Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department comprises of nine staff members. The department is headed by Mrs Elsy Njagi. The Mathematics department senior head is a dedicated maths teacher, who possesses a wealth of experience in her specialization. She has taught in various schools in Kenya. She has a good record of performance in her teaching career. She has held this position since 2014 to date. Through her leadership, the department has grown from strength to strength over the years. The success of the department is attributed to the strong team work and commitment amongst the members. The members play crucial role in curriculum delivery and implementation.

Members of the Department
Name Subject(s)
1. Mrs. Elsy Njagi Maths / Chemistry-Senior Head of Dept.
2. Mr. Gabriel Gitonga Maths
3. Mr. Martin Ng’aru Maths/ Physics
4. Mr. John Mwangi Maths / Physics
5. Ms. Mercy Waweru Maths/ Physics
6. Mrs. Rosemary Kuru Maths/ Chemistry
7. Mr. Stanely Ndegwa Maths / Computer
8. Ms. Nancy Karinga Maths / Business studies
9. Mr. Ronald Tinega Maths/ Business studies.


Curriculum Delivery Policy

Our school follows the KNEC (Kenya National Examination Council) and KICD (Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development) approved syllabus under the 8.4.4 system of education. The teachers are key players in facilitating the learning of mathematics. We recognize that mathematics opens career paths and development, since it is a key subject to most careers. We prepare students to be effective in calculation skills, so as to fit in the larger world, which is now a global village.

We focus on being role models to our students and supporting them to ensure that we produce great results every year. Our students participate in various mathematics competitions, like maths contests organised by different schools, Kenya maths Olympiad organised by Nairobi University. This is in recognition that various students learn in different ways, thus we expose them to various learning activities like, drawing graphs daily, construction skills, calculation skills, use of the mathematics tables. Students have group discussions, have a note book where they write down all formulas learnt.

Lesson Distribution
  • The lessons are distributed among all the members, whereby forms 1 and 2 have 6 lessons per week.
  • Forms 3 and 4 have 7 lessons per week.
  • Each lesson is forty minutes long.
Schemes of Work
  • Schemes of work are an important tool in the teaching/learning process.
  • Mathematics teachers prepare the schemes of work at the beginning of each year.
  • Schemes of work are prepared in compliance with the syllabus.
  • Each teacher is given copies of the scheme that guide them in their lesson preparation and teaching.
Syllabus Coverage

The department makes sure that there is timely coverage of the syllabus within the stipulated timelines. This helps to make sure that all that the learners are supposed to be taught is covered. After syllabus coverage, teachers embark on revision.

Lesson Plan
  • The department acknowledges that a lesson plan is a key guide for running a particular lesson, and it includes the goal, how and whether the goal was achieved.
  • The department has a policy that each lesson should be taught with the guidance of a lesson plan, for effective delivery
Testing Policy
  • A test or an examination is an assessment intended to measure a learner’s knowledge, skills and aptitudes.
  • The Mathematics department recognizes that assignments and exercises are very essential in the learning of mathematics. As such, an assignment is given at the end of every lesson.
  • The department usually offers Random Assessment Test (RATs) to evaluate how much the learners have learnt.
  • The department identifies and supports gifted and talented learners, as well as those who fail to meet their targets.
  • The department keeps systematic records of each learner’s development and achievement, to provide evidence of progress over time.
  • There are two Continuous Assessment Tests in a term, and one main termly exam, which further give feedback on the learner’s academic progress.
Internal Exam Analysis
  • The department does a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and targets) analysis after every test. This allows the departmental members to know whether the set targets were met or not.
  • If the targets were not satisfactorily met, the individual subject teacher is required to come up with a makeup test that majorly evaluates on the areas that are challenging to the learners.
  • There is a programme that is put in place giving extra contact hours to the weak students with an aim of solving the challenges that they may have.
KCSE Analysis

Upon the release of the K.C.S.E results, the departmental members meet and do an analysis of the students’ performance. A comparison is made regarding the general performance nationally. This gives direction on whether the set targets were achieved and gives the direction on the setting of the following year’s targets. The K.C.S.E results also give a feedback on what areas need to be improved on as well as the working techniques that can be put in place to achieve the set goals.

Highlights

The department has produced the highest number of straight grade As in the K.C.S.E for the last 3 years.