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The Mathematics Department's ethos at Cardinal Newman is to equip students with the numeracy and problem solving skills they need whilst also helping them discover the beauty of exploring mathematical patterns and concepts.

All teachers are committed to maintaining and stimulating pupil's interest and enjoyment in Mathematics and promote thinking and problem solving skills.

A variety of activities and resources are used to enable pupils to work independently as well as collaboratively and as part of a team allowing them to use core skills such as communication and listening skills.

We are further committed to enable pupils to be familiar with the knowledge, principles and vocabulary related to Mathematics and to enable pupils to see that Mathematics is central to our understanding of the world in which we live.


Mr Alexander Heyes - Head of Maths -

Mr. Steve Owen – Second in Department -

Mr Anil Mistry - KS4 Coordinator -

Mr Krzysztof Rojek -

Miss Anita Bagri -

Mr Andrew Bullock -

Mr Sean Davis -

Mr Robert Poole - Head of Year 7 -

Mrs Hannah Stowe -

Mr Ethan Web -

Ms Fiona Irwin - Higher Level Teaching Assistant -


Homework is set for mathematics via an online platform called Mathswatch. 

All year groups are set one piece of homework a week. The platform allows the class teacher to set questions based around a given topic. Tasks are automatically marked to allow students to get immediate feedback. If a student is stuck, they can access helpful videos on the platform and can leave messages for their class teacher to request further detailed help.

Pupils will be given a colour coded percentage score to let them know how they have done. Parents can monitor this and encourage students to focus their revision on the topics in red or seek further support.

Login details for both websites will be shared with students by their class teachers. If you forget your passwords, please talk to Mr Owen, who can reset them for you.


Username pnumber@cncs   (e.g p1234@cncs)

Password:  Full date of birth in DDMMYYYY format   (13092006)

A Level Maths and Further Maths are set 5 hours of independent study per week taking a variety of forms. Students will be given access to resources and question banks on and kerboodle.

Equipment and Resources

Students should bring the following to every maths lesson

Black/Blue Pens





Scientific Calculator- (we recommend a Casio FX-83GTX)

Useful websites

Recommended Revision guides

CGP: GCSE AQA Mathematics for the Grade 9-1 Course

Upcoming Events

UKMT- Senior Maths Challenge for Year 12 and 13- October 3rd

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge Years 10 and 11 January 31st 2024

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge Years 7&8 April 25th 2024

Birmingham Catholic Partnership maths challenge- Years 10 and 11-TBC

AMSP Maths Feast-TBC

Key Stage 4 information

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics

key stage 5 information

A Level Mathematics

A Level Further Mathematics

For more information on our curriculum intent and implementation, click on the link below

Link to Mathematics curriculum page