GCSE Mathematics

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The content of Maths GCSE courses have not changed all that much over the course of a generation.

What is different about the IGCSE in Maths at Bede’s is the delivery of the teaching and learning of the course.

We strive to ignite independent learning and to rise to the challenges of trigonometry, solving quadratic equations or proving a hypothesis by interrogating statistical evidence.

Group discussion and ownership of a problem are central to the pedagogy of the Maths department, inside of which our aim is to empower students to delve into the world of Mathematics with confidence and belief.

We are here to ensure that with support, guidance, motivation and our wealth of experience, students feel completely prepared to achieve their absolute best when sitting their exams in the June of their Upper Fifth year.

Yet for many, this will only be the beginning of their Maths journey...

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Nicholas Abrams
My job is to help young people to see Maths, in the words of the great Albert Einstein, as the poetry of ideas. What more could a person look for in a vocation?

Nicholas Abrams, Head of Mathematics

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Pupil Stories

  • Ella Bartram, First Year

    If you don’t know what to expect from Bede’s, take it from me: this is the most friendly and supportive school you could imagine.

    Ella Bartram, First Year Interviewed in 2016
  • Ana-Maria Bologan, Upper Sixth

    Until I came here I don’t think I had ever really experienced quiet and calm. It has been such a change in lifestyle.

    Ana-Maria Bologan, Upper Sixth Interviewed in 2014
  • Laura Adebisi, Upper Fifth

    Since coming here I have developed a real passion for essay writing and badly want to study English at University.

    Laura Adebisi, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2013
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GCSE Mathematics staff

My job is to help young people to see Maths, in the words of the great Albert Einstein, as the poetry of ideas. What more could a person look for in a vocation?

Nicholas Abrams, Head of STEM and Knights House Tutor

I aim to instil an appreciation of the beauty of the ideas and applications of Mathematics and an awareness and tolerance of other people in our community.

Dr Andrew Carroll, Head of Fencing, Teacher of Mathematics and Dorter House Tutor

Education isn't about how much you have committed to memory. It's about knowing where to go to find out what you need and knowing how to use the information you get.

Scott Clark, Teacher of Mathematics and Camberlot House Tutor

I am motivated to help students fulfil their potential and gain a sense of accomplishment regardless of their level of perceived ability.

Nik Driver, Senior Housemaster and Teacher of Mathematics

I believe that teaching is an art, and may be the greatest of the arts. If we do our jobs well then we can empower young people to have limitless aspirations.

Jason Henham, Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Mathematics and Dorter House Tutor

The single most inspiring thing about the students here is that they often go the extra mile, right across the ability spectrum.

Matthew Peattie, Deputy Dicker Housemaster and Teacher of Mathematics

Teaching is my second career, perhaps that is why I enjoy it so much. I try to convey that enthusiasm to my students.

Bill Richards, Head of Shooting, Teacher of Mathematics, Camberlot House Tutor and Activities Manager

I really enjoy the range of activities that I can become involved in as a teacher at Bede's and, as an enthusiastic amateur musician, I love helping with performances; the atmosphere is wonderful.

Elizabeth Shepherd, Teacher of Mathematics and Stud House Tutor

My aim is to help and encourage students to achieve more, whether that be in the classroom or outside of it.

Paul Wilkinson, Teacher of Mathematics and Stud House Tutor