Mathematics
CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Vision
The Maths curriculum is designed to increase knowledge that students started to learn in primary school whilst also making sure there are no gaps in learning. It is looking to prepare students for the complex challenges of the Maths GCSE, including the problem solving elements. We intend that all students should leave with a core maths knowledge but also have the ability to apply their maths to real life situations which they may come up against when in older life.
Disciplinary Concepts

Number

Ratio and proportion

Algebra

Probability

Statistics

Geometry
Curriculum Map
YEAR 7
Number
You will build on your previous knowledge of factors and multiples and increase this to include Venn diagrams. You will continue to develop your fraction skills, be introduced to standard form and really embed your knowledge of negative numbers.
Algebra
You will have seen basic algebra but you will start to really embed your algebraic skills such as simplifying, solving and expanding brackets. You will understand the importance of algebra and why we use it to make our lives easier.
Geometry
You will have seen basic angle work but this will increase to parallel angle rules. You will have also started looking at area of basic shapes but this will be increase to more complex shapes and include volume and surface area. You will be introduced to proof.
Statistics and Probability
You will be familiar with basic statistical graphs but you will be exposed to scatter graphs and Venn diagrams and become more competent with pie charts. You will learn statistical vocabulary and start to unpick probability at a basic level.
YEAR 8
Number
You will increase your confidence and knowledge on fractions, decimals and percentages. You will start to learn more about standard form and become more confident using significant figures. You will start to understand the concept of index law.
Algebra
You will increase your algebraic skills by looking at linear equations. You will be exposed to graphs in the form of y=mx+c. You will continue to solve equations, learn more about sequences and link understanding of index law.
Geometry
You will increase your knowledge of different shapes such as area of circles and trapezia. You will deepen your understanding on angles and parallel lines to include complex problem solving.
Statistics and Probability
You will understand the concept of mutually exclusive as well as linking this to sample space and tree diagrams. You will become more confident at comparing, drawing and interpreting different types of data and results.
YEAR 9
Number
You will solidify your knowledge of standard form and fractions. You will increase your knowledge of percentages to deal with financial problems such as simple and compound interest as well as reverse percentages. You will look into taxes and how they work.
Algebra
You will build on your knowledge of straight line graphs, including perpendicular lines. You will also be increasing your knowledge of solving different equations and inequalities, including negative inequalities. You will start to understanding proof and conjecture.
Geometry
You will have a good understanding of area, volume and surface area. You will have touched on Pythagoras’ Theorem in year 8 but this will be a focus this year. You will concentrate on more transformations, including enlargements. You will learn trigonometry.
Statistics and Probability
You will build on your statistics knowledge from last year, including introducing histograms. Your probability skills will increase to deal with frequency and probability trees alongside the set notation you have been looking at in year 7 and 8.
YEAR 10 (HIGHER MATHS)
Number
You will learn how to use Surds and other irrational numbers in calculations. You will continue to develop your work on Ratio, and Proportion and begin to apply these to problem solving situations. You will deepen your understanding of factors and primes. You will learn to apply compound measure equations.
Algebra
You will deepen your understanding of algebraic manipulation and how to use factorisation as a tool in maths. You will explore both quadratic sequences and graphs and how to apply them to different situations. You will learn to solve multiple equations at once with simultaneous equations.
Geometry
You will develop your understanding of shape, both 2D and 3D to look at harder area and volume problems. You will learn about vectors and geometric proof. You will spend considerable time learning about the special relationships within right angled triangles.
Statistics and Probability
You will develop your use of fractions, decimals and percentages and apply these to harder probability situations. You will look at different ways to model probability scenarios and how each way can be useful. You will improve your use of graphs as a tool to represent and interpret data.
YEAR 10 (FOUNDATION)
Number
You will solidify your base understanding of different types of numbers and be able to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. You will develop your understanding of factors and prime numbers and begin to apply these to different problems. You will look at proportion in a number of different contexts, applying these to the real world
