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
 Foundation Tier

  • Unit 1 Analysing and displaying data
  • Unit 2 Calculating
  • Unit 3 Expressions, functions and formulae
  • Unit 4 Graphs
  • Unit 5 Factors and multiples
  • Unit 6 Decimals and measures
  • Unit 7 Angles and lines
  • Unit 8 Measuring and shapes
  • Unit 9 Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Unit 10 Transformations and lesson 10.1 from Pi 3
Foundation Tier 

  • Unit 1 Number properties and calculations
  • Unit 2 Shapes and measures in 3D
  • Unit 3 Statistics and lesson 3.1 from Pi 3
  • Unit 4 Expressions and equations
  • Unit 5 Decimals and calculations
  • Unit 6 Angles
  • Unit 7 Number properties
  • Unit 8 Sequences
  • Unit 9 Fractions and percentages
  • Unit 10 Probability
Higher Tier

  • Unit 1 Analysing and displaying data and lesson 4.1 from Delta 3
  • Unit 2 Number skills
  • Unit 3 Equations, functions and formulae
  • Unit 4 Fractions
  • Unit 5 Angles and shapes
  • Unit 6 Decimals
  • Unit 7 Equations
  • Unit 8 Multiplicative reasoning
  • Unit 9 Perimeter, area and volume
  • Unit 10 Sequences and graphs

 

Higher Tier

  • Unit 1 Factors and powers
  • Unit 2 Working with powers
  • Unit 3 2D shapes and 3D solids
  • Unit 4 Real-life graphs
  • Unit 5 Transformations
  • Unit 6 Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Unit 7 Constructions and loci
  • Unit 8 Probability
  • Unit 9 Scale drawings and measurements
  • Unit 10 Graphs
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Foundation Tier

  • Unit 1 Number
  • Unit 2 Algebra
  • Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts
  • Unit 4 Fractions and percentages
  • Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences
  • Unit 6 Angles
  • Unit 7 Averages and range
  • Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1

 

Foundation Tier 

  • Unit 9 Graphs
  • Unit 10 Transformations
  • Unit 11 Ratio and proportion
  • Unit 12 Right-angled triangles
  • Unit 13 Probability
  • Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning
  • Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings
  • Unit 16 Quadratic equations and graphs
  • Unit 17 Perimeter, area and volume 2
Foundation Tier 

  • Unit 18 Fractions, indices and standard form
  • Unit 19 Congruence, similarity and vectors
  • Unit 20 More algebra
Higher Tier

  • Unit 1 Number
  • Unit 2 Algebra
  • Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data
  • Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion
  • Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry
  • Unit 6 Graphs
  • Unit 7 Area and volume
  • Unit 8 Transformation and constructions
Higher Tier

  • Unit 9 Equations and inequalities
  • Unit 10 Probability
  • Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning
  • Unit 12 Similarly and congruence
  • Unit 13 More trigonometry
  • Unit 14 Further statistics
  • Unit 15 Equations and graphs
  • Unit 16 Circle theorems
  • Unit 17 More algebra
Higher Tier

  • Unit 18 Vectors and geometric proof
  • Unit 19 Proportion and graphs
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.