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St Peter's
Catholic School

Further Mathematics

Miss  A Alkema

Head of Mathematics

The Team

Mrs L Doran Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs J Gregg Second in Mathematics
Mrs D Hartley Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs S Hodson Part time teacher of Mathematics
Miss L Kapoor Teacher of Mathematics
Miss R McAvoy Teacher of Mathematics
Mr R Oldfield Second in  Mathematics
Mrs A Sawa Assistant Headteacher

Introduction to the Department

The Mathematics Department at St Peter’s aims to foster a culture of problem solving and adaptability amongst its students. In line with the new mathematics curriculum, we are coaching our students to become better at breaking down problems and considering alternative approaches to obtaining solutions. Our goal is to develop thinking and reasoning skills to help students to solve contextual problems. We are also promoting the efficient use of technology to support our students’ mathematics, but at the same time maintaining high expectations of their mental mathematical skills. We are an energetic team of teachers who love mathematics and are passionate about exploring the subject and discovering the best ways to pass this enjoyment and wonder onto our students.

Key Stage 5 Information

Our numbers in Further Mathematics continue to rise as the students’ interest, enquiry and passion for the subject continues to develop. The analytical skills that are required are highly sought after in many sectors of the economy. The modules we cover ensure that students have a broad base of mathematical knowledge.  Universities place significant value on a Further Mathematics qualification and some Russell Group University courses will expect Further Mathematics at A Level.

Extra-curricular:

• Mathematics Inspiration Lecture

• UK Senior Mathematics Challenge

• Satro AS Maths Challenge

Additional Information:

Selected students in each year group from Year 7 to Year 13, have the opportunity to participate in the UKMT (UK Mathematics Trust) Individual Challenges. This year we had 9 students invited to follow on rounds and one student invited to attend a one week course at Oxford University in the summer which is a fantastic achievement.

For the past two years, some Year 12 students have participated in the annual AS Mathematics Challenge run by Satro. We also take the Year 12s on a Mathematics Inspiration trip to Reading in the spring term.

We have numerous links with agencies such as the Widening Participation team at Surrey University and we have opportunities to send students to workshops and challenges.