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Mathematics

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance and for personal decision-making.

Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy.

Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution or notice hidden connections. Pupils who are functional in mathematics and financially capable are able to think independently in applied and abstract ways and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.

Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also for its own sake.

Years 7 and 8

Pupils have four lessons per week.  All year groups are placed into sets according to their ability Work in Years 7- 9 follows on from the National Curriculum in KS2 as well as meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum in KS3.  Pupils are tested at regular intervals throughout KS3 and monitored closely.

The content of the course at KS3 incorporates 4 areas of Mathematics: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data as well as using and applying:

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Sequences
Area and Perimeter
Averages
Expressions
Angles
Fractions
and Percentages
Equations
3D Shapes
Charts
Line Graphs
Symmetry
Proportion
Direction
Probability
Formulae
Construction
Year 8 Sequences
Angles
Fractions
and Percentages
Expressions
and Equations

Area and Perimeter
Charts and 
Probability
Graphs
Transformations
Averages
Equations/Formulae
Constructions
Proportion
3D Shapes
Indices
Angles/Bearings

Years 9, 10 and 11

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 9  Integers and 
Decimals

Angles
Expressions/Formulae
Fractions 
and Percentages  

Equations
Charts
 
Sequences
Proportion          
3D Shapes
Rearranging
Formulae

Transformations
Probability 
 
Interpreting 
Data

Circles
Proportion        
Inequalities and
Real-life Graphs
 

A pass in GCSE Mathematics (along with one in GCSE English) is often vital for entrance to training for any number of professions or careers. It is also very valuable as a supporting subject to many courses at GCSE, AS and A level and at degree level, especially in the sciences particularly Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Psychology, Sociology and medical courses.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Sequences
Area and Perimeter
Averages
Expressions
Angles
Fractions
and Percentages
Equations
3D Shapes
Charts
Line Graphs
Symmetry
Proportion
Direction
Probability
Formulae
Construction
Year 8 Sequences
Angles
Fractions
and Percentages
Expressions
and Equations

Area and Perimeter
Charts and 
Probability
Graphs
Transformations
Averages
Equations/Formulae
Constructions
Proportion
3D Shapes
Indices
Angles/Bearings
Year 9  Integers and 
Decimals

Angles
Expressions/Formulae
Fractions 
and Percentages

Equations
Charts
Sequences
Proportion
3D Shapes
Rearranging
Formulae

Transformations
Probability 
Interpreting 
Data

Circles
Proportion
Inequalities and
Real-life Graphs

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