Subject Overview

The Mathematics department is situated in the main building. There are 4 teaching rooms, each with an interactive board.

Mathematics is a creative and higher inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high quality Mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. At Wellfield we seek to bring the realisation of this to our students by teaching in a way that develops their understanding and inspires them to achieve their full potential.


Maths Subject Staff

Miss McDade Head of Core Faculty
Miss Holker Lead Practitioner of Maths
Mrs Pickup Teacher of Maths

KS3 Maths

At key stage 3 students follow the National Curriculum to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems. Students study the strands of Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportions and rates of change; Geometry and measures; Probability and statistics. We feel our KS3 curriculum gives students a good base of mathematical knowledge before moving on to the important GCSE course.

KS4 GCSE Maths

At key stage 4 we follow the AQA linear scheme of work. Students will follow either the Foundation tier or Higher tierEach unit of work is assessed using exam style questions; students’ progress towards their targets is assessed by use of past and practice exam papers throughout the course, and formerly with mock exams in December and March of year 11.


Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.”
William Paul Thurston (American Mathematician)

“Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.”
Gottfried Leibniz

Mathematics Curriculum