Our scheme of work challenges and excites our learners to strive towards becoming the best mathematicians they can.



I studied a degree in Economics at the University of Leicester and continued my studies there with an MSc in Analysis and Finance. Prior to teaching I have worked in the insurance industry in London and it was from there where I realised I would love to work with young people and get them to love learning Mathematics as I did when I was at school.

I trained as a teacher through the University of Hertfordshire and then relocated to the Midlands where I took my first teaching post. I gained much experience from this school as I took on responsibility for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and was a second in department. I have been Head of Maths at Shireland since 2017. I really enjoy working with young people, watching them enjoy their learning of Mathematics and how they can really excel in such an abstract subject.

WHAT IS COVERED IN:

Students are taught numeracy in their mixed ability L4L classes whereby they will be exposed to the core mathematical areas of Algebra, Handling Data, Number and Shape and Space.

Students are taught in mixed ability groups whereby they will develop their understanding of the core mathematical areas of Algebra, Handling Data, Number and Shape and Space.  All students are exposed to rich mathematical tasks and are given the opportunity to progress at their own rate. They are able to use MyMaths online to aid them with their learning.

Students are taught in sets in Year 9 whereby each set will follow a stage of learning which will challenge them so that they are learning to an appropriate level and beyond. Students will deepen their understanding of Algebra, Handling Data, Number and Shape and Space. They are also able to use many online learning platforms to support them such as MyMaths and MathsWatch.

In Year 10 students are fully immersed into Key Stage 4. They will now progress to the next stage of learning from Year 9 and will again enhance their knowledge and problem-solving skills in the core areas of Mathematics. Students will also be introduced to an additional online learning platform, Century, which aims to allow every student to have a personalized pathway of learning.

In Year 11 students will complete their final stage of learning and will be preparing for their final examinations. Students will be exposed to past examination papers and will be notified of key areas within Mathematics that need to be revised thoroughly so that students have the best opportunity to do well in the summer examination. Again, students will be encouraged to use online learning platforms to aid their learning. MathsWatch and Century are more commonly used in Year 11.

KS4 COURSE

WHAT CAN MATHEMATICS LEAD TO?

  • Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Teaching
  • Dentistry
  • Computing
  • Studying A level mathematics
  • Many more

Mathematics is a key subject which all students should strive to pass at GCSE, as it will be looked upon favourably when applying for many courses and jobs regardless of the career path they pursue.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Students will sit the Edexcel foundation or higher tier examination at the end of their time at Key Stage 4.

They will be assessed through three written papers, one of which is a non-calculator paper, each being 90 minutes long and equally weighted.

WHAT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

All basic number skills are a good foundation to start from. Students should have the ability to persevere and attempt problem-solving tasks.

KS5 COURSE

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

At A-level our students embark on a journey which links from their prior learning at GCSE. They will study pure mathematics which is the underlying concepts and structures of mathematics. Students will have the opportunity to study an applied unit of mathematics which will be mechanics and statistics. These units allow students to appreciate mathematics in a more contextualised manner and relate mathematics to the world around them.

All students are encouraged to use graphical calculators so that they can integrate mathematics with technology and can get a visual perspective of graphical aspects of the course. Students will also be given access to an online book which they will follow through on the course which will provide students with a range of questions such as exam style questions and problem-solving questions.

At the end of the course students will sit three examinations:

– Paper 1 Pure

– Paper 2 Pure

– Paper 3 Statistics and Mechanics

Each exam is two hours and equally weighted.

Throughout the year we develop the students into proficient mathematicians and encourage them to attend lectures and problem-solving classes outside of school to enhance their perspective on mathematics.