Mathematics

Departmental Staff
Curriculum Leader Mrs M Ballantyne  
Asst Curriculum Leader Dr B Brown
Mrs J Elkins
 
Subject Teachers

Mr A Bedell
Miss T La
Mr C Sloggett
Mrs K Weston

Mrs S Reeves
Mr B Phillips
Miss M Hamilton

Higher Level Teaching Asst Mrs J Young  
SLT Line Manager Mr B Phillips  

Mathematics – Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students have eight lessons each fortnight and are taught in sets based on the ability of the student. In year 7 the year group is split in half with one higher set, two middle sets and one lower set per half. In year 8 students are taught in more refined sets and in year 9 they taught in five sets and the most able students are put into accelerated classes which study higher level resources including the GCSE.

The main programmes of work in each year of Key Stage 3 are summarised below in schemes of work:

Download Schemes of Work – Year 7

Download Schemes of Work – Year 8

Download Schemes of Work – Year 9

Additional resources can also be found at the following links:

Mathematics Key Stage 4

Course Outline
GCSE Mathematics is a core subject and is studied by all students. Our students benefit from an expert team of maths teachers, including a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and a dedicated Teaching Assistant.

Topics are taught using a range of appropriate and stimulating resources. Targeted funding has allowed us to include an extra set in each half of the year group, thus reducing class sizes in years 9, 10 and 11. Students are taught in five ability sets and our regular assessments allow us to track their progress and change their set where appropriate.

An additional qualification (AQA Further Mathematics FSMQ level 2) is offered as an extra-curricular option to the most able students in year 11.

Please refer to the ‘Key Stage 4 Courses Booklet‘ for further details.

Mathematics Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of Mathematics, Further Mathematics at both AS and A2 levels. We also offer Use of Mathematics, which is a one-year AS course.
Please refer to the ‘Sixth Form Prospectus‘ for further details.