Mathematics
Teaching British Values through Mathematics
In maths promote British values through advocating and teaching acceptance of all individuals regardless of their differences. We also enable students to develop their selfknowledge, selfesteem and selfconfidence through our many independent learning websites
Key Stage 3
Year 7
We begin KS3 maths by reviewing mental and written calculation methods and understanding the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes. In the second half of autumn term we introduce algebra, extend our number work to include decimals and introduce a variety of ways to represent and summarise data. The accelerated groups go on to work with indices, fractions and complex 3D shapes.
In the spring term we develop understanding of fractions, probability and angles with additional consolidation of number and algebra for lower ability groups.
In the summer term we apply algebra to sequences and graphs, consolidate our earlier work on angles and examine the impact of different transformations on shapes.
Throughout the year we assess units every 23 week ensuring that students have a good grasp of topics as they are taught. We encourage students to apply their learning through openended investigations to develop problemsolving techniques.
Year 8
Year 8 starts with number, algebra, statistics and shape for all groups. Lower ability groups focus on written and mental calculation and problem solving methods, algebraic manipulation, graphing and surface area and volume. For higher ability groups this extends to working with indices and standard form, introducing quadratic algebra, Pythagoras and statistical calculations and complex graphs.
In the spring term we focus on decimals and ratio, number properties and angle rules with top sets going on to constructions and transformations and extended probability.
In the summer we consolidate the preGCSE requirements focusing on fractions, decimals and percent and applying algebra to sequences and graphs ensuring that students are ready to start their GCSE course at the beginning of year 9.
Key Stage 4
Students begin Key Stage 4 in year 9. Students will follow 1 of 2 routes to GCSE, Foundation or Higher.
Year 9  either Foundation or Higher  
GCSE (91) Foundation  GCSE (91) Higher 
Unit 1 Number  Unit 1 Number 
Unit 2 Algebra  Unit 2 Algebra 
Christmas Assessment Units 12 

Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts  Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data 
Unit 4 Fractions and percentages  Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion 
Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences  Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry 
Easter Assessment Units 15 

Unit 6 Angles  Unit 6 Graphs 
Unit 7 Averages and range  Unit 7 Area and volume 
Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1  Unit 8 Transformation and constructions 
Summer Assessment Units 18 

Year 10  either Foundation or Higher 

GCSE (91) Foundation  GCSE (91) Higher 
Unit 9 Graphs  Unit 9 Equations and inequalities 
Unit 10 Transformations  Unit 10 Probability 
Unit 11 Ratio and proportion  Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning 
Christmas Assessment Units 111 

Unit 12 Rightangled triangles  Unit 12 Similarly and congruence 
Unit 13 Probability  Unit 13 More trigonometry 
Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning  Unit 14 Further statistics 
Easter Assessment Units 114 

Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings  Unit 15 Equations and graphs 
Unit 16 Quadratic equations and graphs  Unit 16 Circle theorems 
Unit 17 Perimeter, area and volume 2  Unit 17 More algebra 
Summer Assessment Units 117 

Year 11  either Foundation or Higher  
GCSE (91) Foundation  Year 4 GCSE (91) Higher 
Unit 18 Fractions, indices and standard form  Unit 18 Vectors and geometric proof 
Unit 19 Congruence, similarity and vectores  Unit 19 Proportion and graphs 
Unit 20 More algebra  
Christmas Mock exams 

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Feb Mock exam 

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March Mock exam 

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April Mock exam 
Key Stage 5
There are 2 A levels, Maths and Further Maths. Each A level requires 6 modules over the 2 years.
Year 12
Maths Modules include: Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1.
Further Maths modules are: Further Pure 1, Decision 1 and then Mechanics 1.
Year 13
Maths Modules are: Core 3 and Core 4 and Mechanics 1
Further Maths modules are: Further Pure 2, Mechanics 2 , Statistics 2 and Mechanics 3