Mr D Walker – Head of Department

Mr G L Daly – Second in Department
Mrs R Barclay – Responsibility for KS3 Mathematics
Mr J Burley
Mr A Christy – Senior Tutor Sixth Form
Miss J Cliff
Mrs C Foster
Mr B Hardy
Miss S Hendrick
Mrs C Hunter
Mrs J Knight
Mr P Lamb
Mrs A Payling


The Mathematics Team are committed and energetic. They provide the children with chances to join the Mathematics Club, enter national and regional competitions and achieve success on many fronts.

The Mathematics Department has three main roles:

  • to help pupils achieve the very best mathematical qualifications of which they are capable
  • to provide the mathematical skills which are needed by pupils when working on other subjects
  • to stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for mathematics in its own right

Some GCSE Maths revision advice for parents and students.

The Importance of Times Tables

For a BBC link concerning changed calculation methods in schools click here.


Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 are being prepared for the new AQA GCSE

Periodically the Maths Department will place orders for revision guides for our KS4 classes. If you wish to purchase them at another time of year links to the revision guides and workbooks can be found below:

Revision Guides

Exam Practice Workbooks


A Level

Students follow the OCR Specification.

AS Mathematics modules studied in Year 12: Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1

AS Further Mathematics modules studied in Year 12: Further Pure 1, Decision 1 and Mechanics 1

A2 Mathematics modules studied in Year 13: Core 3, Core 4 and Mechanics 1

Typical A2 Further Mathematics modules studied in Year 13: Further Pure 2, Mechanics 2, Statistics 2 and either Mechanics 3 or Statistics 3.


Recent destinations for students of A Level Maths have included:

Aberdeen – Geology; Birmingham – Chemistry; Bristol – Engineering; Cambridge – Natural Sciences; Cardiff – Medicine; City of London University – Aeronautical Engineering; Coventry – Mechanical Engineering; De Montford – Biomedical Science; Dundee – Medicine; Durham – Law; Keele – Chemistry with Music; Kings College – Physics & Philosophy; Leeds – Chemistry; Liverpool Physics with Nuclear Science; Manchester – Computer Science; Manchester Met – Criminology; Newcastle – Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronics; Northumbria – Maths, Business with Economics, Biomedical Science; Nottingham – Physics with Theoretical Astrophysics; Plymouth – Marine Technology; Reading – Meterology, Economics; Salford – Business with Economics; Sheffield – Architecture, Dentistry, Economics; Sheffield – International Finance & Investment; Teeside – Chemical Engineering; UCL – French & Russian; Warwick – International Management; York – Maths, Electronics with Computer Engineering, Economics

Recent destinations for students of A Level Further Maths have included:

Bath – Natural Sciences, Automotive Engineering, Physics; Brunel – Financial Mathematics; Cambridge – History, Engineering; Durham – Maths, Natural Sciences, Physics; Manchester – Masters in Maths; Newcastle – Maths, Business Accounting & Finance; Nottingham – Masters in Maths, Engineering; Oxford – Maths & Computer Science; Reading – Masters in Meterology; Warwick – Data Science, Maths