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On arrival at St Matthias Academy all pupils are baseline assessed in mathematics. This enables their future learning to be tailored to their needs. Topics that pupils have missed covering, or that they find difficult, will be covered. This supports a general focus on Number skills and a reinforcement of basic skills to allow pupils to build the foundation upon which to improve their learning.

Every new body of discovery is mathematical in form, because there is no other guidance we can have.


Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.

Darwin, Charles

Many of the maths lessons at St Matthias Academy focus on functional skills. They aim to provide pupils with the practical skills that they will need to deal with numeracy in the real world as they become older.

The numbers are a catalyst that can help turn raving madmen into polite humans.

Davis, Philip J

Depending on the length of a student’s stay with us, they will be able to achieve a Maths qualification in Functional Skills - Edexcel (at Entry Level 1, 2, 3, or Level 1, 2) or GCSE – AQA (1 to 9).