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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.

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.

Curriculum Outline - Support

 Year 7 Topics Covered: Autumn Analysing & displaying data Calculating Expressions, functions & formulae Graphs Spring Factors & multiples Decimals & measures Angles & lines Summer Measuring & shapes Fractions, decimal & percentages Transformations
 Year 8 Topics Covered: Autum Number properties & calculations 3D shapes & measures Statistics Expressions & equations Spring Decimal calculations Angles Number properties Summer Sequences Fractions & percentages Probability

Curriculum Outline - Mid

 Year 7 Topics Covered: Autumn Analysing & displaying data Number skills Expressions, functions & formulae Decimals & measures Spring Fractions Probability Ratio & proportion Summer Lines & angles Sequences & graphs Transformations
 Year 8 Topics Covered: Autum Number Area & volume Expressions & equations Real life graphs Spring Decimals & ratio Lines & angles Calculating with fractions Summer Straight line graphs Fractions, decimal & percentages Statistics, graphs & charts

Curriculum Outline - High

 Year 7 Topics Covered: Autumn Analysing & displaying data Number skills Expressions, functions & formulae Fractions Spring Angles & shapes Decimals Equations Summer Multiplicative reasoning Perimeter, area & volume Sequences & graphs
 Year 8 Topics Covered: Autum Factors & powers Working with powers 2D shapes & 3D solids Real life graphs Spring Transformations Fractions, decimal & percentages Constructions & loci Summer Probability Scale drawing & measures Graphs

At this stage in the curriculum students will now be following a foundation tier or a higher tier scheme of work, leading to formal examinations in Year 11.

Curriculum Outline - Foundation

 Year 9 Topics Covered: Autum Number Algebra Graphs, tables & charts Spring Fractions & percentages Equations, inequalities & sequences Angles Summer Angles Averages & range Perimeter, area & volume

Curriculum Outline - Higher

 Year 9 Topics Covered: Autum Number Algebra Interpreting & representing data Spring Fractions & percentages Angles & trigonometry Graphs Summer Graphs Area & volume Transformations & constructions

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.

Curriculum Outline - Foundation

 Year 10 Topics Covered: Autumn Graphs Transformations Ratio & proportion Spring Right angled triangles Probability Multiplicative reasoning Summer Constructions & loci Quadratic equations & graphs Perimeter, area & volume 2
 Year 11 Topics Covered: Autumn Fractions, Indices & Standard form Congruence & similarity Vectors Algebra Spring Revision of all topics as appropriate Summer Revision of all topics as appropriate

Curriculum Outline -Higher

 Year 10 Topics Covered: Autumn Equations & inequalities Probability Multiplicative reasoning Spring Similarity & congruence Trigonometry 2 Further statistics Summer Equations & graphs Circle theorems Algebra
 Year 11 Topics Covered: Autumn Vectors Geometric proof Proportion & graphs Spring Revision of all topics as appropriate Summer Revision of all topics as appropriate