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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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