teaching, working of exercises, use of personal whiteboards, question and answer sessions and use of various technologies can all be found within lessons. The department prides itself on meeting the needs of each individual pupil. Walking down the corridor at lunch time, there is always at least one teacher giving extra tuition to a pupil who needs further explanation and we recognise that Maths, although a logical subject, does not come easily to everyone. Extra Maths lessons can also be arranged for those with more specific problems and there is a programme of enrichment for especially gifted pupils.
The Mathematics Department is housed in a group of seven traditional classrooms, equipped with whiteboards and data projectors, and most teachers teach with Tablet PCs.
Pupils at all levels are entered in a variety of Mathematics competitions and have achieved some excellent scores, several qualifying for ‘Olympiad’ competitions. We also take pupils to conferences and lectures when appropriate.