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Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.

Our aims are to encourage and enable students to:

Key Stage 3

We follow the National Numeracy Strategy adapted to suit the needs and abilities of our students and our main text resource is “KS3 Maths Progress” for years 7 -9. , a set of text books suited to the needs of students of all abilities.

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 & 11 students receive 4 hours of Mathematics teaching per week.

At GCSE we offer the Edexcel Linear A GCSE route and we use Pearson textbooks in years 10 and 11. Students are set according to ability based on their results at the end of year 9. We continue to make use of all those resources available at Key Stage 3 and maintain a variety of teaching and learning styles.


Our objectives as a department are to promote knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and processes. These are fundamental to studying mathematics and form the base from which to explore complex concepts and develop problem-solving skills. Through knowledge and understanding students develop mathematical reasoning to make deductions and solve problems.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

When solving problems students should be able to:

Mathematics provides a powerful and universal language. Students are expected to use mathematical language appropriately when communicating mathematical ideas, reasoning and findings—both orally and in writing.

At the end of the course, students should be able to communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning and findings by being able to:

We build upon these skills in all 5 years.

GCSE results were 80% Grade 4-9 and 50% Grade 5-9 in 2019.

Support in Mathematics

As a department we offer students the opportunity to attend the Maths ARC (Academic Review Centre) any lunchtime they wish. This is a facility staffed by a teacher and the Mathematics Learning Assistant. It can be used for catch up/homework help/ ICT based support.

Time may be booked with the Learning Assistant for additional help.

We also provide access to ActiveLearn, which is a commercial site operated by Pearson, (www.pearsonactivelearn.com), to provide support to all pupils for their studies.

Extra Curricular Activities