Curriculum

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping pupils with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. Our aim is to enable pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. Our maths curriculum allows pupils to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. They are able to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and reason mathematically, making deductions and inferences, and drawing conclusions. We set challenging targets in conjunction with high expectations for all pupils; targets which we hope to achieve through a variety of teaching and learning practices to engage and motivate pupils.
Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8

 • Place value.
• Negatives.
• Addition and subtraction.
• Rounding
• Perimeter.
• Multiplication.
• Division.
• Powers and roots.
• Factors and Multiples.
• Area.
• Drawing, estimating and labelling angles.
• Finding unknown angles.
• Properties of 2D shapes and coordinates.
• Proportionality and similarity.
• Equivalent fractions.
• Adding and subtracting fractions.
• Fraction of a quantity.
• Multiplying and dividing fractions.
• Directed numbers and order of operations.
• Simplifying, writing and substituting into expressions
• Equations.
• Sequences.
• Ratio 1.
• Fraction, decimals and percentage equivalence.
• Finding percentages.
• Mean average.

 

• Indices.
• Prime factorisation.
• Rounding and estimating.
• Fractions.
• Percentages.
• Algebraic manipulation.
• Expanding and factorisation.
• Linear equations.
• nth term of a linear sequence.
• Plotting graphs
• Unknown angles including parallel lines.
• Area of composite shapes.
• Circumference of a circle.
• Percentage increase and decrease.
• Ratio 2
• Proportionality.
• Speed, distance and time.
• 3D Shapes.
• Area of a circle.
• Surface area and Volume.
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
• Types of numbers
• Index laws, standard form and surds.
• Fractions and percentages.
• Probability
• Ratio 3.
• Solving linear equations.
• Expanding and factorising.
• Changing the subject of a formula.
• Angles in polygons.
• Pythagoras theorem.
• Right angled trigonometry.
• Volume and surface area.
• Linear sequences.
• Linear graphs.
• Simultaneous equations.
  • Factors, powers and roots
  • Properties of quadratic graphs
  • Working in 3D
  • Transformation of functions
  • Indices, surds and standard form
  • Further graph work – gradients
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Probability and combined events
  • Sequences
  • Units and proportionality
  • Gradient and Area under graphs
  • Vectors
  • Revision of number basics
  • Revision of algebra basics
  • Revision of geometry basics
  • Revision of proportion basics
  • Revision of statistics
  • Revision of probability
  • Surds, standard form and bounds
  • Graph work
  • Further geometry
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Exam revision
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.

Useful Resources and Revision Support