The purpose of the Maths curriculum is to equip students with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and solve problems and to make them more prepared for the real world. We do this by providing a secure understanding of mathematical concepts, from basic principles of mathematics to complex topics that combine several areas of study into a single question.

Qualifications can be taken in GCSE Mathematics and Level 2 Further Maths. In the Sixth Form we offer A-Level Mathematics and also Further Mathematics.  The Level 3 qualification in Core Mathematics is also offered.

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We pride ourselves on the fact that all our teachers are Mathematicians capable of teaching A-Level Mathematics we also have a team of 5 teachers who are experienced in teaching Further Maths. This means that students choosing to study A-Level Maths at WHGS have a huge amount of support and we are able to provide different teachers for different modules to provide interest and variety in their Sixth Form teaching.

Maths A-Level (Edexcel)

Designed to advance learners' skills while developing knowledge, Edexcel's qualifications help learners either progress to higher education or go directly into employment. They are grounded in the quality and traditions of the British education system made relevant for today's UK and international learner.

Further Maths A-Level (MEI)

Developed in collaboration with Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), the new A-Level Further Mathematics B (MEI) qualification offers a coherent course of study to develop students’ mathematical understanding and skills, encouraging them to think, act and communicate mathematically. It provides a solid foundation for further study in mathematics and also for those studying Computer Science, Finance, Engineering and the Physical Sciences other disciplines that make extensive use of mathematical skills.

Core Maths AS level (AQA)

Level 3 Mathematical Studies is a qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE, it is designed to support the teaching of other A-Level subjects.


Homework is set every week, giving students 7 days to complete.

In Years 7 to 10, homework is automatically set in Sparx and even when absent, students are expected to complete with 100% success on time. 

In Years 7 to 11, students are expected to do a minimum of 60 minutes a week.

We have homework support in D23 Tuesday to Friday to aid the 100% correct requirement.

Please avoid letting your child leave homework until the last minute as, over the weekend, support is not available and 100% correct is still the minimum requirement.

We have a non-negotiable detention (support) policy, if homework is not completed 100% correct on time, students are automatically placed in a detention (support) where a number of Maths teachers support students to catch up.

Detentions are 3.05pm to 3.35pm:

  • Tuesday – Year 10
  • Wednesday – Year 7 and 8 
  • Thursday – Year 9
  • Friday – Year 11

A message is sent home the day before the detention to parents. Detentions are also noted in the planners.

In Years 7 to 10

All the homework is set on Sparx and students are expected to spend about 60 minutes a week on doing their work. There is compulsory work every week and also XP and Target work, which are optional and can help students practice their maths skills further. 

Sparx offers many features:

  • Differentiation for students: Every single student automatically receives personalised homework, which includes revision and consolidation.
  • Improves outcomes: Increased student engagement and additional teacher time improves learning outcomes.
  • Reliable, trusted content: Written and rigorously tested by our in-house team comprising teachers, tutors, mathematicians and grammar specialists.

To ensure the correct level of homework is being set please allow students to get something wrong before helping them; in this way the Algorithm can generate the right level of difficulty for your child.

In Year 11

Homework is set weekly by teachers and varies according to where in the learning the students have reached. All homework is to be completed in the Orange / Red Homework Books

The platforms used are:

Additionally, printed homework may be given directly to the students

After Tests or Assessments (which are usually every 2 weeks in Year 11), extra homework is set in the form of Pinpoint booklets; these are booklets of questions tailored to each individual student’s needs. They are tailored to individual students' weak areas of understanding and need to be answered using all online facilities to help, just not understanding is not an excuse videos are available at:

In Years 12 and 13

Homework is much more extensive, and we expect students to take control of their own work and spend longer on It (a minimum of 300 mins per week).

Minimum Expectations are:

  • All questions especially “P” & “E” questions from exercises in the textbooks are to be completed self-marked and corrected.
  • All MEI Section test to be completed online this is marked by the online program:
  • When requested Topic Assessment tests and exam practice questions might be set by teachers.
  • Other Topic specific questions are available in Class Material in Teams.

Online Resources

The Maths Department have spent a lot of time and resources sourcing what we feel is the best online offering for students. If  students utilise these resources regularly, they are in strongest position we can offer to progress successfully.

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