Maths
Team Leader: Mrs D Adams
Team Leader email address: dadams@cedarsupper.org.uk
The Mathematics department is staffed by 12 mathematics teachers. We all teach the full range and ability of students from Year 9 – 11 and the majority of us teach A level as well.
The department offers the following courses:
 GCSE: Maths
 GCSE: Statistics
 FSMQ: Additional Maths
 A level Core Maths
 A Level Mathematics
 A level Further Mathematics
(Information on the syllabus followed or each course and text books used is at the end of this page)
Each year approximately 60 students choose to study Maths at A level and there are an increasing number of students taking Further Mathematics each year. Our recent team review stated that there was “Outstanding subject knowledge demonstrated by teachers across the whole team and that students demonstrate positive behaviour and are often highly engaged".
Each year, we offer a range of out of school activities to support and enrich the mathematics curriculum such as:
 Year 9/10 Maths and adventure trip to Snowdonia looking at the mathematics involved in the activities undertaken
 United Kingdom Maths challenges for all year groups, and team challenges too
 Edge Hill Mathematics problem solving competition
 Sixth form trip to Open University Christmas Maths lecture
We often celebrate National Pi Day (March 14^{th}) and our sixth form Maths Leaders run a variety of activities and events for the rest of the school as well as often providing coaching to younger students both in and outside of lessons.
Several students each year go on to study maths (or maths related) degrees at university.
We are a very strong and experienced Maths department with excellent facilities.
Recent successes
2017
81% 9  4 at GCSE Maths
73% A* B at A Level Maths
99% A* C at A Level Further Maths (13 students)
The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust competitions resulted in students from Cedars gaining places in the European and International Olympiad competitions and gaining Merit certificates for their performances. In 2016, one student was invited to attend the National Mathematics Summer School held in Leeds which was a tremendous achievement. In 2017, the senior team challenge group progressed to the National Final. This was the first time we had a team that had done so well.
Edge Hill University Mathematics competition for year 9 students
Each year, some students in year 9 are able to work together in groups to solve a problem set by Edgehill University maths department. In recent years, Cedars students have progressed to the National Final of the competition competing against the best 30 teams from across the whole country. In 2014, our team came second and in 2015 they won the competition receiving prizes of graphical calculators for themselves and the school. We have high hopes of future teams repeating this success.
Syllabus for each course and text books used in school are currently:
Course 
Syllabus 
Text book 
GCSE Maths 
OCR (J560) 
(Year 10 & 11) GCSE Maths for Edexcel Higher Plus, Higher and Foundation Plus (Year 9) Cambridge Mathematics GCSE for OCR Student Book Foundation or Higher ISBN: 9781107569218 (Foundation) and ISBN: 9781107448056 (Higher) 
GCSE Statistics 
Edexcel (IST0) 
GCSE Statistics Edexcel Student Book ISBN: 9781292190310 
Additional Maths FSMQ (Free Standing Maths Qualification) 
OCR (6993) 
Additional Maths for OCR ISBN: 9780340869604 
A Level Core Maths 
OCR Level 3 Certificate in quantitative problem solving 
No specific text book 
AS and A2 level Maths and Further Maths 
OCR Maths AS/A H230, H240 Further Maths AS/A H235, H245 
Books specific to each module from the series Cambridge Advanced Mathematics for OCR Maths · A Level Mathematics for OCR A Student Book 1 (AS/Year 1) with Cambridge Elevate Edition (2 Years) ISBN: 9781316644652 · A Level Mathematics for OCR A Student Book 2 (Year 2) with Cambridge Elevate Edition (2 Years) ISBN: 9781316644676
Further Maths ISBN: 9781316644232 ISBN: 9781316644263 ISBN: 9781316644270 ISBN: 9781316644249
