Mathematics and Numeracy
Aims for the Department
- To provide students with access to a subject, which gives a means of communication that is powerful, concise and unambiguous.
- To encourage systematic thought and logical patterns of work.
- To provide a mathematical environment in which a student may reach his or her maximum levels of achievement and understanding.
- To help each student develop to his or her optimum, an appreciation and enjoyment of mathematics as a subject in its own right, so enabling future progression in the subject.
- To develop independent thinking, pride in own work and co-operation between students.
Interactive Learning
All classrooms have either interactive whiteboards and projectors or touchscreen TVs, this helps our teaching staff to engage the students with modern technology in the learning process.
Mathematics Curriculum Plan
Mathematics Curriculum Plan
Year group |
Curriculum overview |
Notes |
Year 7, 8, 9 |
Term 1 Number Calculations, Fractions, Shapes (area, perimeter) Pythagoras Term 2 Number (BIDMAS, Negative), Algebra, Data (collecting and representing data) Term 3 Number (Percentages), Algebra (Co- ordinates, graphs), Shape (Angles, Transformations) Term 4 Number (HCF,LCM), Data (averages), Shape (perimeter, area, volume) Term 5 Number (ratio), Algebra (manipulation, sequences), Data (probability, sample space diagrams) Shape (metric units, time) Term 6 Revision, End of year Assessment, Algebra (coordinates) Shape (Measure) Number (Wordy problems, decimals) |
The structure of topics is the same across Key Stage 3 but the level of work within each group is dependent on the ability of the group and the level of challenge increases each year. |
KeyStage 4 |
Foundation |
Higher |
Year 10 (examined in 2019) |
Term 1 : Angles, Scatter Diagrams, Number, Algebra, Fraction, Linear Graphs Term 2 : Decimals, Rounding, Collecting and Representing Data, Sequences Term 3 : Percentages, Perimeter, Circumference and Area, Real Life Graphs Term 4 : Ratio and Proportion, Polygons, Equations, Indices, Standard Form Term 5 : Probability, Transformations, Congruence, 2D representations of 3D, Percentages, Measures Term 6 : Statistical Measures, Constructions, Locus |
Term 1 : Algebra review, Fractions and Decimals, Linear Graphs, Rounding including Bounds Term 2 : Circumference, Area, Arcs, Sectors, Volume, Sequences, Real Life Graphs Term 3 : Gradients and rates of change, Circle Theorems, Percentages Term 4 : Growth and Decay, Ratio and Proportion, Standard Form, Pythagoras and Trig Term 5 : Statistical Measures, Indices, Surds, Sine and Cosine Rules Term 6 : Inequalities, Congruence and Similarity, Constructions and Loci |
Year 11 (examined in 2018) |
Term 1 : Probability, Volume, Algebra (quadratics), Scatter Diagrams Term 2 : Inequalities, Pythagoras,Equations of Circles, Simultaneous Equations, Graphs Term 3 : Direct and Inverse Proportion, Inequalities Term 4 :Trigonometry, Quadratic Equations, Growth and Decay Term 5 : Vectors, revision and GCSE exams Term 6: GCSE exams |
Term 1 : Probability, Volume, Quadratics Equations, Linear graphs Term 2: Equations of circles, Non linear graphs, Simultaneous Equations Term 3 : Curve sketching, Direct and Inverse Proportion, Inequalities, Pythagoras and Trigonometry Term 4 : Growth and Decay, Vectors, Transforming Functions, Sine and Cosine Rules, Circle Theorems Term 5 : Gradients and Rates of Change, Pre- calculus, algebraic fractions, revision and exams Term 6 : GCSE exams |