Welcome to the Maths Faculty

Maths is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. At Ashton, pupils learn that Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We believe a high-quality maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of maths, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Year 7

During year 7 students will study the following topics:

Place Value, Negative Numbers, Calculations, BIDMAS, Estimation and Approximation, Substitution, Area and Perimeter, Pythagoras, Fractions, Using Measures, Using Scales, Time, Plotting Graphs, Ratio, Factors, Multiples, Primes, Collecting Data and Representing Data.

Year 8

During year 8 students will study the following topics:

Using a Calculator, Probability, 2D Shapes, Circles, Indices, Forming and Solving Algebraic Expressions, Equations, Percentages, 3D Shapes, Volume and Surface Area, Money, Averages, Sequences, Measuring and Constructing Angles and Lines, Angle Rules, Transformations and Trigonometry.

Year 9

During year 9 students will study the following topics:


Negative numbers, Basic numerical skills, Decimals, Fractions, Algebraic notation, Substitution, Algebraic expressions, Angle properties, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, Bearings, Scale drawings, Ratio, Proportion, Percentages, Compound interest, Area, Perimeter, Factors, multiples and primes, Indices, Standard form, Sequences, Coordinates, Straight line graphs, Quadratic graphs, Cubic graphs, Transformations, Vectors, Rounding, Estimation, Limits of accuracy.


Decimals, Fractions, Numerical skills, Recurring decimals, Algebraic notation, Substitution, Algebraic expressions, Factorising, Angles, 3D shapes, Bearings, Ratio, Percentages, Compound interest, Area, Surface area, Arcs and sectors, Powers and roots, Indices, Standard form, Linear sequences, Quadratic sequences, Coordinates, Straight line graphs, Turning points of graphs, Quadratic graphs, Cubic graphs, Similarity, Transformations, Vectors

Year 10

During year 10 students will study the following topics:


Solving equations, Simultaneous equations, Inequalities, Units, Compound units, Probability, Frequency trees, Venn diagrams, Tree diagrams, Sample space, Questionnaires, Frequency tables, Pie charts, Bar charts, Histograms, Cumulative frequency, Box plots, Scattergraphs, Factorising quadratics, Quadratic formula, Constructions, Plans & elevations, Circle parts, Simplifying expressions, Solving quadratics, Factorising quadratics, Constructions


Rounding, Estimation, Limits of accuracy, Solving equations, Simultaneous equations, Trial and improvement, Inequalities, Units, Compound measures, Scale diagrams, Probability, Venn diagrams, Tree diagrams, Conditional probability, Questionnaires, Bar charts, Pie charts, Histograms, Cumulative frequency, Box plots, Scattergraphs, Congruence & similarity, Factorising quadratics, Solving quadratics, Quadratic formula, Completing the square, Constructions, Transforming graphs, Interpreting graphs, Equation of a circle, Plans & elevations, Surds, Circle theorems, Rearranging formula.

Year 11

During year 11 students will study the following topics:


Rearranging formula, Proportion, Straight line graphs, Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Trig values.


Algebraic proof, Functions, Direct proportion, Inverse proportion, Rates of change, Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Sine rule, Cosine rule

Year 11 will spend the remainder of the year on revision and exam preparation


Maths GCSE Syllabus

Further Maths GCSE Syllabus

Mr. D. Woodcock

Head of Department

Mrs L. Mainwaring

Second in Department

Miss H. Evans

Teacher of Maths

Mr S. Fern

Teacher of Maths

Mr P. Glover

Teacher of Maths

Miss E. Hird

Teacher of Maths

Miss C. Lindley

Teacher of Maths

Mrs S. Kamal

Teaching Assistant - Maths


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