Our Vision

At Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College the Mathematics Department will promote and support a comprehensive, interactive and innovative learning environment that will empower our students for the future in this ever-changing world.

Mission Statement

The Mathematics Department at Abbs cross Academy and Arts College will provide a mathematics program that prepares our students to be life-long learners and responsible, numerate citizens. The Department will also provide computing program to Year 8, 9 and 10 students. We endeavour to provide a learning centred environment in which the student is the performer and the teacher is the coach. The Department also hope that students will come to appreciate that whilst being a subject in its own right mathematics is an important tool in other subjects and has no boundaries.

The aims and expectations of teaching and learning in Mathematics.

The Department seeks to develop in students the following:

  1. A positive attitude towards mathematics by: 

– seeing it as an interesting and attractive subject
– helping them to appreciate the creative and aesthetic aspects of the subject
– ensuring that persistence through sustained work is rewarded
– giving credit and praise to improve confidence
– encouraging students to themselves challenging targets

  1. Sound numerical skills by: 

– ensuring that calculators are used sensibly and efficiently
– the use of starters and plenaries to promote the use of mental skills
– insisting that they learn relevant concepts and facts

  1. A willingness to use algebraic skills by: 

– exploring mathematical patterns and sequences
– identifying functional relationships
– using correct and appropriate mathematical notation and language
– using mathematics to model real-life situations

  1. Raising spatial awareness by: – fostering an appreciation of the nature of space
    – encouraging them to use different representations
    – exploring properties of shape and space through the drawing and practical work


  1. An understanding of statistical enquiry by: 

– encouraging them to collect, interrogate and interpret data
– collecting data from a range of sources by an appropriate sampling technique
– communicating findings through an appropriate and relevant charts and diagrams
– engaging in practical and experimental work
– looking critically at the presentation of information

  1. An ability to use and apply Mathematics by: 

– raising an awareness of Mathematics across the curriculum
– relating appropriate mathematical problems to life itself
– developing an understanding through enquiry and experience
– expressing problems in mathematical terms as an aid to their solution
– fostering an ability to think clearly and logically with independence of thought and flexibility of mind.

KS3 & KS4 Higher Curriculum Overview


Year 7 Term 1 & 2

Year 7 Term 3 & Year 8 Term 1

Year 8 Term 2 & 3

Analysing and displaying data

Factors and powers

Powers and roots

Number skills

Working with powers


Equations, functions

and formulae

2D shapes and 3D solids

Inequalities, equations

and formulae


Real-life graphs

Collecting and analysing data

Angles and shapes


Multiplicative reasoning


Fractions, decimals

and percentages

Non-linear graphs


Constructions and loci

Accuracy and measures

Multiplicative reasoning


Graphical solutions

Perimeter, area

and volume

Scale drawings and



Sequences and graphs


Mathematical reasoning




GCSE (9-1) Higher GCSE (9-1) Higher
Unit 1 Number Unit 16 Circle theorems
Unit 2 Algebra Unit 17 More algebra
Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data Unit 18 Vectors and geometric proof
Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion Unit 19 Proportion and graphs
Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry  
Unit 6 Graphs  
Unit 7 Area and volume  
Unit 8 Transformation and constructions  
Unit 9 Equations and inequalities  
Unit 10 Probability  
Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning  
Unit 12 Similarly and congruence  
Unit 13 More trigonometry  
Unit 14 Further statistics  
Unit 15 Equations and graphs  


KS3 & KS4 Foundation Curriculum Overview


Year 7 Term 1 & 2 Year 7 Term 3 & Year 8 Term 1 Year 8 Term 2 & 3
Pi 1 Pi 2 Pi 3

Unit 1 Analysing and

displaying data

Unit 1 Number properties

and calculations

Unit 1 Number calculations
Unit 2 Calculating Unit 2 Shapes and measures in 3D Unit 2 Sequences and equations

Unit 3 Expressions, functions

and formulae

Unit 3 Statistics Unit 3 Statistics
Unit 4: Graphs

Unit 4 Expressions

and equations

Unit 4 Fractions,

decimals and percentages

Unit 5 Factors and multiples Unit 5 Decimals calculations Unit 5 Geometry in 2D and 3D
Unit 6 Decimals and measures Unit 6 Angles Unit 6 Algebraic and real-life graphs
Unit 7 Angles and lines Unit 7 Number properties Unit 7 Multiplicative reasoning
Unit 8 Measuring and shapes Unit 8 Sequences

Unit 8 Algebraic and

geometric formulae

Unit 9 Fractions, decimals

and percentages

Unit 9 Fractions and


Unit 9 Probability
Unit 10: Transformations Unit 10 Probability

Unit 10 Polygons

and transformations


GCSE (9-1) Foundation GCSE (9-1) Foundation
Unit 1 Number Unit 16 Quadratic equations and graphs
Unit 2 Algebra Unit 17 Perimeter, area and volume 2
Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts Unit 18 Fractions, indices and standard form
Unit 4 Fractions and percentages Unit 19 Congruence, similarity and vectors
Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences Unit 20 More algebra
Unit 6 Angles  
Unit 7 Averages and range  
Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1  
Unit 9 Graphs  
Unit 10 Transformations  
Unit 11 Ratio and proportion  
Unit 12 Right-angled triangles  
Unit 13 Probability  
Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning  
Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings  

Why you should consider this subject

Mathematics has many applications in everyday life. It enables us to organise, manipulate and communicate information efficiently. It can be used to solve problems and to predict events in real life. At Abbs Cross the Mathematics department strive to ensure students learn how to apply mathematical techniques learnt to solve problems.

We aim to give all students the opportunity to take an active role in every maths lesson through the use of active learning techniques, such as:

• collaborative tasks, where students work in pairs or small groups to discuss and solve maths problems;
• class discussions;
• the use of mini-whiteboards to collect and discuss answers from every student in the class;
• use of ICT to enhance learning through use of Interactive Whiteboards in every lesson.

GCSE Results 2022

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 72% grades 9-4.

GCSE Results 2023

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 72% grades 9-4.

Future Career

Maths has lots of applications and is a vital asset in many degrees and careers. To find out more click on the following link:


Extra Curricular

  • Weekly maths homework club
  • Weekly homework on google classroom.
  • Maths challenge club for Year 7 and 8

Useful Links


Useful revision websites


Name of textbook

  • KS3 Maths progress book (Pi, Theta and Delta).
  • Mymaths for Key Stage 3 book 1 and 2.



Useful revision websites


Revision guides

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Guide

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Guide

Name of textbooks

  • Edexcel GCSE (9 – 1) Mathematics (Higher and Foundation Tier).