Throughout years 9-11 the curriculum provides a secure understanding of mathematical concepts, from basic principles to more complex ideas that combine several areas of knowledge. With foundations laid in year 9, the curriculum promotes retention of knowledge and a depth of learning, rather than an accelerated curriculum. This should give pupils confidence in taking their studies further through GCSE and onto sixth form or university.  

There is a focus on numeracy which will support pupils, not only in their study of maths, but also in accessing mathematical questions in other subjects. 

The development of long-term memory is supported by: a curriculum that focuses on interleaving content; regular low stakes quizzing; daily starter grids to review prior learning; and formative assessments to identify and close gaps in knowledge. Consistent review of key knowledge is integral to the structure and order of the curriculum itself. Teachers use Hegarty Maths, Seneca and Sparx to support this in homework. 

Year 9 Content

  • Year 9 Content

    Autumn Term 1: Place, value and number properties; Decimals; Estimation and rounding; Indices, powers and roots; Factors, multiples and primes; Ratio

    Autumn Term 2: Fractions, decimals, percentages; Fractions; Percentages; Proportion

    Spring Term 1: Notation; Simplifying and index laws; Expanding and factorising; Expressions and substitutions

    Spring Term 2: Linear equations; Linear inequalities; Perimeter and area; Pythagoras

    Summer Term 1: Properties of shapes; Angle facts; Parallel lines; Circles; Volumes

    Summer Term 2: Surface Area; Sequences; Basic vectors; Plans and elevations

GCSE Maths and Statistics

Elements of the Statistics GCSE are also applicable to GCSE Mathematics so Statistics is taught alongside Mathematics. We follow the Mathematics AQA 8300 and Statistics Edexcel 1ST0 specifications. 

During the course of Year 10 students will be guided towards completing their GCSE in Mathematics at either Higher (HT) or Foundation Tier FT). 

  • Year 10 Maths Content

    Autumn Term 1: Re-arrange formulae; Linear graphs; y=mx+c; Compound measure

    Autumn Term 2: Quadratic graphs and roots; Further expanding and factorising; Linear simultaneous equations; Further graphs

    Spring Term 1: Probability; Capture and recapture (HT); Standard form; Proportion (HT)

    Spring Term 2: Simple interest; Growth and decay; Ratio; Recurring decimals (HT)

    Summer Term 1: Statistics; Surds (HT); Bounds (HT)

    Summer Term 2: Revision Programme (FT); Right-angled trigonometry (HT); Shapes (HT); Quadratic sequences (HT)

  • Year 11 Maths Foundation Tier Content

    Autumn Term 1: Pythagoras; Right-angled trigonometry; Bearings and scale drawings

    Autumn Term 2: Transformations; Congruence

    Spring Term 1: Vectors; Similar shapes; Constructions and loci

    Spring Term 2/Summer Term 1: Revision programme

  • Year 11 Maths Higher Tier Content

    Autumn Term 1: Algebraic proof; Solving quadratics and simultaneous equations; Functions; Iterations; Quadratic inequalities

    Autumn Term 2: Bearings; Circle theorems; Further trigonometry and trigonometric graphs

    Spring Term 1: Further statistics; Transformations; Congruence; Vectors

    Spring Term 2: Further gradient and area under a graph; Kinematics; Graphical transformations; Constructions and Loci

    Summer Term 1: Revision programme

  • Year 10 Statistics Content

    Autumn Term 1

    • Types of data
    • Population of sampling

    Autumn Term 2

    • Sampling methods
    • Planning and collecting data

    Spring Term 1

    • Qualitative and discrete data

    Spring Term 2

    • Continuous data
    • Tabulation

    Summer Term 1

    • Measures of central tendency - mode, median, mean
    • Measures of dispersion - range, quartiles, percentiles

    Summer Term 2

    • Box plots, skewness and repesenting outliers
  • Year 11 Statistics Content

    Autumn Term 1

    • Describing correlation by inspection, lines of best fit and Spearman’s rank coefficient 
    • Calculating moving averages, seasonal and cyclic trends 

    Autumn Term 2

    • Simple probability and theoretical probability
    • Probability from 2-way tables, sample space diagrams, tree diagrams and venn diagrams 

    Spring Term 1

    • Interpreting index numbers in context and simple calculations

    Spring Term 2/Summer Term 1

    • Revision programme


Mathematics: Three 90 minute papers - paper 1 is a non-calculator paper, papers 2 and 3 are calculator papers

Statistics: Two 90 minute papers


Studying Mathematics and Statistics allows you to go on to study for A Level Maths, Further Maths, or Core Maths. Qualifications in Mathematics also lead onto a very wide range of university courses, apprenticeships, and careers such as a data scientist, accountant or finance professional, research scientist, statistician, operational researcher, data analyst, engineering related roles, software engineer, computer game developer, teacher, meteorologist. See the UCAS subject page to view more ideas.