Barlby High @Barlby_HighWe’re in The Press! History lessons are amazing when they are truly brought to life. Thanks so much to the veterans and @EverwitchTC for reminding us to concentrate on the future but never forget the past. day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: YDSSA Athletics Final tomorrow. Weather looking decidedly dodgy. There are no alternative dates so it's tomorrow or nothin…1 day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighIAPT are hosting one-off masterclass sessions focussed on two topics: #sleep and #stress. Events are free and open to all, no need to book. days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyEng: Congratulations to our wonderful SlamJam team! Their beautiful and passionate poetry got them all the way to the final. We m…4 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyHistory: @YorkWW2DDayVets @EverwitchTC @Barlby_High Here is the poem that Ken Cooke read to students and staff after the performa…4 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: Brilliant to see the football kits donated by Elvington Harriers and taken out by @BarlbySport in October being used in Ma…4 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighHow fantastic is that! Great to see Ed furthering his studies #education #choices #inspiration days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRomania 2019: Final full day for the team and they’ve had a memorable day. Final act of the day is to add hands to the tree in Casa Albert. The quote is from the Book of Revelation and means "the leaves of the tree are for the healing of a nation" 🇷🇴 #memories #steveandbeth #team days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyHistory: On a personal level, I felt enormously privileged standing alongside our veterans today. My Grandad Cyril also landed o…5 days 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 Mr Senior who can be contacted by email at