Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS4 3JS

01642 855010

Prince Bishop School

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Teaching Staff

Head of Maths: Mr Nick Atkinson


Introduction to Mathematics at Prince Bishop School.

The language of mathematics is international. It is beyond cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics is one of the core subjects in the National Curriculum. It is important in most other subjects as well as in everyday life and many forms of employment. Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, wherever life may take them.

Our aim is to provide a supportive environment where students can work to the very best of their ability, giving students a personalized education with work differentiated for them and regular assessment feedback being provided. Plus there is the opportunity for one-to-one intervention if required.


At Prince Bishop School, years 7, 8 and 9 students will follow the MyMaths for Key Stage 3 course, which is a brand new course that works directly with MyMaths online to deliver the new curriculum. This course has a strong emphasis on visible progression and visual engagement, along with direct links to the MyMaths website, which all help to bring maths alive.

KS4 pupils follow the AQA Mathematics 8300 GCSE, again this is closely linked to the MyMaths scheme using many online resources. Pupils study the subject content at either Foundation or Higher Level and then sit three papers at the end of Year 11.

Topics covered include:


  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio
  • Indices (powers)
  • Standard form
  • BIDMAS (order of operations)
  • Rounding and estimating
  • Multiples and factors
  • Inequalities
  • HCF and LCM


  • Collecting like terms
  • Expanding brackets
  • Factorizing brackets
  • Solving linear equations
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Using formulae and substitution
  • Rearranging formulae
  • Y = mx + c (straight line graphs)
  • Sequences and nth term
  • Proof


  • Triangles and special quadrilaterals
  • Types and properties of polygons
  • Symmetry and tessellation
  • Coordinates
  • Measuring angles and lengths
  • Angle facts (on a straight line, in a triangle, around a point)
  • Angle facts (with parallel lines)
  • Transformations – reflection, rotation, translation and enlargement
  • Area and perimeter of 2D shapes
  • Volume and surface area of 3D shapes
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Trigonometry


  • Averages – mode, mean and median- and range
  • Data collection and sampling
  • Tally charts
  • Pictograms
  • Bar charts and pie charts
  • Scatter graphs
  • Probability – placing events on a probability scale
  • Tree diagrams

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Questions regarding the curriculum for Maths

If you have any questions about the curriculum for Maths, please contact Mr. N Atkinson, Head of Mathematic Department, on 01642 855010 or send an e-mail marked for the attention of Mr. N. Atkinson to: