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Mr M Johnston - Acting Subject Leader

Mr T Scott - Acting Second in Department

Miss V McKenna - Lead Practitioner

Mr D Roberts – numeracy coordinator

Miss H Aldridge

Mrs M Graham

Mr A Powell

Miss G Adair

Mrs K Stevenson

Miss C O'Boyle

Mrs E Goodchild (maternity leave)

Mr B Rigby-Beckett (paternity leave)

Mathematics has always been at the forefront of human culture and development. By building on pupils’ own experiences mathematics encourages growth of thinking, reasoning and communication skills. It provides 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. At St. John Bosco’s we offer a variety of teaching and learning techniques to cater for the needs of every student and help to motivate them to learn, understand and enjoy maths.

From key stage 3 we build students interests and confidence in mathematics which prepares them for key stage 4 and 5 learning, and more importantly for a life time love of learning and use of maths in every day life. Fluency in mathematical key skills is fundamental and we strive to ensure that every student leaves school fully-equipped to enter the world of adult life.

**Year 7**

**Term 1a:****Analysing and Displaying Data**

Mode, Median and Range, Displaying data, Grouping data, Averages and comparing data and Line graphs and more bar charts.**Number Skills**

Mental Maths, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division , Money and Time, Negative Numbers and Factors, multiples and primes.**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review**Term 1b:****Expressions, functions and formulae**

Functions, Simplifying expressions, Writing Expressions, Substituting into formulae and Writing formulae**Decimals and Measures**

Decimals and rounding, Length, mass and capacity, Scales and Measures, Working with decimals, Perimeter, Area and More units of measure**Assessment**: Extended learning task and end of term assessment

**Term 2a:****Fractions and Percentages**

Comparing fractions, Simplifying fractions, Working with fractions, Fractions and decimals, Understanding percentages and Percentages of amounts**Probability**

The language of probability, Calculating probability, Probability calculations, Experimental probability and Expected outcomes**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review**Term 2b:****Ratio and Proportion**

Direct Proportion, Writing Ratios, Using Ratios, Proportions and Fractions and Proportions and Percentages

**Assessment**: Extended learning task and end of term assessment

**Term 3a:****Lines and Angles**

Measuring and drawing angles, Lines, angles and triangles, Drawing triangles accurately, Calculating angles, Angles in triangle and Quadrilaterals**Sequences and Graphs**

Sequences, Pattern sequences, Coordinates and midpoints, Extending Sequences, Straight-Line Graphs and Position-to-term rules

**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**Term 3b:**

**Transformations**

Congruency and Enlargements, Symmetry, Reflection, Rotation and Translations and combined transformations**Assessment**: Extended learning task and end of term assessment

**Term 1a:****Number**

Calculations, Divisibility and division, Calculating with negative integers, Powers and Roots, Powers, Roots and Brackets, Multiples and Factors**Area and Volume**

Area of a Triangles, Area of a parallelogram and Trapezium, Volume of cubes and cuboids, 2D representations of 3D solids, Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids and Measures**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**Term 1b:****Statistics, Graphs and Charts**

Pie Charts, Using Tables, Stem and Leaf Diagrams, Comparing Data, Scatter Graphs and Misleading Graphs**Expressions and Equations**

Algebraic Powers, Expressions and Brackets, Factorising Expressions, One-Step Equations, Two-Step Equations and The Balancing Method**Assessment**: Extended learning task and end of term assessment

**Term 2a:****Real-Life Graphs**

Conversion Graphs, Distance-Time Graphs, Line Graphs, More Line Graphs, Real-Life Graphs and Curved Graphs**Decimals and Ratio**

Ordering Decimals and Rounding, Place-Value Calculations, Calculations with Decimals, Ratio and Proportion with Decimals**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review**Term 2b:****Lines and Angles**

Quadrilaterals, Alternate Angles and Proof, Angles in Parallel Lines, Exterior and Interior Angles and Solving Geometric Problems

