Everybody uses mathematics everyday, and at Guilsborough Academy we prepare our students to have the mathematical skills they need to be successful in the next stage of their life and beyond
Our Mathematics curriculum is like building a house; we build a strong mathematical foundation and then build upon this with more complex topics requiring, and embedding, the skills and knowledge from the previously taught concepts.
Our Mathematics curriculum journey shows how we develop the skills of our students and the topics the students cover in each year. Click on our learning journey below to view it in more detail.
What is Mathematics like at Guilsborough?
Please watch our short video to see what studying Mathematics at Guilsborough is like.
Maths is fun and exciting. I really enjoy learning new maths like algebra and the different ways we are taught these.
James, Year 7 Student
Every lesson I am challenged and I really like solving problems.
Emily, Year 9 Student
Studying maths at A level is really rewarding. The teachers really help me and I know it is going to be useful for my studies at university.
Alex, Year 13 Student
Where will Mathematics take me past Year 11?
You will use mathematics in all aspects of your life. Some of you may wish to study mathematics further in our sixth form by choosing to study one of the following courses;
Please click on the different courses to explore studying these subjects at Guilsborough Sixth Form.
Mathematics is also used in many other subjects studied at sixth form and in degrees such at Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Psychology and Economics. If you would like to continue to study Mathematics but not as an A level, then you may like to consider studying Core Maths. It is a qualification which is recognised by universities and helps you to develop your mathematical skills required in your other A level subjects or further qualifications such as degrees
When you enter the world of work, whether after Year 11, sixth form or university, you will find that Mathematics is used in many careers such as;
- Accountancy and banking
- Hairdressing and beauty
Some of our past students who have studied Mathematics at A level now have careers in;
- Engineering with companies such as Dyson, Land Rover Jaguar
Please visit out Careers Guidance page for more information
Useful resources to support learning in Mathematics
These resources are useful for students to help consolidate knowledge learnt in lessons and to aid revision ;
MathsWatch videos provide a detailed explanation of each topic. Worksheets to accompany each video are on the MathsWatch website. Students have been given their individual logins for MathsWatch.
Explore MathsWatch by clicking here
MyMaths is an online resource with lessons and assessments. Students have been given their personal login and password, both usually three characters in length.
Explore MyMaths by clicking here
Corbettmaths is a website which contains worksheets, practise exam questions and videos for each part of the GCSE Maths specification. The website does not require any usernames. It also contains 5-a-day worksheets which we use in lessons to help students to remember and apply previously taught concepts
Explore CorbettMaths by clicking here
The Maths VLE provides each class with a personalised set of support resources which follows the work covered in class. We encourage students to use these resources to consolidate the work they complete in lessons and to aid their revision for assessments and tests
Explore The Maths VLE by clicking here