MATHS

The Maths department is fully staffed by a dedicated team who are keen to adapt to a range of teaching approaches from experience and current research.

Department Staff

Mrs D Stewart - Senior Leader of Mathematics

Mr J Beales - Second In Department

Miss L Jordan - Lead Practitioner in Maths

Mrs N Wiseman - Maths Teacher / Head of Year

Mr S Rudd - Teacher of Maths / Head of Psychology

Miss A Mead - Maths Teacher

Miss J Wherritt - Maths Teacher

Miss K Patel - Maths Teacher

Mr M Hart - Maths Teacher

Mr B Matthews - Maths Teacher / Head of Year

Mrs C Woodcock - Maths Teacher

Intent

Mathematics at Thurstable School is for students to see the value, beauty and relationships between the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematics. To understand the key principals of mathematics, think mathematically and become numerate and confident problem solving members of the community. Our curriculum is a spiral curriculum to ensure students meet skills regularly and further challenge students each year.

Edexcel AS-Level (8MA0)

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics (2 Hours)

62.5% of the qualification (100 marks)

Paper 2: Statistics and Mechanics (1 Hour 15 Minutes)

37.5% of the qualification (60 marks)

Edexcel A-Level (9MA0)

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics (2 Hours)

33.33% of the qualification (100 marks)

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics (2 Hours)

33.33% of the qualification (100 marks)

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (2 Hours)

33.33% of the qualification (100 marks)

Facilities

The Mathematics department is made up of 8 spacious, dedicated classrooms each with large whiteboards and projectors.

Enrichment

Our students compete in all 3 UKMT competitions. We also offer opportunities in problem solving in national programs including the cipher challenge.

Useful links

GCSE specification – https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

AS Level specification – https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html#%2Ftab-ASMathematics

A Level specification – https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html#%2Ftab-AlevelMathematics

Revision – https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

Challenges

Cipher Challenge – https://www.cipherchallenge.org/

Ted talks – https://www.ted.com/topics/math