# 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:

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

### Key Stage 4

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 real-life 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. Real-life graphs
HigherPerimeter, 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:

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

### 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 13Term 1:PUREAlgebraic methods, Functions and Graphs, Sequences and series, Binomial expansion, Trigonometric functions, Trigonometry and modelling, radians, Numerical MethodsSTATISTICSRegressions and correlation, Conditional probabilityMECHANICSMoments, Forces and Friction, ProjectilesTerm 2:PUREParametric equations, Numerical Methods, Differentiation, Integration, VectorsSTATISTICSConditional probability, Normal DistributionMECHANICSApplication of forces, Further KinematicsTerm 3:PUREIntegration, VectorsSTATISTICSNormal distributionMECHANICSFurther KinematicsDepartment 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