Mathematics Department

Head of Department: Ms L Moore

Miss Slater

Miss Duffy

Mr J Cook



Departmental Curriculum

The curriculum at St Phillip Howard is an aspirational scheme of learning which allows all students to access the full breadth of content covered at GCSE and transfer their mathematical skills to other areas of the curriculum and real life. 


In mathematics we use the Edexcel specification to examine our students and prepare them for their next steps in their learning journey.  There are two tiers of entry for students at GCSE in mathematics, Foundation and Higher. Therefore, to best equip students to succeed we differentiate our curriculum post Y9 to allow concentrated study on Foundation or Higher work. 

The overview for this can be accessed below:

Scheme of Learning



Students will be supported in their classroom learning with the use of Topic Tests approximately every three weeks to ensure that they are learning the curriculum correctly. Students will then receive in-depth feedback from their classroom teachers and have an opportunity to address their misconceptions with the use of DIRTs (Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time)

The assessment overview for this can be accessed below: 

Assessment Overview



Students will also have access to the state-of-the-art learning platform Century to complete their homework.  This allows students to consolidate their learning and have early exposure to topics that will be covered by their classroom teachers.  Students are expected to complete 2+ "nuggets" of learning per week at    Parents can also see their student's homework via the VLE and ask any questions here.