The faculty is made up of 6 passionate mathematicians, including two GCSE examiners. We aim to offer a diverse learning environment in which all students can excel whilst maintaining a focus on the practical, "real life" aspects of the subject. Mathematics is an essential subject both for the future workplace and college applications, and at Prestwich, students are given all the skills they need to follow their chosen path.
The faculty is made up of 7 full time teachers, all of whom are passionate about maths and about helping our students to progress with well planned, engaging lessons. Mathematics is an essential subject both for the future workplace and college applications, and at Prestwich, students are given the best preparation to succeed in their chosen career path.
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics is taken by all pupils at the end of year 11.
Year 7, 8 and 9 is a three year course aimed at providing the skills needed to excel at GCSE. In years 10 and 11 students follow the two year Edexcel GCSE course, either Foundation or Higher tier, based on their progress and results in their assessments in year 9.
GCSE Mathematics is assessed by three examinations of 90 minutes each. One of these papers is a non-calculator exam and in both of the other two a calculator is allowed.
Please ensure your child has a scientific calculator for use in all maths lessons. The model you should get is the Casio fx-85gt plus. These can be purchased from school for a discounted price of £6.00 if required.