# Maths

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

### Assessment

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

Statistics: Two 90 minute papers

### Careers

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.