Curriculum Leader of Maths - Mrs Fiona Roberts

Subject Overview & Intent

Maths is an all embracing and pervading part of life that is essential in equipping students with the skills needed for them to achieve their future aspirations. Our intent is to provide appropriate learning opportunities so that every pupil can enjoy and succeed in Mathematics.

Through our curriculum we aim to provide students with time and opportunities to fully explore mathematical concepts, investigating ideas in new and complex ways to develop a deepened understanding that builds their confidence and developing resilience.
Enabling students to solve new problem in unfamiliar contexts is the ultimate aim of mathematics education. We aim to achieve this by developing their ability to identify, connect and apply ideas to tackle new and more complex problems.

Students will study the following aspects of Mathematics:

• Number
• Algebra
• Shape & Measurement
• Ratio & Proportion
• Probability
• Statistics

Each year the students will build upon previous topics and develop their understanding in all aspects of Maths.

As student’s progress through the Key Stages, they will continually revisit the very important points (VIPs) from the topics that they study, revising and consolidating key knowledge and continually developing their ability to apply this knowledge in a range of contexts from basic to abstract questions.

Students will have weekly knowledge tests and termly Key Piece assessments; additionally, each year group will have two key exams per year. Through our cumulative, frequently revisited and interleaved curriculum, students rapidly build confidence in all areas of Mathematics and a thirst to find out more about this subject.

What Will I Study

Year 7 will begin to follow the Mathematics Mastery Curriculum plan (5-year programme of study). Topics include:

• Making generalisations about the number system
• 2-D geometry
• The Cartesian plane
• Fractions
• Ratio and proportion

Year 8 will continue to follow the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning. Topics include:

• Proportional reasoning
• Representations
• Algebraic techniques
• Developing number
• Developing geometry
• Reasoning with data

Year 9 will follow a banded scheme of work which will enable us to decide which pathway (Higher or Foundation) will be best for them as we move towards KS4. Topics include:

• Number Operations & Integers
• Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
• Indices & Surds
• Approximation & Estimation
• Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change
• Algebra
• Graphs of Equations & Functions
• Basic Geometry
• Similarity & Congruence
• Mensuration
• Probability
• Statistics

Link to KS4

Year 10 will follow a banded scheme of work which will build upon the year 9 content as we move into KS4. Topics include:

• Number Operations & Integers
• Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
• Indices & Surds
• Approximation & Estimation
• Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change
• Algebra
• Graphs of Equations & Functions
• Basic Geometry
• Similarity & Congruence
• Mensuration
• Probability
• Statistics

Year 11 will follow a bespoke scheme of work for each class based upon the Question Level Analysis which is done by teachers after each assessment point. This provides students with the opportunity to work on specific topics in order to maximise their performance at GCSE.

Year 7 Maths Curriculum Overview

Year 8 Maths Curriculum Overview

Years 9 & 10 Maths Curriculum Overview