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Mathematics

Ethos of the Department

Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful. The Mathematics Department strongly believes in fostering an ethos and appreciation for a lifelong use of Mathematics as well as meeting the demands of the curriculum.

The Mathematics Department aims to equip all girls with transferable numeracy skills; skills that will be used both within school and beyond. Alongside this we aim to instil in the girls logical abilities and characteristics of a mathematician. Overall our aim is to ensure that all our girls enjoy Mathematics and are enthusiastic about the subject.

Teaching Staff

Mrs S Taylor (Head of Department)
Mr J Cunningham (Key Stage 4 Coordinator)
Mrs C Heathcote (Key Stage 3 Coordinator)
Mrs S Jenkins
Mrs J Lonsdale
Mrs J Rees
Mrs E Shellard

Key Facts

  • All five dedicated teaching rooms have Promethean interactive whiteboards
  • All Mathematics lessons are delivered by subject specialists
  • Yearly programme of events through the Independent State Schools' Partnership
  • Students have the opportunity to take part in national, individual and team competitions
  • The school enters the UK Maths Trust Challenge, suported by two Maths Challenge Clubs
  • At KS4, top set pupils study towards gaining a GCSE in Further Mathematics alongside GCSE Mathematics
  • Maths Clinic operating three lunchtimes a week on a drop-in basis
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