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Mathematics

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance and for personal decision-making.

Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy.

Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution or notice hidden connections. Pupils who are functional in mathematics and financially capable can think independently in applied and abstract ways and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.

Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and for its own sake.

 

Years 7 and 8

 

Pupils have eight lessons per fortnight.  All year groups are placed into sets according to their ability Work in Years 7- 8 follows on from the National Curriculum in KS2 as well as meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum in KS3.The curriculum has been devised with mastery learning in mind and is taught in line with other United Learning academies with significant emphasis on collaboration.  Pupils are tested at regular intervals throughout KS3 and monitored closely, ensuring that the progression made is it at least in line with national expectations.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Place value

Addition and subtraction

Perimeter

Rounding and estimation

Multiplication and division

Factors and multiples

Area of 2D shapes

Fractions, part of a whole

Add and subtract fractions

Compare fractions

Fractions, an operator

Order of operations

Basic rules of algebra

Expand and factorise

Substitution

Angles

Polygons

Symmetry

Coordinates

Mean

Two-way tables

Year 8

Indices

Prime factorisation

Rounding

Fractions

Percetnages

Linear equations

Coordinates and graphs

Units of measurement

Angles

Polygons

Circumference

Proportional reasoning

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Ratio

Area of composite shapes

Presenting and interpreting data

Averages

Two-way tables

3D visualisation

Volume


Years 9, 10 and 11

A strong pass in GCSE Mathematics (along with one in GCSE English) is often vital for entrance to training for any number of professions or careers. It is also very valuable as a supporting subject to many courses at GCSE, AS and A level and at degree level, especially in the sciences particularly Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Psychology, Sociology and medical courses.


 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 9

Place Value

Decimals

Indices

Factors, multiples and primes

Ratio

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Fractions

Percentages

Proportion

Algebraic notation

Index laws

Expand and factorise

Expressions and substitution

Linear equations

Inequalities

Perimeter and area

Pythagoras’ theorem

Properties of shapes

Angle Facts

Parallel lines

Circles

Sequences

Vectors

Year 10

Fdn

Linear graphs

Equation of a straight line

Compound measures

Quadratic graphs

Rearranging formulae

Simultaneous equations

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Pythagoras’ theorem

Probability

Standard form

Trigonometry

Percentages

Ratio

Angles and polygons

Statistics

2D and 3D shapes

Plans and elevations

Transformations

Year 10 Hgr

Linear graphs

Equation of a straight line

Compound measures

Quadratic graphs

Rearranging formulae

Simultaneous equations

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Pythagoras’ theorem

Trigonometry

Probability

Capture and recapture

Standard form

Proportion

Surds

Recurring decimals

Bounds

Growth and decay

Statistics

Percentages

Ratio

Further trigonometry

Vectors

Year 11

Fdn

Pythagoras’ theorem

Trigonometry

Bearings and scales

Algebra review

Transformations

Congruence and similarity

Vectors

Number review

 

 

Year 11 Hgr

Algebraic proof

Quadratics and further simultaneous equations

Functions

Iteration

Inequalities

Bearings

Circle theorems

Further trigonometry and graphs

Statistics

Transformations

Congruence

Vectors

Gradients

Kinematics

Graphical transformations

 


 


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