“Math is all around us, in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including computers and mobile devices, architecture, art, money, technology and engineering, music, and even sports.”

At St Luke’s Academy, we aim to give each student a positive experience of learning maths, and we make continuous progression and improvement to enable everyone to achieve their full potential.

Mathematics is taught using a variety of methods and stimuli to create a supportive, controlled, and positive learning environment. We do this through regular review and evaluation of our own methods and materials, and by ensuring that objective-led lessons, interactive teaching styles, and assessment for learning are embedded in our schemes of work and teaching.

Curriculum Intent

Empower and enable 

  • Students develop numeracy skills that they use in the workplace and throughout their lives.
  • Students have an understanding of number and the number system, are able to tell the time, read times tables and handle money confidently in the real world.


  • Our curriculum is designed to build upon students' prior learning and tailored to meet their individual needs. We encourage our students to embrace challenge and to think harder.
  • Curriculum allows for revisiting of topics to consolidate and build on understanding. 
  • Curriculum is designed to allow students the opportunity to achieve at GCSE where appropriate.

Curriculum Content

At St Luke’s Academy, all students will receive at least three hours of maths lessons per week. They build upon, consolidate, and improve both their mental and written methods for all four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, integers, and fractions.

Year 7

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Number (-ve & decimals) Fractions Algebraic manipulation Ratio Solving Equations Data Handling
Factors, multiples & primes Units of measure Properties of shapes Sequences


Accuracy Angles Mensuration Co-ordinates & graphs Probability

Year 8

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Number (fractions & decimals) Mensuration Algebraic manipulation Graphs Solving Equations (& inequalities) Data Handling
Factors, multiples & primes Angles Index laws Ratio & proportion Percentages Transformations
Accuracy Constructions Sequences Compound units Probability

Year 9

In Year 9, the KS4 OCR GCSE course starts, and the students continue to build upon the skills that they have acquired. They are taught statistics in more detail, including how to draw and analyse different graphs.

In Year 9, all students are entered for the OCR Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics. This is a nationally recognised qualification that gives students the opportunity to achieve a certificated award while building students’ confidence in Maths. The specification is co-teachable with GCSE, to suit students who are studying both qualifications.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Factors Probability Review of Exam & Misconceptions Polygons & Angles Time & Speed
Rounding Indices Solving Equations Ratio & Proportion Sequences Similar Shapes & Enlargements
Data Handling Algebra Mid-Point Exam Area, Perimeter & Volume Graphs End-Point Exam

*Ensure Y8 assessments are checked for BASELINE understanding…

Year 10 and 11

In Year 10 and 11, students are entered for the Edexcel Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping learners with the right skills to reach their future destination. Edexcel question papers are designed with learners in mind and give students the best possible opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of maths, to ensure they achieve the results they deserve.

Year 11 students have the option to study for the OCR GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics. This provides a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to give students the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to help them progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education.

Year Group Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6



Year 10

Primes, Factors & Multiples Accuracy & Rounding Geometric constructions & calculations Equations Data (Varied) Handling Data
Fractions & Decimals Indices & Standard Form Ratio & Proportion Study Skills Practice Exact Calculations 2D & 3D Representations
Algebra Mensuration Percentages Mid-Point Exam Compound Units End-Point Exam



Year 11

Topics highlighted from EPA Graphs of Equations & Functions Iterative Methods* Transformations Similar Shapes


Revision Period

GCSE Practice Papers

Mock Exams

Geometric Review & Circle Theorems*
Probability & Set Theory GCSE Mock Exam Sequences GCSE Mock Exam

*Allow for CHANGE to BEST support individuals with achieving GCSE outcome – Further work on Year 10 TOPICS if required

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