GCSE Maths Visit to Jackfield Tile Museum

Ten of our Maths students recently went on a trip to Jackfield Tile Museum.

Jackfield was once at the very heart of British tile production and their work can be seen in Tube Stations, Churches and more.

The trip was organised for Maths GCSE students with a view to providing Maths Revision in a ‘hands on’ and creative environment and an experience of seeing the tile museum and the heritage of Ironbridge.

In the morning the students experienced a tile workshop designed to encourage creative thinking. The group worked with their choice of glaze to recreate well-known ceramic designs and to create their own.

Later in the day the students took part in a Maths Revision trail through the museum which had been developed by Sixth Form staff and the team at Jackfield. Each room had questions to address from GCSE topics, ranging from two way tables, gradients, tessellation to circles and problem solving exam style questions.

The students embraced this visit with enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity, undertaking maths revision with creativity and energy. They impressed Jackfield staff and will build on this experience as they prepare for their coming exams.