Einstein said “Mathematics in it’s own way is the poetry of logical ideas”. Through mathematics we explore the power of numbers. Using the language of the universe, we can discover the true power and beauty of solving complex problems.

Maths Curriculum Map

a level maths curriculum map

a level further maths curriculum map

year 7 knowledge organiser

year 8 knowledge organiser

year 9 knowledge organiser

year 10 and 11 knowledge organiser

Exam Board: AQA
You can find the current specification here

Students are able to continue studying Mathematics at A Level – You can find out more about A Level Maths and Further Maths at Dereham Sixth Form here

Working Independently

Below are a number of links to resources available to support independent learning:

Please see Show my Homework and Mathswatch for Maths work set.

  • Mathswatch – videos, interactive questions, worksheets, 6-week revision schedule + more.

Login Information:
Year 11: (example) username – jbloggs@northgate      password – jbloggs@northgate (case sensitive)
Year 7 – 10 (example) username – 20jbloggs@northgate (the number indicates the year you started Northgate) password – 20jbloggs@northgate

  • Mathsgater – past papers, resources, links + videos.
  • Corbett Maths – videos, 5-a-day questions, worksheets, exam questions + revision cards.
  • GCSEpod – podcasts for all topics + subjects.
  • Seneca Learning– GCSE clips and interactive questions.
  • Sam Learning – interactive questions by topic.
  • BBC Bitesize – revision notes and an interactive test.
  • On Maths – online GCSE papers, type in your answer and it marks it for you!
  • Dr Frost Maths – an infinite amount of practice with questions that regenerate.
  • Mr Barton Maths – worksheets, videos and an interactive quiz.
  • Mathsbot – infinitely generated practice with answers.
  • Maths4Everyone – an incredible collection of practice questions, complete with full worked solutions.
  • Transum   – problems, games and puzzles that are perfect for Year 7,8 and 9

The recommended calculator for school use is the Casio FX83GTX and can be purchased from most retailers.

At points throughout the GCSE course we have Maths Revision Resources available for students to purchase via Parent Pay. These are ordered 2 to 3 times throughout the year as they are not kept in stock. The prices are approximate and are subject to Parent Pay fees. The resources from CGP include:
– GCSE AQA Maths Foundation workbook and solutions – £3.85
– GCSE AQA Maths Higher workbook and solutions – £3.85
– GCSE AQA Maths Foundation Revision Guide (including online edition, videos and quizzes) – £2.85
– GCSE AQA Maths Higher Revision Guide (including online edition, videos and quizzes) – £2.85
– GCSE AQA Maths Foundation or Higher Maths Buster Online edition (packed with over 40,000 practice questions (with full progress-tracking), worked examples, revision notes, video tutorials, challenges, mock exams and more!) – £5.00
– Pearson Revise AQA GCSE 9-1 Maths Revision Cards – Foundation – £7.49
– Pearson Revise AQA GCSE 9-1 Maths Revision Cards – Higher – £7.49
Assessment in Maths

In KS3 students are given core knowledge and skills to learn for each topic and have quick 10 question style tests to complete at the end of the topic.  Longer assessments take the form of a booklet which will contain a number of topic areas that students have covered over a longer period of time, these assessments also concentrate more on the application of the skills they have learned. After each assessment students use an analysis grid to look at which topics they need to work target for future learning.

In KS4 students complete a skills test once a fortnight which covers topic at the correct level for each class. Using their own analysis grid students can identify areas to revise to help make progress.  Throughout the two years full past papers are used as assessments so that students get plenty of practise in answering exam questions.  Analysis grids are produced for each assessment so that revision can be targeted to those areas that each student needs to make progress.

Personal Development and Cultural Capital in Maths
Throughout the year we offer opportunities for students to take part in a range of challenges and events. These include the UKMT Maths challenges, Year 10 Maths Feast, Year 9 Summer snack and a visit to the Maths Symposium. These encourage mathematical reasoning and promote the love of problem solving.
We also have two days dedicated to celebrating Mathematics – Number day and Pi day. During these days students in all year groups take part in a variety of different activities and discuss the history and importance of numbers and Pi.
Who Teaches Maths

Head of Department: Mrs. J. Smith, M.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: jsmith followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mrs Smith has a BSc (First Class HONS) in Physics with Medical Physics from Swansea University and an MSc Information processing and Neural networks from Kings College, London. She has 14 years teaching experience mainly teaching GCSE and A Level Mathematics but she also teaches ICT and Computer Science. Prior to teaching, Mrs Smith worked for several companies as an analyst computer programmer and this involved applying ICT and Mathematics to financial models. So Mathematics has always been an essential part of her life.


Second in Department: Miss K. Theobald, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: ktheobald followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Miss Theobald has a BSc first class honours in Mathematics from the University of East Anglia. She have over 13 years experience in teaching Maths from KS3 to KS5, including A-level Further Maths. Since 2013 she have been the progress and intervention coordinator for Maths at Northgate and Miss Theobald has also been running the School Council since 2011, alongside some excellent Team Council Leaders, and she produces the Northgate monthly bulletins.


Other Staff:

Other Staff:Mr. J. Atkin, M.Sc., P.G.C.E. (Co-Director of Sixth Form)

Other Staff:Mr. S. Carter, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.C.E. (Lead Intervention Mathematics)
Email: scarter followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mr Carter has a BSc in Mathematics from Sheffield University. He has 5 years teaching experience mainly teaching GCSE maths and is teaching AS mathematics from this academic year.

Other Staff:Mrs. N. Chalmers, B.A., P.G.C.E
Email: nchalmers followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mrs Chalmers has a BSc Mathematics degree from Cukurova University in Turkey and her PGCE Maths from the University of Leeds. She has been teaching for 4 years and has previously worked as a Tutor.

Other Staff:Mr. A. Darlow, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E. (Director of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare)
Email: adarlow followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Mr Darlow attended Durham University 2002-2005 and UEA 2006-2007 where studied Sport, Health and Exercise BA (Hons) and gained PGCE in Physical Education. He has been teaching for 12 years working across several schools within Norfolk. His initial qualifications are in Sport and Physical Education and he has taught these areas for 7 years. He has also been teaching Mathematics for the last 5 years. He has spent a large portion of his teaching career working within the pastoral sector as a form tutor, Head of Year, Designated Safeguarding Lead and his current role as Director of Personal Welfare and Behaviour. This has allowed him to work with several external agencies and develop pastoral knowledge to offer a wide range of support to our students that is beyond the classroom.

Other Staff:Miss K. Petcher-Ellison, B.A., P.G.C.E.
Email: cpetcherellison followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk

Miss Ellison graduated with a BSc Hons in Mathematics from Aberystwyth University and a P.G.C.E. from the University of East Anglia. 

Other Staff: Mr. J. Stirling, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E
Email: jstirling followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk