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Welcome to the Maths Department: Curriculum Information 2017 - 2018

Mrs J Betteridge

Curriculum Leader

The Team:

Lesley Danks                Classroom Teacher
Abby Foreman             Classroom Teacher (assistant progress leader year 7)
Liz Miller                         Lead Teacher
Kathryn Uffindell        Assistant Curriculum Leader
Dave Weaver                 Classroom Teacher
Luke Whatmough       Classroom Teacher


Introduction to the Department:

In the Mathematics Department we aim to help students build up their confidence in using mathematical skills and processes and applying them in problem solving.  We endeavour to help make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible, and follow an introductory programme for the first few weeks before setting students. 

Key Stage 3 Information:

In Key Stage 3 we are constantly developing our curriculum to make it dynamic and relevant to the students we teach.  Our KS3 curriculum has four main strands; Number, Algebra, Geometry and Data.

Key mathematical skills are tested regularly while formal assessments take place every half term.

Students in year 7 take part in weekly “Times Table Rock Stars” challenges during tutor time and as a starter activity in 2 of their weekly maths lessons.

Homework is set on a weekly basis.

Below is the KS3 outline scheme of work for both year 7 and 8.



Key Stage 4 Information:

At Key Stage 4, students enter one of two pathways, Higher or Foundation, based on their potential and their endeavour throughout Key Stage 3. There is a considerable overlap in the content of these 2 pathways. This allows plenty of time for students to master the skills needed before a final decision on which tier they will sit for the exam in year 11 has to be made.

Homework is set on a weekly basis.

Examination Board used:

We use the Edexcel exam board for Mathematics.

Qualification to be obtained:

GCSE Mathematics

Other Information

Students from all years take part in the national challenge run annual by: