General Information

All pupils study Maths throughout their time at Hull Trinity House Academy.  All years have four lessons per week. 



Staff Member
 Mr M. Thomas
 Subject Leader of Maths
 Mr S. Woods
 Maths Teacher Second in Department
 Mr T. Kelsey
 Maths Teacher  
 House Leader of Harrison House
 Mr M. Hall
 Maths Teacher
 Miss R. Thompson
 Maths Teacher


Key Stage 3

During years 7 and 8, we follow a mastery scheme of work which covers all areas of the maths curriculum and focusses on preparing the pupils to have all the necessary basic skills to start the GCSE. 


Key Stage 4

We start the GCSE syllabus in year 9 and follow a 3 year scheme of work.  The work for GCSE is supported by the use of new Pearson’s textbooks and is separated in to Higher and Foundation courses.

All exams in Maths take place in June of year 11 and we are currently working towards the Edexcel GCSE for all year groups.  From the first exams in 2017, Maths GCSEs will be graded using the new 9-1 grading system.

Exam Board: Edexcel
2 Tiers
Higher or Foundation
3 Papers for each tier
Each paper is 1 ½ hours long
Any topic can be tested on each paper
1 Calculator and 2 Non-Calculator
No formula page (you must learn most formulas)
The assessment in the GCSE covers the following   topics in the following weightings.
 - Number: 22-28% weighting
 - Algebra: 17-23% weighting
 - Ratio, Proportion and Rate of Change: 22-28%   weighting
 - Geometry and Measure: 12-18% weighting
 - Statistics and Probability: 12-18% weighting
 - Number: 12-18% weighting
 - Algebra: 27-33% weighting
 - Ratio, Proportion and Rate of Change: 17-23%   weighting
 - Geometry and Measure: 17-23% weighting
 - Statistics and Probability: 12-18% weighting
Revision Resources
 - Hegarty Maths website
 - GP Revision Guide – Higher or Foundation   available with workbook (ask class teacher for information)
 - Question level Analysis data (provided by teacher)
 - Pinpoint Booklets (provided by teacher)
Revision Techniques
Question Level Analysis
This will highlight all of the areas and topics   that you have done well and badly in a mock exam.
Focus your revision on topics you got wrong from   the beginning of the paper to maximise the marks you gain from easier   questions.
Hegarty Maths
Clip numbers are listed against each question on   Question Level Analysis sheet after mock exams.
Log on and type the clip numbers of any topic you   need to revise into the search bar. Watch the video and then do the quiz.
Try topics a couple of times to consolidate   understanding (make sure you get 100% on quizzes).
Past Papers / Mock Papers
Review mock papers to check mistakes. 
Look at mark schemes/ modelled answers to see how   to correctly answer.
Use revision guide / Hegarty Maths to do more   questions to practice and consolidate.
Use practice papers to look at more exam style   questions – review in same way as mock exams.
Flash Cards
Write explanations / methods for common problems   on one side of card
Write topic name or question on other
Test yourself on a regular basis
Formulae / Key information Cards / posters
Use in same way Flash Cards but write name /   topic / question type on one side
Write clear formula / information on other to   check recall of facts
All required formulas are in planners and other   key information is in revision booklet
Revision Guide
Revision guides are an alternative source of explanations   and practice questions
Choose topics from QLA in same way as choosing   Hegarty maths topics
Kim’s Game
Kim’s game can be used for practising formula and   key facts
Write out formulas a number of time (such as on   flash cards) but leave part of it out
The idea is you work out what is missing and it   helps you remember the full formula
Look up technique on internet to get best use out   of it



Alongside the usual curriculum, the Maths Department also runs after school enrichment classes for selected high achieving pupils in a Further Maths GCSE course and regularly enter pupils for UK Maths Challenge competitions and team challenges.