Paston College Mathematics Department Information Page

Fulltime staff 2012-2013:

Pete Brayne, Further Maths and Maths A Level
Head of Maths Department

Part-time staff 2012-2013:

Jonny Griffiths, Further Maths and Maths A Level
Chrissie Kimber, Use of Maths AS Level, Functional Maths
Ian Simpson, Maths A Level, and GCSE

Email us by clicking on a name above,
or phone the Maths Department on 01692 402334 x 258
(An email address at Paston is always

Details of the Courses We Offer

Functional Skills

Application of Number

GCSE Mathematics (AQA Linear)

Use of Mathematics AS Level (AQA syllabus)

A Level Mathematics (MEI syllabus)

A Level Further Mathematics (MEI syllabus)

Diagram of the A Level Maths/Further Maths course

At A Level we currently offer the modules C1, C2, C3, C4, FP1, FP2, FP3, M1, M2, S1, S2, D1 and DC.
As long as certain combination rules are obeyed,three modules will get you an AS Level in Maths, six will get you an A Level in Maths,
nine will get you an A Level in Maths and a AS in Further Maths, and twelve will get you A Levels in both Maths and Further Maths.

Maths Homework Policy

Other Department Initiatives

The Annual Paston Mathematics Challenge
In October each year, we invite our six major feeder schools to send a pair of teams
to do battle for the Paston Mathematics Challenge Trophy.
The event has been running now for nineteen years,
and in that time Aylsham, Broadland, Cromer, North Walsham, Sheringham and Stalham have all won the big prize.
Click HERE for more information.

Graphing software is now an essential part of every maths department's resources.
Omnigraph is one of the most popular packages available,
and it was written by Pete Brayne, Head of Maths at Paston.
Omnigraph is available free to Paston students on the Moodle,
and is available to the general public at Virtual Image.
Please click HERE for more information.

CAROM (Creative Activities Resulting in Offbeat Mathematics)
Carom is the lunchtime extra-curricular maths group that has been running at Paston for seven years now.
It offers a chance to study beautiful maths from off the syllabus for which our packed syllabuses sadly don't allow time.
Click HERE for more details.
Carom resources are now being turned into a publication for The Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
Please click HERE for more information.

Year 11 Mathematics Enrichment Powerpoint
Are you a year 11 student thinking of taking maths at A Level?
Try this Powerpoint file; it will give you a taste of what lies in store.
Written by Pete Brayne, Head of Maths at Paston.
Please click HERE.

Risps (Rich Starting Points - for A Level Mathematics)
Risps is a collection of 40 Pure Mathematics activities written during 2005-6
as part of a Gatsby Teacher Fellowship by Paston Maths Department member Jonny Griffiths
Please click HERE for more information.

Making Statistics Vital
In 2006-7, MEI commissioned Jonny Griffiths to write 25 A Level Statistics activities
for their website. The results can be seen HERE.

Pages last updated June 2011
Any comments on these pages should be emailed to Jonny Griffiths