Faculty vision statement and ethos
"Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new" Albert Einstein
In the Faculty of Mathematics, we aim to provide an educational experience that helps our students to prepare for successful roles in an ever changing society.
We strive to support and encourage students to become highly numerate so they have the enterprise and entrepreneurial skills to take in to the further education and industry. Students will be encouraged to lead and succeed and have the problem solving skills to successfully tackle future challenges.
Students' outcomes are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to excellent teaching, a welldesigned curriculum and a support environment for all to ensure our students take pride and ownership in their education.
To support our mission:
 We will ensure the curriculum is up to date, making real world connections wherever possible to allow students to understand the importance of Computing and Mathematics.
 We will challenge students to develop skills in analysis, reasoning, creativity, collaborative learning and selfexpression as they gain knowledge of Computing and Mathematics.
 We will maintain high academic and behavioural expectations, make every classroom minute count and encourage all students to realise their full potential.
 We will teach engaging and interesting lessons to motivate and inspire students.
 We will allow our students to compete in local and national competitions and challenges to realise their full ability.
 We will ensure that all faculty members have access to professional development opportunities to ensure that students receive the best possible learning experiences.
 We will work as a team to ensure that the planning and delivery of all lessons is of a high standard.
 We will allow all faculty members to express themselves taking on levels of responsibility and accountability.
Expectations and the journey to success
All students will be challenged and engaged to ensure they reach their potential. This will be achieved through high quality teaching and learning, in a positive and productive learning environment. Teachers are keen for students to share their passion for mathematics. Their lessons will be innovative and creative to ensure students master the mathematics and make rapid progress.
Students are expected to complete a milestone assessment approximately every 8 lessons. The milestone assessment will be used to measure student progress and to identify areas for improvement. All students will be expected to complete their corrections. If a student has no corrections, they will be given a suitable extension task to stretch and challenge them further.
In Years 7 and 8, students will be given AQA papers specifically designed for students of their age. These papers will be given termly and students will receive a 91 grade.
In Years 9, 10 and 11, students will be given OCR past exam papers as they are standardised and have been used as live papers to award students nationally with grades. These papers will be given termly and students will receive a 91 grade using the grade boundaries provided by the exam board.
At the end of Year 11, students will sit the OCR J560 GCSE Mathematics external examinations. The GCSE is assessed by students sitting three 90 minutes examinations. The first and third examinations require a calculator. The second exam must be sat without a scientific calculator.
Our Year 12 and 13 students, follow the Edexcel AS/A2 Mathematics specification. Students will be given the teaching and support to become more independent learners whilst studying pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics. A post16 Mathematics qualification is essential for study of many disciplines/subjects at University and is desirable by many employers. Students will sit two exams at the end of each year. Once exam in pure mathematics and the other exam in the applied statistics and mechanics.
Students in all year groups are encouraged to become successful problem solvers and staff give students regular opportunities to develop those skills.
To be successfully in mathematics, students will be expected to bring the following equipment to their lessons:
Black Pen, Green Pen, Purple Pen
Pencil and Rubber
Ruler
Protractor
Pair of Compasses
Scientific Calculator (recommended calculator: Casio fx991EX)
Teachers in the faculty.
Mr. David Wilkinson  Faculty Lead [email protected]
Mr. Ian Walker  Assistant Faculty Lead [email protected]
Mrs. Vicky Armstrong [email protected]
Miss. Rebecca Bullerwell [email protected]
Mr. Chris Liddle [email protected]
Mrs. Claire Liston [email protected]
Mr. Matt Pike [email protected]
Mrs. Christine Porter [email protected]
What is taught in Mathematics?
There are two pathways that students can be placed on to study towards their GCSE in Mathematics. Both pathways focus on mastery of mathematics, which will ultimately lead to exam success at the end of Year 11.
GOLD PATHWAY
Half Term 1 
Half Term 2 
Half Term 3 
Half Term 4 
Half Term 5 
Half Term 6 

Year 7 Gold 
Numbers and the Number System I Calculating: multiplication Calculating: division Visualising and constructing angles 
Investigating properties of 2D shapes Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Algebraic proficiency: Using formulae 
Proportional Reasoning Sequences I Measuring Space 
Investigating angles Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages Investigating angles 
Solving equations and inequalities Calculating space Checking, approximating and estimating 
Transformations Presenting data I Measuring data 
Year 8 Gold 
Numbers and the number system II Calculating Counting and comparing 
Visualising and constructing Investigating properties of shapes Manipulating algebraic expressions 
Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Proportional Reasoning II Sequences II 
Measuring Space Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages Solving equations and inequalities 
Calculating space Investigating angles Mathematical movement 
Presenting data II Checking, approximating and estimating Measuring data 
Year 9 Gold 
Numbers and the number system III Calculating Visualising and Constructing 
Understanding Risk 1: Introduction to probability Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Manipulating algebraic expressions 
Proportional Reasoning III Sequences III Investigating angles 
Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages Solving equations and inequalities Calculating Space: Circles 
Linear and Quadratic graphs Understanding Risk 2: Further probability 
Presenting data III Measuring data 
Year 10 Gold 
Calculating Visualising and Constructing 
Algebraic proficiency Proportional reasoning 
Sequences IV Solving equations and inequalities I 
Presenting data IV Calculating space 
Conjecturing Algebraic proficiency: visualising 
Solving equations and inequalities II Understanding risk 3 
Year 11 Gold 
Investigating properties of shapes Powers and Roots Solving Equations and Inequalities III 
Mathematical Movement I Manipulating algebraic expressions Proportional Reasoning 
Geometric Progressions Volume and Surface Area of 3D shapes Interpreting quadratic graphs 
Percentage and exponential growth Solving Equations and Inequalities IV Analysing Statistics 
Mathematical Movement II REVISION FOR GCSE EXAMS 
Platinum Pathway
Half Term 1 
Half Term 2 
Half Term 3 
Half Term 4 
Half Term 5 
Half Term 6 

