Maths Curriculum

In maths lessons at Whickham, you follow a five year learning journey where each year you will build upon the learning of previous years, developing your depth of understanding to master each topic through fluency, problem solving and reasoning, equipping you with everything you need to be successful at GCSE and beyond. This journey can be seen below. 

As part of this journey, you will develop into an independent learner by developing your ability to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and knowing how and where to seek support when you need it. This page has been designed with you in mind!

How can you help yourself?

  • By scrolling down to your year group on this page, you will be able to access knowledge organisers for each block of your learning in school. You can use these to help you revise for assessments and to support you with your home learning tasks too. 
  • The overview for each year is also included to help you identify which knowledge organisers would be most helpful to you at that time. Your teacher should also be able to direct you to the most useful resources.
  • On Sparx maths, you can complete homework and tasks that are specific to you. The more you do the more the programme will learn and support you.
  • has videos on each topic, as well as practice questions and exam style questions, all with worked solutions. This is a great website to use for revision!


Need support from your teacher?

  • If you require further support from your teacher, you can find them on the maths floor at most times of the day.
  • Maths Club runs in B12 on a Monday and Wednesday lunch time every week, where you can go to complete homework or revision, or get help from maths teachers with any questions you may have.


Year 11

  • There is a revision topic checklist in your Year 11 section below. Use this to check that you have revised all of the topics for your level, and use the included links to find examples, exam questions and solutions for each topic. Remember, if you are sitting foundation tier in the summer, you only need to revise the topics up to and including grade 5.
  • You also have access to dedicated maths revision sessions after school. Keep your eye out for further details to follow! Please make the most of these sessions and let your teachers know in advance if you have any topics which you would like to work on.


Maths Learning Journey

Mathematicians at Whickham

Year 7 Prior Knowledge


Year 7

Year 7 Knowledge Organisers


Year 8

Year 8 Knowledge Organisers


Year 9

Year 9 Knowledge Organisers


Year 10

Year 10 Knowledge Organisers (Foundation & Higher)


Year 11

Revision Topic Checklist


Y11 Foundation Knowledge Organisers


Y11 Higher Knowledge Organisers


Parents’/Carers’ Corner

You do not need to be a maths expert to help your child with their maths homework and revision! Here you will find some useful information on how to help your child, without having to be a confident mathematician. A key tip for parents is to stay positive about maths, even if it is a subject that terrifies you. Your child will pick up on negative thoughts around maths and this will only help to increase maths anxiety.


Watch your emails and for announcements on Class Charts throughout the year for key information about assessments, including dates and revision lists.


Your child has full access to all of the content above which can help to refresh their memory when completing maths homework or revision for assessments. Please encourage them to use it to support them when they are stuck. Their class teachers are also available outside of lesson time to help with homework, and we encourage them to come to speak to us if they need to.
Parents of Year 11 children may find the information below helpful to support your child with their upcoming maths assessments and summer GCSE exams, both in terms of preparation and surviving the exam periods.


In KS3 and KS4 at Whickham, we are now using Sparx maths. If you’d like to learn more about Sparx, please watch this video or get in touch with your child’s maths teacher.

Please remember that you can contact your child’s maths teacher should you have any questions or concerns; we are happy to help.