Mathematics

“I enjoy the challenge that Maths gives you and the thrill that you get when you solve a problem."

(Student from Year 9)

“This year at Bishop Stopford my Maths skills have improved immensely. A year ago I never would have dreamed that I would be where I am in Maths now. The teaching is incredible and really well planned. They make the lessons enjoyable – so much easier to remember.”

(Student from Year 7)

The Maths department recognise the importance of and beauty in mathematics.  We are committed to helping students attain outstanding results and feel that regular consolidation of skills is vital for this.  As such Year 7 have one piece of homework per week and all other year groups have two.  Maths lessons also include problem solving and functional skills in order to prepare students for life after school.

Key Stage 3

Students follow a course aimed to prepare them for study at Key Stage 4. Schemes of work have also been adjusted in light of curriculum changes at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4

Students study the new 9-1 GCSE and will achieve a number grade at the end of year 11.  All of the course will be assessed through examinations. They will sit one non-calculator paper and two calculator examination papers. Higher entry students will follow the OCR linear Mathematics (J560) course and Foundation students enter Edexcel Linear (1MA1). 

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Students from Years 7, 8, 9, 10 have the opportunity to participate in the junior and intermediate Maths Challenges, with selected students from Years 8 and 9 entering the Team Challenges.
  • There are regular puzzle competitions which are included on the student newsletter.
  • Year 10 GCSE Maths lecture.

The Maths Department

  • Miss C Collier - Head of Faculty
  • Mr S Ready
  • Mr R King
  • Ms C Gilbert - KS4 Co-Ordinator
  • Mr J Horne
  • Mr W Lewis
  • Mr S Steele
  • Mrs R King
  • Miss P Turland - Intervention Co-Ordinator
  • Ms S Verity - KS3 Co-Ordinator
  • Mrs D Brough
  • Mrs H Baker - Curriculum Assistant