Mathematics
In the Mathematics Curriculum Area each student is considered as an individual in his/her own right. Each student will be monitored individually to ensure maximum progress and we have the added support of a team of staff who work with groups or individuals in the classroom.
The main aim of the Mathematics Curriculum Area is progress for all students through an understanding and enjoyment of Mathematics. To support this there are a number of extracurricular challenges available throughout the whole age range to supplement the learning that occurs in lessons.
We explain mathematics through practical work and situations that the students will understand. The use of attractive, wellillustrated materials, together with ICT based activities, allow the students to enter imaginatively into situations which embody mathematical ideas. The mathematics is related to the students' experience and we encourage all students to use and apply their mathematical ability.
In Years 7 and 8, students are taught in ability sets and will be closely monitored and assessed on a regular basis, the results of which may mean a change to the ability sets. In addition, all students will complete an end of year examination in order to further reassess potential.
In Years 9, 10 and 11, students continue to be taught in ability sets all of which follow a GCSE syllabus. At the end of the GCSE course, all students will take an examination at either Foundation or Higher tier depending on their attainment throughout the course.
In the Sixth Form students follow both the AS and A2 MEI Mathematics modular course.
Key Stage 3
Term 
Year 7 Mastery 
Year 8 Mastery 
Autumn 
Place Value 
Primes/Indices 
Spring 
Units of Measurement 
Construction 
Summer 
Algebra 
Significant Figures 
Key Stage 4
Term 
Year 9 
Year 10 
Year 11 
Autumn 
Module 2 
Module 3 
Module 3 
Spring 
Module 2 
Module 3 
Module 4 
Summer 
Module 2 
Module 3 
Exam Preparation 
Key Stage 5
Term 
Year 12 
Year 13 
Autumn 
Core: Unit 1: Algebra and Functions Unit 2: Coordinate Geometry Unit 3: Further Algebra Unit 1: Statistical Sampling Unit 2a: Data presentation and interpretation Unit 6: Quantities and Units in Mechanics Unit 7a: Kinematics 1 Unit 2b: Data Presentation and Interperation Unit 7b: Kinematics 
Core: Unit 3: Functions and Modelling Unit 4: Series and Sequences Unit 5: The binomial theorem Unit 6: Trigonometry Unit 7: Parametric EquationsStats and Mechanics: Unit 1: Regression and Correlation Unit 4: Moments Unit 2: Probability Unit 5: Forces at any angle 
Spring 
Core: Unit 4: Trigonometry Unit 5: Vectors Unit 6: Differentiation Unit 7: Integration Stats and Mechanics: Unit 3: Probability Unit 4: Statistical Distributions Unit 8a: Forces & Newton’s Laws Unit 5a: Statistical Hypothesis Unit 8b: Forces & Newton’s Laws 
Core: Unit 8: Differentiation Unit 9: Numerical Methods Unit 10: Integration
Stats and Mechanics: Unit 3a: The normal distribution Unit 6: Applications of Kinematics Unit 3b: The normal distribution Unit 7: Applications of Forces 
Summer 
Core: Unit 8: Exponentials and Logs A2: Unit 1: Proof A2: Unit 2 Algebraic and Partial Fractions Stats and Mechanics: Unit 5b: Statistical and Hyptheisis Testing Unit 9: Kinematics 2 
Core: Unit 12: Vectors (3D) Stats and Mechanics: Unit 3c: The normal distribution Unit 8: Further Kinematics 
Resources
Support & Extra Curricular Opportunities
Lunch / After School Revision
Year 7 Mastery
Autumn 1 
Prerequisites from KS2 
• Number bonds • Convert units • Money +/− • Measurement 

Main Content 

• Place value (including decimals) • Add and subtract (including decimals) • Rounding • Perimeter • Mental strategies 

Extension Content 

• Different counting systems or bases • Generalisation • Upper and lower bounds 
Autumn 2 
Prerequisites from KS2 
• Mental strategies • Multiplication facts • Multiplication strategies • Solve number problems 

Main Content 

• Factors and multiples • Multiply and divide (including decimals) • Area of rectangle, triangle and parallelogram • Calculate the mean • Further mental strategies 

