Curriculum - Maths

The department is staffed by 14 staff with many year’s experience. High expectations and quality of teaching ensures that many of our pupils exceed national and school expectations.


Maths is based in its own block in the school. An extension to our space was completed in 2007. This allows almost all maths classes to be taught in the same block.


Mathematics is a popular subject at KS3 and KS4 and success levels are high. There is a high uptake for the subject at KS5 where students are equally successful. Very able pupils are encouraged to take STEP papers alongside A-Level and there are pupils who annually apply to Oxbridge to study Maths based courses.



• Exam boards are Edexcel for GCSE Maths (Year 11) and AQA for GCSE Maths (Year 10), AQA for GCSE Statistics, OCR for FSMQ, OCR for A-level.




All curriculum information can be viewed at the bottom of the page, or by clicking on the Curriculum info on the navigation box.



The Department

Mr Levesley

Mr Moore

Mrs Giles

Dr Leary

Mr Bambra

Ms Boulter

Ms Rumsey

Mr Mukhtar

Mrs A Roberts

Miss L Roberts

Mr D Smith

Ms Wilde

Mr Yates

Ms Hardy

KS3 Maths

Key Stage 3 Mathematics at Chellaston follows the National Curriculum.

The learning of Mathematics is a continuum from the primary school and we are grateful to our partner schools for the information they provide. We have clear expectations of our students by the time they start here. From day 1 we monitor and check progress and we check the groupings after each major assessment.

The quality of our tracking and monitoring means that we can cater specifically for the potential of our students and complement this with clear expectations for our groups. We can offer a consistency of expectations for all our students from the time that they join us.

We believe in catering for the needs of our students and use text books as a resource rather than following them slavishly as a course. All students follow a course based on the “Mathslinks” texts. The large and colourful books in school are supplemented by a neat and much less heavy little book that we use for setting homework. Each student receives a CD containing the content of the main textbook



GCSE Maths

The GCSE courses followed at Chellaston are the Edexcel Linear Course for Year 11 and the AQA 9-1 course for Year 10. These are studied over two years, leading to a GCSE qualification graded from A* to G in current Year 1 and graded from 9 to 1 for the current Year 10.



ALevel Maths

The AS Mathematics Course

The AS Mathematics course covers two Pure Mathematics modules (Core 1 and Core 2) and one Applied Mathematics module (Statistics 1).

All modules are examined in the summer examination session.
In the Pure Mathematics modules, the following topics are covered.

Core 1

Coordinates, points and lines


Some important graphs




Index notation

Graphs of nth power functions


Transformations of graphs

Differentiation and graphs

Applications of differentiation


Core 2



The binomial theorem

The sine and cosine rules


Geometric sequences

Exponentials and logarithms

Factors and remainders


The trapezium rule

The applied module Statistics 1 is also covered in year 12. This module covers the following topics.


Statistics 1

Representation of data

Measures of location

Measures of spread


Permutations and combinations

Probability distributions

The binomial and geometric distributions

Expectation and variance from a random variable



The A2 Mathematics Course

The A2 Mathematics course covers two further Pure Mathematics modules (Core 3 and Core 4) and one more Applied Mathematics module (Decision 1).

All modules are examined in the summer examination session.

In the Pure Mathematics modules, the following topics are covered.


Core 3

Combined transformations of graphs


Exponential growth and decay

Extending differentiation and integration

Differentiating exponentials and logarithms

Further trigonometry

The modulus function

Solving equations numerically

The chain rule

Differentiating products

Volumes of revolution

Simpson's rule

Core 4

Calculus of trigonometric functions

Integration methods

Parametric equations


The binomial expansion

Rational functions

Differential equations

Curves defined implicitly

Scalar products of vectors

The applied module Decision 1 is also covered in year 13. This module covers the following topics.

Decision 1


Graphs and networks

Minimum connector problems

Finding the shortest path

Route inspection

The travelling salesperson problem

Linear programming

The Simplex algorithm

Flight Path

The table below shows the Flight Path of targets our students will aim for in their journey throughout Key Stage 3. Meeting these challenging targets will represent outstanding progress that is significantly above the National Average. We hope that in some circumstances, students will exceed these targets

Long Term Plan

Long Term Plans for Maths can be downloaded here