Maths

Mathematics has always been at the forefront of human culture and development. By building on pupils’ own experiences Mathematics encourages the growth of thinking, reasoning and communication skills, providing a structure for the development of knowledge, skills and understanding required for life. Mathematics is essential to fill intellectual development and should be fun.

As a department we set high expectations for all of our students. The department offers a variety of teaching and learning techniques to cater for the needs of each and every student and these techniques help to motivate them into learning, understanding and enjoying Maths. 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1a:


Analysing and displaying data and Number skills
Analysing and displaying data and Calculating
Assessment: End of term assessment


Term 1b:

Expressions, functions and formulae and Fractions
Expressions, functions and formulae and Decimals and measures
Expressions, function and formulae and Graphs
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 2a:

Angles and shapes and Decimals
Fractions and ProbabilityFactors and Multiples, Decimals and Measures
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 2b:

Equations
Ratio and proportion
Angles and lines
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 3a:

Multiplicative reasoning and Perimeter, Area and Volume
Lines and Angles, Sequences and Graphs
Measuring and Shapes, Fractions, Decimal and Percentages
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 3b:

Sequences and graphs
Transformations
Assessment: End of term assessment

Year 8

Term 1a:

Factors and powers and Working with powers
Number, Area and Volume
Number properties and calculation and Shapes and measures in 3D
Assessment: End of term assessment


Term 1b:

2D Shapes and 3D Solids and Real life graphs
Statistics, Graphs and Charts and Expressions and equations
Statistics,Expressions and Equations
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 2a:

Transformations, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Decimal Calculations and Angles
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 2b:

Constructions and Loci
Lines and Angles
Number Properties
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 3a:

Probability, Scale Drawing, and Measures
Calculation with Fractions and Straight Line Graphs
Sequences, Fractions and Percentages
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 3b:

Graphs
Percentages, Decimals and Fractions
Probability
Assessment: End of term assessment

Year 9

Term 1a:

Powers and roots and Quadratics
Indices and standard form and Expressions and formulae
Number calculations and Sequences and equations
Assessment: End of term assessment


Term 1b:

Inequalities, equations and formulae and Collecting and analysing data
Dealing with data and Multiplicative reasoning
Statistics and Fractions, decimals and percentages
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 2a:

Multiplicative reasoning and Non-linear graphs
Constructions and Equations, inequalities and proportionality
Geometry in 2D and 3D and Algebraic and real-life graphs
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 2b:

Accuracy and measures and Graphical solutions
Circles, Pythagoras and prisms and Sequences and graphs
Multiplicative reasoning and Algebraic and geometric formulae
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 3a:

Trigonometry
Probability
Assessment: End of term assessment

Term 3b:

Mathematical reasoning
Comparing shapes
Polygons and transformations
Assessment: End of term assessment

Key Stage 4

Year 10

Term 1a:

Integers and place value Decimals, Indices, powers and roots Algebra: the basics, Expressions and substitution into formulae.
Transformations, Constructions, loci and bearings, solving quadratic and simultaneous equations.

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams


Term 1b:

Tables, charts and graphs. Pie charts, Scatter graphs
Inequalities, Probability, Multiplicative reasoning

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 2a:

Fractions, decimals and percentages, Percentages, Interior and exterior angles of polygons.
Ratio and proportion, Polygons, angles and parallel lines, Accuracy and bounds

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 2b:

Ratio, Equations and inequalities, Sequences
Accuracy and bounds, Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry, Graphs: the basic and real-life graphs.

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 3a:

Statistics, sampling and the averages. Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts.
Linear graphs and coordinate geometry. Quadratic, cubic and other graphs.

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 3b:
Perimeter, area and volume. Real-life graphs
Perimeter, area and circles, 3D forms and volume of cylinders, cones and spheres. Real-life graphs.

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Year 11

Term 1a:

Straight line graphs, Multiplicative reasoning.
Transformations. Constructions and loci, Solving quadratics. Simultaneous equations

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams


Term 1b:

Proportion, Right angles triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry, Probability
Inequalities, Probability, Multiplicative reasoning

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 2a:

Plans and elevations, Constructions, loci and bearings. Indices and standard form.
Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D. Graphs of trigonometric functions. Further trigonometry.

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 2b:

Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising. Quadratic equations: graphs, Fractions and reciprocals.
Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms, Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching Graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics.

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 3a:

Circles, Cylinders, Cones, Spheres
Circle theorems, Changing the subject of formulae

Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams

Term 3b:

Assessment


Key Stage 5

Year 12

Term 1:

PURE
Algebraic expressions, Quadratics, Equations & Inequalities, Graphs and Transformations, Straight line graphs, Circles, Algebraic methods, Binomial expansion

STATISTICS
Data collection, Measures of locations and spread

MECHANICS
Modelling

Term 2:

PURE
Trigonometric ratios, Trigonometric identities and equations, Vectors, Differentiations

STATISTICS
Correlation, Probability, Statistical distributions

MECHANICS
Forces and motion, Variable acceleration

Term 3:

PURE
Differentiation, Integration, Exponentials and logs

STATISTICS
Hypothesis testing

MECHANICS
Variable acceleration

Year 13

Term 1:

PURE
Algebraic methods, Functions and Graphs, Sequences and series, Binomial expansion, Trigonometric functions, Trigonometry and modelling, radians, Numerical Methods

STATISTICS
Regressions and correlation, Conditional probability

MECHANICS
Moments, Forces and Friction, Projectiles

Term 2:

PURE
Parametric equations, Numerical Methods, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors

STATISTICS
Conditional probability, Normal Distribution

MECHANICS
Application of forces, Further Kinematics

Term 3:

PURE
Integration, Vectors

STATISTICS
Normal distribution

MECHANICS
Further Kinematics

Department Staff

Mr M.Johnston - Acting Subject Leader

Mr B.Rigby-Beckett - Second in Department
Mr P.Coffey - Lead Practitioner
Mr Scott
Mr Powell
Mr Roberts
Mrs Graham
Mr Steele
Miss Aldridge
Mr Hely
Mrs E.Goodchild (maternity leave)

Extra Curricular

KS3 Grade Up club - Wednesdays

KS3 HAP club

Problem solving club - Tuesdays

Chess club - Wednesday lunchtime

Half termly revision sessions

Y11 tuition sessions

A Level booster sessions

UKMT Maths Challenges

Enrichment days - financial Maths and careers in Maths

Department Courses

KS3: Schemes of work in line with the National Curriculum- Active Teach

KS4: GCSE Maths- Edexcel Exam Board

KS5: AS/A Level Maths- Edexcel Exam Board

Useful Revision Guides

Revision Guide aiming for Grade 1

Revision Guide aiming for Grade 3

Revision Guide aiming for Grade 5.

Revision Guide aiming for Grade 7

Revision Guide aiming for Grade 9

Useful Website

Maths Watch
Maths Watch User Guide
Exam Solutions
Revision Tips
Corbett Maths
Ed Excel
Just Maths
Maths Genie
On Maths
Dr Frost Maths
Corbett Maths