Mathematics is everywhere! Whether you’re checking that you have paid the correct amount of tax, or programming the next generation of computers, a sound grasp of mathematics will be vital for all of our students to be able to take their place in the 21st century world. We aim to equip our students with the skills needed to solve tomorrow’s problems, as well as developing their core numeracy skills.

Our curriculum in planned to build skills and knowledge throughout all Key Stages, with topics scheduled to extend prior learning.  Retrieval is embedded in our work with time set aside each term to revise previous content.

Homework will be set every week and will be ‘delayed’, meaning that it will be on content that was delivered 2 weeks previously.  This will help students to embed their knowledge in their long-term memory.

Key staff

Mr Adam Ealden, Head of Department – Email:

Miss Lauren Blackburn, Second in Department & Key Stage 4 Coordinator – Email:

Mrs Helena Gunn, Key Stage 3 Coordinator – Email:

Mrs Ciara Hartley, Key Stage 5 Coordinator – Email:

Download our curriculum plan for Years 7-11

Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7 to 9 follow a scheme of learning that incorporates the updated National Curriculum, whilst also allowing time for more investigative and problem-solving activities where newly acquired skills can be applied to unfamiliar situations. We also use the weekly Numeracy Ninja challenges to keep mental arithmetic skills fluent.

Year 9 is a blended year during which the transition is made to GCSE material and assessments. We start to use GCSE test papers to get students used to answering these types of questions, with all students starting on Foundation tier papers.

Download the Year 7 Numeracy Presentation to Parents

Key Stage 4

Students in Years 10 and 11 are working towards the 9-1 Maths GCSE. We are using the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) specification (2015) 1MA1.

This course is 100% examined at the end of Year 11. The examination has two tiers of entry: foundation (grades 1-5) and higher (grades 4-9). Once students have demonstrated they are secure at level 4 they ‘graduate’ onto the higher tier assessments. Tiers are not confirmed until the spring of Year 11.


GCSE Maths Revision

Key Stage 5

Maths and Further Mathematics A Level

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