Academy Life


Our Vision:

To ensure all students master Mathematical concepts and skills – and demonstrate this through multiple representations and precise use of language. Through the development of fluency, reasoning and problem-solving, our students don’t just excel in education; they have the edge in life beyond school.


Maths is the one GCSE which can open the most doors for you. Local employers and colleges prioritise applicants with a ‘pass’ in Maths (grade 4) – in fact good colleges are now asking for a ‘good pass’ (grade 5). The highest paid jobs are directly linked to Mathematics.

From Year 9, students study the EdExcel GCSE in Mathematics, details of which can be found here:


We focus on Number at Key Stage 3, routinely using physical manipulatives to ensure pupils fully understand the relationships between different areas of Maths. We have a large emphasis on retention of knowledge by revisiting knowledge and understanding where the opportunity arises. For more details, please find the Programme of Study below:

Key Stage 3 Overview

Key Stage 4 Overview: Lower FoundationFoundationHigher

Key Exam Dates:

19/05/20 – GCSE Paper 1 (Non-calculator)

04/06/20 – GCSE Paper 2 (Calculator)

08/06/20 – GCSE Paper 3 (Calculator)

Our Preferred Calculator:

All students need to bring a good scientific calculator to their Maths lesson every day. The preferred model is Casio FX 83 GTX, which retails for around £10 in most good supermarkets. The Casio FX 83 GT is slightly cheaper, and can be purchased from the school via ParentPay (limited stock).

Extra-Curricular Opportunities:

– Maths drop-in workshops (every Wednesday 3-4pm)

To find out more about the Mathematics curriculum, please contact the school and ask for the relevant person:
Mr T Mahmood (Years 7 and 8)
Ms T Rashid (Years 9 and 10)
Mr Shergill (Year 11)