Maths

The Mathematics Faculty is a creative and successful Faculty within the school which has reached over 70% A*-C grades for the last  6 years and is always 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 we are now running the new A-level curriculum which is over two years and as well as pure Mathematics includes elements of Statistics and Mechanics.  There will be three exams at the end of second year although throughout the two years progress will be monitored in a variety of ways.

We also offer a new maths in context qualification in Year 12/13 which involves the practical use of Mathematics.  Students will look at real life scenarios and how they can apply statistics, probability, linear programming or sequences and growth analysis to those scenarios.

Staff Names Staff  Titles
Mr B Birss Head of Maths
Mr C Vince Second in Maths
Mr D Allum Maths / KS3 Co-ordinator / Numeracy Co-ordinator
Mr N Foster Deputy Headteacher / Maths / Assessment
Ms W Gordon Maths / Director of Learning Y7
Mr C Cummings Maths
Mr J Pagan Maths
Mr J Wootten DT / Maths