Curriculum

Mathematics

Mathematics is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping pupils with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. Our aim is to enable pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. Our maths curriculum allows pupils to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. They are able to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and reason mathematically, making deductions and inferences, and drawing conclusions. We set challenging targets in conjunction with high expectations for all pupils; targets which we hope to achieve through a variety of teaching and learning practices to engage and motivate pupils.
Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Place value and decimals
  • Mental and written methods
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Sequences
  • 2D Geometry
  • Units and measures
  • Transformation of shapes
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Representing data
  • Constructions
  • Probability
  • Sequences and graphs
  • Percentages
  • Algebraic manipulation
  • Working with 2D shapes
  • Pythagoras
  • Working with 3D shapes
  • Solving equations
  • Bounds and bearings
  • Probability
  • Representing data
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Ratio and proportion
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Number

  • Structure and calculation
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Measures and accuracy

Algebra

  • Notation, vocabulary and manipulation
  • Graphs
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Sequences

Ratio, proportion and rates of change

Geometry and measures

  • Properties and constructions
  • Mensuration and calculation
  • Vectors

Probability

Statistics

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.

Useful Resources and Revision Support