Maths
We aim to instil a passion and appreciation for Mathematics and its myriad applications. We work hard to show that all students  no matter what gender or socioeconomic background  can excel at Mathematics. Mathematics is not an easy subject; that is why it can be such a rewarding and fulfilling subject. Even the greatest mathematicians in history have had to wrestle with problems for many years before finding a solution. That is why we encourage our students to “get used to being stuck”. This develops “grit”, determination and mental fortitude in our students which means when they come across a difficult examination question, they do not simply give up, but they wrestle with the problem until they succeed.
The Department
We are a happy and cohesive department who thrive on two things: mathematics and food. We promote positivity through our quirkiness and love of Mathematics and motivate the girls’ learning by linking knowledge for the younger students to retail purchases and holiday budgeting, and for the older students population dynamics, the spread of a disease in a population, and the rate of reaction between two chemicals. As painful as they might be, we love a good Mathematics joke, are highly impressed by magic tricks and you can regularly find the younger students playing Pi dingbats on one of our special Mathematics days.
Course organisation
PreGCSE (Key Stage 3)
Year 7  
Half Terms 1 & 2 
Number Measures 
Expressions FDP Angles 
Half Terms 3 & 4 
Graphs Statistics 
Transformations Equations 
Half Terms 5 & 6 
Constructions Sequences 
Ratio and Proportion Probability 
Year 8  
Half Terms 1 & 2 
Number Measures 
Formulae FDP Angles 
Half Terms 3 & 4 
Graphs Statistics 
Transformations Equations 
Half Terms 5 & 6 
Constructions and shape Sequences 
Ratio and Proportion Probability 
Year 9  
Half Terms 1 & 2 
Expressions and formulae Equations 
Constructions Pythagoras and Trigonometry 
Half Terms 3 & 4 
Statistics Graphs 
Ratio and Proportion Probability 
Half Terms 5 & 6 
Transformations Sequences 
Number 
GCSE (Key Stage 4)
Year 10  
Half Terms 1 & 2 
Indices, surds, standard form. Equations, factorising, formulae, sequences 
Fractions, ratio, proportion, percentages. Angles in polygons. Pythagoras, trigonometry. 
Half Terms 3 & 4 
Real life graphs, linear graphs, straight line graphs, quadratic graphs. Area and volume 
Transformation and constructions, equations and inequalities, probability. 
Half Terms 5 & 6 
Similarity and congruence, multiplicative reasoning, further trigonometry, 
Cumulative frequency, histograms, Simultaneous equations. Quadratic graphs 
Year 11  
Half Terms 1 & 2 
Volume and surface area. Cumulative frequency and box plots, Scatter graphs and correlation. 
Calculating with roots and indices, exact calculations, Standard form. Cubic and reciprocal functions, exponential and trigonometric functions. 
Half Terms 3 & 4 
Real life graphs, gradients and areas under curves. Equations of circles. Pythagoras’ theorem. 
3D trig, Vectors, possibility spaces, tree diagrams, conditional probability. Direct and inverse proportion 
Half Terms 5 & 6 
Linear sequences, quadratic sequences, special sequences. Growth and decay, rates of change, compound units 
Preparation for GCSE exams 
ALevel (Key Stage 5)
Year 12  
Half Terms 1 & 2 
Algebra & Functions. Statistical Sampling Data Presentation and interpretation Quantities and units in mechanics Kinematics 1 (constant acceleration) 
Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane Further algebra Data presentation and interpretation Kinematics 1 (constant acceleration)

Half Terms 3 & 4 
Trigonometry 2D Vectors Probability Statistical distributions Forces & Newton’s laws 
Differentiation Integration Statistical Hypothesis Testing. Forces & Newton’s Laws Formal AS assessment 1 Formal AS Assessment 2 Exponentials and logarithms Statistical hypothesis testing Kinematics (variable acceleration) 
Enrichment
High Achievers
Mathletes
Puzzle Club
Further Maths GCSE
Trips
UKMT regional maths challenge competition: a regional competition that is a day full of fun problemsolving team tasks
Year 10 Maths Feast competition  is a fun educational challenge for Year 10 students which tests problemsolving and teamwork skills.
Alan Turing code breaking day at Manchester University  a day with plenty of codebreaking action and a live cryptography challenge for all ages.
Girls in Maths day at Liverpool University  a mix of workshops and lectures, aiming to inspire girls to develop their love of Mathematics and explore future opportunities.
'What's the point?' Maths show at the Everyman Theatre  an inspiring show for Year 9 and 10 students with some of the most entertaining Maths speakers.
Staffing
Mrs J Jones  Vice Principal
Miss S. Convery  Mathematics Teacher
Miss K. Cooper  Mathematics Teacher, ITE mentor, CCF
Dr D. Davis  Assistant Curriculum Leader of Mathematics, KS5 Coordinator
Mrs C. Hughson  Key Stage 3 Maths Coordinator, PP Coordinator
Miss E. Nuttall  Key Stage 4 Coordinator, PP Coordinator
Mrs A. Mansfield  Mathematics Teacher, Head of Upper School