Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyLibrary: We're all a buzz in the library today (and will be again tomorrow) as we welcome YR7 students back to collect their Boo…1 day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighYear 7 Headteacher’s breakfast, fantastic students, all have had a great start to their time at Barlby 💫 day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyLibrary: The lovely @ZanaFraillon will send personalised cards to the first 3 students who read and review The Lost Soul Atlas. A…2 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighA pleasure to meet with Year 8 students at Headteacher’s breakfast, all nominated by staff for being fantastic! 💫 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighReally enjoyed our socially distanced Headteacher’s breakfast this morning, great to meet with these Year 10 students and hear how they are making the most of life! weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyLibrary: A big thank you to those who have donated books to the library recently. If you're having a sort out before Christmas &…3 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighWe've been notified of a very generous local offer of food for anyone struggling over half term break. Contact @Thepickledpostie privately on messenger or in facebook and they will help.4 weeks ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighWe have raised a fabulous £570 for our chosen charity @Cry_in_the_Dark by holding a non-uniform day. We can't send Christmas boxes this year, but we can send funds for a Christmas meal! So proud of our students who continue to show so much compassion month ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighThanks to all the Year 6 students and their parents/carers who joined our virtual Q&A last week. Don't worry if you were unable to join us on the evening, here's the video: If you have any questions, about anything, just email: transition@bhs.hlt.academy1 month ago
Barlby High School
Barlby High School
Vale of York Academy
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary
Barlby High School
Barlby High School
Vale of York Academy
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary



Barlby High School, Selby York. Part of the Hope Learning Trust, York.
Curriculum aim

The Mathematics Department aims to help all students acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in the workplace.

Mathematics is taught by a team of well qualified and experienced professionals in a suite of classrooms. There is an interactive whiteboard in each room with access to a range of software to further the learning experience of our students. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to challenge and motivate students.

Formal departmental assessment takes place throughout the year at regular intervals to help allocate students to the appropriate set, to inform students and staff of progress made and highlight areas for further intervention.

The school subscribes to which can be accessed from home, via the internet, free of charge. We are also becoming increasingly involved with other online providers of mathematical enrichment.

Homework is usually set every week, either as a written task or mymaths activity, and the department offers help outside of lessons for all students.

Our top set students are entered for the United Kingdom Mathematical Challenge at Junior (Years 7 and 8) and Intermediate (Years 9, 10 and 11) level with many rewarded with Bronze, Silver or Gold certificates.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum overview

Our Key Stage 3 Programme of Study will cover:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Shape and space
  • Geometry
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Data handling
GCSE Mathematics

Year 9 students begin their GCSE Mathematics course which is then continued into years 10 and 11.


The ‘new’ Mathematics GCSE course

The summer of 2017 witnessed the first examination of a ‘new’ Mathematics GCSE course.

  • There are two tiers of entry, Higher or Foundation, with students being graded using a number instead of a letter. Higher Tier students are graded form 9 to 4 (9 being the highest grade) and Foundation students are graded form 5 to 1 (1 being the lowest grade).
  • The syllabus has been expanded to include topics that are ‘new’ at GCSE level. The topics are not all at the high end of the difficulty scale but they do add to the amount of work to cover in the time allocated. Some traditionally ‘higher’ tier topics are now also included in the Foundation scheme of work, making the Foundation course more challenging to attain the highest possible grades. There is now a greater emphasis placed on problem solving, often using multi stages of reasoning and the integration of topics.
  • Students are assessed by three examination papers which are sat on three different days.
    • Paper 1 (non-calculator) 1 hour 30 minutes
    • Paper 2 (calculator allowed) 1 hour 30 minutes
    • Paper 3 (calculator allowed) 1 hour 30 minutes

Those students who have difficulty accessing the GCSE course follow the AQA Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics.

Mathematics is a key subject for everyone and provides skills that are beneficial on a daily basis as well as in the world of work. We encourage all our students to maximise their potential in this subject so they can leave us as confident and competent mathematicians.

Keep in touch
Subject Lead for Maths is Miss Osborne who can be contacted by email at


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