Curriculum Intent
The Mathematics department encourages students to build fluency, the ability to reason mathematically and solve complex multistage problems. Mathematics is a discipline which has intrigued the most brilliant minds for centuries. Mathematical concepts are essential to every walk of life, central to many other areas of the curriculum and pivotal to further education and the world of work. We aim to:

develop students’ understanding in each of the key foci of Number (numeracy), Algebra, Geometry and Statistics

develop a desire to become independent and competent problem solvers and the ability to communicate mathematically

appreciate the link between Mathematics and other subjects

enable students to become mathematically aware in preparation for life beyond school.
Curriculum Mapping
Topics Studied in Year 7
Topic 
Brief Description 
Being a Mathematician 
A series of lessons introducing pupils to various areas of Mathematics that they will meet in KS3, whilst learning about some key mathematical skills 
Place value 
Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals. Rounding & estimation 
Angles 
Constructions with a ruler and protractor, bearings, angle facts and angles in polygons 
Factors and Multiples 
Factors, multiples, index notation and prime factorisation 
Directed Number & Expressions 
Using letters to represent unknown amounts, simplification, using brackets and solving equations. Four operations involving negative numbers 
Ratio & Measure 
Understanding ratio notation, simplifying ratios and sharing in ratios. Metric conversions, interpreting scales & scale drawing 
Classifying Shapes, Area & Perimeter 
Area and Perimeter of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums and circles. Classifying shapes including by symmetry and parallel lines 
Fractions 
Equivalent, fractions, using mixed numbers, four operations involving fractions, 
Sequences 
Generating sequences, linear and quadratic sequences, geometric progressions 
Topics Studied in Year 8
Topic 
Brief Description 
Sequences 
Generating sequences, linear and quadratic sequences, geometric progressions 
Discrete data project 
Interpreting data, calculating mean, median, mode and range, frequency tables and frequency graphs 
Proportion 
Understand notation, Solving problems with proportional quantities using the unitary method, the double number line and ratio tables, scale drawing 
3D Shapes 
Properties of 3D Shapes, understand nets, plans and elevations. Volume and surface area of cuboids and, volume of prisms 
More Complex Equations & Expressions 
Factorising, expanding double brackets, creating setting up and solving equations 
Percentages 
Using multipliers to find Ppercentages of quantities, percentage increase and decrease, reverse percentages 
Construction, Loci & Pythagoras 
Know and apply Pythagoras’ theorem, constructing with a pair of compasses, loci problems 
Graphs 
Coordinates, Real life graphs, plotting linear graphs, solving simultaneous equations using graphs 
Topics Studied in Year 9
Topic 
Brief Description 
Probability 
Probability of single and, combined events, estimating probability, using sample spaces and venn diagrams 
Equations, Expressions & Inequalities 
Solving equations with unknowns on both sides. Solving inequalities, solving simultaneous equations using substitution and elimination. 
Trigonometry, Pythagoras & Angle Reasoning 
Pythagoras, and trigonometry for rightangled triangles. Solving complex problems using angle facts 
Bounds, Standard Form & Compound Units 
Converting between standard form and ordinary numbers. Calculating compound measures such as speed, rates of pay, density. Error Intervals. 
Formulae & Graphs 
Word Formulae, substitution, rearranging formulae. Identify the gradient and intercept of a linear graph. Plotting quadratic and cubic graphs. 
Percentages 
Revision of percentage change using multipliers, finding percentage increase and decrease, reverse percentages. Repeated percentage increase & decrease 
Transformations 
Rotation, reflection, translation, enlargement, describing transformations. 
Continuous data project 
Grouped frequency tables and diagrams, scatter diagrams and lines of best fit. 
Topics Studied in Year 10 & 11 Foundation
Topic 
Brief Description 
Year 10 

Expressions, Formulae & Sequences 
Expanding brackets and factorising, sequences, formulae 
Place Value, Rounding, Standard Form & Indices 
Rounding, multiplying and dividing decimals, index notation, prime factorisation. Writing numbers in standard form and calculating with standard form, calculating roots, working with indices 
Angles 
Bearings, scale drawing, angles in polygons and parallel lines 
Fractions, Decimals & Percentages 
Four operations with fractions, converting between fractions, decimals and percentages, reverse percentages, repeated percentages 
Probability 
Probability of single and combined events, estimating probability, using sample spaces, venn diagrams and tree diagrams 
Equations & Inequalities 
Setting up and solving equations with x on both sides, solving linear inequalities 
Ratio & Proportion 
Dividing into ratios, solving problems involving direct and inverse proportion 
Transformations & Vectors 
Rotation, reflection, translation, enlargement, describing transformations, vectors 
Area & Volume 
Circumference and area of circles, nets, plans and elevations, volume and surface area of prisms 
Year 11 

Grouped Data Project 
Scatter diagrams, pie charts, calculating the mean from grouped frequency tables 
Graphs 
Gradient and intercept of linear graphs, finding the equation of straight lines, plotting cubic, quadratic and reciprocal graphs 
Pythagoras & Trigonometry, Loci & Construction 
Pythagoras, and trigonometry for rightangled triangles, exact trigonometric values for special angles, proof of congruent and similar triangles. Loci & construction 
Simultaneous Equations 
Solving pairs of equations by elimination and substitution 
Complex Area & Volume 
Surface area and volume of spheres, cones, pyramids and composite solids, calculating arc lengths and areas of sectors 
Quadratics 
Factorising quadratics, solving equations by factorisation, identifying and deducing roots and turning points 
Topics Studied in Year 10 & 11 Higher
Topic 
Brief Description 
Year 10 

Expressions, Equations & Sequences 
Linear simultaneous equations, quadratic sequences, expanding double brackets and factorising, rearranging complex formulae. 
Trigonometry 
Revision of right angled trigonometry, cosine and sine rule, congruent triangles, similarity. 
Indices, Surds & Standard Form 
Converting between recurring decimals and fractions. Surds, negative fractional indices, calculating with standard form. 
Probability 
Probability of single and combined events, estimating probability, conditional probability. Using sample spaces, twoway tables, venn diagrams and tree diagrams. 
Graphs 
Equations of straight lines, parallel and perpendicular lines. Plotting and interpreting quadratics, cubics, reciprocal graphs, exponential graphs and circular functions. 
Percentages & Proportion 
Reverse percentages, repeated percentages, growth and decay. Direct and inverse proportion. 
Complex Areas & Volumes, Accuracy 
Area and volume of spheres, pyramids & cones. Arcs and sectors, upper and lower bounds. 
Transformations 
Combinations of rotation, reflection, translation and enlargement (including negative enlargement). 
Year 11 

Quadratics 
Solving quadratics by factorising, completing the square and using the formula. Solving simultaneous equations involving quadratics. Solving quadratic inequalities. 
Data Project 
Scatter diagrams, cumulative frequency graphs, histograms. 
Circle Theorems & Trigonometry 
Identify, apply and prove circle theorems. Pythagoras and trigonometry for rightangled triangles, exact trigonometric values for special angles. Apply and use sine rule and cosine rule. Recognise, sketch and interpret graphs of trigonometric functions. 
Vectors 
Add and subtract vectors, multiplying by scalars, vector proofs. 
Functions 
Inverse and composite functions. Calculating, estimating and interpreting gradients of graphs and area under curves. Transformations of functions. 
Algebraic Fractions & Proof 
Iteration. Simplifying, manipulating and solving questions involving algebraic fractions. Using algebra to construct proofs. 
Exam Boards and Specifications
Entry Level  Pearson  Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics (NMA0)
GCSE  Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (91) in Mathematics (1MA1)
A Level  Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics (9MA0)