Key Stage 3 Mathematics Curriculum

Maths in key stage 3 involves the development of fluency and confidence in the fundamentals of Mathematics. There is a continual recapping of the topics to enhance the learning and to develop a deeper understanding of the subject. With small classes, we are able to tailor to individual needs, identifying gaps in their knowledge and be flexible in the delivery of the content. There is a particular focus on numeracy and problem-solving skills as this is the cornerstone of mathematical fluency.

Key Stage 4 Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics continues to build on topics which the students have already learned in KS3. This will include topics based around Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics as broad areas of study.

We will constantly assess the potential of students and seek the best outcomes for all. This could include early entry of students for GCSE exams, Functional skills or Entry-level certificates. This will wholly depend on their teacher’s assessment and Head of year opinion.

We are currently using the AQA board for our GCSE assessment as we believe that the students have the best possible chance of success with this exam board.

Our aim is for all of our students to leave Heybridge at the end of year 11 with a qualification in mathematics.

The GCSE examination

  • 100% Examination

  • 2 possible tiers  Higher and foundation (will depend on teacher assessment and referring school)

  • Three papers, 1.5 hours each. 1 Non Calculator and 2 Calculator


Useful websites:

BBC bitesize

Corbett maths




Transum maths