Our vision for Mathematics at Atherton High School is for all students to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts so that we produce independent and resilient young people who appreciate and understand the world of mathematics around them.

The language of mathematics influences all our lives and is vital to the future prosperity of young people. Whilst providing students with a solid understanding of mathematical concepts, we aim to communicate how mathematics is essential to everyday life, which is critical in science, technology, engineering, business and necessary for financial literacy.

We believe our students deserve a high-quality education that is ambitious for all, with a wide variety of engaging opportunities that builds confidence, develops knowledge and promotes academic excellence, all of which prepares them well for everyday life. Attainment in the subject is key to opening new doors to further study and future employment.

 Our aims are for all pupils:

  • To become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils develop conceptual understanding with the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • To communicate like a mathematician using correct mathematical vocabulary to justify, argue and prove concepts and ideas
  • To reason mathematically
  • To problem solve by applying their mathematical knowledge to a variety of problems
  • To develop their character, including resilience, confidence and independence, so that they can contribute positively to the life of the school, their local community and the wider environment

We have created a spiral curriculum for our learners which covers the full breadth of the national curriculum both at KS3 & KS4. The sequencing of our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure students build core mathematical knowledge that is embedded into their long-term memory.

Throughout KS3 we build upon knowledge, providing a firm mathematical foundation for all pupils. The core aims of our KS3 curriculum is to build fluency in the fundamental knowledge of Mathematics.

All pupils will study KS4 National Curriculum for Mathematics, building upon the foundations of our KS3 curriculum. All students will sit GCSE mathematics so that they can successfully move onto the next stage of their lives of further study and the world of work.

Knowledge Organisers – Autumn Term 2022

Learning Journey 2022 – 2023



“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”

Stan Gudder