The Mathematics Faculty is a creative and successful Faculty within the school which has reached over 70% A*-C grades for the last five years and is always well above the national average for a core subject.
In the Mathematics Faculty we set our students early in Year 7 so that we can provide stimulation and support for students of all abilities. This allows for extension for the able and support for our smaller nurture groups at Key Stage 3.
Students follow the New 9-1 GCSE Maths curriculum which includes, Number – Algebra – Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change – Geometry and Measures – Probability and Statistics. Students are assessed termly to ensure that they are progressing at an expected rate. We monitor student progress and provide intervention to provide support where necessary.
At GCSE, the Mathematics Faculty prepares students to sit the EDEXCEL exam which involves one non-calculator and two calculator papers (worth 80 marks each). Students either follow the Higher or Foundation Syllabus depending on their target grades, in an attempt to achieve or exceed their target levels. Students start their GCSE studies in Year 9 with a view to sit their Exam at the end of Year 11 when KS4 completes. In Year 11, students focus on exam skills with frequent feedback and analysis.
At A-level, all students complete the Core modules which follow on from the GCSE course but can choose whether to do either Mechanics or Statistics modules to complete their A-level.
|Staff Names||Staff Titles|
|Mr B Birss||Head of Maths – KS4 (Year 11)|
|Mr C Vince||Second in Faculty – KS4 (Year 9 & 10)|
|Mr D Allum||Maths / KS3 Co-ordinator / Numeracy Co-ordinator|
|Mr B Amos||Maths/KS4 Intervention Coordinator|
|Mrs A Foley||Maths|
|Mr N Foster||Deputy Headteacher / Maths / Assessment|
|Mr D Grieve||Maths|
|Ms W Gordon||Maths – KS3 Intervention Coordinator|
|Mr C Cummings||Maths|
|Mr J Pagan||Maths|
|Ms H Hiscox||Maths|
|Mr T James||Maths / Director of Learning Year 9|
|Mr T Sheldrick||Maths|
|Mr E Pevere||Maths|