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Department: Maths

Head of department: Mr K Geddes

The Maths Portal

If you wish to learn more about the curriculum, please contact the head of Department by email: ­­­­


Curriculum Content


Years 7 and 8

In the Mathematics Department we aim to help all pupils build up their confidence in the use of mathematical principles through Mastery and to develop their mathematical thinking through problem solving.  We firstly endeavour to help make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible.  Then, throughout the whole of year 7 and 8 pupils will be building on knowledge gained during KS2 through to material to support the KS4 syllabus. See Scheme of Work Overview Links at the bottom the Mathematics webpage.


Year 9

Getting Exam Ready! Pupils are be taught using a system referred to as Diagnosis Therapy and Testing (DTT). Pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills and support them to access and apply the Mathematical content to GCSE style questions. The Diagnosis means that lessons taught cover only the materials pupils need to learn rather than recovering materials already learnt.

After Easter of year 9 pupils being to cover the relevant GCSE schemes of work based on their ability



Exam Board -  Edexcel

Exam board specification weblink:  

See Scheme of Work Overview Links at the bottom of the Mathematics webpage.

Key Stage 5


A level Maths:

Year 12

  • Pure Maths Including Indices and surds; Polynomials; Coordinate geometry and graphs; Differentiation. Trigonometry; Algebra; Integration.
  • Mechanics  Force as a vector; Kinematics of motion in a straight line; Newton’s laws of motion; linear momentum.
  • Statistics Sampling, Distributions, Probability and Hypothesis testing


Year 13

  • Pure Mathematics  Algebra and functions; Trigonometry; Differentiation and integration; Numerical methods. Sequences and series, Algebra and graphs; Differentiation and integration; Differential equations; Vectors.
  • Statistics  Normal Distribution, Probability and Correlation and Regression
  • Mechanics Dymnaics, Momentum and Kinematics

A level Further maths:

Year 12:

  • Core Pure Mathematics 1 (FP1) Summation of series; Mathematical induction; Roots of polynomial equations; Complex numbers; Matrices..
  • Decision Mathematics 1 Algorithms; Graph theory; Networks; Linear programming.
  • Decision Mathematics 2  Game theory; Flows in a network; Matching and allocation problems; Critical path analysis; Dynamic programming.

Year 13:

  • Core Pure Mathematics 2. Rational functions and graphs; Polar coordinates; Hyperbolic functions; Differentiation and integration; Numerical methods.
  • Further Statistics Continuous random variables; The normal distribution; The Poisson distribution; Sampling and hypothesis tests.

Pupils in Further Maths have to sit an Exam for each of the Core Pure exams and two from Decision 1, Decision 2 and Further Statistics.


It is our intention that all students leave Oakland’s having had a positive mathematical experience as well as achieving their full potential in the subject.