**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and end of term assessment

**Term 3a:****Calculating with Fractions**

Ordering Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Multiplying Fractions, Diving Fractions and Calculating with Mixed Numbers**Straight-Line Graphs**

Direct proportion Graphs, Gradients and Equations of Straight Lines**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review**Term 3b:****Percentages, Decimals and Fractions**

Fractions and Decimals, Equivalent Proportions, Writing Percentages and Percentages of Amounts

**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and end of year Assessment

**Term 1a:****Indices and Standard Form**

Indices, Calculations and Estimates, More Indices and Standard Form**Equations and Formulae**

Solving Equations, Substituting into Expressions, Writing and using Formulae, Using and Rearranging Formulae, Index Laws and Brackets and Expanding Double Brackets**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**Term 1b:****Dealing with Data**

Planning a Survey, Collecting Data, Calculating Averages, Displaying and Analysing Data and Presenting and Comparing Data**Multiplicative Reasoning**

Enlargement, Negative and Fractional Scale Factors, Percentage Change, Compound Measures, Direct and Inverse Proportion**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and end of term Assessment

**Term 2a:****Constructions**

Using Scales, Basic Constructions, Constructing Triangles and Using Accurate Scale Diagrams**Sequences, Inequalities, Equations and Proportion**

Nth term of arithmetic sequences , Non-Linear Sequences, Inequalities, Solving Equations and Proportion**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**Term 2b:****Circles, Pythagoras and Prisms**

Circumference of a Circle, Area of a Circle, Pythagoras' Theorem, Prisms and Cylinders and Errors and Bounds**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and end of term assessment**Term 3a:****Graphs**

Using y = mx + c, More straight-line graphs, Simultaneous equations, Graphs of quadratic Functions and More non-linear graphs**Probability**

Mutually Exclusive Events, Experimental and Theoretical Probability, Sample Space Diagrams, Two-Way Tables and Venn diagrams**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**Term 3b:****Comparing Shapes**

Congruent and Similar Shapes, Ratios in Triangles, The tangent ratio, The sine ratio, The cosine ratio and Using Trigonometry to find angles**Assessment**: Extended learning tasks and end of year Assessment

**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: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**Term 1b:**

Tables, charts and graphs. Pie charts, Scatter graphs

Inequalities, Probability, Multiplicative reasoning

Assessment: Extended learning tasks and end of term assessment

**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: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**Term 2b:**

Ratio, Equations and inequalities, Sequences

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

Assessment: Extended learning tasks and end of term assessment

**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: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**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: Extended learning tasks and Mock Exams

**Year 11**

**Term 1a:**

Straight line graphs, Multiplicative reasoning.

Transformations. Constructions and loci, Solving quadratics. Simultaneous equations

Assessment: Extended learning tasks, unit review and baseline assessments

**Term 1b:**

Proportion, Right angles triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry, Probability

Inequalities, Probability, Multiplicative reasoning

Assessment: Extended learning tasks, unit review 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: Extended learning tasks and unit review

**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: Extended learning tasks, unit review and mock exams

**Term 3a:**

Circles, Cylinders, Cones, Spheres

Circle theorems, Changing the subject of formulae

Assessment: Extended learning tasks, unit review and mock exams

**Term 3b:**

Assessment – GCSE examinations

**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, Representations of data

MECHANICS

Modelling, Constant acceleration

**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

Homework Club - Tuesday

Chess club - Thursday lunchtime

Problem Solving Club – Wednesday

Half termly revision sessions

Y11 tuition sessions

A Level booster sessions

UKMT Maths Challenges

Enrichment days - financial Maths and careers in Maths

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

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

January Revision Calendar 1

January Revision Calendar 2

Maths Watch

Maths Watch User Guide

Exam Solutions

Corbett Maths

Ed Excel

Just Maths

Maths Genie

On Maths

Dr Frost Math