Ms F Bridger (Subject Leader)
Ms A Griggs
Mrs A Hatfield
Mrs C Askham
Miss C Wootton
Mrs A Simpson
Mrs E Procter
Mr M Thompson
Mathematics is taught across the Key Stages. In Year 7, mathematics is taught in mixed ability groups and from Year 8 until Year 11, girls are put into sets.
At Key Stage 3 students study the National Curriculum: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measures Statistics and Using and Applying. In Year 8 and Year 9 students who display exceptional potential in Mathematics can take part in the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. Students are also entered for the Junior, Intermediate and Senior written Maths Challenges.
At GCSE, the Edexcel Mathematics syllabus develops and extends the work covered at KS3. There are three final examination papers, two of which are calculator papers and one is a non-calculator paper. There is currently the opportunity for Year 11 students displaying exceptional potential to study the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics.
At A Level students also follow the Edexcel course. Currently at AS Level there are two Pure units and one Statistics unit. At A2 Level, students take two further Pure units and one Mechanics unit. From September 2017, all of our A Level mathematicians will study the 2 year A Level, which covers Pure, Statistics and Mechanics work. The majority of the lesson time is spent working together and developing new topics and methods. Students participate in discussion and develop their ability to think independently and solve a wide variety of problems. Mathematics becomes more challenging and interesting at A Level. There is a great deal of algebra and calculus, which require confidence in algebraic manipulation and a high level of determination.