Curriculum overview
Aims
The aim of the department is to ensure all groups of students’ progress and attain beyond their expected targets. The department is very stable and has very experienced teachers who have a very secure subject and curriculum knowledge. Teachers strive to teach at high quality lessons that focus on Teaching and Learning. Students are taught mathematics in ability sets from year 7 to year 11. This enables the departments teaching to be more focused and directed within similar abilities.
KS3:
Year 7 – Topics Taught
Numbers: Whole numbers and Decimals, Fractions and Percentages, Mental Maths, Written and Calculator Methods, Ratio and Proportions.
Geometry: Measures, Perimeters and Areas, Angles and Shapes, Transformations, Constructions, 3D Shapes
Algebra: Expressions and Formulae, Graphs, Equations
Statistics: Collecting and Representing data, Probability
Functional: Everyday Maths.
Year 8 – Topics Taught
Numbers: Whole numbers and Decimals, Fractions and Percentages, Mental Calculations, Written and Calculator Methods, Ratio and Proportions.
Geometry: Measures, Perimeters and Areas, Angles and Shapes, Transformations, Constructions, 3D Shapes
Algebra: Expressions and Formulae, Graphs, Equations, Sequences,
Statistics: Collecting and Representing data, Probability
Functional: Everyday Maths.
Year 9 – Topics Taught
Numbers: Whole numbers and Decimals, Decimal Calculations, Power & Roots, Fractions and Percentages, Mental Calculations, Written and Calculator Methods, Ratio and Proportions.
Geometry: Measures, Perimeters and Areas, Angles and Shapes, Transformations, Constructions, 3D Shapes
Algebra: Expressions and Formulae, Graphs, Equations, Sequences,
Statistics: Collecting and Representing data, Probability
Functional: Everyday Maths.
Method of Assessment at KS3:
At the end of each Chapter the students will have a Test. Three chapter tests will be done every Half term and an average level is given at the end of the Half Term. These tests are designed to monitor progress of all groups of pupils and to inform us of any interventions that may be needed.
At the end of the year pupils will be have an end of year test incorporating all the topics learned over the year. This Test is marked, feedback and Levelled.
KS4:
Year 10 – Topics Taught (Higher Grades A  C):
WEEKS  STRAND  TOPIC 
12  NUMBER 1 (N1)  NUMBERS AND ARITHEMETIC (7 HOURS) 
34  GEOMETRY 1 (G1)  AREA AND VOLUMES (6 HOURS) 
56  ALGEBRA A (A1)  LINEAR GRAPHS (7 HOURS) 
7  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 1  WEATHER CASE STUDY 1 (2 HOURS) 
8  NUMBER 2 (N2)  FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS (5 HOURS) 
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 1 (N1 , G1, A1)  
910  DATA HANDLING (D1)  COLLECTING AND ANALYSING DATA (6 HOURS) 
1112  GEOMETRY 2 (G2)  ANGLES AND CIRCLES (7 HOURS) 
13  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 2  SANDWICH SHOP CASE STUDY 2 (2 HOURS) 
1415  NUMBER 3 (N3)  RATIO AND PROPORTION (6 HOURS) 
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 2 (N2, D1, G2)  
