Welcome to the Mathematics Faculty

Our aim is to provide each student with a mathematical understanding that will enable them to cope with the demands of the curriculum and enhance their future prospects.

All areas of Mathematics are covered at all levels, with the intention of building confidence and providing progress and challenge. Students should come to lesson prepared and fully equipped to learn – All equipment needed, including calculators can be purchased from the Maths office.

We also aim to develop an enjoyment of Maths in all students and an understanding of its applications to the real world. For those students who have a natural interest and talent in the subject there are National competitions and quizzes to participate in.

All students will have the opportunity to gain a GCSE grade C.

Our Faculty
Mrs T Witherden – Mathematics Faculty Leader
Mr C Barnes
Mrs C Burrell
Miss S Davies
Mrs L Hatfield
Mr C Lindley
Mr R Roberts
Mrs H Megaw
Miss E Plumb
Miss L Walton
Mr P Witherden

Key Stage 3
Students build upon their knowledge and skills gained at KS2. All areas of mathematics are covered – Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures and Data Handling – to create a strong foundation for GCSE. Students will be taught in sets and assessments will take place each term to monitor progress.

Key Stage 4
KS4 Maths follows on from KS3 and again covers all areas of Mathematics. All students will work towards GCSE with the intention of achieving the best grade possible. Students working at higher levels will cover work that would allow them to continue through to A Level with confidence. Students working at the Foundation level will be given every opportunity to achieve a Level 4 GCSE Mathematics (9-1).

Exam board: OCR
Course Syllabus: B

Key Stage 5
Students studying AS or A Level Maths will all cover Core units. Depending upon their future plans and other subjects being studied, they may select between options in Mechanics or Statistics.

Students studying Maths and Further Maths will extend their knowledge in both Mechanics and Statistics as well as Decision, providing a wide base from which to move forward.

Exam Board OCR
AS & A2 Mathematics
AS & A2 Further Mathematics


For further information about any aspect of courses we offer please contact Mrs T Witherden (Head of Mathematics) via the school telephone number 01302 770589 or via email at twi@thehayfieldschool.co.uk