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St Thomas More

Catholic School


Curriculum Overview

We aim for pupils to develop fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics.  For this reason pupils will encounter the same topics repeatedly during their journey through Key Stage 3 and 4. 

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

The complexity of the topics increases each time the topic is revisited, developing conceptual understanding and promoting the ability of pupils to recall learning.  Topics are interleaved within the academic year as well as between years so that pupils revisit topics regularly and develop their ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

Revision Support

  • “Murderous Maths” by Kjartan Poskitt. There is also an accompanying website ( which includes information about the books and extra bits as well as games, hints, tricks and puzzles.
  • Tarquin publishes a mathematical magazine called ‘Circa’ ( which is filled with a richly entertaining mathematical mix of explanation, history and games.

Key Tips for Success

  • Spend a significant amount of time on homework and on revising for every end of unit test.
  • Keep up with the work covered and ask for help if unsure.
  • Ensure that all work is presented clearly.

How can a parent help their child succeed?

  • Ensure that your child is using their exercise book to help them complete their homework and revise.
  • Be willing to answer questions to help your child revise topics thoroughly.