Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

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Mathematics at Durham Johnston School

The Mathematics department at Durham Johnston consists of 9 full time teachers and two part-time teachers. We are also supported by a member of the leadership group who teaches 9 hours per week. All members of the department have both mathematics and teaching qualifications and the department is able to offer a complete range of mathematics courses at all levels. Students also have the opportunity to take part in national mathematics contests and our students have a very good record of success.



Students receive three lessons of maths per week in year 7,8 and 9. In each Year we cover the five main areas of mathematics. Number, Geometry and Measures, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra and Data Handling.


More detailed information can be found in our KS3 programme of study here

KS3 Setting

In year 7 the students are arranged into three bands; 7X, 7Y and 7Z. This reduces to two bands in Years 8 and 9.

The table below shows the change in sets from year 7 into 8.