The Mathematics Department at Prospect School have a wealth of experience and specialisms that they bring to teaching, with each member of the department committed to providing a broad and balanced education to students of all abilities, from age 11 to 18. Every student is expected to work alongside our teachers to reach their full potential, developing their knowledge and application of Mathematics in preparation for their futures. This includes developing a logical and systematic approach to problem solving that can be applied in a wealth of areas.
- Hegarty Maths
- National Centre for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics of
- On Maths
- Corbett Maths
- Maths Genie
The study of mathematics, like the Nile,
begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.
Charles Caleb Colton
English cleric, writer and collector
Key Stage 3
Students starting in year 7 focus on developing key skills and mathematical understanding that will prepare them for both their GCSEs and real-world application of maths. A number of students will study and complete the GCSE certificate in maths during year 9, using the AQA examining board. Students also start to explore the world of probability and statistics in preparation for the Statistics GCSE.
Key Stage 4
Students in years 10 and 11 delve further into the world of Mathematics with a variety of courses, including GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Statistics and GCSE Additional Mathematics. Statistics and AdMaths provide students with additional qualifications
The Mathematics Department use the AQA exam board for GCSE Mathematics, EDEXCEL exam board for GCSE Statistics and, for the more able students and those aiming for A Level maths, we also offer GCSE Additional Maths using the OCR Exam Board.
Mathematics A Level
A Level Maths is a very well respected qualification. It is an essential requirement for most engineering, computer science, economics and biomedical sciences courses at university. It is essential to have A Level Maths if you want to study Maths or physics at university.
A Level Mathematics is a 2 year course which is examined entirely at the end of
The course includes a variety of core maths topics such as:
- Coordinate Geometry
- Logarithms and Exponentials
- Numerical Methods
It also includes statistics and mechanics topics such as:
- Hypothesis Testing
- Normal and Binomial Distributions
- Kinematics in 1 and 2 Dimensions
- Newton’s Laws and Forces
There is a lot of work involved in A Level Maths, so students are expected to work
at a fast pace, manage their time well and adhere to deadlines. The ability to work independently is essential as it is expected that students will complete one hour of study for every lesson (there will be 10 lessons a fortnight). A Level Maths students must show a lot of initiative as they are required to come along and ask questions when necessary. Students who do this course are highly motivated and possess good problem solving skills. They readily incorporate new information and take on board the advice of their teachers.
Students are expected to have a grade 7 or above in GCSE maths.
We also offer the EDEXCEL Level 3 course Maths in Context “Core Maths”, this course provides the equivalent of an AS in Mathematics and is designed to support students with the Maths content of a wide range of A Levels, including the Sciences, Business, Psychology and Computing.
Mrs S Bell
Head of Mathematics
Mr A Rowe
Deputy Head of Department
Mrs P Jewell
Deputy Head of Department
Mr R Bothma
Mr A Wurie
Mr B Assuon