Mathematics
Head of Faculty: Mrs A Edwards
Faculty Introduction
The Mathematics Faculty comprises a team of specialist teachers and a Professional Assistant. The aims of the faculty are:
 To engender an enthusiasm and a passion for Mathematics in all students and provide them with the expertise to utilise their skills in a range of situations
 To provide a structure for students to develop independence, powers of analysis and logical thinking
 To foster a curiosity about Mathematics and its applications and an ability to make links between different strands
 To allow students the opportunity to learn from mistakes
 To ensure that all students fulfil their mathematical potential in terms of both formal examination results and more informal learning outcomes
At present, all students in Years 7 9 and 11 have three hours of Mathematics each week, students in Year 10 have four hours. Homework is set at least once a week.
Curriculum:
Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.
Year 7
Term  Topic  Remarks 
Autumn 1st half term 

In class topic test and CAT tests 
Autumn 2nd half term 

In class topic test and CAT tests 
Winter 1st half term 

In class topic test and CAT tests 
Winter 2nd half term 

In class topic test and CAT tests 
Summer 1st half term 

In class topic test and CAT tests 
Summer 2nd half term 

In class topic test and end of year exam 
Year 8
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Summer 2nd half term 

Year 9
Term  Topic  Remarks 
Autumn 1st half term 

Argument and proof. Index laws. Surds. Quadratic functions. Simultaneous equations. Lines and circles. Inequalities. Definition and properties of vectors. Components of a vector. Standard units and basic dimensions. Motion in a straight line – definitions and graphs. Equations of motion for constant acceleration. 
Autumn 2nd half term 

Differentiation from first principles. Differentiating polynomials and Leibniz notation. Rates of change. Tangents and normals. Turning points. Integration Area under a curve. 
Winter 1st half term 

Expanding and factorising. The binomial theorem. Algebraic division. Curve sketching. Motion with variable acceleration. Forces. 
Winter 2nd half term 

The laws of logarithms. Probability. Binomial distribution. Dynamics. Motion under gravity. Systems of forces. 
Summer 1st half term 

Exponential functions. Exponential processes. Curve fitting. Sine, cosine and tangent. The sine and cosine rules. Formulating a hypothesis test. The critical region. 
Summer 2nd half term 

Year 10/11
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Year 12
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Year 13
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Extracurricular
Every year our most able mathematicians take part in the Maths Challenge and we often have students who are successful at the challenge being entered for the follow up events.
We offer after school support to Years 79, 4 and 5 in a maths classroom, students can come, get help on a specific topic or help with homework.
Every year a cohort of students from Years 1213 attends the Open University Christmas.