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
  • Number skills
  • Equations, functions and formulae
  • Fractions
  • Angles and shapes
  • Decimals
  • Equations
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Sequences and graphs
  • Factors and powers
  • Working with powers
  • 2D shapes and 3D solids
  • Real life graphs
  • Transformations
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Constructions and loci
  • Probability
  • Scale drawings and measures
  • Graphs
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Working with numbers
  • Algebraic manipulation, expressions and formulae
  • Graphs, tables and charts
  • Fractions, ratio and percentages
  • Angles and trigonometry
  • Graphs
  • Transformations and constructions
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Probability
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Similarity and congruence
  • More trigonometry
  • Further statistics
  • Equations and graphs
  • Circle theorems
  • More algebra
  • Vectors and geometric proof
  • Proportion and graphs
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

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

Enrichment Offer

At KS3, students make use of the MyMaths online software to support their school and home learning. They also have access to the My Maths digital books. Students at KS4 have access to the website Mathswatch, which allows them to access topic-based worksheets and interactive lessons at home as well as school. These can be used to reinforce understanding and are an excellent revision tool. Kerboodle online teaching resources are used for teaching, assessment and home learning and students also have access to the Just Maths, Mr Barton Maths and Maths Genie websites to develop exam question practice. PiXL Maths is also used extensively to support students via Pre-Public Exams and the PiXL Maths App. The Maths department also runs intervention sessions for our Key Stage 4 students before and after school and on Saturday mornings. These small, bespoke classes consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum attainment.