Maths
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing students’ abilities to solve problems, to calculate, to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically and to make sense of data.
Mathematics is important for students in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday life, in many forms of employment and in decisionmaking.
As a subject in its own right, Mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity. It can stimulate moments of wonder; especially when problems are solved or when more elegant solutions to problems are discovered. Mathematics is one means of making knowledge useful. Mathematics enables students to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships.
KS3
Our curriculum map is sequenced with fewer topics each week, term or year, putting depth before breadth. We find that spending longer on each topic enables pupils to really think and talk about the mathematics they are learning. We sequence concepts and methods so that previously learnt ideas can be connected to new learning, supporting students in understanding the coherent and connected nature of the subject, and ensuring they consolidate learning by continually using and applying it in a variety of contexts. We believe that all of mathematics can be appreciated more fully once a student has a deep appreciation of the number system, therefore we put number sense and place value first to ensure that all understanding builds. We use the Mastery system in Maths to further develop the number system.
Maths is taught six lessons per fortnight in Years 7 and 8. Both years are taught in mixed ability groups.
Year 7
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 
Number systems and the axioms Order of operations Positive and negative numbers Expressions Equations Inequalities 
Angles Classifying 2D shapes Coordinates Area of 2D shapes Transforming 2D figures and Construction 
Primes, factors and multiples Fractions Ratio Percentages Project work 
Year 8
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 
LCM, HCF and Prime Factorisation Standard form Powers, roots Area of 2D Shapes Circumference of circles Properties of 3D shapes Volume Cubes and Cuboids Surface area of Cubes and Cuboids 
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Ratio and Proportion Expressions Equations Graphs y = mx+c 
Sequences Probability Transformations: Reflection, Translation, Rotation and Enlargement Probability Averages Angles Project work 
How can parents support?
 Access Google Classroom for up to date homework information.
 For revision materials access videos and resources on Corbett Maths, Hegarty Maths and Just Maths
 Be positive! Children pick up on signals from adults who display a negative attitude towards the subject. This can have a significant impact on the way they view the subject and can impact their success in it.
 Try to provide a quiet, welllit place for your child to study, away from TV, video games, mobile phone
 Have your child explain what he or she is doing in maths and try to develop a conversation with your child around maths
 If we have contacted home to offer extra support or revision sessions for your child, please support us and encourage them to attend the activities
 Ensure your son/ daughter has the correct equipment including a scientific calculator, pen, pencil, ruler, a pair of compasses and protractor. All of these can be purchased from school.
 Some students prefer using a textbook or revision guide to work through. Revision guides will be available through school at certain points in the year. If you wish to purchase a textbook to use at home, please ensure you buy one for the new curriculum.
KS4
Course  Maths 
Examining Board  EDEXCEL 
Specification  Link 
Why study this subject? 
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
A highquality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. 
Strands 
There are six topic strands in Maths GCSE: Number 
Assessment 
The qualification consists of three equallyweighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier. The main topic areas are:
The school will decide on the tier of entry for each student at the end of Year 9 based on assessments and teacher knowledge.
We regularly assess KS4 pupils at the end of each reporting window. Pupils will sit at least two exam papers that are both calculator and noncalculator. Throughout the academic year in Years 9, and 10, Year 11 pupils will sit ‘Pre Public Examinations’, known as PPEs. This will include pupils sitting examinations in the main hall, replicating real exam conditions.
Pupils are given weekly homework that is either exam related, extending classroom learning or consolidating classwork via Hegarty Maths. 
Next steps  Careers/HE courses 
Students can progress from this qualification to Level 3 qualifications (A Level) in numerate disciplines, such as:
This course provides a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment. The lin beow shows the numerous careers with maths

Useful resources 
KS5
Course  A level Mathematics 
Examining Board  Edexcel 
Specification  Link 
Why study this subject? 

Key Content 
Pure Mathematics Statistics Mechanics 
Unit 1 & Unit 2  Pure Maths 
Unit 3  Mechanics and Statistics 
Assessment AS 
The AS is assessed using 2 exam papers. All papers carry equal weighting. Paper 1: Pure Maths, Paper 2: Statistics and Mechanics. 
Assessment ALevel 
Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 
Next steps  Careers/HE courses  Medical, Games Design, Internet Security, Financial, Cryptography, Programming, Communications, Aircraft Modelling, Fluid Flows, Acoustic Software Development, Electronics, Civil Engineering, Quantum Physics, Astronomy, Forensics, DNA sequencing, Data Science, Psychology, Law, Economics, Climate Change Environmental Modelling 
Suggested links to resources  Dr Frost Maths 
Course 
A level Further Mathematics 
Examining Board 
Edexcel 
Specification 

Why study this subject? 

Key Content 
Core Pure Mathematics 1 & 2: Proof, Complexnumbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations. Decision Mathematics 1: Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Critical path analysis, Linear programming. Further Statistics 1: Discrete probability distributions, Poisson & binomial distributions, Geometric and negative binomial distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Central Limit Theorem, Chi Squared Tests, Probability generating functions, Quality of tests 
Unit 1 & Unit 2 
Core Pure Mathematics 1 Core Pure Mathematics 2 
Unit 3 
Further Statistics 1 Decision Mathematics 1 
Assessment ASLevel 
The AS is assessed using 2 exam papers. Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics (*Paper code: 8FM0/01) Paper 2: Further Statistics 1 and Decision Mathematics 1 (*Paper codes: 8FM0/2F) Each paper is: 1 hour and 40 minutes written examination 50% of the qualification  80 marks. 
Assessment ALevel 
Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 (*Paper code: 9FM0/01) Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2 (*Paper code: 9FM0/02) Paper 3B: Further Statistics 1 (*Paper codes: 9FM0/3B) Paper 3D :Decision Mathematics 1 (*Paper codes: 9FM0/3D) Each paper is: 1 hour and 30 minutes written examination 25% of the qualification 75 marks 
Next steps  Careers/HE courses 
Actuarial Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences (including Medical Science), Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering (General), Law – facilitating subjects at Alevel are useful when applying for Law, Materials Science (including Biomedical Materials Science), Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Optometry (Ophthalmic Optics), Physics, Quantum Physics, Veterinary Science 
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