Year 7 Platinum 
Numbers and the number system Calculating Counting and comparing 
Visualising and constructing Investigating properties of shapes Manipulating algebraic expressions 
Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Proportional Reasoning Sequences 
Measuring Space Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages Solving equations and inequalities 
Calculating space Investigating angles Mathematical movement 
Presenting data Checking, approximating and estimating Measuring data 
Year 8 Platinum 
Numbers and the number system Calculating Visualising and Constructing 
Understanding Risk 1: Introduction to probability Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Manipulating algebraic expressions 
Proportional Reasoning Sequences Investigating angles 
Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages Solving equations and inequalities Calculating Space: Circles 
Linear and Quadratic graphs Understanding Risk 2: Further probability 
Presenting data Measuring data 
Year 9 Platinum 
Calculating Visualising and Constructing 
Algebraic proficiency Proportional reasoning 
Sequences Solving equations and inequalities I 
Presenting data Calculating space 
Conjecturing Algebraic proficiency: visualising 
Solving equations and inequalities II Understanding risk 
Year 10 Platinum 
Investigating properties of shapes Fractional powers and roots Solving equations and inequalities III 
Mathematical Movement I Manipulating algebraic expressions Proportional Reasoning 
Quadratic sequences and geometric expressions Solving equations and inequalities IV Surface Area and Volume of 3D shapes 
Conjecturing Algebraic proficiency: Visualising I Percentage Change and exponential growth 
Solving quadratics: Factorising and graphically Probability: Understanding Risk Analysing Statistics 
Graphs and equations of circles Vectors 
Year 11 Platinum 
3D Pythagoras, Sine Rule and Cosine Rule Surds Using the quadratic formula 
Enlargement and Similarity Composite and Inverse Functions Direct and Inverse Proportion 
Geometric Progressions Inequalities and simultaneous equations Graphs of exponential and trigonometric functions 
Histograms Solving quadratics: Completing the square Rates of Change 
Geometric Arguments and Proof REVISION FOR GCSE EXAMS 
Post 16
Half Term 1 
Half Term 2 
Half Term 3 
Half Term 4 
Half Term 5 
Half Term 6 

Year 12 
Surds and Indices Coordinate Geometry Trigonometry Quadratic Equations Equations and Inequalities 
Polynomials Graphs and Transformations Binomial Expansion Differentiation Integration 
Data Collection Data Processing Kinematics Force's and Newton's Laws 
Probability Binomial Distribution Variable Acceleration 
Hypothesis Testing Vectors Logarithms and Exponentials REVISION FOR AS EXAMS 

Year 13 
Algebraic Fractions Functions The exponential and log functions Numerical Methods 
Transforming Graphs of functions Trigonometry Further Trigonometry Differentiation Partial Fractions 
Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane The binomial expansion Differentiation Vectors Integration Algorithms 
Graphs and Networks Algorithms in Networks Route Inspection Critical Path Analysis 
Linear Programming Matchings REVISION FOR A2 EXAMS 
Homework
Students are expected to complete a weekly homework. Parents will be texted once homework is issued and we appreciate your support in ensuring your child completes their work away from school. Homework could be:
 A separate but complimentary piece of work.
 An extension of work done during a lesson.
 An investigative piece of work such as collecting information in the form of a survey.
 Revision of set topics using resources such as past papers provided by the class teacher
 A skill/method to look up and learn independently.
 An online homework on mymaths.co.uk
Failure to complete homework will result in a student being issued with an afterschool detention by their class teacher.
Useful websites and support material
Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
Mymaths website  www.mymaths.co.uk
Corbett Maths  'How to' tuition videos
https://corbettmaths.com/contents/
GCSE Maths Tutor you tube videos  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLOvBIxAgjh0EB3r...
NRICH Mathematics problem solving website  https://nrich.maths.org/10334
Mr Barton Maths GCSE Takeaway  Great for GCSE revision of individual topics at both Foundation and Higher tiers
http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/students/legacygcse/...
Key Stage 5.
Edexcel past papers with mark schemes and worked solutions  http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/alevelmaths...
Underground Maths  Resources for teaching Alevel maths from Cambridge University
https://undergroundmathematics.org/