### SUBJECT OVERVIEW

The curriculum is designed to be accessible and meet the needs of all students.  Students will develop problem solving techniques and use activities to develop understanding.

Our students are taught maths on a 5 year fully sequenced curriculum. All students in years 7 and 8 have 7 lessons per fortnights, whilst those in year 9/10/11 have nine maths lessons per fortnight.

Students follow a differentiated scheme of work designed to build and develop their mathematical ability. The key principles of the scheme are:

• Fluency
• Problem Solving
• Mathematics Reasoning
• Multiplicative Reasoning
• Reflection

Students in years 7-10 will be set homework weekly based on Hegarty Maths. Students in year 11 will be set homework weekly in a combination of Hegarty Maths and practice maths exam papers.

Students in years 7-10 are assessed formally, internally, three times during the academic year. These students also complete in class unit tests at the end of teaching specific content.

Students in Y11 are assessed formally, internally, three times during the year. These students will complete past GCSE exam papers and given formal grades.

Key Stage 3

When students join us in year 7 their SATs scaled score help us to set the students based on ability. This then allows us to decide which pathway the students will follow in years 7 and 8. Pi, Theta and Delta are all designed to challenge students accordingly and allow for the development of key mathematical skills.

Pi

Year 7

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Analysing and displaying data   Calculating   Expressions, functions and Formulae  Graphs Factors and multiples   Decimals and measures  Angles and lines Measuring and shapes    Fractions, decimals and percentages   Transformations

Year 8

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Number properties and calculations  Shapes and measures in 3D  Statistics  Expressions and equations Decimal calculations  Angles  Number properties  Sequences Fractions and percentages  Probability

Theta

Year 7

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Number Skills    Analysing and Displaying Data    Expressions, Functions and Formula  Decimals and Measures Fractions   Probability  Ratio and Proportion Lines and Angles   Sequences and Graphs  Transformations

Year 8

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Number  Area and Volume    Expressions and Equations  Real Life Graphs  Decimals and Ratio Lines and Angles   Calculating with Fractions  Straight Line Graphs Percentage, Decimals and Fractions  Statistics, Graphs and Charts

Delta

Year 7

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Number Skills  Analysing and Displaying Data  Equations, Functions and Formulae  Fractions Angles and Lines  Decimals  Equations  Multiplicative Reasoning Perimeter, Area and Volume  Sequences and Graphs

Year 8

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Prime Factors    Index Laws and Solving Equations  2D & 3D Shapes inlc Pythagoras, Circles and Cylinders  Real Life Graphs  Transformations Percentages and Recurring Decimals  Constructions and Loci  Probability Scale Diagrams and Similar Shapes  Straight Line Graphs  Functional Skills

Key Stage 4

Our students continue their studies in year 9 on either a higher or foundation pathway. This is determined by analysing their data and ability over the course of years 7 and 8. This does not determine their exam tier entry as the content is fluid and does cross over.

There is flexibility during year 9 and year 10 to move a student between each pathway.

Students on the higher tier pathway are taught the following content in each term

Year 9

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Number    Algebra Interpreting data   Fractions, ratios & percentages   Angles and trigonometry Graphs    Area and volume

Year 10

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Equations and Inequalities    Probability  Multiplicative Reasoning Similarity and Congruence   Higher Trigonometry  Further Statistics Equations and Graphs  Circle Theorems  Further Algebra

Year 11

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 More algebra  Vectors   Proportion and rates of change Revision Exams

Students on the foundation tier pathway are taught the following content in each term

Year 9 *

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Number   Algebra   Graphs, tables and charts Fractions and percentage  Equations, inequalities and sequences   Angles Averages and range  Perimeter, Area and Volume 1

Year 10

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Graphs   Transformations  Ratio & proportion Right angled triangles   Probability  Multiplicative reasoning Constructions, loci & bearings   Quadratic equations & graphs

Year 11

 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Perimeter, area and volume  Frcations, indices and standard form   Congruence, similarity and vectors  More algebra Revision Exams

*This is for the academic year 2019/20. As of September 2020, students in year 9 will follow a KS3 curriculum.

You can find more information about the curriculum the school is following by contacting Mr Lloyd by email or calling 0151 230 2570.