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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve


Department Staff


Mrs J Thorburn

Acting Head of Department

Miss R Mullins

Acting Second in Department/Leader of KS5 Mathematics

Miss A Thomas

Teacher of Mathematics/ Leader of KS3  Mathematics

Miss S Aslam

Teacher of Mathematics

Miss S Barlow

Teacher of Mathematics

Ms Z Cummins

Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs S Shah

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr T Tahan

Teacher of Mathematics


Key Stage 3 level descriptors

Curriculum Overview


All pupils have the opportunity to study Mathematics from age 11 to 18. We follow the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4. Students at KS3 & KS4 are taught in half-year groups and are set. These sets are evaluated every half term to ensure students are in the correct set for them.

At KS3 pupils are taught 7 hours a fortnight.

At KS4 students are taught 8 hours a fortnight. Pupils are entered for the Higher or Foundation Tier. Mathematics coursework is not required. Students are studying for the Edexcel specification.

In the Sixth Form students can continue their Mathematics studies by selecting A-Level Mathematics. Students are studying for the Edexcel specification. In Year 12 students study Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1. In Year 13 students study Core 3, Core 4 and Mechanics 1.

Homework is set for all students according to the school's homework timetable for each year group.

After school clubs or Activities:

Maths Booster – Tuesday 3-4pm
Year 11 Booster – Wednesday 3-4pm
KS5 Booster – Tuesday or Thursday 3-4pm