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Mathematics

 For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics. - Roger Bacon

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent for Mathematics is to give all students an opportunity to thrive, experience success and to develop a love for learning Mathematics. 

Students are given opportunities to reason, communicate mathematically and apply the skills they have learnt to solve real life problems. 

We believe our curriculum develops resilient, confident learners as well as skilled, participating citizens in an ever changing society.

At KS3, students will develop number, fractional and algebraic thinking, proportional reasoning, geometrical thinking, probability and data skills. 

The GCSE curriculum consolidates and extends these concepts and builds further on the foundation years. 

At KS5 the curriculum offers students an opportunity to prepare for further education and beyond through the study of pure and applied mathematics. 

Cross Curriculum and Skills

The Mathematics curriculum teaches students to reason, solve problems, explain their solutions, listen to others' view points and communicate precisely. It will also develop a self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses and an ability to support others.  

Students will study these broad areas at KS3 and KS4: number, algebra, geometry, ratio & proportions, statistics and probability. 

The Mathematics curriculum makes links to a number of subjects that students will study from other departments. Some examples of links are noted below: 

  • Art: golden ratio and mixing in parts 
  • Design & Technology: ratio and scales, estimation and calculations 
  • MFL: four operations 
  • Music: fractions on a whole beat 
  • Science: graphs, formulae, standard form calculations 
  • Geography: angles and directions 
  • History: charts & graphs, sequencing of events 
  • English: interpret and discuss data 
  • PE: collect, analyse and present data  

Curriculum Details

Curriculum and Assessment Map Years 7-11

Mathematics Learning Journey

Mathematics Curriculum Summary

Foundation Maths Learning Journey

Higher Maths Learning Journey

Revision Resources and Curriculum Journey

Key Stage 3
  • CGP New KS3 Maths Complete Study & Practice - Higher (with Online Edition) ISBN: 9781841463834 
  • CGP KS3 Maths Workbook (with answers) – Higher ISBN: 9781841460383 
  • CGP KS3 Maths Workbook (with answers) – Foundation ISBN: 9781841460482 
Key Stage 4
  • GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide: Higher - for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition) ISBN: 978178294404 
  • GCSE Maths Edexcel Exam Practice Workbook: Higher - for the Grade 9-1 Course (includes Answers) ISBN: 9781782944034 
  • GCSE Maths Edexcel Complete Revision & Practice: Higher - Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition) ISBN: 9781782944058 
  • GCSE Maths Edexcel Exam Practice Workbook: Foundation - for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Answers)  
  • GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide: Foundation - for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition) 
Key Stage 5
  • New A-Level Maths for Edexcel: Year 1 & 2 Exam Practice Workbook ISBN: 9781782947400 
  • New A-Level Maths for Edexcel: Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition ISBN: 9781782948087

Useful websites

Hegarty MathsMathsgenieCorbett Maths  

Integral Maths

Homework and Home Learning

Homework develops independent study and enables students to become life-long learners.  We use an online tool to help you keep track of your child's homework. Classcharts will allow parents to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, all their deadlines and their submission status.

In Mathematics we set homework regularly. One piece of homework must be online via Hegarty Maths and below we have given some examples of other topics set.   

Year 7 – history of maths project, students are to research and present on the history and development of maths. Students will also write either a report, newspaper article, draw an illustration or make an object to illustrate their findings.  

Year 8 – design and build a scale model of the school. 

Year 9 – work in groups in order to design, construct, advertise and fly your bottle rocket. 

KS4 – starting a business (Money calculations, using formulae, profit), exam practise papers and revision booklets.  

KS5 – compare and contrast global models used to model the outbreak of coronavirus.

Knights Shield

 The Knights Shield is a scheme which values and recognises all of the extracurricular and enrichment opportunities that Knights Academy pupils participate in.

In Mathematics we are pleased to offer pupils opportunities to fulfil the Knights Shield throughout our curriculum. Some examples are listed below: 

Curriculum – Maths support classes from year 7 – 11. KS4 Maths master classes. KS5 catch up classes.   

Creativity – Model students' solutions are displayed in classes and on the Maths corridors.  

Community – A’ level maths students ambassadors mentoring year 11 students. 

Competencies –Maths challenge competition across all key stages.  

Cultural - KS3 and KS4 have an educational trip to the Science Museum or Bank of England Museum and at KS5 students will visit world renowned universities.

Why Study Mathematics at GCSE and A' Level?

Studying Mathematics develops logical thinking skills, an ability to reason and solve abstract problems. These are highly sought-after skills by many employers; a good Maths qualification is viewed favourably in the world of work. Studying Mathematics can open up a world of opportunities to future careers and further education. 

 Careers and Opportunities

Below are some examples of careers that Mathematics can help you enter: 

  • Financial trader  
  • Data engineering  
  • Investment management  
  • Management consulting  
  • Actuary 
  • Actuarial analyst  
  • Insurance underwriter  
  • Research Scientist  
  • Secondary school teacher  
  • Banking  
  • Data analyst  
  • Chattered Accountant  
  • Statistician