Manor Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred


Course: AQA GCSE Mathematics

Examination Criteria: Students will sit three 1 hour 30 minute exams at the end of Y11. Two of these exams will be calculator papers, one will be a non-calculator paper. Each paper is worth 33.3% of the overall GCSE.

Students will be assessment on their ability to use and apply standard techniques; reason, interpret and communicate mathematically; and solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts. These will be assessed across the content areas of number; algebra; ratio, proportion and rates of change; geometry and measures; probability and statistics. Each assessment objective and content area will be assessed in all three papers.

Grading Structure: 1 - 9

Exam board website: AQA Mathematics 8300

Course specification: AQA Mathematics Specification 60146084

Progress 8 Slot: Mathematics (double weighted)

Head of Department: Mr I. Bone

Course Description

KS3: Core Subject

KS4: Core Subject

Students will study a range of mathematical content across the domains of number; algebra; ratio, proportion and rates of change; geometry and measures; probability and statistics.

Over the course of their time with us, students will develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. We will ensure that students can acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems. Students will be taught to reason mathematically and comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms.

Department statement

Math is incredibly important in our lives and, without realizing it, we use mathematical concepts, as well as the skills we learn from doing math problems, every day. The laws of mathematics govern everything around us, and with a good understanding of them, we can significant problems in life.


This is just a sample of the organisations who employ graduates with mathematical skills. There are many more.


Aerospace & Defence



Business support services









Financial Services

Food & Drink





Useful resource links:

GCSE Bitesize

Hegarty Maths

Extra Curricular:

The department runs enrichment for a range of year groups on a weekly basis with all students encouraged to attend to improve their mathematical understanding and develop their love for maths.

Schemes of work Overview

All students follow the Kangaroomaths programme of study in Yr7 and Yr8. At KS4 in Yr9 and Yr10 all classes follow schemes of work planned to ability levels, whilst yr11 classes follow bespoke revision programmes aimed to extend understanding, fluency and reasons skills to fully prepare students for their GCSE examinations.