Subject Information




The Twickenham School Mathematics Department will follow the whole school policy for curriculum provision. In addition to this, the Mathematics department will also:

  • Build on prior learning in key stages 1 and 2 in order to develop and sustain the foundational components without which future Mathematical Knowledge cannot be acquired.
  • Plan and deliver exciting and engaging lessons that set high standards of challenge for all pupils throughout.
  • Follow a rigorous and carefully planned curriculum that allows students to learn Mathematical skills whilst also enhancing their broader perspective on the world and development of cultural capital through real life examples.
  • Provide daily opportunities for coherently sequenced retrieval practice to commit the learning from the curriculum to long-term memory.
  • Provide students with opportunities for reflection within lessons to constantly develop their personal understanding of Mathematics.
  • Encourage all students to consider further study of Mathematics and entry into Mathematical options post-16 e.g. A Levels.
  • Develop students’ interest in Mathematics in the wider world through activities such as Maths clubs, competitions such as UKMT and special events such as National Numeracy Day.
  • KS4 students will follow the Edexcel Pearson GCSE Mathematics Course. Some students will follow the Higher Course and others the Foundation although there will be flexibility to switch between the two.
  • KS3 Students will follow a broad and coherently sequenced curriculum that will prepare them for KS4 in Mathematics whilst also following an enrichment curriculum that will allow students to develop their problem-solving skills, learn about the History of Mathematics and develop their financial literacy.

Allocation of Teaching and Sets

All Year Groups are taught by specialist teams with specific teachers allocated to specific classes. Year 8 – 11 are taught in ability sets, however, arrangements for setting are flexible and regularly reviewed. Monitoring points will ensure that there are termly opportunities for students to move between sets. Occasionally, classes split between two teachers may occur but in such instances a robust and consistent scheme of work will ensure that no inequities or inconsistencies develop. Year 7 are taught in mixed ability classes for the duration of their first academic year, whilst we ensure any inconsistencies in knowledge from primary school are rectified.

Marking and Feedback

Every student will receive one assessed task per half term which the teacher will provide detailed feedback on. Students will then be given time to reflect upon and improve their work with respect to said feedback. Students will also take one retrieval practice assessment per half term to assess whether concepts and skills are successfully being committed to long term memory. Books will be marked once per half term in order to quality assure the output of work during lessons.

Implementation - curriculum sequence

Year Autumn HT1 Autumn HT2 Spring HT1 Spring HT2 Summer HT1 Summer HT2

Number: Place value, Calculations, Negatives, Fractions

Number: FDP, Indices

Algebra: Intro to Algebra, Expressions

Algebra: Forming and Solving Equations, Formulae, Functions Co-ordinates and Graphs, Linear Graphs and Gradient

Number: Number Theory and Sequences, Non-Calculator FDP, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages

Number: Working with measures

Geometry: Angles, Shapes, Area, Pythagoras', Volume and 3D shapes

Geometry: Pythagoras'  and Trigonometry, Angles and Similarity, Maps and Constructions


Number: Place value, Calculations, Negatives

Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Indices

Algebra: Intro to Algebra (recap), Expressions, Forming and Solving Equations

Algebra: Formulae, Functions, Co-ordinates and Graphs, Linear Graphs and Gradient

Number: Number Theory and Sequences, Non Calculator FDP, Ratio and Proportion

Number: Percentages, Working with Measures

Geometry: Angles


Geometry: Shapes, Area and Pythagoras', Area, Volume and 3D Shapes, Trigonometry

Geometry: Angles and Similarity, Maps and Constructions, Transformations



GCSE Baseline Curriculum - Number, Ratio and Algebra

GCSE Baseline Curriculum - Geometry and Measure, Statistics and Probability

GCSE Baseline Curriculum - End of Year exam revision and corrections

10 Foundation

Number: Integers and Place Value, Decimals, Indices, Powers and Roots, Factors, Multiples, Primes, Fractions, Percentages, Standard Form

Ratio and Proportion: Ratio, Proportion and Multiplicative Reasoning



Algebra: Algebraic conventions, expressions, substitution, equations, inequalities, sequences, real life graphs

Algebra: Straight-line graphs, quadratic equations, expanding and factorising, rearranging

Geometry: Parallel lines, angles facts, interior and exterior angles, angles of polygons

Geometry: Perimeter and Area, Volume and 3D shapes, Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres, right angled triangles, transformations, plans and elevations

Geometry: Constructions loci and bearings, similarity and congruence in 2D, vectors

Statistics: Tables, charts and graphs, pie charts, scatter graphs, statistics, sampling and the averages

10 Higher

Calculations, checking, rounding, indices, roots, factors, multiples, primes, standard form, surds, fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion, multiplicative reasoning

Algebra: Algebraic Conventions, Sequences, Linear Graphs and Coordinate Geometry, Quadratic, Cubic and other graphs,  linear equations, quadratic equations and simultaneous equations

Algebra: Inequalities, sketching, graphs of circles, cubes, changing the subject, algebraic fractions, algebraic proof, reciprocals, gradient, area under the graph, direct and inverse proportion



Geometry: Polygons, angles and parallel lines, Pythagoras' Theorem, Trigonometry, Perimeter, area and circles

Geometry: 3D Forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres, accuracy and bounds, transformations, constructions, loci and bearings, similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D, graphs of trigonometric functions

Geometry: Further trigonometry, circle theorems, circle geometry, vectors and geometric proof

Statistics: Averages and range, representing and interpreting data, collecting data

11 Foundation

Number Revision: Integers, place value, decimals, indices, powers and roots, factors, multiples and primes, FDP

Ratio and Proportion Revision: multiplicative reasoning, real life graphs, and straight line graphs

Algebra Revision: Expressions, substitution, equations, inequalities and sequences

Algebra: Quadratic equations, expanding and factorising, rearranging

Mixed revision for January mocks

Geometry: Properties of shape, parallel line and angle facts, interior and exterior angles of polygons, perimeter, area and volume. Circles, cones and spheres, transformations, right-angled triangles, Pythagoras' and trigonometry, plans and elevations, constructions, loci and bearings


Statistics: Tables, Charts and Graphs, pie charts and scatter graphs

Mixed revision

Mixed revision

11 Higher

Number revision: Calculations, checking and rounding, indices, reciprocals, factors, multiples, primes, standard form and surds

Ratio and proportion: multiplicative reasoning

Algebra: the basics, rearranging and solving equations, solving quadratics and simultaneous equations

Algebra: Quadratics, changing the subject, reciprocals, area under the graphs, direct and inverse proportion

Mixed revision for January mocks

Geometry: Polygons, angles and parallel lines, perimeter, area and circles, 3D forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres, accuracy and bounds, transformations, constructions loci and bearings, similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D, trigonometric functions, further trigonometry, circle theorems, circle geometry, vectors and geometric proof


Statistics: Averages and range, representing and interpreting data and scatter graphs, collecting data, cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms

Mixed revision

Mixed revision


Below are links to more detailed calendars for Y10 and Y11 and a more detailed breakdown of objectives that will be covered with references for the relevant revision resources for each one.




The maths department follows the Edexcel specification, which can be found here:

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