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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


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



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

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