Mathematics

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Director of Mathematics

Tom Edwards


Teachers

Simon Blackman
(KS3 Maths Progress & Achievement Leader)

Agnieszka Pytlewska
Beatriz Schavier
David Rahman
Liam Oliver
Robert Pepper
Sue Southward

 

Intervention Tutor
Anna Gornik-Biagej

 

Maths TA
Liz Brown

‘Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty.’
- Bertrand Russell


‘The highest form of pure thought is in Mathematics.’
- Plato
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What can Maths do for me?

GCSE mathematics covers a lot of basic skills that you will need to use in a variety of ways all through your life and because of this it is a compulsory subject for all students in years 10 and 11.

You will use a lot of what you learn in GCSE mathematics in the other GCSEs that you study, for example in science you may be asked to use formulae and solve equations, in geography you will need to read charts and diagrams and use statistics and in D&T you will need to use measures and make scale drawings.

Most college and Post 16 courses require GCSE mathematics as an entry requirement, as do many jobs and careers.

Employers rate maths skills very highly: there is always a demand for employees who can think logically and process information accurately.

Maths is everywhere

You may not need to use algebra when you go shopping, for example, but the architects who designed the shop did, and so did the builders who built it, and so did the engineers who designed the machines which made the goods you buy!

What could I do next?

GCSE mathematics is an important foundation for many of the courses you may take in employment or further education, and a requirement for many university courses. If you get a good grade at GCSE you may even decide to take Mathematics A level.

Almost all jobs and careers require you to have mathematics GCSE, but the following careers are some that would enable you to make a lot of use of your mathematics:

  • Economics
  • Medicine
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • teaching
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Computing
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Science

 

 

Key Stage 3

Students will have 200 minutes of Maths a week.

Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE Mathematics

Key Stage 5

Edexcel A level Mathematics