Department Overview

Learning is broken down into Key Stage 3 and 4 at the Academy, however, we very much see learning mathematics as a journey from key stage 1 to Key Stage 5 and beyond.

Throughout Key Stage 3 and 4 we adapt a diagnostic approach to teaching. Here, students’ prior knowledge is assessed, allowing teachers to tailor the learning to the individual students in each group. At the end of each module of study, students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through an assessment.

At Key Stage 4 all students will work towards an outcome in GCSE Mathematics with the OCR GCSE specification. Mathematics is tiered entry meaning students can sit examinations at foundation or higher level.

Our aim is to ensure that all students achieve the best possible grade and one that will be useful to them in the future.  Students will be entered for either the foundation or higher exam, the decision will be based upon the needs of individual students and will give them the best opportunity to maximise their grade.

  • Curriculum Coverage at KS4

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Year 7 Maths Overview and Prior Knowledge


Year 8 Core Maths Overview


Year 8 Extension Maths Overview

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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