Head of Department: Miss L Munro

Teaching staff 2016:

Ms G Capewell
Ms R Coyle
Ms N Crosbie
Mr B Garnett
Miss R Hargreaves
Ms K Marshall
Miss E Pope (Head of Year 8)
Mrs K Thomas (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs D Haldane (Leadership Lead for Development of Teaching for Maths)

Mathematics is one of the core subjects within the National Curriculum. It is recognised as one of the subjects that students need to have a very good understanding of from a very early age. For students to progress into Higher Education, they need to possess at least a C grade at GCSE in Mathematics, so clearly it has great importance as a subject.

The department offers opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of Mathematics through, for example, the opportunity to attend master classes at Liverpool Hope University, as well as residential weekends for GCSE revision and experience of University Life at Easter courses, to support A Level. Members of the department often offer sessions at weekends to help in preparation for exams.

The department has access to a set of iPads just for students, who can avail themselves with software which covers all aspects of the National Numeracy Strategy and the GCSE syllabus being followed. There is an interactive smart television in each of the teaching rooms, together with associated hardware, as well as a diverse range of practical equipment.

m1In Key Stage 3, students follow the national curriculum with units in Algebra, Number, Geometry and Measures and Handling Data. [See the curriculum link for further details.]



m2In Key Stage 4, (from 2010) students are following the Edexcel Linear GCSE course; which is a two-year GCSE course with a final exam in the summer of Year 11.



m3In Key Stage 5, students follow the Edexcel AS and A2 course. For AS, the students undertake three modules, Core 1, Core 2 and Decision 1. In A2 they take an additional three modules in Core 3, Core 4 and Statistics 1.
The opportunity to undertake Further Mathematics also exists.