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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 embed clear and consistent approaches in every lesson, to support our students in developing independent study and problem solving skills that will benefit them in their future lives and careers.

Enhancement Opportunities

The department embeds problem solving opportunities into its normal day to day lessons. There is a termly problem solving team competition as well as a project week during term 5 where groups of students attempt to challenge and solve a real world problem.

We run a wide range of weekly after school support clubs including:

  • GCSE revision clubs (open to all year 10 and 11 students)
    • Grade 7/8/9
    • Grade 5/6/7
    • Grade 4/5
  • Passport club (open by invitation to students who need extra support with their numeracy)
  • Key stage 3 revision club (open to all year 7 – year 9)
  • Further Maths support club

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

Head of Mathematics
bjohnson@brookeweston.org

Roisin Fernando

Teacher of Mathematics
rfernando@brookeweston.org

Thomas Fourie

Teacher of Mathematics
tfourie@brookeweston.org

Wanda Gerard

Teacher of Mathematics
wgerard@brookeweston.org

Will Gunstone

Teacher of Mathematics
wgunstone@brookeweston.org

Chloe Hill

Teacher of Mathematics
chill@brookeweston.org

Sarah Ironside

Teacher of Mathematics
sironside@brookeweston.org

Sarah Malson

Teacher of Mathematics
smalson@brookeweston.org

Mark Rowell

Teacher of Mathematics
mrowell@brookeweston.org

Nina Smith

Teacher of Mathematics
nsmith@brookeweston.org

Erin Van Wyk

Teacher of Mathematics
evanwyk@brookeweston.org

Useful Websites and Links

Hegarty Maths

Website used during year 7/8/9 for homework but can be useful for all year groups to watch video tutorials on topics followed by a series of practice questions.

PIXL

Similar to Hegarty above but with some more bespoke GCSE content and access to PowerPoint tutorials.

Mr Carter Maths

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.

Corbett Maths

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

Maths Made Easy

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

On 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.

For detailed information regarding the curriculum refer to documents below. 

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