Mathematics curriculum

Introduction

The aim of the Mathematics curriculum is to provide pupils with the critical knowledge and problem solving skills they need to develop their chosen career and lead a successful life. The curriculum also encompasses business and enterprise skills and mathematics that pupils can apply to real life situations. It also equips pupils with skills that can be used across other curriculum areas.

 

Key Stage 3

The Maths schemes of work are in line with the national curriculum. 

 

Year 7

Broad topics include:

  • Measuring Time
  • Money
  • Number Properties
  • Place Value
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
  • Properties of Shapes
  • Handling Data
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Calculations
  • Probability
  • Co-ordinates, Shape and Space
  • Number Properties & Place Value
  • Calculations
  • Measures
  • Handling Data
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Shape and Space
  • Indices

 

Year 8

Broad topics include:

  • Number Handling
  • Place Value
  • Areas, Volumes and Formulae
  • Working with Data
  • Properties of 2D Shapes
  • Probability
  • Patterns and Rules
  • Number Handling
  • Measure and Estimation
  • Solving Equations
  • Angles
  • Co-ordinates and Rules
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Triangles and Quadrilaterals
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratio
  • Shape, Space and Direction
  • Indices
  • Surds

 

Year 9

Broad topics include:

  • Place Value
  • Areas, Volumes & Formulae
  • Working with Data
  • Number Handling
  • Properties of 2D Shapes
  • Probability
  • Patterns and Rules
  • Measure and Estimation
  • Data Handling
  • Solving Equations
  • Geometry of Angle and Shape
  • Co-ordinates, Rules and Direction
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Trigonometry
  • Bearing
  • Indices
  • Surds
  • Standard Form

 

Key Stage 4

The curriculum follows the Edexcel GCSE exam board (Mathematics A Linear) in line with the national curriculum. 

This broadly covers:

  • Number 
  • Algebra
  • Shape, Space and Measures
  • Handling Data
 

Pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through practical activities which:

  • ensure they become familiar with and confident using standard procedures for a range of calculations
  • develop their problem solving skills in a range of contexts
  • show how algebra, as an extension of number using symbols, gives precise form to mathematical relationships and calculations
  • develop their geometrical skills
  • require pupils to analyse and draw inferences from data and consider the uses of statistics in society
  • require pupils to use appropriate ICT tools to present data and use these to solve numerical and graphical problems
  • develop their application of learning to real life situations

 

Year 10

Broad topics include:

  • Estimating the mean using mid interval values
  • Lower and Upper bounds
  • Area, Perimeter and Percentages
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Transformations
  • Powers and Indices
  • Surveys and Experiments
  • Volume, Surface Area, Density
  • Cumulative Frequency
  • Working with expressions
  • Coordinates in 3D
  • Cubic Graphs and Equations
  • Gradients and Rates
  • Changing the Subject and Probability
  • Large and Small numbers
  • Sin, Cos and Tan
  • Loci, Construction and Equations of Linear Graphs
  • Quadratic Equations and Expressions
  • Handling Secondary Data
  • Solving Inequalities and Simultaneous Equations
  • Graphing Inequalities
  • Enlargement and Similarity
  • The Reciprocal Function
  • Arc Sector and Segment
  • Investigating and Identifying Graphs
  • Combining Probabilities
  • Direct and Inverse proportion
  • Quadratic Expressions and Equations
  • Dimensions of an Expression and Sequences

 

Year 11

Broad topics include:

  • Enlargement, area and volume
  • Algebraic fractions and equations
  • Time series
  • Trigonometric graphs
  • Pyramid cone, sphere and rearranging formulae
  • Sampling
  • Using graphs to solve equations and histograms
  • Quadratic expressions and equations
  • Working with rounded quantities
  • Using exact values
  • Fractional indices
  • Exponential growth and decay
  • Angle properties of a circle
  • Vectors
  • Circles and equations
  • Congruent triangles
  • Extending trigonometry to any triangle
  • Transforming graphs
  • Rational and irrational numbers
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry in 3D
  • Set notation and probability
  • Linear programming and financial capability

We have high expectations for all our pupils and ensure that every learner is challenged and supported to reach their full potential.