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City of Peterborough Academy

KS3 & KS4 Mathematics

At the City of Peterborough Academy we believe that the mathematics department plays an essential role in the progress of our pupils and provides valuable life opportunities. Mathematics allows pupils to develop key numeracy, reasoning and problem solving skills, enabling them to succeed in further education or employment. Additionally, mathematics lessons provide a platform to enhance pupils' thinking skills, opportunities to solve problems within a real life context, including using ICT and enable them to work as part of a team to develop a holistic approach to learning.

KS3 Mathematics

All pupils take mathematics at KS3 and study the 6 areas of the National curriculum. The department uses a wide range of teaching and learning strategies which are matched to the learning needs of the individual pupil, thus enabling them to become fully engaged in the subject and lifelong learners. There is a strong emphasis on developing fluency in calculations, particularly mental calculations.

KS4 Mathematics

At key stage four all students follow the AQA specification. They study the following topics; Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and rates of change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics.

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Pupils must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.


Pupils are expected to complete their homework at least once a week; this might include using, learning some information or applying their knowledge to a set of questions.


The most able pupils in each year group compete in the National competitions each year. The best pupils are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates.

Maths staff

Head of Maths Miss S Fuller
Teacher of Maths / Director of Achievement Mrs M Budner
Teacher of Maths M W Wanyoro
Teacher of Maths Mr S Gillett
Teacher of Maths Mr S Nwobia
Teacher of Maths Miss R Khouri
Teacher of Maths / Teacher in Charge of Educational Research Ms D Butler
Teacher of Maths Mrs L Phillips
Teacher of Maths Mrs J Everett
HLTA Mrs R Naz