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Our Mathematics curriculum is designed to create an environment so our students will become independent resilient learners, who enjoy and appreciate the power of mathematics through:
We aim to do this by:
What do we expect students to get from studying Mathematics?
Overview of the Year 711 curriculum
Year  Term 1  Term 2  Term 3 
 
 SeptemberOctober  OctoberDecember  JanuaryFebruary  FebruaryApril  AprilMay  MayJuly  
7  Averages and Range Understanding grouped data Drawing and interpreting charts Solving problems with the four operations Four operations with directed numbers Factors, Multiples and Primes
 Simplifying Expressions Substitution Length, mass and capacity Area and Perimeter
 Working with fractions Fractions and decimals Percentages of amounts Calculating probability Experimental Probability
 Direct Proportion Writing and using ratios
 Measuring, drawing and calculating angles Triangles Quadrilaterals Sequences and patterns
 Coordinates and Midpoint Congruency and symmetry The four transformations
 
8  Calculations Divisibility Negative numbers Powers, roots and brackets HCF and LCM Area of triangles, parallelograms and trapezia Volume of cubes and cuboids Surface area 2D and 3D representations Measures  Pie Charts Using tables Stem and Leaf Diagrams Comparing data Scatter Graphs Misleading Graphs Algebraic Powers Expressions & Brackets Factorising Expressions Onestep Equations Twostep Equations The Balancing Method  Conversion Graphs Distance Time Graphs Line Graphs Real life Graphs Curved Graphs Ordering, Decimals & Rounding Place Value Calculations Calculations with Decimals Ratio & Proportion with Decimals  Quadrilaterals Angles and Proofs Angles in Parallel Lines Interior and Exterior Angles Solving Geometric Problems  Ordering Fractions Adding & Subtracting Fractions Multiplying Fractions Dividing Fractions Calculating with Mixed Numbers Direct Proportion on Graphs Gradients Equations of a Straight Line  Fractions & Decimals Equivalent Proportion Writing Percentages Percentages of Amounts  
9  Indices Calculations and Estimates Standard Form Solving Equations Substituting into expressions Writing and Using Formulae Using and Rearranging Formula Index Laws & Brackets Expanding Double Brackets
 Planning a Survey Collecting Data Calculating Averages Displaying & Analysing Data Presenting & Comparing Data Enlargement Negative and Fractional Scale Factors Percentage Change Compound Measures Direct & Inverse Proportion  Using Scales Basic Constructions Constructing Triangles Using Accurate Scale Diagrams Nth term of Arithmetic Sequences Non Linear Sequences Inequalities Solving Equations Proportion
 Circumference of a Circle Area of a Circle Pythagoras Theorem Prisms & Cylinders Errors & Bounds  Using y=mx+c Straight Line Graphs Simultaneous Equations Graphs of Quadratic Functions More Non Linear Graphs Mutually Exclusive Events Experimental & Theoretical Probability Sample Space Diagrams Two Way Tables Venn Diagrams
 Congruent & Similar Shapes Ratios in Triangles The Tangent Ratio The Sine Ratio The Cosine Ratio Using Trigonometry to find angles  
10  Integers and Place Value Decimals Factors, Multiples and Primes Indices Simplifying Expressions Substitution
 Pie Charts Producing and Interpreting Scatter Graphs Calculating and Converting Percentages of Amounts Calculating and Converting
 Solving Equations and Inequalities Finding and using the nth term Properties of Shapes Angle Facts Parallel Lines Polygons
 Types of data Calculating averages from raw data and tables Area Converting Units Surface Area Volume Real Life Graphs Straight Line Graphs
 The four transformations Direct and Inverse proportion Understand, write and use ratios Recall and use Pythagoras’ theorem Tree Diagrams Trigonometric Ratios Calculate and use probability
 Profit and Loss Compound Measures Best Buys Expanding, Factorising and Solving Quadratic Graphs Standard Form Congruency in triangles Column Vectors Setting up and solving Notation Rearranging formulae
 
11  Calculations, Checking and Rounding Factors, Multiples and Primes Indices Standard Form Surds Equations Sequences Representing and Interpreting Averages and Range
 Scatter Graphs Calculating and Converting Percentages of Amounts Understand, write and use Ratios Direct proportion problems Angles Pythagoras and Trigonometry
 Real – life Graphs Linear Graphs The four transformations Circles 3D shapes Accuracy and Bounds Plans and Elevations Understand bearings Solve loci problems Setting up and solving Solving Inequalities
 Calculate and use probability Tree Diagrams Venn Diagrams Interest Compound Measures Congruency in triangles Scale Factors Trigonometric Graphs
 Sine and Cosine Rules 3D Problems Collecting Data Cumulative frequency and Histograms Box Plots Recall, prove and use Circle Theorems Column Vectors Surds
 Quadratics and Graphs Circle Theorems and Geometry Algebraic Fractions Functions Vectors Further graphs and Proportion Gradient and Area Transformations Direct and Inverse Proportion

How is Mathematics examined?
Mathematics is examined through examinations at the end of the course, in Year 11, students will sit three examination papers (two calculator and one noncalculator paper). Students are given 90 minutes to complete each paper. There are two tiers of entry for this examination  Foundation Tier (Grades 1 to 5) and Higher Tier (Grades 4 to 9). Students are regularly given exam questions to work on in every year group to increase their confidence in preparation for their exams, there is also revision sessions available for all year groups.
Hegarty Maths
Hegarty Maths is a fantastic resource which features a video and quizzes for every GCSE topic in the Maths curriculum. Students, in all year groups, are set homework once per week on Hegarty Maths and are encouraged to use this as a revision tool. Students all have individual logins and parent guides are available from Maths teachers. The Hegarty leaderboard, which is updated weekly, is displayed in the Maths department.
Numeracy
Within the department and across the school, we focus on improving the numeracy skills of all students to improve their ability to apply numeracy to all subjects. Students will receive numeracy homeworks in all subjects and regular numeracy competitions, trips and celebration days are held throughout the year.
Support and resource hub for parents
Mathematics is one of the most important qualifications that any UK resident will achieve. Not only does it give pupils the knowledge to deal with practical problems in the real world, it is also an important subject when applying for further education and jobs. If you would like to support your child with their studies then the Family maths toolkit is a website, which gives an abundance of information and advice regarding supporting maths at home.
http://www.familymathstoolkit.org.uk/adviceforfamilies
Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/mathsowl/maths
Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3and11yearsold. Although this website is aimed for Key Stage 2 the site has useful information and tips to support numeracy development.
http://www.maths4mumsanddads.co.uk/
Other useful websites
Timestable Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/login
BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/maths/
On Maths: https://www.onmaths.com/
Corbett Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/
Top Marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/