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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve


Department Staff


Mr H Iqbal

Head of Maths 

Miss S Aslam

Deputy Head of Maths

Ms J Ellis

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr O Oladiran

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr J Epu

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr P Isales

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr V Maxwell

Teacher of Mathematics

Curriculum Intent

At Sir William Ramsay School, we believe that all students deserve a creative, robust and ambitious mathematics curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites curiosity and enthusiasm whilst preparing them well for everyday life and future employment in a post-Covid world. Our mathematics curriculum will give students the opportunity to: 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. 

  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and preserving in seeking solutions.

  • can communicate, justify, argue, make generalisations and prove using mathematical vocabulary. 

  • develop their character, including resilience, confidence and independence, so that they contribute positively to the life of the school, their local community and the wider environment. 

  • understand it is acceptable to make mistakes, as that is how they learn. 

Assessment for learning is central to our teaching.   

We intend to provide students with: 

  • planned objective led lessons with clear learning intentions and success criteria.

  • planned key questions and opportunities for dialogue for learning 

  • give formative written and oral feedback 

  • make use of peer and self-assessment 

  • make use of summative assessment and provide feedback  

  • provide weekly homework to consolidate learning 

The students begin to study for their GCSE in Maths in Year 9.  This is very much a preparation year and builds upon the knowledge and skills taught throughout Years 7 and 8.