Committed to helping students of all abilities

Whether you find Mathematics easy or hard, we hope that every girl at Channing enjoys studying this subject.

There are many components in the make up of a good mathematician. Mastery of the basic skills, particularly algebraic, is essential. Equally important is an appetite for a challenge, a desire to wrestle with problems where the solution is not immediately obvious and where tenacity, perseverance and imagination are needed.

The Mathematics Department at Channing is committed to helping each pupil reach her potential in the subject and hopefully to have fun along the way!

Useful links/websites for lessons, homework and revision;

Maths drop-in – Thursdays

Stuck with your homework? Need some extra help with a tricky topic? Want to extend your knowledge further? Come along to the Maths drop-in! Every Thursday after school, the Mathematics teachers will be available in D2 and D3.


We use the STPA series of textbooks. These are available via Kerboodle as well as in hard copy.


All pupils sit Edexcel IGCSE Higher Tier Mathematics. 4MA1 (9-1). We were very proud of our first set of 9-1 examination results with 37% of pupils being awarded a 9 and 41% gaining an 8.


Every year pupils enter several mathematics competitions. Pupils participate in the UK Mathematics Trust Challenges with an ever-increasing amount of medals awarded and several pupils progressing to further rounds. Channing pupils also participate in the UKMT Team Challenges, The Girls Olympiad as well as Hans Woyda, an inter-schools contest. The Mathletics Club meets weekly to hone pupils problem-solving skills and prepare them for the inter-school competitions.

Maths Week

Maths Week is a well established and enjoyable fixture in the Channing calendar. It is now in its 10th year and has had a variety of themes from Women in Mathematics, Art, the Olympics, code-breaking and games. There are daily problems, quotes and jokes which all pupils and staff are encouraged to do. There is also an annual inter-house Mathematics competition for Year 7 and Year 8 as well as a programme of external speakers.