Maths

Head of Department: Eddie Rakshi

Deputy Heads of Department:

Josh Hill (KS4 Co-ordinator), Peter Thomas (KS3 Co-ordinator)

Members of Department:

  • Sultana Begum
  • Sean Bolton
  • Sebastian Bicen (ITT Coordinator)
  • Arthur Campbell
  • Lisa Chalmers (Key Stage 5 Coordinator)
  • George Donaldson (A Level teacher)
  • Maria García Stenton
  • Monwara Khatun
  • Kiran Malah
  • Neelam Maru (Assistant Headteacher)
  • Urmi Quadir
  • Muhammed Uddin

Mathematics at Morpeth

The beauty of Mathematics appears in science, technology, art, sport, computing, finance and many more. At Morpeth we are passionate about Mathematics and want our students to love the subject just as much as we do.

Teaching and learning takes place in a variety of forms; independent, paired and group work tasks encouraging strategic problem solving skills. Teaching is aimed at providing a deep understanding and developing a love of the subject.

There is a strong focus on basic numeracy starting in Year 7 and this is emphasised throughout their school experience. 

Mathematics is a popular subject at Morpeth which is confirmed by our successful results and the large number of students who wish to continue studying mathematics beyond GCSE. 

Key Stage 3

Pupils follow Mathematics Mastery program aimed at giving students a more conceptual understanding of the subject. They will develop functional and problem solving skills within their lessons and through large scale activities and by using manipulatives to model abstract concepts. Setting takes place in Year 8 and 9 but not currently in year 7.  Students will be assessed through topic tests, regular book-marking, in class assessment and will be informed on how to make good progress.  Support is provided through after school homework club and one-to-one tuition from academic coaches for year 7 and 8.

Key Stage 4

Pupils are entered for the new Edexcel linear GCSE course, at either the Higher or Foundation tier.  They are assessed through termly tests, GCSE graded homework and in class assessment.  Support is provided by the mathematics department through Saturday and holiday revision classes, after school sessions and one-to-one tuition from academic coaches and mathematics teachers. 

Key Stage 5

Students at Key Stage 5 follow the Edexcel AS and A Level course.  They receive three sessions of mathematics a week.  In Year 12 they will complete Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics modules.  In Year 13 they will complete Core 3, Core 4 and Mechanics modules.  Students can also study AS and A2 Further Mathematics. Additionally the department now offers students the opportunity to study Core Maths at AS-Level. This course looks at the more practical applications of Mathematics and provides excellent support for students studying subjects such as: Economics, Chemistry and Physics.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • UKMT Maths Challenge
  • Maths Inspiration trip
  • Maths residential
  • Enterprise Day
  • Barclays Money Sense
  • Music/Maths workshop
  • Maths in Action
  • Happy Puzzle Company
  • STEM workshop

Plain Support

  • Numeracy programme
  • Academic coaches
  • Targeted intervention throughout all year groups
  • SEN teachers
  • G&T Opportunities
  • Enrichment trips
  • Homework Club
  • Online learning: MyMaths
  • Maths watch