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Mathematics

Mr Brian Wardman

Head of Department - Mathematics

Tel: 01642310561 EXT: 1029

Email: bwardman@nunthorpe.co.uk

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance, and for personal decision-making.

Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. Mathematics equips students with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world.

Mathematics Department

Miss Sarah Bond

Mathematics Teacher
sbond@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mr Damian Brown

Assistant Head of Department – Mathematics
dbrown@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mr Colin Gent

Mathematics Teacher
cgent@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Ms Vicki Green

Mathematics Teacher
vgreen@nunthorpe.co.uk
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Ms Susan Hardy

Mathematics Teacher
shardy@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mrs Sue Harris

Mathematics Teacher
sharris@nunthorpe.co.uk
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Mr Hashim Mahmood

Mathematics Teacher
hmahmood@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mr Andrew Robinson

Mathematics Teacher
arobinson@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mr Peter Robinson

Mathematics Teacher
probinson@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mrs Helen Toner

Assistant Head of Department – Mathematics
htoner@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mrs Michelle Currie

Mathematics Teacher (part-time)
mcurrie@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Mr Jack Oliver

Mathematics Teacher
joliver@nunthorpe.co.uk
01642310561 EXT: 1027

Year 7

Year 7 sets the foundations for GCSEs and ultimately A-Levels. We offer lessons which are accessible to all students in the class and create opportunities in every lesson for students to push beyond their target grades. We encourage a ‘can do’ attitude and prepare solid foundations to aid rapid progress with an awareness of how skills transfer to other subjects and the real-world. There are lots of opportunities to benefit from extra support when required.

Key stage 4 (Year 8 – 10)

Key stage 4 is a vital time for students and it is more important than ever that students achieve the required grades.

All students from year 8 study GCSE Mathematics either at Higher or Foundation Level, according to their level of ability. The GCSE course is designed to develop an understanding of key mathematical concepts including number and algebra, geometry and measures and statistics and probability. The GCSE specification requires students to have a good understanding of problem solving skills and broader mathematical understanding. Our focus therefore is to enable students to deduce appropriate methods to solve problems in real-life contexts and to decide for themselves how to tackle a question and to choose the maths they will use.

Key stage 4 (Year 11)

At the end of year 10 all students sat a maths mock GCSE. The results from this assessment have been analysed and each teacher of a year 11 class has created their own bespoke Scheme of Work for the next several weeks. After the October half-term every year 11 student will sit a further mock to check progress with the results again been used to guide the learning until a third and final mock in March.

All parents of year 11 students will receive a copy of the Scheme of Work for their child’s class as and when they are created.

Our aim is to ensure that all students become successful mathematicians, achieving to the highest standard. We also aim to develop students’ interest and engagement in a subject which should always be exciting, invigorating and highly rewarding.

If you would like any further guidance please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or Mr Brian Wardman (bwardman@nunthorpe.co.uk) directly.

Key stage 5

Mathematics is, inherently, a sequential subject; at KS5 there is a progression of material through all levels at which the subject is studied. Key stage 5 therefore builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established in GCSE Mathematics. Progression in the subject will extend in a natural way beyond AS and A level, into Further Mathematics or interrelated courses in higher education.

AS and A level mathematics will encourage students to develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general; along with taking increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

Mathematics AS & A2 level

Maths classes within KS5 are generally less than fifteen students. Students who opt to study Mathematics at KS5 study three modules per year – detailed below. Students who also opt to study Further Mathematics study a further three modules per year – also detailed below. Any student considering a maths heavy degree (physics, chemistry, engineering, etc) should consider studying Further Mathematics as even to AS level a student’s mathematical knowledge will be greatly increased.

Each unit carries equal weighting towards the final examination.

KS5 Further Mathematics Units

Each unit carries equal weighting towards the final examination.

Mr Brian Wardman

Head of Department - Mathematics

Tel: 01642310561 EXT: 1029

Email: bwardman@nunthorpe.co.uk

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