Paston College Mathematics Department Information Page

Fulltime staff:

Danny Hoskin, Further Maths and Maths A Level, Use of Maths AS

Part-time staff:

Jonny Griffiths, Further Maths and Maths A Level, Use of Maths AS
Ian Simpson, Maths A Level
Jamie Barwick, GCSE Maths, Functional Skills

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

Details of the Courses We Offer

Functional Skills

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, M1, M2, S1, S2, D1 and DE.
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 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 Acle, Aylsham, Broadland, Cromer, Flegg, North Walsham, Sheringham, Stalham and Thorpe House have all taken part.
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 many 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.

Functional Mathematics
What do you think when you hear the words “Functional Mathematics” or “Functional Maths”?
It sounds pretty simple, Maths that helps you function. The problem is finding the time and ideas to give the youngsters a fully developed curriculum in Functional Maths
At Lynn Grove High School in Gorleston, Norfolk, two Maths practitioners, Danny Hoskin (now at Paston) and Darren Farman,
developed a scheme of functional units that both challenge and engage the pupilsin FUN-ctional Skills.
The tasks are open ended and can be adapted to give each pupil a feeling of achievement no matter what their level of Mathematics is.
Click HERE for more details.

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.

This is the site where paston Maths teacher Danny Hoskin
has collected together a taste of the interesting maths that he has encountered across his career.
You will find here work on pendulums, horse racing, stones skipping on water, tea cooling, football predictionms and lots besides.
The results can be seen HERE.

Making Statistics Vital
In 2006-7, MEI commissioned Jonny Griffiths to write a set of A Level Statistics activities.
Over the years, this has developed into a collection of 40 tasks.
The results can be seen HERE.

The Radian Song
Jonny sometimes brings his musical past into lessons.
The Radian Song has proved especially popular down the years.
Click HERE.

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