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
  • Mental and written calculation
  • Place value and decimals
  • Arithmetic of Fractions and percentages
  • Using algebra- expressions and formulae
  • Solving equations
  • Sequences
  • Coordinates and graphs
  • Perimeter, area and volume of 2D shapes
  • 2D, 3D shapes
  • Angle properties
  • Symmetry
  • Ratio and proportion problems
  • Representing data
  • Probability
  • Working with numbers
  • Percentages
  • Standard form
  • Diverse and inverse proportion
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Linear equations and graphs
  • Graphs
  • Algebraic manipulation
  • Equations and formulae
  • Angles- parallel lines
  • Properties of quadrilaterals
  • Translations and enlargement
  • Constructions
  • Surface area and volume of prisms
  • Area and circumference of circles
  • Congruent shapes
  • Shape and ratio
  • Proportion
  • Probability
  • Interpreting and comparing data
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Working with numbers
  • Interpreting bar-charts and graphs
  • Sequences
  • Fractions, decimals, percentages
  • Simplifying algebraic expressions and formulae
  • Expanding and factorising quadratics
  • Surds
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Angles
  • Averages and range
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Volume and surface area of 3D shapes
  • Ratio and proportion problems
  • Graphs
  • Forming and solving equations quadratic and simultaneous
  • Index laws
  • Inequalities
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Sequences
  • Standard form
  • Percentages
  • Rounding and estimation
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Angles and bearings
  • Transformations
  • Trigonometry
  • Surface area and volume
  • Cumulative frequency and box plots
  • Histograms
  • Averages from tables
  • Circle geometry
  • Solving simultaneous equation
  • Further Trigonometry
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Vectors and geometric proof
  • Sequences and graphs
  • Expressions, equations and inequalities
  • Calculating with standard form
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Percentages
  • Rounding and estimation
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Transformations
  • Plans and elevations
  • Surface area and volume
  • Similar shapes
  • Angles and bearings
  • Two way tables
  • Venn diagrams
  • Cumulative frequency and box plots
  • Histograms
  • Representing data
  • Probability
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 – 1) in Mathematics (1MA1)

Enrichment Offer

Within the Mathematics department, we offer a variety of enrichment activities across both Key Stages to promote enjoyment and excitement in mathematics. Pupils are invited to test their problem-solving skills by participating in local and national competitions.

The Academy also subscribes to the mathematics website Mathswatch, which allows pupils to access topic-based worksheets and interactive lessons at home as well as in the Academy. These can be used to reinforce understanding and are an excellent revision tool.

Furthermore, our committed department runs intervention sessions for our Key Stage 4 pupils during both lunchtimes and after school. These small, bespoke classes consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum attainment.