16  ALGEBRA 2 (A2)  EXPRESSIONS (7 HOURS) 
17  DATA HANDLING 2 (D2)  DISPLAYING AND INTERPRETING DATA (6 HOURS) 
18  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 3  RECYCLING CASE STUDY 3 (2 HOURS) 
1920  NUMBER 4 (N4)  PERCENTAGES (5 HOURS) 
21  CATCH UP / REVISION  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 3 (N3, A2, D2)  
22  ALGEBRA 3 (A3)  SEQUENCES (5 HOURS) 
2324  GEOMETRY 3 (G3)  TRANSFORMATION (5 HOURS) 
25  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 4  SPORTS CASE STUDY 4 (2 HOURS) 
26  DATA HANDLING 3 (D3)  PROBABILITY (5 HOURS) 
27  CATCH UP / REVISION  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 4 (N4, A3, G3)  
28  NUMBER 5 (N5)  DECIMAL CALCULATIONS (4 HOURS) 
2930  ALGEBRA 4 (A4)  EQUATIONS (6 HOURS) 
31  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 5  ARTS CASE STUDY 5 (2 HOURS) 
30  GEOMETRY 4 (G4)  ENLARGEMENTS (5 HOURS) 
3132  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 5 (D3, N5, A4)  
3334  NUMBER 6 (N6)  FACTORS AND PRIME (7 HOURS) 
35  EXAMINATION REVISION (PAST PAPERS)  
36  YEAR 10 EXAMINATIONS  
37  POST MORTEM ON EXAM PAPERS  
3839  DATA HANDLING 4 (D4)  AVERAGES AND FREQUENCY GRAPHS (7 HOURS) 
Year 10 Topics Taught (Higher Plus Grade A*  B)
WEEKS  STRAND  TOPIC 
12  NUMBER 1 (N1)  NUMBERS AND ARITHEMETICS (7 HOURS) 
34  ALGEBRA 1 (A1)  EXPRESSIONS (6 HOURS) 
56  GEOMETRY 1 (G1)  CIRCLE THEOREMS (5 HOURS) 
7  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 1  WEATHER CASE STUDEY (2 HOURS) 
8  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 1 (N1, A1, G1)  
9  NUMBER 2 (N2)  RATIO AND PROPORTION (5 HOURS) 
1011  ALGEBRA 2 (A2)  SEQUENCES AND LINEAR GRAPHS (5 HOURS) 
1213  DATA HANDLING 1 (D1)  SAMPLING AND AVERAGES (6 HOURS) 
14  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 2  RECYCLING CASE STUDY (2 HOURS) 
15  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 2 (N2, A2, D1)  
16  NUMBER 3 (N3)  WRITTEN CALCULATIONS (4 HOURS) 
17  ALGEBRA 3 (A3)  EQUATIONS AND ALEGBRAIC EXPRESSION(5 HOURS) 
1819  GEOMETRY 2 (G2)  TRANSFORMATIONS AND CONGRUENCE (6 HOURS) 
20  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 3  SANDWICH SHOP CASE STUDY (2 HOURS) 
21  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 3 (N3, A3, G2)  
22  DATA HANDLING 2 (D2)  MEDIAN AND QUARTILES (6 HOURS) 
2324  NUMBER 4 (N4)  INTEGERS AND POWERS (6 HOURS) 
25  ALGEBRA 4 (A4)  QUADRATIC EQUATIONS (4 HOURS) 
26  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 4  SPORTS CASE STUDY (2 HOURS) 
27  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 4 (D2, N4, A4)  
2829  GEOMETRY 3 (G3)  LENGTH, AREA AND VOLUME (8 HOURS) 
30  DATA HANDLING 3 (D3)  PROBABILITY (5 HOURS) 
3132  NUMBER 5 (N5)  PROPORTIONALITY & ACCURATE CALCULATION (9 HOURS) 
32  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 5  HOLIDAY CASE STUDY 5 (2 HOURS) 
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 5 (G3, D3, N5)  
33  ALGEBRA 5 (A5)  INEQUALITIES AND SIMULATANEOUS EQUATIONS (4 HOURS) 
