Our Aims:

The Mathematics Department aims to:

enable students to:

  • develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
  • comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Key Stage 5 Resit:

Mathematics at Key Stage 5 (Resit):

Students will cover either:

GCSE Mathematics Foundation Tier

Foundation Tier:


Types of Number and BODMAS; Wordy Real-Life Problems; Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 etc; Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers; Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals; Negative Numbers; Prime Numbers; Multiples, Factors and Prime Factors; LCM and HCF; Fractions without a Calculator; Fraction Problems; Fractions, Decimals and Percentages; Rounding Numbers; Estimating; Estimating; Rounding Errors; Powers; Roots; Standard Form.


Simplifying; Multiplying and Dividing; Multiplying double brackets; Factorising; Solving Equations; Expressions, Formulae and Functions; Formulae and Equations from Words; Formulae and Equations from Diagrams; Rearranging Formulae; Sequences; Inequalities; Quadratic Equations; Simultaneous Equations; Proof.


Coordinates and Midpoints; Straight-Line Graphs; Drawing Straight-Line Graphs; Gradients; y = mx + c; Using y = mx + c; Quadratic Graphs; Harder Graphs; Solving Equations Using Graphs; Distance=Time Graphs; Real-Life Graphs.

Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

Ratios; Direct Proportion Problems; Inverse Proportion Problems; Percentages; Compound Growth and Decay; Unit Conversions; Area and Volume Conversions; Time Intervals; Speed, Density and Pressure.

Shapes and Area

Properties of 2D Shapes; Congruent Shapes; Similar Shapes; The Four Transformations; Perimeter and Area; Circles; 3D Shapes; Surface Area; Volume; Projections.

Angles and Geometry

Angle Basics; Five Angle Rules; Parallel Lines; Geometry Problems; Angles in Polygons; Triangle Construction; Loci and Construction; Bearings; Maps and Scale Drawing; Pythagoras’ Theorem; Trigonometry — Sin, Cos, Tan; Trigonometry — Examples; Trigonometry — Common Values; Vectors.

Probability and Statistics

Probability Basics; Probability Experiments; The AND / OR Rules; Tree Diagrams; Sets and Venn Diagrams; Sampling and Bias; Collecting Data; Mean, Median, Mode and Range; Simple Charts and Graphs; Pie Charts; Scatter Graphs; Frequency Tables — Finding Averages; Grouped Frequency Tables; Interpreting Data; Comparing Data Sets;

Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec:


Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers:


Hyperlink to appropriate BBC bitesize page or other website(s):




Mrs Rebecca Hughes

Mr D Kiberd

Mrs Gilham Sharkey