Setting high standards in the learning experience of our students goes hand in hand with creating and maintaining a colourful learning environment, incorporating challenging activities within our teaching and using stimulating resources. Maths is far from boring at The Maynard!

Our students are encouraged to participate in a range of opportunities including

  • United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Challenges
  • Devon Team Mathematical Challenges
  • Royal Institution Masterclasses at Exeter University
  • One-day conference ‘Mathematics is your future!’
  • One-day conference ‘Let Maths take you further!’

Through these, our students can be extended mathematically, encouraged to think ahead about their choices and careers and also be helped to develop an appreciation of Mathematics that is not necessarily related to curriculum and exams.

From Upper 3 to Upper 4 (Year 7 – Year 9) we use the resources provided by the Mathematics Enhancement Programme. Further information on the Mathematics Enhancement Programme can be found here.


GCSE Mathematics aims to develop an understanding and knowledge of mathematical principles and to encourage the use of Mathematics in other subjects and in everyday life. Topics covered include all aspects of numerical calculation, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, data handling and applications of Mathematics.

We follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Course A (1MA1) – Higher Tier. The relevant specification can be found Here