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 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