Study Mathematics at Biddenham

59% of our students achieved a grade 4 to 9 in the last examination session. Three students achieved grade 9. As a department, we are making steady progress with our results.

Information about the Department

Here at Biddenham we offer A-Level Maths, A-Level Further Maths, Level 3 Core Maths, GCSE Maths and Key Stage 3 Maths.

We are a friendly and open department, who are passionate about our students’ achievement. We have 7 classrooms, all equipped with interactive whiteboards.

Students are taught the GCSE syllabus from year 9 (one year early).  This allows students to have a greater exposure to the topics tested in year 11. Lessons are delivered in levelled classrooms to ensure that students are appropriately challenged and can be confident in understanding the content.

Students in year 11 also have the opportunity to gain the OCR Level 3 Free Standing Maths Qualification in Additional Mathematics (which carries UCAS points).

As a department we offer additional classes to help students achieve their potential. After school concept catch-up sessions and daily homework club are available to all. We also deliver targeted support to students in year 11 who are on the 3/4 borderline.

Trips are also conducted over the course of the academic year to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.


Mr P. Strzelec – Head of Mathematics
Mr S. Nyandemoh – Assistant Head of Mathematics Department (responsible for KS5)
Mrs F. Stephenson – Assistant Director of KS3 and Assistant Head of Mathematics Department (responsible for KS3)
Mr M. Horton
Mrs G. Johnstone
Mr D. Grosu
Mrs I. Eck
Mr M. Steer
Mr J. Thompson
Mrs B. Darlow
Mrs P. Swamynathan
Mr A. Parish
Mrs B. Darlow
Mr B. Gulliver