Head of Department: Mrs J Perry
Mr I Brittan
Miss H Coulson
Mr A Fielder
Miss C Ganfield
Mr S Maguire
Mrs R McLennan
Ms T Nel
Mrs L Owens
Mr R Swaine
The Mathematics Department aims to encourage all students to work to the best of their ability, to be confident in their use of mathematics and to enjoy the challenge of problem solving.
We are based in D block where all classrooms are equipped with ceiling mounted Data Projectors and most of the rooms have Interactive whiteboards which enable the use of interactive software. Students have access to a variety of ICT programs including ‘MyMaths’ which is a valuable revision tool.
Students are taught on entry in Year 7 in half years, each containing up to 5 maths sets depending on the size of the year group, this continues throughout their schooling. We follow the Edexcel GCSE scheme with the final exams being sat at the end of Key Stage 4.
Post 16 we offer AQA AS and A2 courses in Maths and Further Maths.
We regularly enter national Mathematics competitions and challenges and we have been very successful over the years.
To learn more about careers relating to this specific subject, please look here- https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-sectors/subjects
In addition to the careers work delivered in class, the school offers a wide range of careers related events and activities throughout the year including-
Themed assemblies including visits from colleges, universities, apprenticeships, employers and previous students to explore career pathways.
Collapsed curriculum days – college and university taster days to help our students plan their studies beyond school.
Collapsed curriculum days – The maths team support students with a day of money management classes and the English team support with CV writing and interview skills.
Mock interviews for years 7, 9 & 10 to build confidence and employability skills.
Guest speakers and tutor time drop-ins to meet employers, education providers, previous students and representatives from other organisations in an informal setting.
Work experience week to help our year 10 students build their confidence, their employability skills and their work awareness.
Job of the week information delivered in tutor time to encourage students to explore different career pathways and the skills and qualifications required.
College, 6th form and university open evenings to help students and their families explore options beyond school.
And plenty more!
The careers office is open Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm for students to visit and talk through their ideas. Specific 121s can be booked with parents too if requested, but students are welcome to drop in any time.
The careers office is based in the centre of school within the Student Reception area. You can contact Mrs Leatherby on 01278 784881 or Email email@example.com