Subject: Mathematics
Members of staff: Mr S Anderson – Department Leader
Mr J Stanton – Deputy Department Leader
Mr P Page – Subject Teacher
Mr M O’Neill – Subject Teacher
Mr C Hicks – Subject Teacher
Miss R Turner – Subject Teacher
Mrs S Wall – Subject teacher
Mr P Garforth – Subject Teacher
Mr M Ruerup – Subject Teacher
Miss D Rhodes – Subject Teacher
Mrs L Moir – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Subject Overview:

The Mathematics Department will provide an inspiring curriculum, which will be challenging and supportive to ensure all learners achieve. Learners will be able to understand the underlying principles of the mathematics they learn, have opportunities to make links to real-life contexts and develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills. They will progress towards being independent mathematicians, who can identify correct and incorrect work for themselves. Learners will be encouraged to use these mistakes to make further improvements; ultimately increasing resilience when faced with challenging topics.
Building confidence in mathematics will be at the forefront of lessons and learners will be consistently challenged in order to maximise their true potential. All learners will be encouraged to engage in extra-curriculum activities to widen their experience of maths and be inspired to study maths at a higher level.
To broaden their maths curriculum and qualifications available, all learners in Year 10 will also study GCSE Statistics in one lesson a week. They will learn to plan a statistical enquiry, collect the relevant data, represent the data in different forms, analyse and evaluate results and clearly present their findings.

At GCSE level, students will study for:

GCSE Mathematics 9-1 (AQA-8300), GCSE Statistics 9-1 (AQA-8382) and Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics 9-5(AQA-8365)

Key Stage 3
Content: Year 7: Year 8: Year 9:
Autumn Term 1:
  1. Enrichment Task
  2. Algebra – Sequences and Graphs
  3. Number – Calculations
  1. Algebra – Graphs
  2. Enrichment Task
  3. Number – Calculations
  1. Algebra – Graphs
  2. Enrichment Task
  3. Number – Calculations
Autumn Term 2:
  1. Number – Fractions/ Decimals/ Percentages
  2. Enrichment Task
  3. Geometry – Angles and Properties of Shapes
  1. Number – Fractions/ Decimals/ Percentages
  2. Enrichment Task
  3. Geometry – Angles and Properties of Shapes
  1. Number – Fractions/ Decimals/ Percentages
  2. Enrichment Task
  3. Geometry – Angles and Properties of Shapes
Spring Term 1:
  1. Geometry – Length/ Area/ Volume
  2. Enrichment Task
  3. Statistics – Averages and Charts 
  1. Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change
  2. Exams
  3. Enrichment Task
  1. Geometry – Length/ Area/ Volume
  2. Enrichment Task
  3. Statistics – Averages and Charts
Spring Term 2:
  1. Statistics – Probability
  2. Number – Approximations and Estimates
  1. Algebra – Sequences and Graphs
  1. Algebra – Expressions and Formula
  2. Algebra – Equations
  3. Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change
Summer Term 1:
  1. Number – Number Properties and Indices
  2. Algebra – Expressions and Formulae
  1. Number – Calculations
  2. Number – Fractions/ Decimals/ Percentages
  1. Algebra – Inequalities and Equations
  2. Geometry – Mensuration, Congruence and Similarity
Summer Term 2:
  1. Algebra – Equations
  2. Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change
  3. End of Year Exam/ Review/ Enrichment
  1. Geometry – Angles
  2. Geometry – Length/ Area/ Volume
  3. End of Year Exam/ Review/ Enrichment
  1. Geometry – Construction, Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  2. End of Year Exam/ Review/ Enrichment
Key Stage 4
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1:
  1. Algebra – Sequences and Graphs
  2. Number – Calculations
  1. Algebra – Sequences and Graphs
  2. Number – Calculations
  3. Number – Fractions/ Decimals/ Percentages
  4. Geometry – Angles
  5. Geometry – Length/ Area/ Volume
Autumn Term 2:
  1. Number – Fractions/ Decimals/ Percentages
  2. Geometry – Angles
  3. Mock Exam/ Review
  1. Statistics – Averages and Charts
  2. Statistics – Probability
  3. Number – Approximations and Estimates
  4. Number – Number Properties and Indices
Spring Term 1:
  1. Geometry – Length/ Area/ Volume
  2. Statistics – Averages and Charts
  3. Statistics – Probability
  1. Algebra – Expressions and Formulae
  2. Algebra – Equations
  3. Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change
  4. Geometry – Transformations and Vectors
Spring Term 2:
  1. Number – Approximations and Estimates
  2. Number – Number Properties and Indices
  3. Algebra – Expressions and Formulae
  1. Algebra – Inequalities and Equations
  2. Geometry – Mensuration, Congruence and Similarity
  3. Geometry – Construction, Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Summer Term 1:
  1. Algebra – Equations
  2. Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change
  1. Exam Past Papers and Review
Summer Term 2:
  1. Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change
  2. Geometry – Transformations and Vectors
  3. End of Year Exam/Review
Revision Links for GCSE Course:

Mathswatch (subscription) – https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
Hegarty Maths (subscription) – https://hegartymaths.com/
GCSEPod (subscription) – https://www.gcsepod.com/
Corbett Maths – https://corbettmaths.com/
ONMATHS.COM – https://www.onmaths.com/

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

  1. Ensure their child is equipped for all lessons which must include a scientific calculator (Casio FX83GT Plus preferably).
  2. Ensure all independent study is completed on time and to correct level (>70%).
  3. Encourage their child to attend Maths Support Sessions after school if required.
  4. Take every opportunity to promote and encourage their child in using maths in real-life contexts (budgets, holidays, problem solving).
Extra-Curricular Activities:

  1. Maths Support Sessions
  2. Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics
  3. UK Maths Challenge
  4. Aspirational Visits (Advanced Maths Support Programme)
  5. Maths Paris Trip (Year 8)
  6. Duke of Edinburgh Award (Year 10)