33  GEOMETRY 4 (G4)  PYTHAGORAS AND BASIC TRIGONMETRY (6 HOURS) 
34  EXAMINATION REVISION (PAST PAPERS & TOPICS)  
35  EXAMINATION REVISION (PAST PAPERS & TOPICS)  
36  YEAR 10 EXAMINATIONS  
37  POST MORTEM ON EXAM PAPERS (BOTH PAPERS)  
3839  DATA HANDLING (D4)  INTERPRETING FREQUENCY GRAPHS (7 HOURS) 
39  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 6  BUSINESS CASE STUDY 6 (2 HOURS) 
Year 10 Topics Taught (Foundation Plus – Grade C  E)
WEEKS  STRAND  TOPICS 
12  NUMBER 1 (N1)  INTEGERS AND DECIMALS (5 HOURS) 
3  GEOMETRY 1 (G1)  LENGTH AND AREA (4 HOURS) 
45  ALGEBRA 1 (A1)  LINEAR GRAPHS (6 HOURS) 
6  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 1  WEATHER CASE STUDY 1 (2 HOURS) 
7  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 1  
89  NUMBER 2 (N2)  DECIMAL CALCULATIONS (6 HOURS) 
1011  GEOMETRY 2 (G2)  2D SHAPES (7 HOURS) 
12  NUMBER 3 (N3)  FRACTIONS, DECIMALS AND PERCENTAGES (6 HOURS) 
13  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 2  SANDWICH SHOP CASE STUDY 2 (2 HOURS) 
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 2  
1415  DATA HANDLING 1 (D1)  PROBABILITY (9 HOURS) 
16  ALGEBRA 2 (A2)  EXPRESSIONS (5 HOURS) 
17  DATA HANDLING 2 (D2)  COLLECTING DATA (6 HOURS) 
18  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 3  RECYCLING CASE STUDY 3 (2 HOURS) 
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 3  
19  GEOMETRY 3 (G3)  3D SHAPES (3 HOURS) 
2021  ALGEBRA 3 (A3)  REAL LIFE GRAPHS (8 HOURS) 
22  NUMBER 4 (N4)  RATIO AND CALCULATOR METHODS (4 HOURS) 
23  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 4  HOLIDAY CASE STUDY 4 (2 HOURS) 
24  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 4  
2526  GEOMETRY 4 (G4)  TRANSFORMATIONS (7 HOURS) 
27  ALGEBRA 4 (A4)  SEQUENCES (5 HOURS) 
28  NUMBER 5 (N5)  INTEGERS, POWERS AND ROOTS (5 HOURS) 
30  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 5  BUSINESS CASE STUDY 5 (2 HOURS) 
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 5  
3132  YEAR 10  REVISION (2 WEEKS) 
33  EXAMINATION  YEAR 10 EXAMINATION AND REVISIONS 
34  POST MORTEM  ON YEAR 10 EXAMINATIONS (BOTH PAPERS) 
3536  DATA HANDLING 3 (D3)  DISPLAYING AND INTERPRETING DATA (5 HOURS) 
37  ALGEBRA 5 (A5)  EQUATIONS 1 (5 HOURS) 
3839  GEAOMETRY 5 (G5)  2D AND 3D SHAPES (6 HOURS) 
40  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 6  RADIO MATHS CASE STUDY 6 ( 2 HOURS) 
Year 11 – Topics Taught (Higher Plus Grade A* B)
WEEKS  STRAND  TOPICS  
12  ALGEBRA 6 (A6)  FORMULAE AND QUADRATIC EQUATIONS (6 HOURS)  
34  GEOMETRY 5 (G5)  SINE AND COSINE RULE (7 HOURS)  
56  ALGEBRA (A7)  SKETCHING GRAPHS (8 HOURS)  
7  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 7  ARTS CASE STUDY 7 (2 HOURS)  
8  CATCH UP AND REVISION  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 1 (NON CALCULATOR GENERAL PAPER)  
9  DATA HANDLING 5 (D5)  PROBABILITY – INDEPENDENT EVENTS (5 HOURS)  
10  GEOMETRY 6 (G6)  VECTORS (5 HOURS)  
1112  ALGEBRA 8 (A8)  TRANSFORMING GRAPHS (6 HOURS)  
13  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 8  RATIO CASE STUDY 8  
