The Key Stage 4 Maths team comprises six teachers and a dedicated teaching assistant:
Mr Paul Evans (Head of Department)
Mrs Linda Masters (Numeracy Co-ordinator)
Mrs Michelle Pollington
Mrs Claire Foster
Mr Andrew Parnell
There is always an opportunity for students to get help with their Maths studies from any of the teachers in the department and we run regular lunchtime and after-school sessions to help.
What do students study?
In lessons, students will study a range of topics developing their skills in Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, and Data Handling.
We currently follow the EdExcel Linear GCSE course. Maths is a tiered subject, meaning Foundation tier students will study topics from GCSE grade G up to grade C and Higher tier students will study topics from GCSE grade D up to grade A*.
How are students assessed?
Students will sit two exam papers at the end of Year 11 which will determine their grade. The papers are both equally weighted with one being non-calculator and one calculator. Students should have their own scientific calculator and it is preferable to buy one the College recommends.
In addition to the Mathematics GCSE that all students sit, we also offer Year 10 students the opportunity to sit for an additional GCSE in Statistics.
Contact Head of Department, Kris Statham for further information: