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Curriculum Overview


Mathematics is an all-encompassing skill that allows us to thrive in every area of life.  With Mathematics at the forefront of all research and development in today’s society, we aim to give students the opportunity to express their thinking in lessons where learning is student-centred and not teacher-centred, but a learning process that involves everyone. 

Through a mixed and diverse curriculum, we offer students the chance to develop the skills required to facilitate learning across their choices of subjects and in daily life with a focus on pupil progress and to ensure each students fulfil their mathematical potential.

Students are challenged to work both collaboratively and independently, with a focus on problem solving and mathematical reasoning.

Key Stage 3

We operate a two-year Key Stage 3 which is designed to consolidate the skills learnt in primary school and prepare the Years 7 & 8 with a smooth transition toward the new GCSE curriculum.  The table below shows the content of our Key Stage 3.

  Term 1 (Autumn) Term 2 (Spring) Term 3 (Summer)
Year 7

Calculations, checking and rounding

Negative Numbers

Expressions & Substitution

Balancing & Equations


Decimals & Approximation





2D Shapes, Area & Perimeter

Multiples, Factors, Powers & Roots

Patterns & Sequences

Coordinates & Constructions

Functions & Graphs

Symmetry & Transformations

Using a Calculator

Volume and 3D Shapes

Collecting & Processing Data


Year 8

Angles & Polygons

Pie Charts & Scatter Graphs


Expansion & Factorisation

Forming & Solving Equations

Percentages & Fractions

Probability & Venn Diagrams

Ratio, Proportion & Scaling

Speed & Real Life Graphs


Volume, Surface Area & Density


Standard Form


Loci & Bearings

Pythagoras' Theorem

Straight-Line Graphs

Algebraic Graphs

Simultaneous Equations

Rearranging Formulae


Error in Measurement

Rational & Real Numbers

Congruence & Similarity

Geometry & Measure Proof


Key Stage 4

GCSE Mathematics is a compulsory subject taken by every student.  To meet the demand of the new GCSE (9-1) curriculum, we operate a three-year Key stage 4 curriculum starting in Year 9.  Students either follow the foundation tier course where they can get grades 1 to 5, or the higher tier course where they can get grades 4 to 9 at the end of Year 11. The table below shows the content of our Key Stage 4.

Term 1 (Autumn) Term 2 (Spring) Term 3 (Summer)

Year 9

Foundation tier course

UNIT 1: Number, powers, decimals, HCF and LCM, roots and rounding

UNIT 2: Expressions, substituting into simple formulae, expanding and factorising

UNIT 3: Drawing and interpreting graphs, tables and charts

UNIT 4: Fractions and percentages

UNIT 5: Equations, inequalities and sequences

UNIT 6: Angles, polygons and parallel lines

UNIT 7: Averages and range, sampling, collecting data, analysing data

UNIT 8: Perimeter, area and volume 1

Year 9

Higher tier course

UNIT 1: Powers, decimals, HCF and LCM, positive and negative, roots, rounding, reciprocals, standard form, indices and surds.

UNIT 2: Expressions, substituting into simple formulae, expanding and factorising, equations, sequences and inequalities, simple proof

UNIT 3: Averages and range, collecting data, representing data

UNIT 4: Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion

UNIT 5: Angles, polygons, parallel lines; Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry

UNIT 6: Real-life and algebraic linear graphs, quadratic and cubic graphs, the equation of a circle, plus rates of change and area under graphs made from straight lines

UNIT 7: Perimeter, area and volume, plane shapes and prisms, circles, cylinders, spheres, cones; Accuracy and bounds

UNIT 8: Transformations; Constructions: triangles, nets, plan and elevation, loci, scale drawings and bearings

Year 10

Foundation tier course

UNIT 9: Real-life and algebraic linear graphs

UNIT 10: Transformations

UNIT 11: Ratio and Proportion

UNIT 12: Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry

UNIT 13: Probability

UNIT 14: Multiplicative reasoning:more percentages, rates of change, compound measures

UNIT 15: Constructions: triangles, nets, plan and elevation, loci, scale drawings and bearings

UNIT 16: Algebra: quadratic equations and graphs

UNIT 17: Perimeter, area and volume 2: circles, cylinders, cones and spheres

Year 10

Higher tier course

UNIT 9: Algebra: Solving quadratic equations and inequalities, solving simultaneous equations algebraically

UNIT 10: Probability

UNIT 11: Multiplicative reasoning: direct and inverse proportion, relating to graph form for direct, compound measures, repeated proportional change

UNIT 12: Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D

UNIT 13: Sine and cosine rules,  ab sin C, trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem in 3D, trigonometric graphs, and accuracy and bounds

UNIT 14: Statistics and sampling, cumulative frequency and histograms

UNIT 15: Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics

UNIT 16: Circle theorems and circle geometry

UNIT 17: Changing the subject of formulae (more complex), algebraic fractions, solving equations arising from algebraic fractions, rationalising surds, proof

Term 1 (Autumn) Term 2 (Spring) Term 3 (Summer)

Year 11

Foundation tier course

UNIT 18: More fractions, reciprocals, standard form, zero and negative indices

UNIT 19: Congruence, similarity and vectors

UNIT 20: Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations

Revision and GCSE Exams Practice

Year 11

Higher tier course

UNIT 18: Vectors and geometric proof

UNIT 19: Direct and indirect proportion: using statements of proportionality, reciprocal and exponential graphs, rates of change in graphs, functions, transformations of graphs

Revision and GCSE Exams Practice


Please note: There is an optional extra GCSE in Statistics.

Useful websites for practice and exams preparations

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