14  MOCK 1 REVISION (PAST PAPERS AND TOPIC REVISION)  
15  YEAR 11 MOCKS 1  HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 2 – USE MOCK 1 EXAMINATIONS  
16  GEOMETRY 7 (G7)  TRIGONOMETRIC GRAPHS (4 HOURS)  
17  POST MORTEM  ON MOCK 1 EXAMINATION PAPERS (BOTH PAPERS)  
1832 PAST EXAM PAPER PRACTICE IN LESSONS: Issue small folders to pupils and collect homework books. Continue with ZIG ZAG practice paper for homework. Issue papers on a weekly basis. Continue with the marking procedure of monitoring and corrections. Class work practice will be marked by pupils but teachers should record scores in their mark book. Teachers should also give pupils target for each lesson.  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 3  
2232  CONTINUE PAST PAPERS  & CHURCHILL PRACTICE PAPER HOMEWORK  
27  YEAR 11 MOCKS 2  HALF TERM 4 ASSESSMENTS – USE MOCK 2 EXAMINATIONS (MATHS & ENGLISH)  
28  POST MORTEM  ON MOCK 2 EXAMINATION PAPERS (BOTH PAPERS)  
2932  CONTINUE PAST PAPERS  & ZIG ZAG PRACTICE PAPER HOMEWORK 
Year 11 – Topics Taught (Higher Grade A  C):
WEEKS  STRAND  TOPIC 
12  ALGEBRA 5 (A5)  FORMAULAE AND SIMULATANEOUS EQUATIONS (6 HOURS) 
3  NUMBER 7 (N7)  PROPORTIONALITY AND ACCURATE CALCULATION (5 HOURS) 
45  GEOMETRY 5 (G5)  PYTHAGORAS THEOREM AND AREAS (7 HOURS) 
6  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 7  RADIO MATHS CASE STUDY 7 (2 HOURS) 
7  DATA HANDLING 5 (D5)  FURTHER PROBABILTY (5 HOURS) 
8  CATCH UP AND REVISION  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 1 (NON CALCULATOR GENERAL PAPER)  
9  GEOMETRY 6 (G6)  CONSTRUCTIONS AND LOCI (5 HOURS) 
1011  ALGEBRA 6 (A6)  EQUATIONS AND GRAPHS (8 HOURS) 
12  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 8  BUSINESS CASE STUDY 8 
13  GEOMETRY 7 (G7)  BASIC TRIGONOMETRY (5 HOURS) 
1314  MOCK 1 REVISION (PAST PAPERS AND TOPIC REVISIONS)  
15  YEAR 11 MOCK 1  HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 2 – USE MOCK 1 EXAMINATIONS 
1617  SINE AND COSINE RULE (FROM HIGHER PLUS)  
18  POST MORTEM  ON MOCK 1 EXAMINATION PAPERS (BOTH PAPERS) 
1920  VECTORS (FROM HIGHER PLUS)  
21  PROBABILITY INDEPENDENDENT EVENTS (HIGHER PLUS)  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 3  
2232 PAST EXAM PAPER PRACTICE IN LESSONS: Issue small folders to pupils and collect homework books. Continue with ZIG ZAG practice paper for homework. Issue papers on a weekly basis. Continue with the marking procedure of monitoring and corrections. Class work practice will be marked by pupils but teachers should record scores in their mark book. Teachers should also give pupils target for each lesson.  
2223  TRANSFORMING GRAPHS (FROM HIGHER PLUS)  
24  TRANSFORMING TRIG. GRAPHS (FROM HIGHER PLUS)  
25  HISTOGRAMS (FROM HIGHER PLUS)  
26  DIRECT AND INVERSE PROPORTIONS (FROM HIGHER PLUS)  
27  YEAR 11 MOCK 2  HALF TERM 4 ASSESSMENTS – USE MOCK 2 EXAMINATIONS (MATHS & ENGLISH) 
2832  EVERY LESSON PAST PAPER REVISION:  MARKS SHOULD BE MONITERED AND RECORDED. PLEASE GO THROUGH THE MORE CHALLENGING QUESTIONS. 
