The Mathematics Department aims to provide mathematical activities and experiences in line with National Curriculum requirements, which enable all students to be involved in motivating and challenging work and which ensures that they are equipped with the mathematical knowledge and skills they will need in adult life.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a maths curriculum that progressively increases knowledge, self-confidence and interest in the subject. Each half term focuses on a specific area of maths covering Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures and Statistics.

The course uses a variety of approaches, with students working both individually and in small groups on material of a practical, problem-solving and investigative nature. At the same time, there is ample opportunity for practice and consolidation of skills, the development of competence in mental arithmetic and the sensible use of the calculator.

Students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities. Over the last 12 months students have had the opportunity to take part in:

  • Puzzle of the Week Challenges
  • UKMT Challenges
  • World Maths Day
  • National Number Day
  • Homework Club

Students need to bring Mathematical equipment to their Maths lessons. This includes a pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, compass and scientific calculator. 

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Assessment Without Levels

The following document highlights the skills required to meet each grade using our new Assessment Without Levels system.

Mathematics - Assessments Without Levels

Curriculum Content and Skills


Name of Module/Unit


Autumn 1 Number Focus

Numbers and the Number System
Counting and Comparing

Autumn 2 Shape Focus

Visualising and Constructing
Investigating properties of shapes and angles
Measuring and Calculating Space

Spring 1 Number & Proportion

Proportional Reasoning
Calculating with Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Spring 2 Algebra Focus

Algebraic Proficiency: tinkering
Solving equations and inequalities

Summer 1 Functions & Graphs

Pattern Sniffing
Algebraic proficiency: visualising
Mathematical Movement

Summer 2 Data and Probability

Presentation of Data
Measuring Data
Understanding Risk

Mathematics Staff

Mr M. Griffiths Head of Department
Mrs J. Taylor Second in Department
Mrs K. Flanagan Numeracy Coordinator / Teacher of Mathematics
Miss H. Gornall Teacher of Mathematics
Mr D. Hodgson Teacher of Mathematics
Mr B. O'Neil Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs H. Osborne Teacher of Mathematics


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