Overview

Our vision is to create an environment where are students are happy and enjoy their Maths lessons. We aim to develop our students’ ability to work independently and build their resilience towards problem-solving. We want our students to have an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses and a growth mindset towards their learning.

Course Structure
We aim to ensure that our students have a successful transition from KS2. We take a mastery approach to our KS3 curriculum with a strong emphasis on fluency with number. During Year 7 and 8 we focus on developing the core skills of mathematics to best support our students when they move into KS4. The main topics covered are:

  • Statistics
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Negatives
  • Area, perimeter and volumes
  • Algebra
  • Percentages
  • Lines and angles
  • Ratio and proportion

We stretch and challenge our students within each topic to ensure a greater depth of understanding before moving on to new content. We also work on developing their resilience and ability to solve problems.

During Year 9 our students begin their GCSE course. There are two tiers of entry for mathematics: foundation or higher. All final tiering decisions are made in Year 11. The knowledge, concepts, applications and skills required will vary depending on the tier of entry. Main areas of study are:

  • Number
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Algebra
  • Data Handling
  • Ratio, Proportion and rates of change
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Our classes all broadly cover the same core subject content within each term; they are then supported or extended as required. Problem solving and reasoning is a prominent feature of the GCSE course and therefore it is also a regular feature in our lessons; to ensure we best prepare our students for their studies.

GCSE Further Maths

GCSE further maths is an additional course offered to our most able Year 10 students. The course runs for two years and is delivered through a series of weekly afterschool sessions. We follow the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Maths which places an emphasis on high order technical proficiency, rigorous argument and problem-solving skills. Following this course is an ideal option for students who are considering studying maths beyond GCSE level.

Documents

Year 7

Y7 Curriculum Year Overview Sheet

Autumn

Y7 Basic Number and Decimals
Y7 Perimeter and Area
Y7 Summarising Data
Y7 Representing Data

Spring

Y7 Factors and Multiples
Y7 Fractions
Y7 Basic Percentages
Y7 Perimeter and Area

Summer

Y7 Algebra
Y7 Angles
Y7 Properties of Polygons

Year 8

Y8 Curriculum Year Overview Sheet

Autumn

Y8 Fractions
Y8 Basic Percentages
Y8 Calculating with Percentages
Y8 Summarising Data
Y8 Representing Data

Spring

Y8 Algebra
Y8 Equations and Formulae
Y8 Ratio
Y8 Proportion

Summer

Y8 Perimeter and Area
Y8 Angles
Y8 Properties of Polygons
Y8 Congruence and Similarity
Y8 Circumference and Area
Y8 Shape Transformations
Y8 2D Representations of 3D Shapes

Year 9

Y9 Curriculum Year Overview Sheet

Autumn

Y9 Bearings and Scale Diagrams
Y9 Summarising Data
Y9 Representing Data
Y9 Congruence and Similarity
Y9 Loci and Constructions
Y9 Shape Transformations
Y9 Scatter Graphs
Y9 Real Life Graphs

Spring

Y9 Fractions
Y9 Basic Percentages
Y9 Algebra
Y9 Equations and Formulae
Y9 Perimeter and Area

Summer

Y9 Perimeter and Area
Y9 Circumference and Area
Y9 Compound Measures
Y9 Coordinates and Linear Graphs
Y9 Equations and Formulae
Y9 Graphs and Graph Transformations
Y9 Perimeter and Area
Y9 Volume

Year 10

Y7 Curriculum Year Overview Sheet

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 11

Y7 Curriculum Year Overview Sheet

Autumn

Spring

Summer