Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Head of Department: Ms Evans
Teachers: Mrs AbuHayyeh, Mr Abukari, Mr B Holden, Mr T Johnson, Mr Lund, Mr Miller, Mr Morris, Ms Prins, Mr B Ross
Mathematics is a creative and interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A highquality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. [updated October 2019]
Cocurricular activities
The Mathematics department organises individual Maths challenges run by the UK Mathematics Trust throughout the year for specific year groups. Each year, four Year 8 and 9 pupils are entered for the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. An interhouse Maths challenge is also organised for Year 7 pupils at the end of the academic year. The Maths Trail trip to Rye, and the Maths Inspiration Visit are some of the trips that are run during the year.
Maths Clinic offers help to pupils in Years 7–13. It is supervised by staff but gives Sixth Form mathematicians the opportunity to help younger students.
A mathematician can have his head in an oven and his feet in ice, but on average he will always be fine.
Years 7, 8 and 9

Year 7 
Year 8 
Year 9 
Unit 1 
Negative numbers 
Number theory 
Percentage 
Unit 2 
Order of operations 
Angles and constructions 
Algebra 
Unit 3 
Angles properties 
Probability 
Angles in polygons 
Unit 4 
Decimal numbers 
Percentages 
Pythagoras’ theorem 
Unit 5 
Area and volume 
Area and volume 
Trigonometry 
Unit 6 
Algebra 
Straightline graphs 
Cumulative frequency 
Unit 7 
Cartesian coordinates 
Algebra 
Fractions 
Unit 8 
Statistics 
Equations and formulae 
Quadratic expressions 
Unit 9 
Formulae and sequences 
Reallife graphs 
Graphs 
Unit 10 
Fractions 
Mixed numbers 
Quadratic sequences 
Unit 11 
Fractions and percentages 
Circles 
Sectors and cylinders 
Unit 12 
Probability 
Enlargement and map scales 
Compound measures 
Unit 13 
Transformations 
Proportion 
Simultaneous equations 
Unit 14 
Equations 
Standard form 
Standard form and bounds 
Unit 15 
Ratios 
Statistics 
Proportion 
Unit 16 
Pie charts 

Formulae 
Unit 17 


Similar shapes 
Unit 18 


Probability 
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GCSE: Years 10 and 11
Exam Board: OCR
Assessment: Three 1½ hour papers of equal weighting, taken at the end of Year 11.
Higher Tier (grades 9 to 4) or Foundation Tier (grades 5 to 1) depending on individual progress.
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Year 10 

Year 11 
Unit 1 
Number theory 
Unit 24 
Compound measures 
Unit 2 
Rounding and bounds 
Unit 25 
Vectors 
Unit 3 
Equations 
Unit 26 
Recurring decimals and surds 
Unit 4 
Indices and surds 
Unit 27 
Circle theorems 
Unit 5 
Sequences 
Unit 28 
Inequalities 
Unit 6 
Algebra 
Unit 29 
Volume 
Unit 7 
Standard form 
Unit 30 
Probability 
Unit 8 
Area and volume 
Unit 31 
Algebraic fractions and proof 
Unit 9 
Sampling 
Unit 32 
Functions 
Unit 10 
Percentage 
Unit 33 
Trigonometric graphs 
Unit 11 
Changing the subject 
Unit 34 
Nonrightangled triangles 
Unit 12 
Straightline graphs 
Unit 35 
Proportion 
Unit 13 
Transformations/similarity 
Unit 36 
Congruency 
Unit 14 
Constructions and loci 
Unit 37 
Area under curves 
Unit 15 
Curved graphs 


Unit 16 
Rightangled triangles 


Unit 17 
Ratios 


Unit 18 
Data handling 


Unit 19 
Quadratics 


Unit 20 
Shapes of curved graphs 


Unit 21 
Histograms 


Unit 22 
Simultaneous equations 


Unit 23 
Iteration 


A Level: Years 12 and 13
Exam Board: Edexcel (9MA0 Specification)
Qualifications needed: A grade 7 in Maths at GCSE is required. Students need to have covered grade 7/8 material and be proficient in algebra in order to access the A Level course. Further Maths requires GCSE Mathematics grade 8 or above.
Course Content: The Alevel content is 100% prescribed, containing both Pure Mathematics (Algebra, Calculus and Functions), and Applied Maths drawn from Statistics (Data and Probability), and Mechanics (Forces and Motion).
A level Further Maths content contains 50% compulsory Core Pure and 50% of optional content, which currently consists of Decision Maths and Further Statistics.
All exams take place at the end of Year 13, all calculator papers. Overarching themes of mathematical argument, language and proof, problem solving and mathematical modelling underpin all parts of the qualifications. The use of technology in the classroom is expected and some exam questions will be based on a large data set that will students will have access to throughout the course which will be used as part of classwork and homework.
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Year 12 

Year 13 
Unit 1A 
Sampling 
Unit 14B 
Binomial expansion 
Unit 1B 
Indices and algebra 
Unit 15B 
Parametric equations 
Unit 2A 
Measures of location and spread 
Unit 16B 
Differentiation 
Unit 2B 
Quadratics 
Unit 17A 
Exponential models 
Unit 3A 
Data representation 
Unit 17B 
Numerical methods 
Unit 3B 
Equations and inequalities 
Unit 18A 
Probability 3 
Unit 4A 
Correlation 
Unit 18B 
Integration 
Unit 4B 
Curved graphs 
Unit 19A 
Normal distribution 
Unit 5A 
Probability 1 
Unit 20A 
Moments 
Unit 5B 
Straight lines 
Unit 21A 
Inclined forces and planes 
Unit 6A 
Probability 2 
Unit 22A 
Projectiles 
Unit 6B 
Circles 
Unit 23A 
Statics and dynamics 
Unit 7A 
Hypothesis testing 
Unit 24A 
Vectors in 3D 
Unit 7B 
Algebra and proof 1 
Unit 25A 
Variable acceleration in 2D 
Unit 8A 
Trigonometry 1 


Unit 8B 
Binomial expansion 


Unit 9A 
Trigonometry 2 


Unit 9B 
Differentiation 


Unit 10A 
Vectors 


Unit 10B 
Integration 


Unit 11A 
Constant acceleration 


Unit 11B 
Exponentials and logarithms 


Unit 12A 
Newton’s laws of motion 


Unit 12B 
Algebra and proof 2 


Unit 13A 
Variable acceleration 


Unit 13B 
Functions 


Unit 14A 
Trigonometry 3 (radians) 


Unit 14B 
Sequences and series 


Unit 15A 
Trigonometry 4 (reciprocal) 


Unit 16A 
Trigonometry 5 


Careers Education
We have a very successful track record of preparing students for studying Maths and related areas such as engineering, finance, computing and the sciences via some of the top university courses or straight entry to employment or apprenticeships. Year 10–13 students can attend lectures and presentations on many applications of Maths in the real world.
Our cocurricular provision enables students to participate in a range of activities to enhance their experiences and employment or university prospects. These include supporting younger pupils, taking part in competitions such as code breaking and team challenges, Maths Inspiration Trips, and studying for additional examinations such as STEP.