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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.
Year 7
Term 1a:
HIGH Analysing and displaying data and Number skills
MID Analysing and displaying data and Number skills
LOW Analysing and displaying data and Calculating
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 1b:
HIGH Expressions, functions and formulae and Fractions
MID Expressions, functions and formulae and Decimals and measures
LOW Expressions, function and formulae and Graphs
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 2a:
HIGH Angles and shapes and Decimals
MID Fractions and Probability
LOW Factors and Multiples, Decimals and Measures
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 2b:
HIGH Equations
MID Ratio and proportion
LOW Angles and lines
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 3a:
HIGH Multiplicative reasoning and Perimeter, Area and Volume
MID Lines and Angles, Sequences and Graphs
LOW Measuring and Shapes, Fractions, Decimal and Percentages
Assessment: End of term assessment
Term 3b:
HIGH Sequences and graphs
MID Transformations
LOW Transformations
Assessment: End of term assessment
Year 8
Term 1a:
HIGH Factors and powers and Working with powers
MID Number, Area and Volume
LOW Number properties and calculation and Shapes and measures in 3D
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 1b:
HIGH 2D Shapes and 3D Solids and Real life graphs
MID Statistics, Graphs and Charts and Expressions and equations
LOW Statistics,Expressions and Equations
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 2a:
HIGH Transformations, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
MID Transformations
Low Decimal Calculations and Angles
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 2b:
HIGH Constructions and Loci
MID Lines and Angles
LOW Number Properties
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 3a:
HIGH Probability, Scale Drawing, and Measures
MID Calculation with Fractions and Straight Line Graphs
LOW Sequences, Fractions and Percentages
Assessment: End of term assessment
Term 3b:
HIGH Graphs
MID Percentages, Decimals and Fractions
LOW Probability
Assessment: End of term assessment
Year 9
Term 1a:
HIGH Calculations, checking and rounding, Indices, roots, reciprocals and BIDMAS and Factors, multiples and primes
Foundation Integers and place value, Decimals, Indices, powers and roots
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 1b:
HIGH Standard form and surds, Algebra Basics and Setting up, rearranging and solving equations
Foundation Algebra the basics, Expanding and factorising single brackets, Expressions and substitution into formulae
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 2a:
HIGH Sequences and Averages and range, Representing and interpreting data.
Foundation Tables, Charts and graphs, Pie charts
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 2b:
HIGH Scatter graphs, Fractions
Foundation Scatter graphs, Fractions, Fractions, decimals and percentages
Assessment: Unit Tests
Term 3a:
HIGH Percentages Ratio and proportion
Foundation Percentages and Equations
Assessment: End of Term Assessments
Term 3b:
HIGH Probability
Foundation Inequalities
Assessment: End of Term Assessments
Year 10
Term 1a:
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 and Mock Exams
Term 1b:
Foundation Tables, charts and graphs. Pie charts, Scatter graphs
Higher Inequalities, Probability, Multiplicative reasoning
Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams
Term 2a:
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 and Mock Exams
Term 2b:
Foundation Ratio, Equations and inequalities, Sequences
Higher Accuracy and bounds, Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry, Graphs: the basic and reallife graphs.
Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams
Term 3a:
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 and Mock Exams
Term 3b:
Foundation Perimeter, area and volume. Reallife graphs
HigherPerimeter, area and circles, 3D forms and volume of cylinders, cones and spheres. Reallife graphs.
Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams
Year 11
Term 1a:
Foundation Straight line graphs, Multiplicative reasoning, Transformations
Higher Transformations. Constructions and loci, Solving quadratics. Simultaneous equations
Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams
Term 1b:
Foundation Proportion, Right angles triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry, Probability
Higher Inequalities, Probability, Multiplicative reasoning
Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams
Term 2a:
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 and Mock Exams
Term 2b:
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 and Mock Exams
Term 3a:
Foundation Circles, Cylinders, Cones, Spheres
Higher Circle theorems, Changing the subject of formulae
Assessment: End of unit assessment and Mock Exams
Term 3b:
Foundation Assessment
Higher Assessment
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.RigbyBeckett  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)
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
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
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