Maths

Knowledge

‘FUNdamentals’ is our vision for KS3 mathematics and includes essential skills students will need in everyday life such as telling the time, calculating change and understanding units of measurement. In KS4 this progresses by supporting students for a future of making informed decisions about the use of technology, managing money, and further learning opportunities and career choices.

Ways of thinking

Mathematics is the science of problem solving. It is a fundamental part of human thought and logic. This is done by taking the information presented to you, using your prior knowledge and resilience to find solutions or even produce further questions. Students begin with concrete examples of real life situations and progress to understanding and manipulating abstract representations of these.

Character

Mathematics provides the ultimate way of building mental discipline, encouraging logical reasoning and mental rigor. Problem solving, resilience, curiosity and creative thinking are important in all aspects of life and learning mathematics develops these character traits. It also encourages critical thinking. For example, it is important students can understand potentially misleading information in advertising statistics to make informed, sensible decisions.

Experiences

Students will build resilience during their learning because making mistakes is a crucial part of the process of understanding mathematics and addressing misconceptions. Resilience is important in all aspects of life and students will build this through their experiences in maths lessons. Opportunities for group work will enable discussion and mathematical reasoning. And teaching tailored to each student’s learning style will give them an enjoyable and stimulating experience of mathematics.

FOUNDATION

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 9

Rounding, estimation,
4 operations revision,
order of operations,
negative numbers
(+ beginning of HT2)

Expressions, indices, equations, formulae, sequences, coordinates, linear graphs

Factors, multiples & primes, Fractions & Percentages (growth & decay)

Area, perimeter and volume (inc circles)

2D and 3D shapes, properties of polygons, angles, scale drawings & bearings

Statistics (Y8HT6)
Probability (Y7HT6)

Year 10

Ratio & proportion (links to fractions)

Sequences, linear graphs
Expressions (algebraic indices) and graphs

Measures, real life graphs

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Transformations (& Loci)
Similarity & Congruence
Vectors

Probability, Venn Diagrams

Year 11

Number and Algebra Revision

Shape and Data Revision

Bespoke Revision

Bespoke Revision

Bespoke Revision

 

HIGHER

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 9

Rounding, estimation,
4 operations revision,
order of operations,
negative numbers
(+ beginning of HT2)

Expressions, indices, equations, formulae, sequences, coordinates, linear graphs

Factors, multiples & primes, Fractions & Percentages (growth & decay)

Area, perimeter and volume (inc circles)

2D and 3D shapes, properties of polygons, angles, scale drawings & bearings

Statistics (Y8HT6)
Probability (Y7HT6)

Year 10

Ratio & proportion, exchange rates (links to fractions)
[surds, quadratics and standard form]

Sequences (inc quadratic), linear graphs (inc coordinate geometry)
Expressions (algebraic indices) and graphs

Measures, real life graphs
[Simultaneous eqns: linear / quadratic
algebraic proportion]

Pythagoras and trigonometry [inc. non-right angled], Algebraic Fractions

Transformations (& Loci)
Similarity & Congruence
Vectors

Probability, Venn diagrams

Year 11

Algebraic Fractions, Quadratics Revision (inc. Inequalities), Algebraic Probability Trees / Algebraic Ratio, Quadratic Formula, Algebraic Proof

Circle Theorems, Non-RA Trig, Sectors & Segments, Data Revison, Histograms, Catch & Release Sampling

Completing the Square, Equation of a Circle, Coordinate Geometry, Exponentials & Geometrics, Index Equations, Iteration

Functions, Graph Transformations, Area under a curve, instantaneous rates of change, bounds

Bespoke Revision

 

  

Term 1  

Term 2  

Term 3  

Year 12 (A Level) 

Introducing the LDS (Data Processing)  

Surds, Indices and Logarithms  

Quadratics and Simultaneous Equations (Inc. Equations of Circles)  

Probability  

Data (Scatter graphs and Correlation, Sampling, Errors/Outliers)  

Binomial Expansion  

Binomial Distribution  

Kinematics  

Coordinate Geometry (Parallel and Perpendicular)  

Differentiation  

Integration  

Hypothesis Testing  

Trigonometry  

Vectors  

Forces  

Sequences and Series (Y13)  

Trigonometry (Radians and Reciprocal Functions) (Y13)  

Year 13 (A Level) 

Partial Fractions  

Binomial Expansion  

Polynomial Division  

Functions and Iteration  

Probability  

Normal Distribution  

Differentiation  

Further Differentiation  

Trigonometric Identities*  

Vectors*  

Kinematics  

Integration (Inc. Trapezium Rule)  

Forces and Motion (Inc. Friction)  

Parametric Equations (Inc. Integration)  

Projectiles  

Differential Equations  

Proof  

Hypothesis Testing  

Moments*  

Revision