Wholeschool Portal | Home 21 September 2017



Thur 28 Sept (no pupils to attend)
- School Development Day

Mon 30 Oct – Fri 3 Nov (inc)
- Half-Term (Hallowe’en)

Tue 7 Nov (no pupils to attend)
- School Development Day

Wed 20 Dec (12.20 pm finish)
- Last day of Christmas Term

Thur 21 Dec – Tue 2 Jan (inc)
- Christmas Holidays




Head of Department:

Mrs K Sherwin, BSc PGCE

Teaching Staff:

Ms M Butten, BA PGCE

Mrs H Clarke, BSc PGCE

Mr G Turk, BSc PGCE

Mr A McCormick, BSc PGCE

Mr G McKinney, BSc PGCE

Mrs J Moore, BEd






Key Stage 3

Students study number, algebra, data handling, shape, space and measure with an emphasis on developing their thinking skills and problem solving processes. Pupils have weekly formal homeworks and monthly Common Assessment Tasks. They are assessed in Using Maths across the curriculum and are awarded a level at the end of the Key Stage.



Students follow the CCEA High Level Mathematics course and currently sit the T6 Paper at the end of Year 11. Most pupils then sit the T4 Paper at the end of Year 12 and one class sits T3 instead. Additional Mathematics is chosen by pupils with an interest in higher level mathematical studies. It introduces students to more rigorous Pure Maths solutions as well as Mechanics and Statistics. This provides challenge and stimulus for those able mathematicians who find the GCSE straight forward and is an excellent foundation for A-Level Mathematics.


A Level

The CCEA Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-Levels are studied. AS Mathematics includes the 2 Core Pure Maths modules C1 and C2 along with the Mechanics module M1. The A2 contains C3 and C4. Students are given the choice between another mechanics module, M2 (useful for pupils who are studying Physics) and the Statistics module, S1 (useful in Biology and Geography). Further Maths students complete their A-Level Maths in one year and then go on to study 3 Further Pure modules and 3 Further Mechanics modules.

Facilities and Resources


Three of the Mathematics rooms have Interactive Whiteboards and two have Data Projectors. We use a wide range of games and puzzles to introduce lessons or explore why certain mathematical rules apply. The most able Mathematicians are entered for the UKMT Maths Challenges at Junior, Intermediate and Senior Level.


Pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in other competitions such as the QUB Maths Challenge.

Useful links