Maths Curriculum Overview

The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year:


Year 7

Students in Year 7 follow a curriculum that aims to stretch and challenge them, building on and consolidating their prior learning. Those students who may have some gaps are supported to ensure that they have all the mathematical tools they need to access the full secondary school curriculum.

They improve their fluency in number skills and develop those of algebra, geometric reasoning and statistics (including probability).

Year 8

In Year 8, students are expected to develop greater confidence in their understanding of mathematics and be able to apply it further in new situations. There is an increased emphasis on more abstract concepts such as algebraic manipulation and the transformation of shapes. Students confirm their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages; decimals and approximations; ratio and proportion; formulae and equations; sequences and graphs; geometry; statistical enquiry. The focus is on ensuring that every student has the firmest possible foundation for their entry to their GCSE route.

Year 9

Foundation level students study units on number, algebra, graphs, tables and charts, fractions and percentages, equations, inequalities and sequences, angles, averages and range and perimeter area and volume.

Higher level students study units on number, algebra, interpreting and representing data, fractions, ratio and proportion, angles and trigonometry, graphs, area and volume and transformations and constructions.

Year 10

Foundation level students study units on graphs, transformations, ratio and proportion, right-angled triangles, probability, multiplicative reasoning, constructions, loci and bearings, quadratic equations and graphs and perimeter, area and volume.

Higher level students study units on equations and inequalities, probability, multiplicative reasoning, similarity and congruence, more trigonometry, further statistics, equations and graphs, circle theorems and more algebra.

Year 11

Foundation level students study units on fractions, indices and standard form, congruence, similarity and vectors and more algebra.

Higher level students study units on vectors and geometric proof and proportion and graphs.

In Year 11 we aim to finish teaching the content as early as possible to allow plenty of time for revisiting and reinforcing topics studied earlier and for preparing students as fully as possible for the GCSE examinations.

Students are entered for the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1). They sit three papers of 1½ hours each. Calculators may be used on the second two papers but not the first one. 

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