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 

Mrs L Burton - Second In Department

Mr S Rudd - Teacher of Maths / Head of Psychology 

Miss A Mead - Maths Teacher 

Miss J Wherritt - Maths Teacher 

Mrs E Hammond - Maths Teacher

Mrs C Woodcock - Maths Teacher

Mr E Bato - Maths Teacher

Mr R Griffiths - Maths & DT Teacher



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)



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



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 –

AS Level specification –

A Level specification –


Revision –



Cipher Challenge –

Ted talks –