Mathematics

The Mathematics Department is situated close to the heart of the School in its own newly built teaching centre and consists of a suite of seven classrooms. The Department is centrally resourced and each classroom is connected to the network with mounted projectors frequently used as teaching aids and small whiteboards on which pupils may under take group problem solving. The eight full-time teaching staff boast a wealth of experience and include examination officers, housemasters both past and present, the Head of Learning Support and the Director of Information Systems.

The subject is taught to both IGCSE and A level (Maths and Further Maths) and courses in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics are offered. Students go on to study a variety of courses at University, including Business & Finance, Medicine, Engineering & Science and Mathematics.

The Ferguson Society is the school’s Mathematical Society. The Society is active in a number of ways which include: lectures, Inter-house competitions, a computer programming group and training for the British Mathematical Olympiad and Team challenge competitions. Each year our brightest pupils enter the UK Maths Trust senior and intermediate challenge papers and a handful will qualify for the follow competitions including the British Mathematical Olympiad.

Although we aim to prepare students for external examinations, learning beyond the constraints of the syllabus is encouraged so that pupils can see the wider picture and understand how mathematics underpins a whole range of disciplines both in School and beyond.

Mr Paul Goodhead, Head of Mathematics

Paul is Head of Mathematics at Repton and has been in the role since 1995 with a break between 2005 and 2011. He graduated from Oxford with a Mathematics MA in 1983 and joined Rolls-Royce working as a Mathematician and programmer. After spending 4 years at Rolls-Royce Paul retrained as a teacher and joined Repton in 1991.