The Maths Department is comprised of a strong, experienced and well-qualified team of specialist teachers who consistently deliver results that are well above national averages.  Our aim is to ensure that our students enjoy their maths, are confident that they understand mathematical concepts and the importance and necessity of possessing strong mathematical skills in their daily lives. We want students to appreciate the beauty and creativity of maths, be able to solve problems and see connections.

Years 7 and 8

We follow the National Curriculum in years 7 and 8, including content that stretches all students and starts to prepare them for the new GCSE.

We analyse data from our feeder primary schools and work with them to identify our most able mathematicians and those who may require further support. We set students according to ability on entry in Year 7. Setting is very flexible and we make frequent adjustments in order to deliver the curriculum effectively and ensure progress is made by all. Setting continues throughout Years 8 and beyond.

Coursebooks used Pearson Exploring Maths
Tier 2 to 7
Recommended websites for research or revision

Years 9, 10 and 11

All students study Maths to GCSE.

Qualification GCCE Mathematics (9-1) from 2015
Board Edexcel
Syllabus number 1MA1
Website link
Assessment details
  • Three written exam papers contribute equally to the qualification
  • Each paper lasts 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper 1 Non-calculator, Papers 2 & 3 Calculator
  • Exams in the Summer of year 11 only


Recommended coursebook if appropriate Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) Higher Student Book
Publisher: Pearson
Author: Edexcel
ISBN: 9781447980209
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) Foundation Student Book
Publisher: Pearson
Author: Edexcel
ISBN: 9781447980193
Recommended revision guides CGP Edexcel Revision Guide 9-1 GCSE Higher
ISBN: 978178294401

Or Foundation
ISBN: 9781782944003

CGP GCSE Mathematics
Exam Board:  Edexcel
Exam Practice Workbook
Higher Level (free online and video tutorials)

Or Foundation
ISBN: 9781782943990

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics
Practice, Reasoning and Problem-Solving Book
ISBN: 9781447983606

Or Foundation
ISBN: 9781447983590

Websites We recommend these websites: (years 10 and 11 students have their own logins) login chapelelf password changes – if students do not know the password please contact Mr Hall

Extra-curricular opportunities

We offer a full range of after school revision classes and intervention groups to provide additional support and teaching for students of all abilities (details of days and times are in all tutor rooms in school). We also have student leaders who volunteer to teach lower school pupils after school. We participate in the UK Maths Challenge every year, entering students from years 7 and 10.

Ofsted Outstanding School
Peak 11
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