Welcome to Maths

In Maths we aim to make our lessons interesting and engaging to allow students to make progress. We do this by using a variety of collaborative structures which allow students to share ideas and work together on solving problems.



Key Stage 3

The Maths course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Edexcel GCSE 1-9 course in Key Stage 4. In year 7 we use a Mastery approach with all students that allows students to gain a greater depth of knowledge of the topics that they study. This is then built upon in year 8 and throughout Key Stage 3 students are encouraged to be more resilient and justify their solutions.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
Karl Housam –

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics

Maths is assessed in the following way:

Maths is divided into two tiers of entry, Foundation and Higher with each tier having 3 1hour 30minute examinations. Two of the examinations are calculator papers. The Foundation Tier covers grades 1-5 and the Higher Tier covers grades 4/5-9.

Summary of Foundation Tier Topics:


-Order positive and negative integers
-Calculate and interpret standard form
-Convert between fractions, decimals and percentages


-Use and interpret algebraic manipulation
-Expand and Factorise
-Solve equations and inequalities

Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

-Divide a quantity into given parts
-Make links to similarity
-Interpret the gradient of a straight line

Geometry and Measures

-Use standard ruler and compass constructions
-Apply angle facts to solve problems
-Calculate arc lengths and areas of sectors

Probability and Statistics

-Record, describe and analyse frequencies of outcomes of probability experiments
-Use and interpret scatter graphs
-Interpret, analyse and compare distributions

Summary of Higher Tier Topics:


-Calculate with roots and with integer and fractional indices
-Calculate with and interpret standard form
-Calculate with, and simplify surds


-Understand and use standard mathematical formulae and rearrange formulae
-Use algebra to support and construct arguments and proofs
-Expand products of two or more binomials

Ratio and Proportion

-Solve problems involving direct and inverse proportion
-Use compound units such as speed, density and pressure
-Set up and solve and interpret growth and decay problems

Geometry and Measures

-Apply and prove standard circle theorems
-Use basic congruence criteria for triangles
-Know and apply sine and cosine rules

Probability and Statistics

-Understand and use set notation
-Interpret and construct diagrams and charts including histograms and cumulative frequency graphs
-Complete and use tree diagrams


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Karl Housam –

Enrichment Opportunities for Maths

lease see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.