Ms Clapham, Senior Leader

The Maths department works to enrich and enhance the experience of mathematics in many diverse ways to inspire confidence and encourage risk taking by building upon the natural ability and curiosity of our pupils. Pupils investigate mathematical concepts across the five main strands: number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry and statistics.

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” – Shakuntala Devi

Pupils at Compass School are inspired by a dedicated team who are committed to providing excellent opportunities for learning and support to enable each student to realise their full potential.

Numeracy is a school-wide priority at Compass School and every pupil and teacher works together to develop confidence with numeracy. We are wholly committed to ensuring pupils will confidently reach the destination to which they aspire.

Curriculum Journey and Progression Maps 

The Mathematics Curriculum Journey is an overview of the plan of topics and assessments that pupils will cover across years 7-11. You can check the topics and skills your child will be covering now and in the future. A Progression Map shows the knowledge and skills that pupils will be taught in each year. Use this to support your child with present, future learning and revision activities.

Progression Map – Y7

Progression Map – Y8

Progression Map – Y9

Progression Map – Y10

Progression Map – Y11

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers exist for all topics and include the key information and terminology that pupils need to know to achieve Grades 5-9. These will be stuck in books at the start of every topic (see examples below). It is important that your child is using, consulting and memorising the information on Knowledge Organisers at home to ensure that they have the core knowledge to unlock skills in assessments and exams.

Examples of Maths Knowledge Organisers:

HT2: Year 7 – Volume and Surface Area

HT1-6: GCSE Foundation Maths

HT1-6: GCSE Higher Maths

If you have any questions about the Maths curriculum or would like access to any more Knowledge Organisers then please e-mail the Subject Lead for Maths – Bethany Clapham