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 1 – Place value, negatives, addition and subtraction
  • Number 2 – Multiplication, division, factors and multiples, area
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Percentages
  • Number 1 – Indices, prime factorisation, rounding and estimating, fractions, percentages
  • Algebra
  • Geometry 1 – Construction, finding unknown angles, area of composite shapes, circumference of a circle.
  • Ratio, Proportion and Percentages
  • Geometry 2 – Drawing nets, area of a circle, surface area, volume
  • Statistics
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Number
  • Probability and Ratio
  • Algebra 1 – Solving linear equations, expanding and factors, changing the subject of a formulae
  • Geometry 1 – Angles in polygons, pythagoras theorem, right angled trigonometry, volume and surface area
  • Algebra 2 – Linear and quadratic sequences, linear graphs, simultaneous equations

 

Foundation Level 

  • Graphs
  • Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Fractions, Indices and Standard Form
  • Angles
  • Right-angled triangles
  • Equations, Inequalities and Sequences
  • Averages and Range
  • Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • Quadratic Equations and Graphs
  • Transformations
  • Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Number
  • Shape and Space
  • Revision (to be individualised for each class based on February mock question level analysis)
Higher Level 

  • Graphs
  • Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Fractions, Indices and Standard Form
  • Angles
  • Trigonometry
  • Equations and Graphs
  • Further statistics
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • More Algebra
  • Transformations and Constructions
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

 

Numeracy Weekly Challenge

The Academy encourages pupils to enjoy lessons and have fun whilst learning.  Each week we will set pupils a new Maths challenge.  Pupils from across all year groups are encouraged to complete the challenge and then let their Maths teacher know what the answer is.  Pupils will be awarded achievement points which will count towards end of term prizes and awards.

Look below for the weekly challenges.  Answers will be published on the website each week along with the next challenge.  How many can you complete throughout the year?

 

Week 4 answers                                                                                                                          Week 5 Challenge