Mathematics is a fundamental part of human thought and logic, and integral to attempts at understanding the world and ourselves. Mathematics provides an effective way of building mental discipline and encourages logical reasoning and mental rigor. In addition, mathematical knowledge plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art.

Career links

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Architecture
  • Electronics


Our goal at Rhyddings is to facilitate an environment where students can enjoy, learn and build resilience through a deeper understanding of Mathematics. We strive to enable, equip and encourage students to become accurate, efficient and flexible problem solvers; enabling them to become lifelong learners who will continue to grow mathematically in their chosen professions and to function as productive citizens in line with the Rhyddings way.

The Mathematics curriculum is characterised by the sequencing, spacing, retrieval and retention of knowledge and skills. As we recognise that ability and intelligence develop and are malleable, pupils revisit key concepts through interleaving of topics to ensure information and skills learnt become deep-seated. We now use a maths mastery approach which is influenced, inspired and informed by the work of leading maths researchers and practitioners across the world. This follows on from the majority of Primary schools which have now adopted a mastery approach so should be familiar to lots of pupils. The idea is to build a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress.


Subject progression & sequencing (topic length in weeks)

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
  • Numbers
  • Using percentages
  • Maths and Money
  • Deduction
  • Rotation and Translation
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Enlargement and Similarity
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Rates
  • Probability
  • Algebraic Representation
Year 10
Year 11
  • Transforming and Constructing
  • Listing and Describing
  • Show that…
  • Revision


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