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Contacting the Team

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Mathematics team by leaving a message with Reception or by emailing our enquiry address.

We aim to respond to phone calls and emails as quickly as possible, and certainly within 48 hours. Please bear in mind that members of staff may have a day of teaching and may not be able to respond to non-urgent matters until the end of the Academy day or the following Academy day.

By telephone:      0121 -464-2737 (main school switchboard)

By email:    

KS3 Mathematics

In KS3 students will develop their knowledge and understanding Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.

At the centre of each KS3 topic, there is a focus on fluency, problem solving, reasoning and real-life applications: Fluency in lessons is designed to enable recall and build confidence; Problem solving practice teaches students to strategize and solve issues related to real-life context; Reasoning develops students to articulate the processes leading to their answer.

KS4 Mathematics

Mathematics is compulsory at Key Stage Four, developing skills taught at KS3. The following is key information regarding the course.

Exam Board

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics (1MA1) – Syllabus and past papers are available on the Pearson Edexcel website.

Exam Information

The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 to 1) in Mathematics is a tiered qualification. There are two tiers:

  • Foundation tier – grades 1 to 5 available
  • Higher tier – grades 4 to 9 available (grade 3 allowed).

There are 3 papers per tier all equally weighted with the content consisting of:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Statistics

Curriculum Plan


Careers Information

Studying maths helps develop skills in logical thinking, problem solving and decision-making, which are valued by employers across many job sectors.

There's a demand for mathematicians and statisticians across a range of sectors. Mathematicians work in the petroleum and nuclear industries, medicine and health, IT, business consultancy, operational research, space science and astronomy as well as many forms of engineering.

Mathematics Events

UKMT Maths Challenge

MathsContentV1At Harborne Academy, we provide an out-of-school-hours maths club to promote extraordinary mathematical thinking. We offer the Intermediate and Junior Mathematical Challenges for individual students who excel at showing abstract mathematical thinking and reasoning.

Money Matters – Legal & General

Everyday money is a financial education programme for secondary schools. The Programme tours secondary schools throughout the UK teaching young students about finance: how to earn; spend; and save money.

The lessons are part of the Every Day Money (EDM) programme run in partnership with EdComs educating young people in preparing for the future responsibilities around money.

Activities included working out how to manage their money, how to work out income tax and how to budget.


Useful Websites

Maths Exams Papers
Practice test set 1 - Foundation tier papers and mark schemes
Practice test set 1 - Higher tier papers and mark schemes
Practice papers set 2 - Foundation tier papers and mark schemes
Practice papers set 2 - Higher tier papers and mark schemes
Practice papers set 3 - Foundation tier papers and mark schemes
Practice papers set 3 - Higher tier papers and mark schemes
Practice papers set 4 - Foundation tier papers and mark schemes

Revision Material for Students
Revision Material - Just remember to close the  login box when it appears and continue to download.


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