Mathematics

We aim to develop and encourage the full potential of every pupil in mathematics. We aim to ensure that every pupil experiences success and enjoyment in the subject whether it be equipping them with sufficient mathematical skills for their day to day life or providing them with a firm foundation for those wishing to study beyond GCSE.  In addition, we hope that we can open our young people’s eyes to the creative, infinite and inspiring world of mathematics.  We use regular assessment and homework so students can assess their progress against their aspirational targets.  All of the staff in the maths department are subject specialists who have not only a passion for the subject but an appreciation of how maths plays a part in everyday life.

All pupils study mathematics until the end of Year 11. All pupils will sit the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics, either at Higher of Foundation level.

 

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Year 7

Analysing and displaying data; Calculating; Expressions, functions and formulae; Factors and multiples

Decimals and measures; Graphs; Fractions, decimals and percentages

Angles and lines; Measuring and shapes; Transformations

Year 8

Angles and lines; Measuring and shapes; Transformations

Decimal calculations; Angles; Number properties

Sequences; Fractions and percentages; Probability

Year 9

Number calculations; Sequences and equations; Statistics; Fractions, decimals and percentages

Geometry in 2D and 3D; Algebraic and real-life graphs; Multiplicative reasoning 

Algebraic and geometric formulae; Probability; Polygons and transformations

The following topics are studied at KS3.

 The following units are studied at KS4.

 

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Year 10

Foundation

Number; Algebra; Graphs, tables and charts; Fractions and percentages

Equations, inequalities and sequences; Angles; Averages and range; Perimeter, area and volume 1; Graphs

Transformations; Ratio and proportion; Right-angled triangles; Probability; Multiplicative reasoning

 Year 10

Higher

Number; Algebra; Interpreting and representing data; Fractions, ratio and percentages

Angles and trigonometry; Graphs; Area and volume; Transformations and constructions

Equations and inequalities; Probability; Multiplicative reasoning; Similarity and congruence

Year 11

Foundation

Quadratic equations and graphs; Constructions, loci and bearings; Perimeter, area and volume 2; Fractions, indices and standard form

More algebra; Congruence, similarity and vectors; Revision

Exams

Year 11

Higher 

More trigonometry; Further statistics; Equations and graphs; Circle theorems; More algebra

Vectors and geometric proof; Proportion and graphs; Revision.

Exams

Extra-curricular activities and visits:

We have a weekly lunchtime Puzzle Club. This is well attended by our KS3 pupils.  They are able to use not only their problem solving skills but also build friendships with like-minded individuals.  Pupils are entered for the national Mathematics competitions run by the UK Mathematics Trust at Junior and Intermediate levels. We currently offer the FSMQ Additional Mathematics (OCR) after school to a small group of Year 10 and 11 pupils.  This is an additional qualification aimed at outstanding mathematicians to help them bridge the gap between GCSE and A-Level studies.