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St Francis Xavier

Curriculum by year

Use the links below to view the maths curriculum by year.

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10 - foundationYear 10 - higherYear 11 - foundationYear 11 - higher


At SFX our students think like a mathematician by...

explaining where the new mathematical concepts come from and how they relate to the pupils' prior knowledge. We also insist on logical reasoning when pupils solve problems. This is rehearsed during Q&A discussions by asking "why?", "how?" and "what if?" as frequently as possible.


Recent research used to inform practices in maths

  • AQA website has proven to be a reliable resource in terms of effective delivery of KS4 knowledge. The website provides resources and sample exam questions; and also highlights common misconceptions encountered by examiners when marking specific questions from specific topics.

  • CPD relating to good practice in terms of raising boys' achievement, closing SEND gaps, diagnostic questionning and effective use of recall (Kate Jones) have all been attended by the whole department
  • Ofsted review into mathematics



Maths vision

Our vision is to ensure pupils are equipped with sufficient mathematical knowledge, fluency and reasoning skills to deal with situations that influence all of our lives, including finance, statistical analysis, real-world geometry, mensuration and risk analysis.

Pupils of all abilities shall feel challenged and stimulated throughout their learning journey; and they shall develop sufficient confidence to apply their knowledge across the curriculum.

Through support and encouragement, staff shall provide pupils with the necessary tools and resilience to overcome the challenges faced when solving complex mathematical problems. In turn, pupils shall display compassion for each other by sharing their knowledge and understanding.


Whole school visions

Use the links below to view our whole school vision and curriculum vision. 

Whole school vision Whole school curriculum vision 


Curriculum team

  • Mr P Ingram - Curriculum Lead
  • Miss K Appleby - Maths Teacher
  • Mr T Bearpark - Maths Teacher
  • Mr S James - Maths Teacher
  • Mrs J Prime - Maths Teacher 


KS4 courses  

  •  GCSE Mathematics - AQA


Enrichment opportunities

  • Stem (Maths and Science)
  • Additional Maths Qualification
  • Annual Maths UKMT challenge