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Vision

We believe that every child can learn mathematics, given the appropriate learning experiences within and beyond the classroom. Our curriculum map reflects our high expectations for every child.

We believe that it is essential for students to develop mathematical thinking in and out of the classroom to fully master mathematical concepts. Our practice embeds the importance of deep understanding.

We believe that pupils should be encouraged to use mathematical language throughout their maths learning to deepen their understanding of concepts.

We also aim to ensure our pupils gain a love and appreciation for all the mathematics around them and will fully enjoy mathematics.

Key Stage 3

We sequence concepts and methods so that previously learnt ideas can be connected to new learning, supporting students in understanding the coherent and connected nature of the subject, and ensuring they consolidate learning by continually using and applying it in a variety of contexts. The National Curriculum is followed, to ensure a breadth of knowledge. The Mastery approach is followed throughout Key Stage 3, to develop deeper understanding and embed key concepts. Conceptual Understanding, Language and Communication and Mathematical Thinking are embedded into our curriculum resources.

We believe that all of mathematics can be appreciated more fully once a student has a deep appreciation of the number system, therefore, we put number sense and place value first to ensure that all understanding builds on these foundations. Teachers use retrieval practice and reviews of prior learning to ensure that students embed key concepts in their long-term memory and apply them fluently. Regular low stakes testing, formative assessment and more formal tests are used to identify any gaps in knowledge; interventions are then provided as appropriate.

 Year 7 Maths Topics covered Autumn Place value Axioms & arrays Order of operations Directed numbers Expressions, equations & inequalities Angles Spring 2D shapes Constructing triangles and quadrilaterals Co-ordinates Area Transformations Summer Prime factors Comparing fractions Calculating with fractions Ratio Percentages

 Year 8 Maths Topics covered Autumn Sequences Solving equations Inequalities Linear graphs Accuracy & estimation Ratio Spring Real life graphs Direct & inverse proportion Univariate data Bivariate data Summer Angles in polygons Bearings Circles Volume & surface area of prisms

 Year 9 Maths Topics Covered Autumn Fractions, decimals, percentages recap Probability Sets & Venn diagrams Solving algebraically Solving graphically Angles recap Spring Loci & construction Pythagoras Ratio recap Similarity Trigonometry Algebra recap Summer Algebra recap Quadratic expressions & equations Surds Indices Standard form Growth & decay

Key Stage 4

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to build upon skills learnt at Key Stage 3.  Exceptional students will also have the opportunity to prepare for further study at A Level by taking an additional GCSE in Further Mathematics.

 Year 10 Maths Topics Covered - Foundation Topics Covered - Higher Autumn Graphs Transformations Ratio & proportion Equations & inequalities Probability Multiplicative reasoning Spring Right angled triangles Probability Multiplicative reasoning Similarity & congruence Trigonometry 2 Further statistics Summer Constructions & loci Quadratic equations & graphs Perimeter, area & volume 2 Equations & graphs Circle theorems Algebra

 Year 11 Maths Topics Covered - Foundation Topics Covered - Higher Autumn Fractions, Indices & Standard form Congruence & similarity Vectors Algebra Vectors Geometric proof Proportion & graphs Spring Revision of all topics as appropriate Revision of all topics as appropriate Summer Revision of all topics as appropriate Revision of all topics as appropriate