Maths consist of 3 subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Statistics

Take a look at the Options Video and Long Term Learning plans for each subject.


The Mathematics department are committed to engaging and motivating all students in the world of Mathematics. We each have a passion for Maths that we wish to share with students to help them reach their full potential. We are an enthusiastic team of teachers who have high standards and want the very best for our students.

Students are set by ability in Mathematics from the start of Year 7, based on KS2 results, enabling us to challenge and support all students and ignite their passion of Mathematics. Students are assessed regularly to ensure that they are studying the most suitable curriculum for them allowing them to move to the most appropriate set, if required.

Maths lessons follow a regular structure of assessing what students already know and building on this knowledge. It enables us to ensure the curriculum is covered at the appropriate level and pace for each individual student. Lessons will then include a range of activities to support, stretch and challenge all students.

We actively encourage our highest achievers to take part in the UKMT National Maths Challenges, with Year 7 & 8 entering the Junior Challenge and Year 9-11 entering the Intermediate Challenge. Each year some succeed in the top 1% of mathematicians nationally, then participating in the International Kangaroo Challenge against other high achievers. Each year we also take part in the Junior and Intermediate Team Challenges in which our students have the opportunity to challenge other local schools. We recently had a team of students who made it to the national finals in London.

At KS3 we have Maths Challenge Week for all students. This is an exciting event that is tailored to each individual; it is always an enjoyable week for both staff and students. These events include Mathematical treasure hunts, Christmas shopping and murder mysteries!

The Year 8 pupils take part in a business links project; we have representatives from local businesses to introduce how mathematics is used within their business. This project aims to build on the real life applications of a variety of areas in Mathematics.

The Year 9 students take part in finance week. This is a great opportunity for pupils to understand the world of finance, from home-budgeting to running their own business. We are able to get the local banks in to share their financial expertise.

At KS4, students will study the AQA Mathematics GCSE, this consists of 3 exams totalling 4.5 hours, 2 calculator papers and 1 non-calculator. Foundation covers levels 1-5 and higher covers levels 5-9.  Some students also sit the Level 2 Qualification in Further Maths in Year 11, there will be one calculator and one non-calculator exam.

As a department we also offer a range of enrichment activities, including supportive twilight sessions for Years 7-10 and a dedicated twilight for Year 11. We also offer a trip to New York to use maths in real life, where students get to see the sights of a big city and visit the only Maths museum in the world!

We truly believe that Maths is everywhere in the world, so we are committed to ensuring that all students are able to leave Park with the ability to succeed in all that they want to do and that they can see the links from what they have learnt at school and how it applies to life after Park.

Maths Options Video


GCSE Statistics helps students develop a knowledge and understanding of:
● statistical thinking and practice
● how to use statistics in the real world

This course enables students to acquire transferable skills and knowledge which enhance their career opportunities.

GCSE Statistics provides students with a critical appreciation of statistics and its place in everyday life. It encourages students to develop enquiring minds and become effective and independent learners. With a focus on handling data and probability, students acquire skills in and understanding of statistical concepts and methods.

It is particularly suitable for students who wish to progress to a range of A-level subjects outside Maths, including A-level Sciences, Geography and Business Studies.

GCSE Statistics consists of two exams, each worth 50% at Foundation tier or Higher tier. Please note, we may have to make a decision as to which tier course we run based on the ability and number of the students applying for this course.

Statistics Options Video