Subject Maths
Members of staff Craig Orwin – Curriculum Leader,  Becky Draper – Subject Teacher, Scott Caffrey – Subject Teacher,  Amy Khan – Subject Teacher,  Chris Tueart – Subject Teacher,  Victoria Fritche – Subject Teacher,  Emma Duckworth – Subject Teacher, Vanessa Smith – Subject Teacher, Joanna Moorhouse – Teacher.
Subject overview

The Mathematics Department will provide students with exciting, relevant and challenging Mathematics.

Students will understand the underlying principles of the mathematics they learn, making links and developing reasoning and problem-solving skills. Students will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

They will progress towards being independent mathematicians who can identify correct and incorrect work for themselves. Where work is incorrect, students will be encouraged to use these mistakes to make further improvements and ultimately increasing resilience when faced with challenging topics.

Building confidence in mathematics will be at the forefront of lessons and students will be consistently challenged in order to maximise their true potential.

To achieve this, staff provide interesting and effective teaching ideas, accurately diagnose weaknesses in every student and ensure rapid and concise interventions take place in order to ensure good progress for all students

Key Stage 3
Content Year 7 – Mastery Scheme of Work Year 8 – Mastery Scheme of Work
Autumn term 1 Place Value and Addition and Subtraction Fractions 2
Autumn term 2 Multiplication and Division Percentages
Spring term 1 Fractions Algebra 2
Spring term 2 Statistics and Negative Numbers Geometry – Circles and Area
Summer term 1 Algebra Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
Summer term 2 Geometry – Lines and Angles Statistics 2 and Geometry – 3D Shapes
Key Stage 4
Content Year 9 – Foundation (Higher classes will be slightly different) Year 10 Foundation Year 10 Higher
Autumn term 1 Number

Factors & Multiples



Review Number


Standard Form

Calculating with Percentages


Algebra Recap & Extension

Review Number

Calculating with Percentages



Algebra Recap & Extension

Autumn term 2 Basic Fractions

Coordinates & Linear Graphs

Basic Decimals


Collecting & representing Data 1

Constructions & Loci

Congruence & Similarity

Further Perimeter & Area

Properties of Polygons

Congruence & Similarity

Simultaneous Equations

Spring term 1 Sequences


Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Perimeter & Area

Introduction to Trigonometry

Graphs Recap & Extension

Properties of Polygons

Number Recap & Review

Pythagoras Theorem and Basic Trigonometry


Spring term 2 Indices

Circumference & Area

Ratio & Proportion

Further Circumference & area

Simultaneous equations

Further Statistics

Algebra: Introduction to quadratics and rearranging formulae


Summer term 1 Probability


Scatter Graphs


Review of Basic Probability




Algebra Recap & Review

Sketching Graphs

Linear & Quadratic Equations & their Graphs

Geometry & Measures Recap & Review

Summer term 2 Pythagoras’ Theorem

Statistical Measures

2D Representations of 3D Shapes

Real Life Graphs

Algebra: Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae & Identities.

Direct & Indirect Proportion

Algebra: Further Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae & Identities.

Direct & Indirect Proportion

Trigonometry Recap & Extension


The majority of year 11 will be used to revisit and recap topics taught in Years 9 and 10 alongside a Diagnose, Therapy and Test strategy designed to ensure students reach their full potential and achieve the best possible GCSE grade.

Year 11 Foundation, Algebra & Graphs, Sketching Graphs, Trigonometry, Growth & Decay, Solving Quadratic Equations, Quadratic Graphs, Vectors Year 11 Higher, Growth & Decay, Equation of a Circle, Further Equations & Graphs, Vectors, Further Sketching Graphs, Inequalities, Sine and Cosine Rules, Transforming Functions, Numerical Methods, Circle Theorems, Gradients and Rates of Change, Pre-Calculus and Area under a Curve, Algebraic Fractions
Revision links for GCSE course

Revision worksheets and videos. Five a day worksheets are ideal for home revision.

Need register (it is free). Videos and turoials on EVERY GCSE topic.

Aimed at students sitting the higher GCSE

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Don’t say ‘I was never any good at Maths’

Talk to them about what they learned in maths that day

Showing them examples of maths in daily life (decorating a room or booking a holiday are just a couple of examples)

Encouraging your child to ask questions, solve problems and to explain their answers.

Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know but let’s figure it out” to your child. If it’s difficult for you, admit it and then model determination by working it out. Use the websites above to support you in this.

Create a space at home for your child to work on their Independent Study without distractions.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Mathematics department enters pupils for the UK Mathematical Challenge every year. This is organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust from the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds. The challenges are intriguing multiple choice question papers which are designed to stimulate an interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving skills.

Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates are awarded to the best 40% of national participants. The most successful participants are also invited to enter follow-on rounds.

There are three levels of challenge Junior, Intermediate and Senior.

Intervention sessions aimed at ensuring the best outcomes at GCSE run at regular times during the week.