Maths
Why is the subject important?
Maths teaches students to think critically and logically about information. It encourages reasoning, analytical thinking and develops problemsolving skills which are essential for any career and everyday life.
We offer a curriculum that inspires our learners to become confident, resilient, lifelong mathematicians who recognise effort as the path to mastery. Our rationale is that, everyone can achieve in maths whereby teaching at all key stages is founded on the need to teach for understanding, rather than teaching mathematics procedurally.
Developing confident, resilient mathematicians with skills for life begins in Year 7 and is nurtured and developed in the 4 years that follow. Within their mathematical learning journey students are:
· Encouraged to think, describe, reason, visualise, spot patterns, generalise and experiment like mathematicians.
· Taught fluency, reasoning and problemsolving skills to develop their resilience and independent thinking.
· Given real world topics based on: financial problems, timetables, time, estimation, use of calculators, units of measurement, ratio and proportion, that prepare them for the modern workplace.
Following our 5year scheme of learning students will become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum.
Year 7
What will I be studying?
Algebraic Thinking
 Sequences
 Understanding and using algebraic notation
 Equality and equivalence
Place Value and Proportion
 Place value and ordering integers and decimals
 Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence
Applications of Number
 Solving problems with addition and subtraction
 Solving problems with multiplication and division
Developing Number
 Four operations with directed number
 Addition and subtraction of fractions
Lines and Angles
 Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation
 Developing geometric reasoning
Reasoning with Number
 Sets and probability
 Prime numbers
Career Links
We look at Careers in week 5 of each term. Specifically careers that follow the content currently being taught. The careers we look at in Year 7 are:
 Civil Engineering
 Aeronautical Engineer
 Carpenter
 Pharmacist
 Construction
 Actuary
We discuss how to get into the career, as well as the benefits of working in that field. Time is dedicated in each lesson that week to discuss the career in question.
How will I be assessed?
 End of block assessments every two to three weeks
 Two end of term papers at 2 assessment points
Knowledge organisers are based on the main topic of study for that month:
 Algebraic Thinking
 Place Value and Proportion
 Applications of Number
 Developing Number
 Lines and Angles
 Reasoning with Number
Which websites should I use to support my learning?
Year 8
What will I be studying?
Proportional reasoning
 Ratio and scale
 Multiplicative change
 Multiplying and dividing fractions
Representations
 Working in the cartesian plane
 Representing data
 Tables and probability
Algebraic techniques
 Brackets, equations and inequalities
 Sequences
 Indices
Developing number
 Fractions and percentages
 Standard index form
Developing geometry
 Angles in parallel lines and polygons
 Area of trapezia and circles
 Line symmetry and reflection
Reasoning with data
 The data handling cycle
 Measures of location
Career Links
We look at Careers in week 5 of each term. Specifically careers that follow the content currently being taught. The careers we look at in Year 8 are:
 Baker, Chef
 Data Analyst
 Accountant
 Aeronautical Engineer
 Decorator
 Statistician
We discuss how to get into the career, as well as the benefits of working in that field. Time is dedicated in each lesson that week to discuss the career in question.
How will I be assessed?
 End of block assessments every two to three weeks
 Two end of term papers at 2 assessment points
Knowledge organisers are based on the main topic of study for that month:
 Proportional reasoning
 Representations
 Algebraic techniques
 Developing number
 Developing geometry
 Reasoning with data
Which websites should I use to support my learning?
Year 9
What will I be studying?
Reasoning with algebra

 Straight Line Graphs
 Forming and solving equations
 Testing conjectures
Constructions in two and three dimensions

 Three dimensional shapes
 Constructions and congruency
Reasoning with number

 Numbers
 Using percentages
 Maths and money
Reasoning with geometry

 Deduction
 Rotation and translation
 Pythagoras’ Theorem
Reasoning with proportion

 Enlargement and similarity
 Solving ratio and proportion problems
 Rates
Representations

 Solving problems using graphs, tables and algebra
Career Links
We look at Careers in week 5 of each term. Specifically careers that follow the content currently being taught. The careers we look at in Year 9 are:
 Civil Engineering
 Construction
 Accountant
 Driver
 Maths Teacher
We discuss how to get into the career, as well as the benefits of working in that field. Time is dedicated in each lesson that week to discuss the career in question.
How will I be assessed?
 End of block assessments every two to three weeks.
 Two end of term papers at 2 assessment points.
Knowledge organisers are based on the main topic of study for that month:
 Reasoning with algebra
 Constructions in two and three dimensions
 Reasoning with number
 Reasoning with geometry
 Reasoning with proportion
 Representations
Which websites should I use to support my learning?
Years 10 and 11
What will I be studying?
Year 10
Similarity

 Congruence, similarity, enlargement
 Trigonometry
Developing algebra

 Representing solutions of equations and inequalities
 Simultaneous equations
Geometry

 Angles and bearings
 Working with circles
 Vectors
Proportions and proportional change

 Ratio and fractions
 Percentages and interest
 Probability
Delving into data

 Collecting, representing and interpreting data
Using number

 Noncalculator methods
 Types of number and sequences
 Indices and roots
Year 11
Graphs

 Gradients and lines
 Nonlinear graphs
 Using graphs
Algebra

 Expanding and factorising
 Changing the subject
 Functions
Reasoning

 Multiplicative reasoning
 Geometric reasoning
 Algebraic reasoning
Revision and communication

 Transforming and constructing
 Listing and describing
 Show that revision
Career Links
We look at Careers in week 5 of each term. Specifically careers that follow the content currently being taught. The careers we look at in Years 10 & 11 are:
 Construction
 Financial Maths
 Chef
 Accountant
 Actuary
 Statistician
 Data Analyst
 Buyer
 Cryptographer
 Computer Programmer
We discuss how to get into the career, as well as the benefits of working in that field. Time is dedicated in each lesson that week to discuss the career in question.
How will I be assessed?
 A “lowstakes” test every few weeks to check how well students have understood and remembered the most recent topics.
 Trial exams based on past GCSE papers at key points in the year.
Which websites should I use to support my learning?