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Miss L Whitworth - Head of Department

Welcome to the Mathematics Department

The intention of the Mathematics Department for each key stage in school:

KS3: To embed a deep understanding of the basic skills across the five areas of Maths in preparation for applying them to GCSE questions and across the wider whole school curriculum and in real life.

KS4: To develop the specific skills and knowledge to apply to problems ensuring that they reach their maximum potential at GCSE and are suitably equipped for further education, careers and everyday life.

KS5: Students should have the mathematical knowledge and skill set to confidently apply them in further education and in the workplace.


Students are encouraged to reach their full potential and to develop their skills in numeracy, reasoning, investigation and communication at each key stage.

Meet the Mathematics Department

The department team consists of eleven members of staff. These are:

Name Title
Miss L Whitworth Head of Department
Mrs A Catterall Director of Maths South Manchester Learning Trust
Mr A Brennan Deputy Headteacher
Mr D Moroney Deputy Headteacher
Mrs E Witchalls Second in Department
Mrs S Whitworth Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs E Jones Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs J Hodson Teacher of Mathematics
Miss E Bragg Teacher of Mathematics
Mr C Pitt Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs M Oates Teacher of Mathematics

Mathematics Overview

At Altrincham College, students will study number, ratio & proportion, algebra, geometry and handling data, and we endeavour to foster interest and success in Mathematics for all.

The aim of the Mathematics Department is to extend our pupils knowledge, allowing them to apply problem solving skills to real life problems.

During every maths lesson, thinking skills, problem solving, communication and independent learning skills will be developed.

In order to facilitate this, we expect students to have a full set of equipment (pen, pencil, ruler, eraser) and a scientific calculator for every lesson.