“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” shakuntala devi                            Banner Maths


We believe our role at All Saints Academy is to produce outstanding Mathematicians.  This will not only produce students who can pass their GCSE Maths exam but will also instil a love of learning with an ambition to succeed. Through application of our core values of Teamwork, Growth and Excellence, students will strive to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, with students working through problems that increase in complexity over time, developing their conceptual understanding of the subject. Students will develop the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, learn how to follow lines of enquiry, conjecture relationships and generalisations and develop their ability to create justifications to problems using mathematical proof. Students will understand how to break down a sophisticated problem into a series of easier more manageable steps and that mathematics is not a standalone subject, but a subject where the knowledge they learn in their maths lessons will be applied in other subjects such as science, geography, computing, and many others. 

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Our medium-term plans are set out in to 6 stages which cover both KS3 and GCSE and we include an extra stage 7 for the free-standing Maths qualification.  Every class will work on a stage that is appropriate to their ability at the time, with each stage building on the key mathematical concepts from the previous stage.  The students will follow a 5-year path that will allow them to achieve their full potential at the end of year 11 giving them the skills needed to continue their mathematical journey beyond their time at All Saints Academy.

Through the application of the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach, students will develop a deep understanding of the topics they are studying by building connections between the concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.  This approach helps the students to develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills by encouraging the student to explain their thinking.  This approach will include methods such as the use of bar modelling to solve equations and complex ratio problems. 

The students class set will be determined initially by their Year 6 standardised score from Primary school and an internal baseline assessment.  Teachers will then review each class set after each data capture.

Class Set Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
1 Stage 3 Stage 4/3 Stage 5b/4 Higher Higher
2 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 5b/4 Higher  Higher
3 Stage 2/1 Stage 3/2 Stage 4/3 Foundation plus Foundation plus
4 Stage 1 Stage 3/2 Stage 4/3 Foundation plus Foundation plus
5   Stage 3/2 Stage 4/3 Foundation plus Foundation plus
6   Stage 2 Stage 3 Foundation Foundation
7   Stage 2 Stage 3 Foundation Foundation

Please click the links below to open our learning journeys:

Secondary Scheme of Work: Stage 1

Secondary Scheme of Work Stage 2

Secondary Scheme of Work Stage 3Secondary Scheme of Work Stage 4​Secondary Scheme of Work Stage 5a​Secondary Scheme of Work Stage 5b​Secondary Scheme of Work Stage 6Maths-Pathway-Foundation.pdf




GCSE Course 

GCSE Maths (9-1) - J560 (from 2015) - OCR 



Throughout the year the students will encounter several types of assessment. On a daily basis the class teacher will implement a number of different formative assessment strategies to help determine the level of understanding of each student. Listed below are some of the types of formative assessment we use in the mathematics department. 

Formative Assessments :

  • Live marking of work by their teacher 
  • Peer marking of work by another student 
  • Independently assessed homework using DrFrost Maths 
  • Dr Frost Maths to monitors students work on a question-by-question basis 
  • Think pair share 

The students will also sit 3 summative assessments throughout the year to help determine what the students remember well and what needs extra work.  From these formal assessments the students will be given a ‘Smith’s Report’ that is independent to each student, this report shows each student what they have performed well on and what areas they need to improve.  A question level analysis is completed from these reports that is used by each class teacher to create the starter or retrieval questions that the students will start each lesson with, it will also be used by the class teacher when creating one of the tasks that each student will be allocated as part of their homework each week. 

Summative Assessment 

Students will sit 3 formal tests at the end of each term that will assess the students understanding in maths.  Students will be given topic lists of the work that will be reviewed in these assessments, homework will also be set on Dr Frost maths based on these topics.   


We are a high-performing department, and our results are consistently amongst the strongest in the county. We believe the culture that we create in the department, which is based around our core values, will result in producing outstanding mathematicians and we firmly believe that this will then translate into strong GCSE grades.  The ethos that we have built in the department is that every child can achieve well in the subject.  Students in set 1 of Year 11 follow the Additional Maths syllabus which helps them prepare well for AS and A level maths as well as their final GCSE examination. 


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Students have the opportunity to engage in a range of extracurricular maths activities, these include the junior and intermediate maths team challenge, maths mentoring, cipher club and additional maths GCSE. 

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Maths Prefects

Jerome MathsHello  I'm Jerome and I am the Senior Maths Prefect of our school. Maths has always been a passion for me and I was extremely pleased that I could utilise my passion to improve Maths for my fellow students.

Other than Maths, I enjoy playing Badminton and I am currently learning how to play the drums. I have a love for music, especially the beats, which has prompted me to start learning music production.

At All Saints, I have been involved in extracurricular Maths such as the Maths Club where we explore non-curricular topics and problems and use outside-the-box thinking, discussing with our peers and, of course, Maths to solve them. I have also mentored multiple students through the school's Maths Mentors program as I wanted to use my knowledge of Maths to help others who may struggle and during my free time, I tutor my friends to help boost their grades and understanding.

I aim to make Maths more interactive and enjoyable for everybody while showing the impact and importance of it during my last year here at All Saints.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and if you see me in the corridor, feel free to say hi!


Lily JHi, I’m Lily, the Maths Deputy Prefect at All Saints. In my role as a prefect, I wish to share and encourage my passion for maths by helping to increase students’ interest in the subject. I aspire to do this by working collaboratively to create surveys to get students involved in what they want to see, as I believe that a love for learning improves not only grades but mental well-being as well. Additionally, helping to increase awareness in activities like maths mentors, clubs, and inspire talks will make students more engaged and knowledgeable in the subject, and strengthen their happiness and success in GCSE Maths which is my goal as it is a subject that I enjoy. 


Knowledge organisers are all available for the students in their class team. 

Dr Frost Maths

Corbett Maths