Maths
Department Vision

To ensure that all students achieve their Personal Best in Maths

To ensure that students are confident and work fluently with mathematical content

To help students develop a love of Maths

To set high expectations (students and staff)

To ensure continuity across the department
In Year 7 students take a two year course designed to consolidate previous learning & prepare for KS4.
In Years 9, 10 & 11, all students follow a 3 year GCSE course following the AQA specification
Year 7
Autumn Term 1  Place value, add & subtract
Place value (inc. decimals)
Add & subtract (inc. decimals)
Word problems
Money
Negative numbers
Sequences (termtoterm, not nth term)
Estimation
Rounding to decimal places
Perimeter
Time & timetables
Spring Term 1  Geometry
Draw, measure & name acute, obtuse and reflex angles
Find unknown angles (straight lines, at a point, vertically opposite)
Naming Polygons
Properties of triangles & quadrilaterals
Line & rotational symmetry
Reflection & Rotation
Area of parallelograms
Summer Term 1  Algebra
Order of operations
Language of algebra
Simplifying algebraic expressions
Substitition
Linear equations (one & two step)
Solve word problems with expressions
Drawing graphs by generating coordinates
Year 8
Autumn Term 1
Calculate with positive rational & decimal numbers
Multiply & divide fractions & mixed numbers
Prime factorisation to find LCM & HCF
Squares & cubes
Set notation & Venn diagram
Order of operations
Rounding, significant figures & estimation
Using a calculator
Understand Inequality statements
Spring Term 1
Draw accurate triangles & quadrilaterals (ruler, protractor, compasses)
Construction & Loci
Find unknown angles (including parallel lines, angles in polygons, interior & exterior angles
Tesselation
Area & perimeter of composite shapes and circles
Circles  arcs and sectors
Surface area of cuboids & prisms
Circumference of circles
Summer Term 1
Real Life Graphs in Context (includes velocity)
Naming & identifying prisms & pyramids, faces, edges & vertices
Nets of cubes, cuboids, prisms & pyramids
Translation & Enlargement
Congruence & Similarity
Volume of cubes and cuboids
Volume of triangular prisms & complete prisms
Surface area of cylinders
Converting units
Year 9
Autumn Term 1
Angles,
Scale Drawing & bearings
Basic Number
Factors & multiples
Basic Algebra review
Basic decimals
Basic fractions
Spring term 1
Basic Percentages
Area & Perimeter
Circles  circumference & Area
Summer Term 1
Basic Probability
Standards form & basic rules of indices
Transformations
Ratio & Proportions
Year 10
Autumn Term
Construction & Loci
Standard Form
Calculations & Percentages
Measures
Surds
Statistical Measures
Indices
Properties of Polygons
Year 11
Autumn Term
Construction & Loci
Algebra  Quadratics
Rearranging formulae
Probability
Volume (more complex)
Direct & Inverse Proportion
Scatter Graphs
Inequalities
Pythagoras Theorem & basic Trigonometry
Sketching Graphs
Simultaneous equations
2D Representations of 3D shapes
Sketching Graphs
Autumn Term 2  Multiply & Divide and Representing Data
Multiply & divide (inc. decimals)
Metric unit conversions
Area of rectangles and triangles
Calculate the mean
Factors, HCF & primes
Representing data
Geometry
Spring Term 2  Fractions
Equivalent fractions
Compare & order fractions & decimals
Multiples & LCM
Add & subtract fractions
Change mixed numbers to improper fractions & vice versa
Add & subtract mixed numbers
Fractions of a quantity
Summer Term 2  Percentages & Pie Charts
Read & interpret pie charts
Convert between & order fractions,
decimals & percentages
Percentage of a quantity
Find the whole given the part & percentage
Solve word problems with proportion
Scale Drawing
Financial Maths Week
Autumn Term 2
Algebraic manipulation: understand & use the concepts and vocabulary or expressions,
equations, inequalities, terms & factors
Expressions and equations from realworld situations
Intro to Basic Simultaneous Equations
Solving Inequalities not graphical) & construct inequalities
Spring Term 2
Convert between fractions, decimals and percentages
Percentage increase & decrease,
Find the whole given the part and the percentage
Ratio (equivalent, of a quantity, rates)
Linear Graphs, Speed, distance, time
Graphs & Rates of change
Summer Term 2
Pythagorus Theorum includes problems in context & geometrical problems
Collect & organise data tables
Construction & interpretation of bar charts, line graphs, stemandleaf diagrams, scatter graphs
Averages from tables, includes averages from Grouped Frequency tables
Median, mode & range
Probability
Financial Maths Week
Autumn Term 2
Coordinates & linear graphs
Rounding
Collecting & representing data
Coordinates & linear graphs
Rounding
Collecting & representing data
Sequences
Spring Term 2
Real Life Graphs
Equations
Summer term 2
Scatter graphs
Pythagorus Theorum
2D representations of 3D shapes
Financial Maths Week
Spring Term
Number & Algebra review
Congruence & Similarity
Pythagoras & Trigonometry
Graphs
Perimeter
Circumference & Area
Simultaneous Equations
Probability & Statistical Review
Summer Term
Properties of Polygons
Quadratics & rearranging formulae
Volume
Sketching graphs
Linear & Quadratic equations & graphs
Financial Week
Spring Term
Equations & Graphs
Circle Theorems
Growth & decay
Equation of a Circle
Gradients & rates of Change
Trigonometry  sine & cosine rules
Transforming Functions
Simultaneous Equations
Direct & Inverse proportion
Solving Quadratic equations
Number & Shape revision
Summer Term
Vectors
Precalculas & area under the graph
Algebraic Fractions
Quadratic Graphs
vectors
Revision & Practice Papers
Head of Department: Mrs S Block
Teachers: Mrs H Makewita (Second in Dept), Mrs Kainth (Leading Practitioner) Mrs J Williams, Mr S Chant, Mrs D Pugh, Mrs D Lester, Mrs L Burnett.