Maths Subject Staff

Mr Willis Director of Maths Faculty
Mrs Joynson Lead Practitioner
Mrs Anderson Assistant Director of Maths
Mr Ayres Maths Key Stage 5 Co-ordinator
Mr Ackers Teacher of Maths
Mrs Faggi Teacher of Maths
Mrs Garrity Teacher of Maths
Mr Hindle Teacher of Maths
Miss Murphy Teacher of Maths
Mrs Patterson Teacher of Maths & House Progress Lead (HPL)


Subject Overview

In Maths, our intent is to develop students’ ability to reason mathematically, to develop an appreciation of the power and relevance of mathematics and to have a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. The curriculum will enable students to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. The curriculum will allow students to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication,  including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. Students who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.

Key Stage 3

Students follow the National Curriculum in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts found in Number, Algebra, Ratio, proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics. Students will be encouraged to develop fluency, reason mathematically and solve problems. 

Key Stage 4 

Students follow the OCR Linear specification for the Foundation Tier pathway and the OCR Linear specification for the Higher Tier pathway. 

Our students continue to build upon their learning from KS3 looking at the core areas of mathematical study delivered by specialist teachers.  Students will take internal assessments throughout year 10 and 11 following each unit of work.  At the end of year 10 students will sit two internal exams (calculator and non-calculator) based on units they have covered.  Attainment in these exams, along with ongoing assessment throughout the academic year will dictate the tier that students will sit. 

Key Stage 5

Students follow the Pearson Edexcel Linear specifications for A level Mathematics.  

Students build upon their learning from KS4, spending 2/3 of their time studying Pure Mathematics, with the remaining time split between Statistics and Mechanics. 

Some students also study A level Further Mathematics.  This option allows students to follow the areas of Mathematics that they are most interested in.