"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. " S. Gudder

Our world is continually changing, and the importance of Mathematics is vital in developing skills that are welcomed by a wide range of employers.  Mathematics is a subject that opens doors and provides opportunities: doors to employment and further/higher educational courses and opportunities to learn about the relevance of mathematics to every day life.
Mathematics is all around us. It exists in the proportions of artistic works, in the scores of our favourite songs and in the physical structures we live and work in daily. It is also the bedrock of many other subjects including the Sciences, Economics and Engineering and is extremely relevant to subjects like Psychology and Design.

The study of mathematics can develop a host of skills that are essential to students continuing in their studies as well as those currently in or entering the workplace. These include problem-solving, logic and reasoning, and attention to detail. Mathematics can also lead to careers in finance, business, IT and teaching, among others.


Mr N R Ashfield (Head of Department)
Ms V Russell
Mr M P Cousins
Mr R D Hall
Mr C G Oswald
Mr B H Robinson
Mrs K McGarvey


The Mathematics Department aims to stimulate students’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics while developing vital skills in applying one to the other.
We aim to develop students’ familiarity with appropriate mathematical concepts, principles, methods and vocabulary whilst developing their understanding of Mathematics in its widest context and to see how it relates to themselves outside school.

It is essential within the department that a “can do” culture is adopted. We believe firmly that mathematics is for all and, therefore, supporting pupils with the inevitable difficulties all mathematicians face at times is a priority. Creating a positive learning environment and nurturing self-confidence are vital aspects of teaching within the department.


Key Stage 3

In Years 8 to 10 all students follow the revised curriculum for Mathematics and Numeracy.  


For Maths/ Further Maths course content, please click here.


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Mathematical Challenges

We enter pupils for the UK Mathematical Challenges every year. This is organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust from the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds.

For further information

Maths Learn Video help.
BBC bitsize KS3
BBC bitesize GCSE
World maths day
Mr Barton

Cool maths
Maths is Fun

Maths careers
Science and Maths
Tomorrow’s Engineers


Maths at Campbell College