Year 11 – Topics Taught (Foundation Plus Grade C – E):
WEEKS  STRAND  TOPICS 
12  NUMBER 6 (N6)  MORE FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS (5 HOURS) 
3  ALGEBRA 6 (A6)  FORMULAE AND INEQUALITIES (7 HOURS) 
45  GEOMETRY 6 (G6)  CONSTRUCTIONS AND LOCI (6 HOIURS) 
6  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 7  ART CASE STUDY 7 ( 2HOURS) 
7  Catch up and revision  
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 1  
89  NUMBER 7 (N7)  PROPORTIONALITY (7 HOURS) 
1011  DATA HANDLING 4 (D4)  AVERAGES AND CHARTS (9 HOURS) 
12  ALGEBRA 7 (A7)  EQUATIONS 2 (4 HOURS) 
13  FUNCTIONAL MATHS 8  SPORTS CASE STUDY 8 
14  MOCK 1 REVISION  
15  YEAR 11 MOCK 1  HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 2 – USE MOCK 1 EXAMINATIONS 
16  POST MORTEM  ON MOCK 1 EXAMINATIONS (BOTH PAPERS) 
17  GEOMETRY 7 (G7)  MEASURES AND PYTHAGORAS (4 HOURS) 
1822  PAST EXAM PAPER (START ZIG ZAG PRACTICE PAPER HOME WORK AS WELLONCE A WEEK) 
MARKS SHOULD BE RECORDED AND MONITORED. PLEASE GO THROUGH THE MORE CHALLENGING QUESTIONS WITH THE CLASS. 
HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 3  
2327  CONTINUE PAST PAPERS  & ZIG ZAG PRACTICE PAPERS HOMEWORK 
28  YEAR 11 MOCK 2  HALF TERM ASSESSMENT 4 – USE MOCK 2 EXAMINATIONS 
29  POST MORTEM  ON MOCK 2 EXAMINATIONS (BOTH PAPERS) 
3033  CONTINUE PAST PAPERS  & ZIG ZAG PRACTICE PAPER HOMEWORK 
Method of Assessment at KS4 (include Exam boards and weightings)
At Key stage 4 students build on the knowledge gained at KS3. Pupils will be assessment every Half term. The grades for the test will be used to track progress of all groups of students against their KS2 levels. Students study one of two level of entry: Foundation or Higher and are examined at the end of year 11 by the Exam Board Edexcel (Mathematics A Syllabus 1MA0). This consist of two papers (Paper 1: Non Calculator and Paper 2: Calculator). Each paper is 1 hour 45 minutes long and carries equal weighting. At the end of Year 10 students will sit an end of year Test incorporating all the topics learned in year 10. There will be Mock examination in December for the year 11s. Following the mock exam in December year 11 students will be tested fortnightly starting in January to track their progress over time.
KS5
Examination Board  EDEXCEL 
Content of AS Units (Year 12)

C1: Core Mathematics ( Unit code 6663)

Content of A2 Units (Year 13)  C3: Core Mathematics (Unit code 6665)
S2: Statistics (Unit code 6684)

Weighting of each Unit

Each module 33.3% of AS, 16.67% of the full ALevel 
Method and Timing of Assessment

C1  Non – calculator paper C1 / C2 / C3: Each 1.5 hours written paper in May/June of Year 12 C3 / C4 / S2 or M1: Each 1.5 hours written paper in May/June of Year 13 
Textbooks for AS

Essential: A level Mathematics for Edexcel Core C1 & C2, Oxford Edition by Peter Hind,ISBN 9780199117796 A level Mathematics for Edexcel Statistics S1, Oxford Edition by James Nicholson, ISBN – 9780199117826 
Textbooks for A2  Essential: A level Mathematics for Edexcel Core C3 & C4, Oxford Edition by M R Heylings,ISBN 9780199117840 A level Mathematics for Edexcel Statistics S2, Oxford Edition by James Nicholson, ISBN – 9780199117871 A level Mathematics for Edexcel Mechanics M1, Oxford Edition by Brain Jefferson, ISBN – 9780199117871 
How to support your childs’ learning at home
 Your son should be doing a minimum of 4 X 45 minutes revision per week
 Encourage him to practice mental maths regularly and to learn number facts
 Check your son’s homework regularly ensuring it is completed to a good standard
 Draw up a revision timetable with your son that he uses to revise regularly
 In order to cope successfully pupils need to bring a ruler, pencil, pens (black/blue, red and green), compass, protractor, eraser, sharpener and their own scientific calculator to all lessons (all equipments can be purchased from the schools main office)
Useful websites
KS3: www.mymaths.co.uk (Pupils have log in usernames and passwords). Pupils are given homework from mymaths every two weeks.
KS4: www.mathswatch.co.uk (Pupils have log in usernames and passwords). This is an excellent revision website and is audio so students can watch and listen to the
working examples)