Mr R. Sugden – Curriculum Leader for Maths

Mrs C. Wilson – Assistant Curriculum Leader for Maths

Mrs J. Sugden – Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Maths

Mrs D Mitchell – Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Maths

Ms S Ladak – Lead Teacher (Maths Across the Curriculum and subject enrichment)

Mr A Kellett – Associate Assistant Headteacher (Director of Key Stage 4) and Teacher of Maths

Miss S Milner – Teacher of Maths

Mrs K Davies-Pounder – Teacher of Maths

Mr S Lisgo – Teacher of Maths

Miss M Ratcliffe – Teacher of Maths

Miss Nicole Park – Teacher of Maths

Mr Ged O’Donnell – Teacher of Maths

Mrs J Gill – HLTA for Maths

Miss P Hepworth – Lead Intervention

Mrs C Myland – Lead Intervention

We are an enthusiastic and dedicated department that engages students, allowing them to become independent learners and work collaboratively with their peers, they will be able to reflect on their learning and identify how to progress further.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7: Key Themes

Place value (integers, decimals and fractions)

Four operations for positive numbers

Inverse operations

Fraction/decimal equivalence

Applications of number skills

Consideration of whether an answer is ‘sensible’


Place value (integers, decimals and fractions)

Four operations for positive numbers

Inverse operations

Fraction/decimal equivalence

Applications of number skills inc BIDMAS

Rounding numbers

Integer powers and their real roots (squares)

Consideration of whether an answer is ‘sensible’


Units of Measurement

Drawing and Measuring Angles

Scale Drawing

Symmetry – line and rotational

Properties of Lines, Angles and Polygons

Properties of Triangles

Angle Calculations

Identifying fractions and percentages on diagrams

Equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentages

Percentage of an amount

Percentage increases and decreases

Calculating a fraction of an amount

Equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions

Converting between proper and improper fractions

Four operations for fractions


Communicating algebraically

Use and interpretation of algebraic notation

Algebraic Substitution

Simplifying algebraic expressions

Understanding and use of brackets in algebra


Discrete data

Bar charts


Line graphs

Frequency tables

Mean (including from a table)

Application of number skills


Year 8: Key Themes

Ordering positive and negative integers, decimals and fractions

Four operations applied to integers, decimals, proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers both positive and negative (including written methods)

Correct notation for the priority of operations

Inverse operations (including negative numbers)

Recognise powers and associated real roots

Approximation through estimation

Checking whether an answer is ‘sensible’


Types of number – multiples, factors, LCM, HCF, primes

Understanding and using mathematical formulae

Solving linear equations

Area and volume (including circles)


Fraction/Decimal/Percentage equivalence

Percentages of amounts and interpretation of fractions and percentages as operators

Express one quantity as a percentage of another

Compare two quantities using percentages

Percentage increase/decrease

Work with percentages greater than 100%

Round to an appropriate degree of accuracy (powers of 10, significant figures)

Use a calculator

One quantity as a fraction of another

Ratio Notation

Sharing amounts into ratios

Consideration of multiplicative relationships as ratios or fractions

Ratio and its application

Compound Measure


Properties of triangles

Properties of quadrilaterals

Properties of circles

Parallel lines – corresponding and alternate angles

Angles in a triangle

Angles in any polygon

Properties of regular polygons

Properties of all 3D shapes

Solving 3D problems using properties of 3D shapes

Pie Charts

Measures of central tendency (median and mode)

Bivariate Data

Appropriate use of central tendency or graph

Analysing and evaluating data


Year 9: Key Themes



Expanding double brackets

Working with coordinates in all 4 quadrants.

Congruence and similarity


Simple Trigonometry

Angle facts

Properties of shapes

Geometric sequences


Enumerate sets and unions/intersections of sets systematically, using tables, grids and Venn diagrams

use a calculator and other technologies to calculate results accurately and then interpret them appropriately

Interpret mathematical relationships both algebraically and geometrically.

Scale drawings, scales factors and maps

Language and properties of shapes, angles and lines


Congruent triangles

Identify and describe translations, rotations and reflections

Construct shapes after translation, rotation, reflection and enlargement


Understand numbers written in standard form

Use of standard units

Percentage change

Use of compound units


Averages from grouped data and frequency tables

Cumulative Frequency

Box Plots

Interquartile Range

Comparing sets of grouped data using statistical analysis


An alternative programme maybe followed using GCSE transition pockets:


Fractions and ratio

Function notation

Graphs in real life

Iterative methods

Set notation and Venn diagrams


Direct and inverse proportion

Growth and decay



At the start of KS3 baseline data is used to determine the starting points for students on the relevant scheme of work. Through the course of each year students are assessed at the end of each topic of work by their class teacher and given a working level for that topic. At this stage through the teachers’ marking and feedback students’ strengths are identified and they are given targets for further improvement (this is in line with the school’s STAR assessment and marking policy). In each term students will be given a standardised assessment so that an overall working level can be given. Their performance in these assessments is analysed by students and staff so that targets for development can be given and strengths identified. Throughout the key stage students’ progress is monitored and strategies for intervention are put in place for identified students to ensure that they make expected progress.

Key stage 4


We provide a range of courses and qualifications at Key Stage 4, with students following the most appropriate course depending on target grades. They are:

GCSE in Mathematics ‘Linked Pair’ Pilot

This consists of two GCSEs, with a calculator and non-calculator paper taken in each.

  • Methods in Mathematics which looks at the pure aspects of mathematics

Paper codes 5MM1F and 5MM2F (foundation) / 5MM1H and 5MM2H (higher)

  • Applications in Mathematics which includes using mathematics in everyday contexts including “financial applications” and problem-solving in real-life scenarios.

Paper codes 5AM1F and 5AM2F (foundation) / 5AM1H and 5AM2H (higher)

GCSE Mathematics – Linear (1MA0)

This is the traditional linear GCSE two year course and is assessed at either higher or foundation level with the examination taken at the end of year 11. The examination consists of two papers; one calculator and one non-calculator.

Paper codes 1MA0/1F and 1MA0/2F (foundation) / 1MA0/1H and 1MA0/2H (higher)

Edexcel Awards:

  • Level 3 Award in Algebra (AAL30) and Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods (AST30)

Some more able students may be offered these courses in order to advance their skills in algebra and statistics.

  • Level 1 Award in Number and Measures (ANM10)

This is a level 1 award that allows students to gain confidence in their basic maths skills whilst preparing them for their GCSE exams.

OCR Entry Level Certificate (R448)

This qualification is aimed at learners who, for a variety of reasons, may not be ready for a GCSE, or who will benefit from reinforcing their basic mathematics skills while studying towards the GCSE. The examination consists of two written papers, an aural paper and a practical test.


Students have taken part in a number events such as the world’s biggest maths lesson with Jonny Ball held at Elland Road, as well as a variety of maths challenges and competitions such as the UKMT challenges, Leeds University Science Week “Pop Maths Quizzes” and the Four Nations Maths Challenge, with notable success in recent years. Students are also given the opportunity to take part in activities provided in school by STEM partners (eg Hesco Engineering).

 Useful websites

GCSE revision websites

Other websites