Mathematics is a core subject and is fundamental in enabling young people to lead successful careers. At Outwood Academy Acklam we deliver Mathematics through a Mastery led curriculum which involves establishing a deep understanding of Mathematics, this is enhanced and developed through problem solving. The learning of the students is enriched by both collaborative and independent activities.



Key Stage 3

The Mathematics Department at Outwood Academy Acklam has three main aims:
• to develop the mathematical reasoning and fluency of its students
• to encourage its students to continually improve their problem solving skills
• to provide students with the ability to cope with the mathematical demands made upon them in everyday life in employment and further education.
With this in mind, students in Year 7 will study Mathematics through a mastery approach, establishing a concrete foundation of concepts and skills, via rich and sophisticated problems before acceleration through new content.

Year 7 and 8

The Maths course in Years 7 and 8 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course starting in Year 9. Our Year 7 students are following a Mastery scheme of work which they will continue into Year 8.
Each year is split up into a series of topics which students study for periods of between 2 and 4 weeks. All students learn the same content regardless of their group and students will be stretched by content depth rather than going onto the next stage.
Our year 8 students are following a linear scheme of work which builds upon their learning from Year 7 and underpins their mathematical skills as they progress to Year 9
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs Herbert


Years 9 – 11

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics (QN 60147003)

The GCSE maths course builds on the mastery of key mathematical concepts acquired in years 7 and 8. Year 9 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in key number concepts of ratio and proportional reasoning and geometry. The GCSE course is then taught with the same principals of teaching for understanding in all strands of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape and Space and Statistics. There is a high focus on problem solving, reasoning and communicating mathematics to ensure that students develop the skills they need to apply to the final examination questions.

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) is assessed in the following way: 100% Examination

GCSE Mathematics is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Herbert

Exam Syllabus

Enrichment Opportunities

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

Hegarty Maths

Homework is now set regularly using ‘Hegarty Maths’, which is a fantastic online resource. Students and parents can track progress in all topic areas, and access online lessons too when stuck or needing a refresher. All students have their own account on the website, which they must use when they are completing their homework.
If there are any issues with accessing the website, please see your class teacher about how to reset your password.
Struggling to get Hegarty Maths to work on your iPhone, iPad or Tablet? Try using Google Chrome as your preferred browser.