We aim to challenge and inspire students through innovative practice which enhances the use of technology.  We recognise the importance of demonstrating to pupils the relevance and functionality of mathematics and how it underpins many other areas of learning. We aim to provide pupils, whatever their ability the opportunity to succeed in, and enjoy learning, mathematics.

KS3 Provision

In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils have six lessons of mathematics per fortnight. Pupils are streamed in each year group according to their ability. Pupils study content from the key areas of the National Curriculum;  Number and Calculation,  Algebra, Shape & Space and Data Handling. We aim to develop our student’s ability to use and apply techniques through investigative and functional approaches to learning. Students are assessed regularly against National Curriculum levels and are aware of their target level. They set themselves measurable targets and are aware of what they need to be able to do to move onto the next level. Our more able mathematicians have the opportunity to take part in the United Kingdom Maths Trust individual and team challenges.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Number Sense 1: 

Addition and Subtraction

+  rounding, estimating and perimeter

Number Sense 3:

(recap and extend from Year 7)


Number Sense 4:

(from Year 8)


Number Sense 2: 

Multiplication and division

+ factors, multiples, primes and area

 Algebra 2



Application of algebra



 Angle and line properties

Ratio and proportion

Practical use of percentages

 Algebra 1 Probability Triangles
Fractions and percentages Geometry Linear and nonlinear relationships

Data handling 1:


Data handling 2:


Transformations and geometrical problem solving

KS4 Provision

In Years 10 and 11 pupils have six lessons of mathematics per fortnight. Pupils are streamed according to their ability. All pupils will study towards a GCSE qualification in mathematics, either at Higher Level (Grades A* – D) or Foundation Level (Grades C – G). We currently use the AQA exam board for certification. Some of our more able pupils also participate in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge.

OCR Mathematics (9-1) - J560 (from 2015)

GCSE Statistics

Some students will opt to follow GCSE Statistics in Year 10. We currently follow the AQA specification which has a 25% controlled assessment component and 75% examination. Students will be entered at either Higher Level (Grades A*-D) or Foundation Level (Grades C – G).

If you would like find out more about the maths curriculum please contact:

Mrs D. Cooley, Head of Maths Department:

  1. KS3 maths overview
  2. KS4 maths overview