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Maths 1
Mr Chokshi

University (year) and degree title: City University (1992), BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science

Teacher since: 1994

Experience/background: Mr Chokshi is a highly successful Maths teacher who joined Barking Abbey in 1999. Prior to this he spent 5 years teaching GCSE and A level maths at Ilford County Grammar School for boys. As head of KS5 maths and with over 20 years of experience in guiding students through A level and further maths Mr Chokshi has been instrumental in making Barking Abbey the mathematical centre of excellence it is today.


Maths 2
Mr Davies

University (year) and degree title:
University of Sheffield (1995) BSc (Hons) Mathematics
UWE, Bristol (2003) PGCE in Mathematics
King’s College, London (2015) MA in Mathematics Education

Teacher since: 2003

Experience/background: Mr Davies joined Barking Abbey in 2003 as an NQT and gradually worked his way up to be Head of Department in 2010.  He can teach Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Maths as well as the Core modules in both year 12 and 13, although interest in Mathematics and other scientific disciplines goes much further than the school curriculum.  Mr Davies has many years’ experience working with students helping them achieve the results they expect and beyond at both GCSE and A Level. 

Maths 5
Ms Patel

University (year) and degree title: Kings College (London) 2004,   BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education

Teacher since: 2005

Experience/background: Ms Patel is a well-respected Mathematics teacher who joined Barking Abbey in 2005. She has extensive experience of teaching Key stages 3,4 and 5 and has a particular interest in the teaching of Statistics. Ms Patel has been appointed for a number of years as an examiner for the Edexcel Exam board marking a range of AS and A level examination papers. Her extensive knowledge of the AS and A level Statistics course has helped students at Barking Abbey improve their examination scores vastly.


Maths 4
Mr Sapal

University (year) and degree title: Queen Mary University of London (1994), BSc (Hons) Physics & Mathematics

Teacher since: 1998

Experience/background: Mr Sapal gained a first class honours degree and spent time in industry as a computer programmer before embarking on a career in teaching. He is able to teach across a broad spectrum of disciplines at A level and further maths. He is the STEP specialist at Barking Abbey having helped students gain admission to Oxbridge and other Russell group universities. Prior to joining Barking Abbey he was a successful Physics teacher at Ilford County Grammar School for boys.


Maths 3
Mr Sufi

Degree: Queen Mary, University of London, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics

Teaching Qualification: PGCE Mathematics, King’s College London

Teacher since: 2006

Experience/background: Mr Sufi joined Barking Abbey School as a trainee and has been working here since he qualified as a teacher. During this time he has taught at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, producing some strong results. He has previously been voted best male teacher at Lower School and has helped to achieve some of the school’s best ever results at GCSE. At AS and A Level, he has contributed to the development of students on the accelerated programme, teaching core maths modules and elements of Further Maths. Mr Sufi is also a member of two mathematical associations.


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