Leeds West Academy

Maths Year 7 Next Steps Curriculum

Courses in Maths

Key Stage 4

  • GCSE Mathematics (linear) - Pearson
  • GCSE Mathematics (modular) - OCR    

Key Stage 5

  • AS Further Maths
  • A Level Maths

Term By Term Schemes of Work



For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Chris Stokes (Director of Learning for Maths)

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Mathematics is a subject that all students need. In addition to the acquisition of vital numeracy skills needed for the future, it is also a field that should be enjoyed.

In developing the application of maths, necessary problem and logic skills are also developed.  All students will find one area of mathematics that they enjoy. It is our goal to ensure that this enthusiasm and confidence in that area is transferred into all aspects of mathematics. 

It is key that all students develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills.  The Year 7 and Year 8 scheme of work builds on these skills and includes regular project and themed approaches to study ranging from designing a house and budgeting to making a spectacular sports car.  In addition to a more engaging approach, we focus on independence and developing students to assess their own work, whilst building a sound knowledge to guide them to further progress.

Our absolute aim is to ensure that every student has achieved his/her potential by the end of Year 10, with GCSE studies starting in Year 9. 

Please note:  Sixth Form students have to re-take GCSE Maths if they have not achieved a C grade.