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 Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
7 Topic: HIGH Analysing and displaying data

Number skills

MID

Analysing and displaying data

Number skills

LOW

Analysing and displaying data

Calculating

Assessment:

Unit Tests

Topic: HIGH Expressions, functions and formulae

Fractions

MID

Expressions, functions and formulae

Decimals and measures

LOW

Expressions, function and formulae

Graphs

Assessment:

Unit Tests

Topic: HIGH Angles and shapes

Decimals

MID

Fractions

Probability

LOW

Factors and multiples

Decimals and measures

Assessment:

Unit Tests

Topic: HIGH Equations

MID

Ratio and proportion

LOW

Angles and lines

Assessment:

Unit Tests

Topic: HIGH Multiplicative reasoning

Perimeter, area and volume

MID

Lines and angles

Sequences and graphs

LOW

Measuring and shapes

Fractions, decimal and percentages

Assessment:

End of term assessment

Topic: HIGH Sequences and graphs

MID

Transformations

LOW

Transformations

Assessment:

End of term assessment

8 Topic: HIGH Factors and powers

Working with powers

MID

Number

Area and volume

LOW

Number properties and calculations

Shapes and measures in 3D

Assessment:

Unit Tests

Topic: HIGH 2D shapes and 3D solids

Real-life graphs

MID

Statistics, graphs and charts

Expressions and equations

LOW

Statistics

Expressions and equations

Assessment:

Unit Tests

Topic: HIGH Transformations

Fractions, decimals and percentages

MID

Transformations

LOW

Decimal calculations

Angles

Assessment:

Unit assessments

Topic: HIGH Constructions and loci

MID

Lines and angles

LOW

Number properties

Assessment:

Unit Assessments

Topic: HIGH Probability

Scale drawing and measures

MID

Calculating with fraction

Straight-line graphs

LOW

Sequences

Fractions and Percentages

Assessment:

End of term assessments

Topic: HIGH Graphs

MID

Percentages, decimals and fractions

LOW

Probability

Assessment:

End of term assessments

9 Topic: HIGHER Calculations, checking and rounding

Indices, roots, reciprocals and BIDMAS

Factors, multiples and primes

FOUNDATION

Integers and place value

Decimals

Indices, powers and roots

Assessment:

Unit tests

Topic: HIGHER Standard form and surds

Algebra: Basics

Setting up, rearranging and solving equations

FOUNDATION

Algebra: the basics

Expanding and factorising single brackets

Expressions and substitution into formulae

Assessment:

Unit tests

Topic: HIGHER Sequences

Averages and range

Representing and interpreting data

FOUNDATION

Tables

Charts and graphs

Pie charts

Assessment:

Unit tests

Topic: HIGHER Scatter graphs

Fractions

FOUNDATION

Scatter graphs

Fractions

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Assessment:

Unit tests

Topic: HIGHER Percentages

Ratio and proportion

FOUNDATION

Percentages

Equations

Assessment:

End of term assessments

Topic: HIGHER Probability

FOUNDATION

Inequalities

Assessment:

End of term assessments

Key Stage 4

Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
10 Topic: Foundation Integers and place value

Decimals

Indices, powers and roots

Algebra: the basics

Expressions and substitution into formulae.

Higher

Transformations

Constructions, loci and bearings

Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations.

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

Topic: Foundation Tables, charts and graphs.

Pie charts

Scatter graphs

Higher

Inequalities

Probability

Multiplicative reasoning

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams: w/c Monday 7th November.

Topic: Foundation Fractions, decimals and percentages

Percentages

Interior and exterior angles of polygons

Higher

Ratio and proportion

Polygons, angles and parallel lines

Accuracy and bounds

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

Topic: Foundation Ratio

Equations and inequalities

Sequences

Higher

Accuracy and bounds

Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry

Graphs: the basic and real-life graphs.

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

Topic: Foundation Statistics, sampling and the averages.

Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts.

Higher

Linear graphs and coordinate geometry.

Quadratic, cubic and other graphs.

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

Topic: Foundation Perimeter, area and volume.

Real-life graphs

Higher

Perimeter, area and circles

3D forms and volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.

Real-life graphs.

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

11 Topic: Foundation Straight line graphs

Multiplicative reasoning

Transformations

Higher

Transformations.

Constructions and loci

Solving quadratics.

Simultaneous equations

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

Topic: Foundation Proportion

Right angles triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry.

Probability

Higher

Inequalities

Probability

Multiplicative reasoning.

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams: w/c Monday 7th November.

Topic: Foundation Plans and elevations

Constructions, loci and bearings.

Indices and standard form.

Higher

Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D.

Graphs of trigonometric functions.

Further trigonometry.

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

Topic: Foundation Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising.

Quadratic equations: graphs

Fractions and reciprocals.

Higher

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

Mock exams

Topic: Foundation Circles

Cylinders

Cones

Spheres

Higher

Circle theorems

Changing the subject of formulae

Assessment:

End of unit assessment

Mock exams

Topic:

Assessment:

Key Stage 5

Year 12 Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
Topic: Core 1 The Bridge Equations and inequalities

Coordinate Geometry

Graphs

Differentiation

Integration

Topic: Statistics Mathematical models in probability Representation and summary of data

Representation of data

Topic: Core 2 Algebra and Functions The Sine and Cosine rule

Exponentials and Logarithms

Coordinate Geometry

Topic: Statistics Probability Correlation

Regression

Assessment:

End of unit assessments

Topic: Core 2 Radian measure and its application Geometric sequences and Series

Graphs of trigonometric functions

Further Differentiation

Further Integration

Topic: Statistics Discrete random Variables The Normal Distribution
13 Topic: Core 3 Algebraic Fractions Functions

The exponential and log functions

Numerical Methods

Transforming graphs and functions

Trigonometry

Differentiation

Topic: Decision Algorithms Graphs and Networks

Algorithms on Networks

Route inspection

Topic: Core 4 Partial Fractions Coordinate Geometry

The Binomial expansion

Topic: Decision Linear programming Matchings Topic: Core 4 Differentiation Vectors Topic: Core 4 Integration

Department Staff

Mrs E Goodchild - Subject Leader
Miss H Aldridge
Mr P Coffey
Mrs M Graham
Mr M Johnston
Mr A Powell
Mr B Rigby-Beckett
Mr D Steele
Mr N Wilson

Extra Curricular

  • Intervention lessons weekly
  • Holiday Classes- Annually
  • High Flyers- Primary links
  • Grade up Maths
  • A Level Booster lessons
  • Creative Learning Days


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