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Mathematics

Mathematics Curriculum Intent  

The mathematics curriculum is built to ensure that all students have the mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills to fulfil their hopes and dreams in the world beyond.    The aim of the mathematics curriculum is to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of the following mathematical concepts: 

  • number;
  • algebra;
  • geometry;
  • statistics;
  • probability.

By studying these concepts students will become fluent, be able to reason mathematically making deductions, inferences and conclusions in order to solve increasingly complex problems over time.  

It is important that pupils develop both conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, as confidence with mathematical reasoning is essential for all pupils’ future

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Content

Year 7

 

Half Term 1 

  • Negative Numbers 
  • Multiplying Whole Numbers 
  • Factors, Primes and Powers 
  • Rounding 
  • Introducing Algebra 
  • Measures 
  • Coordinates and Translation 
  • Decimals 

 

Half Term 2 

  • Data and Averages 
  • Symmetry 

 

Half Term 3 

  • Fractions 
  • Collecting and Displaying Data 
  • Angle Facts 

 

Half Term 4 

  • Sequences 
  • Percentages 
  • Divisibility 
  • Accuracy 

 

Half Term 5 

  • Angles and Constructions 
  • Real Life Graphs 
  • Area and Perimeter 

 

Half Term 6 

  • Probability 
  • Order of Operations 

Year 8

 

Half Term 1 

  • Order of Operations 
  • Sequences 
  • Properties of Shapes 
  • Algebra 
  • Fractions 

 

Half Term 2 

  • Collecting and Displaying Data 
  • Constructions and Nets 
  • Plotting Graphs 

 

Half Term 3 

  • Fractions 
  • Calculating 
  • Bearings 
  • Algebra 

 

Half Term 4 

  • Probability 
  • Proportion and Ratio 

Half Term 5 

  • Transformations and Scale Drawing 
  • Indices 
  • Sequences 

 

Half Term 6 

  • 2D and 3D Shapes 
  • Equations 
  • Percentages 
  • Working in 3 Dimensions 

 

Year 9

 

Half Term 1 

  • Graphs 
  • Surveys and Graphs 
  • Circles 
  • Decimals and Standard Form 
  • Indices and Prime Factors 
  • Algebra 

 

Half Term 2 

  • Measures with Shapes 
  • Equations 
  • Percentages 
  • Angles and Bearings 

 

Half Term 3 

  • Grouped Data 
  • Similarity and Enlargement 
  • Sequences and Graphs 
  • 3D Shapes 

 

Half Term 4 

  • Proportion and Ratio 
  • Equations 
  • Accuracy 

 

Half Term 5 

  • Constructions 
  • Algebra 

 

Half Term 6 

  • Probability 
  • Indices 
  • Algebra 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content

Year 10 Foundation

 

Half Term 1 

  • Standard Form 
  • Approximating 
  • Plotting Quadratic and Cubic Graphs 
  • Compound Units 
  • Enlargement in 2 and 3 Dimensions 
  • Percentage Change 
  • Pie Charts 
  • Scatter Diagrams 

 

Half Term 2 

  • Angles in Polygons 
  • Prisms 
  • Plans and Elevations 
  • Equations of Straight Lines 
  • Quadratic Functions 

 

Half Term 3 

  • Compound Units 
  • Simplifying Harder Algebraic Expressions 
  • Surface Area and Volume of 3D Shapes 
  • Probability 

 

Half Term 4 

  • Rotations 
  • Calculating with Standard Form 
  • Prime Factors 
  • Using Complex Formulae 
  • Polynomial and Reciprocal Functions 

 

Half Term 5 

  • Similarity 
  • Constructions 
  • Quadratic and Geometric Sequences 
  • Indices 
  • Congruent Triangles and Proof 

 

Half Term 6 

  • Simultaneous Equations 
  • Factorising Quadratic Expressions 

 

Year 10 Higher

 

Half Term 1 

  • Review of Y9 
  • Solving Quadratic Equations by Factorising 
  • Rotations 
  • Repeated Percentage Increase/Decrease 
  • Geometric Progressions 
  • Congruent Triangles 

 

Half Term 2 

  • Proof Using Similar and Congruent Triangles 
  • Enlargement with Negative Scale Factors 
  • Using Lines of Best Fit 
  • Enlargement in 2 and 3 Dimensions 
  • Plans and Elevations 
  • Equations of Straight Lines 
  • Polynomial and Reciprocal Functions 
  • Compound Units 

 

Half Term 3 

  • Identities 
  • Arcs and Sectors 
  • Surface Area and Volume of 3D Shapes 
  • Probability 
  • Vectors 
  • Indices 

 

Half Term 4 

  • Growth and Decay 
  • Exponential Functions 
  • Surds 
  • Trigonometry for Special Angles 
  • Quadratic Sequences 
  • Recurring Decimals 

 

Half Term 5 

  • Upper and Lower Bounds 
  • Circle Theorems 
  • Perpendicular Lines 
  • Linear Inequalities 
  • Factorising Harder Quadratics 

 

Half Term 6 

  • Completing the Square 
  • The Quadratic Formula 
  • Trigonometry – Cosine Rule 

 

Year 11 Foundation

 

Half Term 1 

  • Solving Quadratic Equations 
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem 
  • Arcs and Sectors 
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Proportion 
  • Reverse Percentages 

 

Half Term 2 

  • Loci 
  • Displaying Grouped Data 
  • Limits of Accuracy 
  • Vectors 

 

Half Term 3 

  • Identities 
  • Inverse Proportion 
  • Congruency 
  • Repeated Percentage Increase/Decrease 
  • Probability 

 

Half Term 4 

  • Revision 

 

Half Term 5 

  • Revision 

 

Half Term 6 

  • Revision 

 

Year 11 Higher

 

Half Term 1 

  • Trigonometry – the Sine Rule 
  • Quadratic Simultaneous Equations 
  • Circular Function 
  • Further Trigonometry 
  • Rearranging Formulae 
  • Solving Equations Numerically 

 

Half Term 2 

  • Transformations of Functions 
  • Histograms 
  • Properties of Non-Linear Graphs 

 

Half Term 3 

  • Inverse and Composite Functions 
  • Proportion 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Similar Areas and Volumes 
  • Solving Quadratic Inequalities 

 

Half Term 4 

  • Probability 
  • Vectors 
  • Proof 

 

Half Term 5 

  • Revision 

 

Half Term 6 

  • Revision