### 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 **

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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

Term 1 | Term 2 | Term 3 |
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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 **

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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

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 **

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Term 1 | Term 2 | Term 3 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 **

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

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

**Year 10**

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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

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

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

**Year 9** *

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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

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

**Year 10**

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

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

**Year 11**

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

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

***T****his 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.