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Mathematics Department

Our highly passionate team of teachers put our students learning at the centre of everything we do. We aim to create a highly effective learning environment where students want to be the best they can be in every lesson and understand:

  1. Where they are now
  2. What they need to do and how they are going to improve
  3. How to develop their confidence and motivation.

For detailed information on specifications refer to the Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5 prospectus.

Mathematics is a core subject and strong competence in this subject is not only an essential part of our everyday lives, it is also expected from most employers and pathways into further education. Success at GCSE Mathematics can allow students to study many other subjects such as Economics, Geography and the Sciences at A level and beyond.

The Mathematics Department gives students the opportunity to study A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Maths is a facilitating subject, which means it is more frequently required for entrance to University degrees and, as such, leaves students with a wide array of options when leaving post 18 studies. The study of Mathematics develops a range of logic, problem solving and thinking skills that are transferable to many different subjects and contexts. If you would like to study Mathematics at degree level it is recommended that you also complete a Further Maths A Level.

Mathematics Intent

We aim to create, in all our lessons, an environment that is entirely conducive to learning, through use of consistent, embedded routines and up-to-date, research-informed methods such as retrieval practice, interleaving and direct instruction. Our initial focus is to provide all our students with a firm foundation of mathematical skills and knowledge, upon which we then strive to build confident and capable mathematicians with not only these key skills, but also a strong grasp of the reasoning and problem-solving skills required to apply those skills in different contexts. We endeavour to provide our students with the support, and also the challenge, required to facilitate consistent improvement, through both effective, impactful lessons and homework that reinforces the learning taking place in school.

Enhancement Opportunities

The Maths department have an active calendar for trips, visits and challenges including:

  • Trips to Oxford and Loughborough University and Oundle School
  • Local inter-school competitions
  • Maths Challenges such as the UKMT across all year groups.

The department are pleased to welcome the Advanced Maths Support Programme to deliver problem solving courses for our A level students to support them with their STEP, MAT and TMUA assessments.

The Team

Ben Johnson

Trust Director of Maths
bjohnson@brookeweston.org

Roisin Fernando

Teacher of Mathematics
rfernando@brookeweston.org

Ignus Fourie

Teacher of Mathematics
tfourie@brookeweston.org

Wanda Gerard

Teacher of Mathematics
wgerard@brookeweston.org

Will Gunstone

Teacher of Mathematics - Second in department
wgunstone@brookeweston.org

Emily O'Brien

Teacher of Mathematics
eobrien@brookeweston.org

Sarah Ironside

Teacher of Mathematics - KS3 Lead, Numeracy Lead
sironside@brookeweston.org

Mary Shepard

Teacher of Mathematics 

MShepherd@brookeweston.org

Erin Van Wyk

Head of Department
evanwyk@brookeweston.org

Lezindi Du Buisson

Teacher of Mathematics
ldubuisson@brookeweston.org

Megan Tebbutt

Teacher of Mathematics
mtebbutt@brookeweston.org

Useful Websites and Links

 

KS3/4

Hegarty Maths: HegartyMaths

  • This website has tutorial videos and quizzes for each topic

Sparx Maths: Sparx Maths

  • This website is used for weekly homework
  • Independent learning allows tutorial videos and quizzes for each topic

Mrcarter Maths: MrCarterMaths

  • You will need a login. See your teacher/notice board. Brilliant way of quickly practicing lots of questions on a topic and having instant access to answers

Corbet Maths: Corbettmaths – Videos, worksheets, 5-a-day and much more

  • Wonderful website that has it all. Videos, worksheets and GCSE exam practice sections

Maths made easy: MME Revise | Maths English & Science Revision (mathsmadeeasy.co.uk)

  • Website that has a wide range of GCSE practice question papers to download and work on.

Onmaths: onmaths | The home of GCSE Maths

  • Excellent website that has GCSE practice papers to work on. The best thing about them are that they self mark but also have worked solutions to help you improve.

Mathsgenie: Maths Genie - Free Online GCSE and A Level Maths Revision

  • This website is absolutely fantastic! Here you will find video tutorials and exam questions on every topic. Past papers can also be found here with mark schemes, worked solutions and video solutions

KS5

Mathsgenie: Maths Genie - Free Online GCSE and A Level Maths Revision

  • This website is absolutely fantastic! Here you will find video tutorials and exam questions on every topic. Past papers can also be found here with mark schemes, worked solutions and video solutions

Naiker Maths: Naiker | Maths (naikermaths.com)

  • This website has loads of free resources for A-level Maths and A-level Further Maths. You will find exam questions for every topic, tutorials and many practice papers.

 

A-level Maths Revision: A Level Maths Revision | Revision Courses | Tutoring | Free Resources

  • Excellent free revision resources

 

Maths and Physics tutor: Physics & Maths Tutor (physicsandmathstutor.com)

This website consists of solution banks to the textbook exersies for A-level Maths and Further Maths – these are more detailed than the answers found at the back of the textbook

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