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St Peter's
Catholic School


Mrs J Gregg    

Head of Mathematics

The Team
Mr J Binyon Teacher of Mathematics
Mr J Blackmur Teacher of Mathematics
Miss J Evans Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of Mathematics and Sociology
Ms A Foia Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs D Hartley Teacher of Mathematics and Head of Year 7
Miss R McAvoy
Mr S Miller
Teacher of Mathematics, Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Mathematics KS4 Coordinator
Mr R Oldfield Mathematics KS5 Coordinator
Mrs A Sawa Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K Taylor Mathematics KS3 Coordinator
Mrs M Viljoen Teacher of Mathematics
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 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 3 Information

The emphasis for Key Stage 3 mathematics is on mastering the fundamental elements of each topic to provide a secure foundation on which to build their GCSE mathematics and beyond. We follow a Mastery-based scheme of work for Year 7 and 8 students that will slow down the introduction of new topics to allow students to secure a much deeper understanding of numeracy, algebra and geometry. Not only will students become fluent in the associated mathematical techniques but they will be well-practised in their reasoning and problem-solving skills with these topics.  Year 9 students will begin their 3-year GCSE scheme of work in preparation for their exam in Year 11. 

Year 7

Build confidence and depth of understanding.

  • Calculations
  • Types of number
  • Fractions
  • Algebra
  • Equations
  • Area and perimeter
  • Data and averages

Year 8

Develop fundamental skills and explore maths in context.

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Probability
  • FDP
  • Sequences
  • Graphs
  • Angles

Year 9

Build on key skills and deepen understanding.

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Data
  • FDP
  • Graphs
  • Angles and Trigonometry


Key Stage 4 Information

In Years 9, 10 and 11, students work hard preparing for their Mathematics GCSE, we use the Edexcel exam board for GCSE exams. We also strongly believe in extending the top end of students and as a result we offer the Additional Mathematics Qualification (FSMQ) to students in Year 11 as an additional, voluntary course which we believe takes able students beyond the GCSE curriculum and also prepares them adequately for studying an A Level in Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

Year 10

To develop fluency and reasoning skills.

  • Area and volume
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Transformations and constructions
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Probability
  • Similarity and congruence
  • Further statistics
  • Sequences
  • More trigonometry

Year 11

Be able to prove, apply and link learning to solve mathematical challenges.

  • Circle theorems
  • Vectors
  • More algebra
  • More graphs