St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School


Intent Statement

At St Ambrose Barlow we strive towards shaping assured, happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths. The children shall become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills support them across the wider curriculum. Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and, with this in mind; we endeavour to ensure that our pupils develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics that will stay with them. The Mathematics curriculum equips pupils with a powerful set of skills to help them understand and change the world. These skills include making connections, logical reasoning, and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Maths Department Staff

Mrs J Grey - Subject Leader

Mrs S Fishwick

Mrs D Johnson

Mrs J Kutryk


Miss H Maxwell

Mrs J McKay

Mr K Montgomery

Mr P Paize

Mrs A Robinson 

Mrs A Toon 

Mrs S Ward

 Key Stage 3

Pupils in years 7 and 8 follow a KS3 mastery curriculum designed to build confidence in mathematics and prepare pupils for the 9-1 GCSE. They will develop and extend skills learned at KS2 through a mix of mental and oral work, interactive teaching, problem solving and reasoning. Pupils are encouraged to explain their work and methods used. Elements of algebra, ratio and proportion, probability and statistics will be covered and linked together to allow pupils to see the bigger mathematical picture.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers

Year 7

Year 8 

Year 9

Key Stage 4

Maths - Recovery Curriculum

Under normal circumstances The GCSE Maths curriculum would be completed as detailed in the Key Stage 4 Curriculum Maps. Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic a modified curriculum is being delivered which specifies what students learn in school and remotely. The department examined the Scheme of work and decided which elements of the course were essential and would still give the students the required knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course. The recovery curriculum maps are available below.

Recovery Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 4 Knowledge Organisers

Useful links: (See your class teacher for the log in details)

My Maths - Parental Support Guide 28 September