# Mathematics

Mathematics is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping pupils with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. Our aim is to enable pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. Our maths curriculum allows pupils to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. They are able to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and reason mathematically, making deductions and inferences, and drawing conclusions. We set challenging targets in conjunction with high expectations for all pupils; targets which we hope to achieve through a variety of teaching and learning practices to engage and motivate pupils.

#### Curriculum Overview

Year 7 Year 8
• Place value and decimals
• Mental and written methods
• Introduction to Algebra
• Fractions, decimals and percentages
• Sequences
• 2D Geometry
• Units and measures
• Transformation of shapes
• Ratio and proportion
• Representing data
• Constructions
• Probability
• Sequences and graphs
• Percentages
• Algebraic manipulation
• Working with 2d shapes
• Pythagoras
• Working with 3d shapes
• Solving equations
• Bounds and bearings
• Probability
• Representing data
• Simultaneous equations
• Ratio and proportion
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
• Calculations with number
• Algebraic expressions
• Angles and polygons
• Collecting data
• Fractions and decimals
• Formulae and functions
• Working with 2D shapes
• Probability
• Measures and accuracy
• Equations and inequalities
• Circles and construction
• Factors, powers and roots
• Working in 3D
• Transformation of functions
• Indices, surds and standard form
• Further graph work – gradients
• Pythagoras and trigonometry
• Probability and combined events
• Sequences
• Units and proportionality
• Gradient and Area under graphs
• Vectors
• Revision of number basics
• Revision of algebra basics
• Revision of geometry basics
• Revision of proportion basics
• Revision of statistics
• Revision of probability
• Surds, standard form and bounds
• Graph work
• Further geometry
• Proportional reasoning
• Exam revision

#### Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1)

#### Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and there is a regular drop-in session for both KS3 and KS4 pupils. The top-performing Key Stage 3 pupils are entered into the prestigious UKMT Junior Mathematics competition, where they compete against over 300,000 entrants nationally. The competition is designed to be a stimulating, challenging and rewarding experience for all entrants and will hopefully encourage these pupils to continue with Maths at A Level. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.