Extension Content 

• Shikaku puzzles • Different counting systems or bases • Alternative methods of multiplication • Generalisation 
Spring 1 
Prerequisites from KS2 
• Lengths and units • Parallel and perpendicular • Work with angles • Division and the mean 

Main Content 

• Draw and measure angles • Find unknown angles (straight lines, at a point, vertically opposite) • Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals • Unit conversions (linear) • Symmetry and tessellation 

Extension Content 

• Tessellating triangles and quadrilaterals • Tangram investigations • Rigid shapes

Spring 2 
Prerequisites from KS2 
• Equal parts • Factors and multiples • Tenths and hundredths • Word problems • Fractional areas 

Main Content 

• Equivalent fractions • Compare and order fractions and decimals • Change mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa • Fraction of a quantity • Multiply and divide fractions


Extension Content 

• Terminating and recurring decimals • Fractions of tangrams • Shape block challenges 
Summer 1 
Prerequisites from KS2 
• Areas of rectangles and triangles • Number patterns • Algebraic notation • Triangle and quadrilateral properties 

Main Content 

• Order of operations • Substitution • Form and simplify algebraic expressions • Expand over a single bracket, and factorise • Sequences (termtoterm, not nth term) 

Extension Content 

• Four fours • Patterns and generalising • Algebraic mean questions 
Summer 2 
Prerequisites from KS2 
• Decimals and problem solving • Fractions of shapes • Equivalence • Order of operations 

Main Content 

• Construct and interpret statistical diagrams including pie charts • Convert between percentages, vulgar fractions and decimals • Percentage of a quantity • Find the whole, given the part and the percentage 

Extension Content 

• Comparing and converting between representations • Applications of percentages 
Year 8 Mastery
Autumn 1 
Prerequisites from Year 7 
• Factors, multiples and primes • Multiplication and division • Fraction equivalence and calculations 

Main Content 

• Primes and indices • Prime factorisation, squares and cubes • Use of Venn diagrams to find LCM and HCF • Add and subtract fractions 

Extension Content 

• Egyptian fractions • Continued fractions • HCF and LCM generalisation 
Autumn 2 
Prerequisites from Year 7 
• Problem solving with fractions • Order of operations • Form algebraic expressions • Substitution 

Main Content 

• Order and calculate with negative numbers • Form and solve linear equations (unknowns on one side) • Use more complex algebraic expressions • Linear sequences: nth term 

Extension Content 

• Explore nonlinear sequences • Ttotals 
Spring 1 
Prerequisites from Year 7 
• Angle types • Angle facts • Rectangle and triangle areas • ×/÷ by powers of 10 • Problem solving with negative numbers 

Main Content 

• Construct triangles and quadrilaterals • Calculate unknown angles (including parallel lines) • Unit conversions (including area) • Area of a trapezium • Areas and perimeters of composite figures 

Extension Content 

• Similarity and ratio • Complex constructions • Simple angle proofs 
Spring 2 
Prerequisites from Year 7 
• Rounding • Bar modelling with factions • Fraction ×/÷ • Bar modelling with equations • FDP equivalence 

Main Content 

• Percentage increase and decrease, including multipliers • Reverse percentage problems • Ratio (equivalent, of a quantity) and rate • Scaling and multipliers • Speed, distance, time 

Extension Content 

• Density • Area scale factors • Loan repayment 
Summer 1 
Prerequisites from Year 7 
• Rectilinear areas • Fraction +/− • Problem solving with fractions • Percentage increase and decrease • Substitution with negatives 

Main Content 

• Use of significant figures and estimation • Circumference and area of a circle • Visualise and identify 3D shapes and their nets • Volume of cuboid, prism, cylinder, composite solids • Surface area 

Extension Content 

• Platonic solids • Percentage errors • Plans and elevations 
Summer 2 
Prerequisites from Year 7 
• Statistical diagrams • Ratio and rate • The mean • Calculator skills and rounding 

Main Content 

• Collect and organise data, including surveys • Interpret and compare statistical representations • Mean, median and mode averages • The range and outliers 

Extension Content 

• Misleading graphs • Equal width histograms • Sampling methods 