# Mathematics Subject Team: D Crocker, P Brewer, V Williams, J Hunt, J Lloyd and M Nutter

General Subject Statement

Mathematics is firmly embedded in everyday life and essential to open doors for students to be successful in future careers. We teach mathematics in a way that secures numeracy skills across all year groups, develops problem solving skills and promotes a love of the subject. Importantly our delivery is matched to the needs of every student and allows them to develop skills that can be applied outside of the mathematics classroom.

### KS3 – Years 7&8

Subject statement:

Our programme of study at Key Stage 3 continues to build on Key Stage 2 and allows students to make connections across mathematical ideas to allow them to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. Progression is based on the security of students understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils grasping concepts rapidly are extended on to solving rich and challenging problems rather than accelerating through the scheme. Those who are not sufficiently fluent will consolidate their understanding, gaining additional practice before progressing.

Details of any particular curriculum model followed

In the mathematics department, our lessons are based around metacognition strategies. We support students to develop a deep understanding of content covered, have ample opportunity to practice skills and be able to retrieve their knowledge. Within this practice we are mindful of interleaving previous topics to allow students to make connections between new concepts and prior learning. We encourage students to become reflective learners; supporting them to mark their own work and make meaningful notes and corrections where needed to enhance their progress and understanding.

Overview of topics covered:

Year 7

 Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term Using Numbers Decimals Sequences Perimeter, area, volume Statistics Fractions Algebra Angles Coordinates Percentages Probability Sequences and Graphs Ratio and Proportion Transformations Probability

Year 8

 Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term Number Skills Fractions Decimals and Percentages Rounding and Estimating Metric Units and Measures Properties of Shapes Perimeter, area and Volume Expressions and Formulae Directed Numbers Solving Equations Analysing and Displaying Data Analysing and Displaying Data Number Skills Angles Proportion Circles Congruence Comparing data

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### KS4 – Years 9-11

Subject statement:
At Key Stage 4, the pathways that students study differ depending on a student’s mathematical ability and progress across Key Stage 3. Across both tiers students study a wide variety of concepts including: number; algebra; ratio, proportion and rates of change; geometry and measures; probability; and statistics. This will further develop their mathematical understanding and skills alongside preparing them for their GCSE examinations.

 Topic Area Foundation tier (%) Higher tier (%) Number 25 15 Algebra 20 30 Ratio, proportion and rates of change 25 20 Geometry and measures 15 20 Probability and Statistics 15 15

Overview of Topics Covered

Year 9 Foundation

 Year 9 Foundation Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Basic number Factors and multiples Fractions, decimals, % Algebra and equations Sequences and graphs Angles Area and perimeter Measures and graphs Ratio and proportion Circles 2D drawing Transformations Percentages Probability Data handling Constructions Bearings Year 9 Higher Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Basic number Factors and multiples Fractions, decimals, % Algebra and equations Sequences and graphs Standard form Angles Area and perimeter Measures and graphs Circles 2D drawing Transformations Ratio and proportion Percentages Probability Data handling Constructions Year 10 Foundation Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Standard form Measures and graphs Number and indicies Statistics Angles and polygons Algebra Pythagoras’ theorem Trigonometry Graphs Perimeter and area Simultaneous equations Probability Congruence and similarity Bearings and scale drawing Year 10 Higher Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Percentages Standard form Measures and graphs Surds and indicies Statistics Angles and polygons Algebra Congruence and similarity Pythagoras’ theorem Trigonometry Graphs Simultaneous equations Probability and statistics Quadratics Volume Polynomials Bearings and scale drawing Year 11 Foundation Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Volume and area Quadratics Inequalities Graphs Proportion Trigonometry Mock examinations Quadratics Growth and decay Vectors Revision GCSE examinations Year 11 Higher Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Quadratics Trigonometry Growth and decay Polynomials Circles Proportion Vectors Mock examinations Graphs Transforming functions Sine and cosine rules Numerical methods Circle theorems Rates of change Pre-calculus and area Algebraic fractions Revision GCSE examinations

Exam Information (Nature of Assessment) The examinations are taken are the end of year 11 and will consist of 3 question papers. Students must take the three question papers at the same tier. There is a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

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### KS5 – Years 12-13

Subject statement

Mathematics at post-16 is vital or desirable across a wide range of careers and further education courses. They are challenging courses which require a level of dedication and commitment from students beyond that required or experienced at GCSE. Extensive support is available for students who take mathematics at this level. Students will be taught an approach to Mathematics that will enhance their problem solving skills in this subject as well as help to equip them for A levels in a variety of other areas. All the content for A-level is compulsory and will focus on topics from pure maths, statistics and mechanics. Topics which will be new to most students include calculus, series, logarithms and coordinate geometry from pure maths; binomial probabilities and hypothesis testing in statistics; motion of a particle and the forces acting on it in mechanics. Also included in the new specification is an emphasis on proof as well as the use of technology to help solve problems.

## A Level Mathematics

Overview of Topics Covered

In addition to A Level mathematics some students also take Further Mathematics at A Level.

Year 12

 Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term Core 1 Decision Core 2 Decision Examinations Pre year 13 preparation

Year 13

 Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term Core 3 Mechanics Core 4 Mechanics Examinations

Exam Information (Nature of Assessment)

To achieve an A-level in mathematics you must sit three 2 hour exams at the end of Year 13.
All exams are equally weighted and require the use of a calculator.

Level 3 Core Mathematics – Mathematical Studies

Subject statement

The Core Maths qualification provides a modern approach to Mathematics and aims to support students with the mathematical content of other A Level courses and, as such, is recommended for students studying any science A Level subject, psychology, economics, geography, business studies, IT or computing.  Core Maths develop students’ mathematical skills and will support students intending to study degree courses and vocational courses with mathematical content.

Overview of Topics Covered

Year 12

 Autumn term Spring Term Summer Term Spreadsheets Data Fermi estimation Percentages Equations of straight lines Critical path analysis Perimeter and area Finance Pythagoras’ Critical analysis Surface area Project work

Exam Information (Nature of Assessment)

Two exams, each 90 minutes are taken at the end of the course.

Curriculum Intent Organisers:

To set out the intent of our curriculum for each subject and each unit of knowledge, we produce Curriculum Intent Organisers (CIOs). The following links lead to the CIO section of our website where this intent can be explored by year group:

## Upcoming Events

• Summer Holidays 23/07/2021 at 12:30 pm – 08/09/2021 at 8:30 am Summer Holidays2021-07-26T00:00:00Z2021-09-01T00:00:00Z
• First Day of Term (Years 7 & 12) 08/09/2021
• First Day of Term (Whole School) 09/09/2021