The Discovery Faculty contains two departments: Maths & Science. And there’s a very good reason for that. We can’t make a discovery without experimenting and science and, believe it or not, maths is all about experimenting. At MHCC we challenge your child and their perceptions of Maths and Science – because it’s ok to get things wrong! In fact, we’ll go even further than that to say it’s absolutely imperative that they do get things wrong because it’s from this that the real learning takes place. Indeed many of the greatest inventions and discoveries came as a direct result of things going wrong – a great example is the discovery of Penicillin. So let us help them discover the possibilities…
You might say that Science is the exciting & interesting stuff; experiments and explosions, whilst Maths knowledge provides the number skills needed during their lifetime – budgeting, TV schedules, bills! Without Maths we can’t calculate the cost of a new carpet or work out how much the electricity bill has increased by.
With a solid understanding of these subjects your child will be in demand from future employers in the job market making them the most employable. Young people with Science and Maths skills can make a big contribution to the challenges facing society today. Almost every organisation relies on people with these skills and the pay is commensurate with that so they’ll enjoy reaping the financial rewards too. Many of today’s challenges require Science and technology based solutions from finding new energy solutions to working on a cure for cancer. And from managing the household bills to balancing the books of a multi-national corporation – they’ll need Maths skills to help them achieve it.
The Faculty is led by Mr Ellwood who is also subject lead for Science. He is supported by Mr Lawler – subject lead Maths and a team of highly motivated teaching staff. We believe that all children are entitled to be taught by teachers who are inspirational, knowledgeable and passionate about Maths and Science. Discover how we go that extra mile to encourage, engage and motivate our students to learn and achieve their aspirations.
Mr Ellwood can be contacted by email.