Purpose of Study

The study of mathematics should instil in students an ever-increasing sense of wonder and awe at the profound way in which the world displays order, pattern, and relation.

Maths is all around us, in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture (ancient and modern), art, money, engineering, and sports.

We do not know what the job market will look like in 10 or 20 years. However, we do know that you will need to think logically; communicate your ideas and concepts; have a resilience and determination to succeed. Maths helps to develop these skills through problem solving.

CJP 9610

About the Department

The maths team consists of nine staff and a number of one-to-one mentors who teach across all year groups. Students study maths in five 50-minute lessons across a week. In addition to their basic equipment, pupils need to bring a scientific calculator to every maths lesson. The department uses baseline testing on entry in Year 7 to allocate students into the appropriate ability set. This is constantly monitored and amended throughout the course of students time in school. As well as exceptional in-class learning resources, the department uses 'mathswatch' and 'mymaths' and other onlie maths sites for students to further develop their learning at home and at homework clubs.


Essential Mix is the key knowledge and skills that a Year 7 or 8 student must have mastered to progress to the following year.

Click on the link below to view the maths Year 7 Essential Mix:


The link below provides support information to the Year 7 Essential Mix, with HegartyMaths online clips linked to each topic area:




Click on the link below to view the maths Year 8 Essential Mix:


The link below provides support information to the Year 8 Essential Mix, with HegartyMaths online clips linked to each topic area:


This is the course run by maths for Years 9, 10 and 11. The link takes you to the specification of the course.

GCSE Maths (Edexcel)