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 Tudor by email or calling 0151 230 2570.