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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Year 9 Curriculum Choices Evening


Mathematics at Worthing High School is:

  • Challenging
  • Exciting
  • Inspiring
  • Relevant

Information About the Department

Aims of the maths department

  • To allow every child to reach their mathematical potential.
  • To show how maths relates to the outside world.
  • To instil the confidence in people to have a go at something, no matter how challenging.
  • To put maths on the map.
  • To encourage more people to take maths further in their academic life.

Departmental Staff

  • Mr E Vale - AHT Mathematics
  • Mr D Salter- Second in Department
  • Ms A Chaplain
  • Mr J Garrad
  • Ms S Ozdemirciler 
  • Ms R Darling
  • Mrs S Fuller


  • A suite of 5 dedicated maths classrooms, all equipped with Interactive Whiteboard and desktops PCs.

  • Y11 classes timetabled into IT rooms on a regular basis. Other year groups can book IT rooms.

Our Philosophy

The maths faculty is a welcoming one, open to all those who wish to use their expertise to further their mathematical journey. We can help you to help yourself.

Our successful Mathematics department follows a 2-year KS3 and a 3-year KS4 EdExcel Scheme of Work. This curriculum supports and nurtures development of key skills at KS3 and builds on that foundation as a GCSE course at KS4. Maths has 8 lessons per fortnight in all year groups.

We make extensive use of formative assessment to help us to identify strengths and areas for improvement, as well as giving us an indication of the current level of performance in relation to the whole tier. In this way our pupils use “personal learning checklists” to monitor their own independent revision & progress, and gain an indication of their current performance and likely final grade.

We currently prepare students for:

  • GCSE mathematics (EdExcel)
  • Further mathematics (AQA)

The specialist mathematics teachers within our team, are based in our fully-resourced mathematics teaching suite. Within the department we have specialist staff responsible for our most able students and KS2 to KS3 transition. We also have regular and successful entries for the UKMT challenges as well as popular after school clubs. Maths takes part in both STEM and FSMP (Further Maths Support Programme) activities.

Our learning and teaching ethos and culture reflect our collaborative approach. As a department we constantly seek to improve our own understanding of high quality teaching and learning.

Addtional Sessions

Period 6 - Thursdays (M2)

Revision Sessions

For Easter Revision Sessions, please see under Teaching & Learning, Exam support.