At Weatherfield Academy, we aim to help each pupil develop, as far as possible, the knowledge, skills and understanding in maths which will provide life skills needed throughout adult life. We will give each pupil every opportunity to achieve their very best. We feel that providing a positive learning environment and celebrating success will encourage pupils to secure an understanding of maths.

Maths is taught in many different ways, using books, games, real life examples and IT. We provide all pupils with a weekly dedicated 'money' lesson. This lesson provides pupils with the life skills they will need for their journey through life.

Mathematics Department

Mrs Hoare and Mrs Patterson are happy to announce that we have been awarded the 'Centre of Excellence Award in Financial Education', one of fewer than eighty schools in the country.

Vision Statement

Financial education for our pupils means being able to manage their money to the best of their ability, confidence and competence. The Programme of Study will be developed to allow our pupils to access a systematic, differentiated and meaningful Programme of Study in Financial Education.


The Financial Education Programme of Study is underpinned by Government Policy and independent reviews. We will incorporate the skills and knowledge that our students require to empower them to manage their own finances as independently as possible.


We will continually develop and improve our curriculum to meet the ever changing needs of our pupils in relation to the ‘world around them.’

Mrs J Hoare & Mrs C Patterson

Weatherfield Academy has been working very closely with Pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) in connection with the Mathematics Curriculum. In Mathematics we are now offering our pupils a Financial lesson once a week following the new planning developed by ourselves. Pfeg are the UK's leading financial education charity that provide resources, lesson plans, help and advice to anyone teaching children and young people about money. Weatherfield Academy is happy to announce that Pfeg have helped us to deliver 'My Money Week,' delivered an Inset Training event for all staff and will be continuing to support us in the financial education of our pupils.


By working with Pfeg Weatherfield Academy can ensure that our pupils will be getting the most up to date, relevant financial information to help and assist them in their personal finances now and in the future.

Mathematics Progression

At Weatherfield Academy whatever your level of Mathematics we can guide and support you throughout your learning.


We offer a wide range of Mathematical Qualifications from Entry Level to Foundation GCSE. The Learning Paths we offer will ensure a successful and rewarding experience for all students of all learning styles and abilities.


We believe that everyone can be successful in Mathematics and with our Learning Paths we can help all students to achieve the highest level they possibly can.


Entry Level Mathematics – Entry Level 1, 2 and 3.


Functional Skills Mathematics – Entry Level 1, 2 and 3.


Functional Skills – Level 1 and 2.


GCSE – Foundation Level.


Entry Level Mathematics Levels 1 – 3.


This qualification is designed to support learners working below GCSE Grades. It is excellent as it offers flexibility of units and allows students short programmes of unit-based structure. This helps the students to gain a level of achievement throughout the course and gain recognition of each individual unit and level as they progress through.


It consists of 8 units with a choice of internally-set and externally-set tasks. It conveys the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to apply mathematical concepts in real-life situations.


The portfolio of work is externally moderated.



Functional Mathematical Skills Entry Levels 1 – 3.


This qualification enables students to acquire mathematical and other transferable skills relevant to everyday life and the world of work.


Students can develop their mathematical thinking through an engaging, active approach.


The assessments are both internally and externally moderated.



Functional Mathematical Skills Levels 1 and 2.


Functional Mathematical Skills Levels 1 and 2 are based on the same skills developed in GCSE Mathematics specifications.


It teaches useful mathematical skills that can be applied to everyday life and work. It promotes mathematical thinking and transferable skills.


The qualification also develops students’ problem-solving ability and builds confidence in a flexible manner.


Functional Skills assesses the skills of representing, analysing and interpreting, with unlimited re-sit opportunities.



AQA GCSE Mathematics


The new GCSE has a Foundation Tier (Grades 1 – 5) and a Higher Tier (Grades 4 – 9). There are three question papers one non-calculator and two calculator papers.

The subject content includes:


1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change

4 Geometry and measures

5 Probability

6 Statistics


This enables our students, after successfully completing their Entry Level Maths, to progress to the highest level they can achieve. It enables them to engage with, explore and succeed in Maths.

Other Information

If you would like further information about our Maths curriculum please contact Mrs Carol Patterson, Mathematics Co-ordinator via the academy office or by email: (Mrs Patterson)

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