Mathematics

 

KS3 - YEAR 7 & 8

Our students follow a mastery curriculum in year 7 and 8. This means students will spend longer on each topic in maths, exploring it in greater depth to help deepen the understanding of each topic. Students will regularly apply their skills to solve problems in maths to help them with applying maths in other subjects and in a real life context.

 

YEAR 7

  • Autumn Term - Students will focus on number work and explore different methods to ensure they are able to complete calculations efficiently. Students will learn how to estimate efficiently to help them with checking their solutions. Students will applying this number work to other aspects of maths such as area and perimeter and simplifying algebraic expressions.
  • Spring Term - Students will start the Spring term focusing on angles, both constructing and calculating missing angles in polygons. They will then move onto calculations with fractions and equivalence with percentages and decimals.
  • Summer Term - Students will investigate applications in algebra such as manipulating expressions, working with sequences and substitution. Students will then move onto statistics and percentages including drawing and interpreting statistical diagrams and applying percentages to solve problems.

 

YEAR 8

  • Autumn Term - Students will begin year 8 working on number, particularly calculations with rational and decimal numbers, indices and prime factorisation. They will then move on working with algebraic expressions and equations, including forming and solving equations and manipulating expressions.
  • Spring Term - Students will work on 2D Geometry including constructions, angles and mensuration. They will then move onto proportional reasoning focusing on FDP, ratio and compound measures.
  • Summer Term - Students will work with 3D Geometry including volume and surface area. They will then move onto statistics, looking at ways of presenting and interpreting data and calculating with probability.

 

YEARS 9-11

We follow AQA 8300, students will sit either a higher or foundation paper. At the end of year 11 students will sit three 1.5 hour exams, one non calculator and two calculator papers. There is no coursework. From this academic year we start our GCSE in year 9.

 

YEAR 9 & 10

  • Autumn term - The Autumn term is mainly number, particularly factors, multiples, fractions, decimals and percentages. Students will also work with angles, scale diagrams and bearings. There is an introduction to algebra at GCSE, including coordinates and linear graphs
  • Spring term - Students will work on methods of collecting and representing data, ratio and proportion and work with area and perimeter of 2D shapes.
  • Summer term - Students will start with equations and manipulating algebra before moving onto transformations, constructions and loci. Students following the higher tier will also work with probability and standard form.

 

YEAR 11

  • Autumn term - Students will start the year working on statistical measures, scatter graphs and probability. There is also a big focus on algebra, including simulataneous equations, inequalities and graphs.
  • Spring term - Students will work on direct and inverse proportion, vectors, Pythagoras' Theorem and trigonometry. Students following the higher tier will also learn about circle theorems and algebraic fractions. There will also be time allocated for revision.

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