Algebra
You will solidify your understanding of algebraic manipulation and solving equations. You will begin to apply these to more complicated scenarios and problems. You will look at the relationships between some equations and graphs. You will look at how inequalities can represent different quantities.
Geometry
You will look at various different polygons and how angles relate to different shapes. You will develop your understanding of 3D shapes and be able to calculate volumes and surface areas. You will explore some of the relationships within right angled triangles . You will look at how shapes can be transformed across axis.
Statistics and Probability
You will develop your understanding of different types of graphs and charts and when to use each one. You will improve your understanding of averages and how to calculate these from differing types of data.
YEAR 11 (HIGHER MATHS)
YEAR 11 (FOUNDATION)
ASSESSMENTS
YEAR 7
AUTUMN TERM
Block 1: Sequences
Block 2: Understanding algebraic notation
Block 3: Equality and Equivalence
Block 4: Place value
Block 5: Fractions, decimals and percentages equivalence
SPRING TERM
Block 6: Solving problems involving addition and subtraction
Block 7: Solving problems involving multiplication and division
Block 8: Fractions and percentage of amount
Block 9: Operations and equations and directed number
Block 10: Addition and subtraction of fractions
SUMMER TERM
Block 11: Constructions and geometric notation
Block 12: Developing geometric reasoning
Block 13: Developing number sense
Block 14: Sets and probability
Block 15: Prime numbers and proof
YEAR 8
AUTUMN TERM
Block 1: Ratio and Scales
Block 2: Multiplicative change
Block 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions#
Block 4: Working in the cartesian plane
Block 5: Representing data
Block 6: Tables and probability
SPRING TERM
Block 7: Brackets, equations and inequalities
Block 8: Sequences
Block 9: Indices
Block 10: Standard form notation
Block 11: Standard form notation
Block 12: Number sense
SUMMER TERM
Block 13: Angles in parallel lines and polygons
Block 14: Area of trapezia and circles
Block 15: Lines symmetry and reflection
Block 16: Data Handling Cycle
Block 17: Measures of Location
YEAR 9
AUTUMN TERM
Block 1: Straight line graphs
Block 2: Formatting and solving equations
Block 3: Testing conjectures
Block 4: 3D shapes
Block 5: Constructions and congruency
SPRING TERM
Block 6: Number
Block 7: Percentages
Block 8: Maths and Money
Block 9: Deductions
Block 10: Rotation and translation
Block 11: Pythagoras' Theorem
Block 12: Enlargement and similarity
SUMMER TERM
Block 13: Solving ratio and proportion problems
Block 14: Rates
Block 15: Probability
Block 16: Algebraic representation
Block 17: Getting ready for KS4
YEAR 10 (FOUNDATION)
AUTUMN
Unit 1: Integer and place value
Unit 2: Decimals
Unit 3: Indices, Roots, and Powers
Unit 4: 2D Shapes
Unit 5: Algebra
Unit 6: Algebra Expanding & Factorising
Unit 7: Fractions
Unit 8: Percentages
Unit 9: Factors, Multiples and Primes
SPRING
Unit 10: Ratio
Unit 11: Quadratic Graphs
Unit 12: Angles
Unit 13: Equations
Unit 14: Inequalities
Unit 15: Sequences
Unit 16: RightAngled Triangles
Unit 17: Polygons
SUMMER
Unit 18: 3D Shapes
Unit 19: Proportion
Unit 20: Compound Measures
Unit 21: Transformations
Unit 22: Tables, Charts and Graphs
Unit 23: Averages and Scales
YEAR 10 (HIGHER)
AUTUMN
Unit 1: Decimals
Unit 2: Averages
Unit 3: Area and Perimeter
Unit 4: Algebraic Manipulation and Kinematic
Unit 5: Surds
Unit 6: Fractions Decimals and Percentages
Unit 7: Factors, Multiples and Primes
Unit 8: Algebra Factorising
Unit 9: Ratio
SPRING
Unit 10: Quadratic Graphs and Solving
Unit 11: Angles and Parallel Lines
Unit 12: Linear Graphs
Unit 13: Sequences
Unit 14: Pythagoras and RightAngled Trigonometry
Unit 15: Probability
Unit 16: Linear Simultaneous Equations
SUMMER
Unit 17: Speed Distance Time
Unit 18: Reallife Graphs
Unit 19: Curved Graphs
Unit 20: Transformations
Unit 21: Vectors and Geometric Proof
Unit 22: 3D Shapes
Unit 23: Compound Measures
Unit 24: NonLinear Simultaneous Equations
YEAR 11 (FOUNDATION)
AUTUMN
Unit 1: Real Life Graphs
Unit 2: Straight Line Graphs
Unit 3: Sampling and Averages
Unit 4: Plans and Elevations
Unit 5: Harder Fractions
Unit 6: Probability
SPRING
Unit 7: Proportionality
Unit 8: Circles and Volumes
Unit 9: Harder Algebra
Unit 10: Constructions, Loci and Bearings
Unit 11: Congruence and Similarity
Unit 12: Vectors
SUMMER
Revision and Exams
YEAR 11 (HIGHER)
AUTUMN
Unit 1: Inequalities
Unit 2: Accuracy and Bounds
Unit 3: Variation
Unit 4: Congruence and Similarity
Unit 5: Bearings and Scale
Unit 6: Trigonometry
Unit 7: Statistical Graphs
Unit 8: Collecting Data
Unit 9: Functions and Iteration
Unit 10: Transforming Graphs
SPRING
Unit 11: Circle Theorems
Unit 12: Circle Geometry
Unit 13: Algebraic Fractions
Unit 14: Algebraic Proof
Unit 15: Rationalising Surds
Unit 16: Harder Graphs
Unit 17: Constructions and Loci
SUMMER
Revision and Exams