Maths

What are we studying?

Year

7

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1

  • Number, decimals and fractions
  • Collecting, processing, representing and interpreting data

TERM 2

  • Indices, ratio and percentages
  • Geometry and measure skill

TERM 3

  • Expressions, equations and identities
  • Graphs 

TERM 4

  • Graphs
  • Algebra skills

 TERM 5

  • Properties of 2D shapes

 TERM 6

  • Data and probability
  • Charts and graphs
OTHER INFORMATION

KS3 maths is taught in ability sets: this means the more able children will be stretched, while children who struggle with maths will take things more slowly, and be given more support. Your child will find some of the work similar to primary school, but it will be more challenging and the children are expected to be working more independently. With all the topics the children will be studying, they’ll be developing ‘mathematical process’ skills, which include reasoning, analysis and evaluation.

Year

8

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1

Proportional Reasoning

  • Ratio and Scale
  • Multiplicative change
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions

TERM 2

Representations

  • Working in the Cartesian plane
  • Collecting and representing data
  • Tables

 TERM 3

Algebraic Thinking

  • Brackets, equations and inequalities
  • Sequences
  • Indices

 TERM 4

Developing Number

  • Fractions and percentages
  • Standard index form
  • Number sense

 TERM 5

Developing Geometry

  • Angles in parallel lines and polygons
  • Area of trapezia and circles
  • Line symmetry and reflection

 TERM 6

Reasoning with Data

  • The data handling cycle
  • Measures of location
OTHER INFORMATION

KS3 maths is taught in ability sets: this means the more able children will be stretched, while children who struggle with maths will take things more slowly, and be given more support. Your child will find some of the work similar to primary school, but it will be more challenging and the children are expected to be working more independently. With all the topics the children will be studying, they’ll be developing ‘mathematical process’ skills, which include reasoning, analysis and evaluation.

Year

9

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1

Measures and accuracy

  • Estimation and approximation
  • Calculator methods
  • Measures and accuracy

Equations and inequalities

  • Solving linear equations
  • Quadratic equations

TERM 2

Equations and inequalities

  • Simultaneous equations
  • Inequalities
  • Approximate solutions (Higher)

Circles and constructions

  • Circles
  • Constructions
  • Loci
  • Circle theorems (Higher)

TERM 3

Ratio and proportion

  • Proportion
  • Ratio and scales
  • Percentage change

Factors, powers and roots

  • Factors and multiples
  • Prime factor decomposition
  • Powers and roots
  • Surds (Higher)

 TERM 4

Graphs

  • Drawing straight-line graphs
  • Equation of a straight line
  • Kinematic graphs
  • Linear and quadratic functions (Higher)
  • Properties of quadratic functions (Higher)

TERM 5

Working in 3D

  • 3D shapes
  • Volume of a prism
  • Volume and surface area

Handling data

  • Frequency diagrams
  • Averages and spread 2

TERM 6

Handling data

  • Scatter graphs and correlation
  • Time series
  • Box plots and cumulative frequency graphs (higher)

Calculation

  • Calculating with roots and indices
  • Exact calculations
  • Standard form
OTHER INFORMATION

The scheme is formed of two closely overlapping strand, carefully designed to maximise progression and allow flexibility.
The foundation strand will cover all of the content in the foundation GCSE, allowing students to attain a grade 5
The higher strand will cover all of the higher level content allowing access for students to grade 9.

Year

10

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1

Ratio and proportion

  • Proportion
  • Ratio and scales
  • Percentage change

Factors, powers and root

  • Factors and multiples
  • Prime factor decomposition
  • Powers and roots
  • Surds (Higher)

TERM 2

Graphs

  • Drawing straight-line graphs
  • Equation of a straight line
  • Kinematic graphs
  • Linear and quadratic functions (Higher)
  • Properties of quadratic functions (Higher)

Working in 3D

  • 3D shapes
  • Volume of a prism
  • Volume and surface area

 TERM 3

Handling data

  • Frequency diagrams
  • Averages and spread 2
  • Scatter graphs and correlation
  • Time series
  • Box plots and cumulative frequency graphs (higher)

Calculations

  • Calculating with roots and indices
  • Exact calculations
  • Standard form

 TERM 4

Graphs

  • Properties of quadratic functions
  • Sketching functions
  • Real-life graphs
  • Cubic and reciprocal functions (Higher)
  • Exponential and trigonometric functions (Higher)
  • Gradients and areas under graphs (Higher)
  • Equation of a circle (Higher)

Pythagoras and trigonometry

  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Trigonometry 1
  • Trigonometry 2
  • Vectors

 TERM 5

Combined events

  • Sets
  • Possibility spaces
  • Tree diagrams
  • Conditional probability (Higher)

Sequences

  • Sequence rules
  • Finding the nth term
  • Special sequences
  • Linear sequences (Higher)
  • Quadratic sequences (Higher)

 TERM 6

Units and proportionality

  • Compound units
  • Direct proportion
  • Inverse proportion
  • Growth and decay
  • Converting between units (Higher)
  • Rates of change (Higher)
OTHER INFORMATION

The scheme is formed of two closely overlapping strand, carefully designed to maximise progression and allow flexibility.
The foundation strand will cover all of the content in the foundation GCSE, allowing students to attain a grade 5
The higher strand will cover all of the higher level content allowing access for students to grade 9.

Year

11

Dates

4 Sep - 17 Jul 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1

Foundation

  • Sharing in a given ratio
  • Surface area of cubes and cuboids
  • Changing the subject of an eqn
  • Scatter graphs
  • Volume of a prism
  • Linear sequences
  • Error intervals
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Reflection
  • Expanding brackets
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Calculations with speed
  • Circumference and area of circles
  • Percentage change
  • Expanding binomials
  • Probability of independent events
  • Rotations
  • Pie charts
  • Proportion problems e.g. recipes
  • Inequalities on a number line
  • Calculations with pressure
  • Vectors
  • Venn diagrams
  • Factorising into 1 bracket
  • Standard form – big numbers

 

Higher

  • Expanding binomials
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Standard form
  • Product of prime factors
  • Index laws (negative and fractional)
  • Simultaneous equations (non linear)
  • Quadratic Equations (factorisation)
  • Quadratic equations (graphical methods)
  • Solve Quadratic Inequalities
  • Sequences Of Square, Triangular And Cube Numbers
  • Ratio Sharing
  • Error intervals
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Histograms With Unequal Class Widths
  • Venn diagrams
  • Combined transformations
  • Translations And Reflections Of A Function
  • Pythagoras Theorem
  • Cosine rule
  • sine rule
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Algebra and proof
  • Linear Inequalities In Two Variables
  • Vectors

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Having completed the curriculum by the end of year 10, using exam analysis of key topics, the maths department create an individualised scheme of learning for year 11 pupils. Their scheme of learning focuses on the most impact, identifying topics to support problem solving in a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions