Mathematics Department


Team Leader:

Catherine Pope catherine.pope@bridgend.gov.uk


Teacher In Charge

Elaine Pope elaine.pope@bridgend.gov.uk


Team Members:

Sarah Curley (Head Of Amethyst College)  Sarah.curley@bridgend.gov.uk

Paul Franklyn (Head Of Sunstone College) Paul.franklyn@bridgend.gov.uk

Lisa Roberts-Mills

Linda Edwards

Laura Ball

Sarah Churchill

Nina Ellis

Leanne Grabham 


Intervention Officers:

Mel Denning (KS4 Mathematics and Numeracy Intervention)

Ruth Saxon (KS3 Numeracy Intervention)


 

Subjects Offered: 

At GCSE (KS4) We Offer:

  • WJEC Mathematics
  • WJEC Numeracy
  • WJEC Additional Mathematics

At KS5 We Offer:

  • WJEC A’Level Mathematics
  • WJEC Further A’Level Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the most important subject on the curriculum.  A good grounding in number work is essential for all students – for their life-chances; their employment prospects and their ability to function in a complex world.

A strong team of committed teachers will work very hard to ensure that all children have a very good grounding in Numeracy and Mathematics and our aim is that all students should leave the school with success in Mathematics at GCSE and that as large a number as is possible, leaves school with a ‘C’ grade or above in Mathematics at GCSE.

The school has provided a wonderful opportunity for students to improve their learning in all areas with its provision of an iPad for every learner.  The Mathematics team has been developing its own skills and knowledge in the use of technology in the last year and will be using Apps and the Apple devices to help students learn and to increase the confidence and motivation of those who might find areas of this demanding subject, a struggle to master.

The Mathematics Team provides after school support four nights every week for students who need extra help with Maths.

A mastery of number skills and Mathematics as a whole gives a student confidence and the tools to take on other subject areas like technology, science, engineering, business and commerce, and to access careers linked to any of these areas.  It is also the simple fact that without a GCSE ‘C’ grade or better in Mathematics, so many areas of further qualification or career are closed to us. 

As well as the Mathematics students learn in their Mathematics lessons and as well as the skills they practise at home with their substantial Mathematics homework, they will develop their number and Numeracy skills through all subjects in the curriculum – each using, developing and testing their understanding and skills in Numeracy, wherever the opportunity arises.

 

Please visit the following website for access to a vast array of different Maths topics.