Maths
Welcome to the Maths Department
In light of significant curriculum changes the schemes of work have been updated. In Mathematics, students will learn how to reason mathematically and develop understanding through identifying and communicating relationships between different strands of mathematics and building on prior knowledge. Lessons are varied and include time for students to practise and master skills, often using miniwhite boards before applying the skills to a variety of problems and challenges; working towards efficiency, confidence and rigour.
Staff
 Ms M Gallimore  (Curriculum Leader)
 Ms W. Yip (Assistant Curriculum Leader
 Mr. R. Kerr
 Mr. A. Sztranyovszky
 Mr E. Addo
 Mr A. Hussain
 Mrs I. Izzawati
 Ms Anthony
Mathematic at Key Stage 3
KS3 in Mathematics includes Year 7 and Year 8. The Scheme of work is differentiated and focuses on the key concepts of Number; Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change; Algebra; Geometry and Measures; Statistics and Probability. In the first half term of year 7 pupils are taught in mixed ability groups after a baseline test and teacher assessment, pupils are put in one of three bands. Pupils are encouraged to practise and master skills before applying to problems. Pupils work collaboratively and independently to hone their skills. Away from the classroom pupils have access to MyMaths, RockStars TT and Fronter resources.
Middle Band Programme of Study
TERM 
Year 7 
HOURS 
AUTUMN 
1 Analysing and displaying data 
11 
AUTUMN 
2 Number skills 
12 
HALFTERM TEST 


AUTUMN 
3 Expressions, functions and formulae 
10 
AUTUMN 
4 Decimals and measures 
12 
END OF TERM TEST 


SPRING 
5 Fractions 
10 
SPRING 
6 Probability 
9 
HALFTERM TEST 


SPRING 
7 Ratio and proportion 
10 
END OF TERM TEST 


SUMMER 
8 Lines and angles 
11 
SUMMER 
9 Sequences and graphs 
10 
HALFTERM TEST 


SUMMER 
10 Transformations 
10 
TERM 
Year 8 
HOURS 
AUTUMN 
1 Number 
12 
AUTUMN 
2 Area and volume 
11 
HALFTERM TEST 


AUTUMN 
4 Expressions and equations 
12 
AUTUMN 
5 Reallife graphs 
10 
END OF TERM TEST 


SPRING 
6 Decimals and ratio 
10 
SPRING 
7 Lines and angles 
10 
HALFTERM TEST 


SPRING 
8 Calculating with fractions 
10 
END OF TERM TEST 


SUMMER 
9 Straightline graphs 
10 
SUMMER 
10 Percentages, decimals and fractions 
10 
HALFTERM TEST 


SUMMER 
3 Statistics, graphs and charts 
14 
Mathematic at Key Stage 4
The students start their GCSE in Year 9. The GCSE Mathematics course enables students to further build and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to Number; Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change; Algebra; Geometry and Measures; Statistics and Probability. The students are taught in ability sets, they are required to do regular assessments and an end of year exam in Year 9 and Year 10. Students have access to MyMaths and Pearson online learning to support homework and revision. Currently we use Edexcel exam board; the students take their GCSE exams in summer of Year 11 and are either entered for Higher or Foundation tier depending on their performance.
High achievers in year 11 can also study for AQA Further Mathematics level 2, which extends learning and is an excellent foundation for A level study.
Year 1  either Foundation or Higher 

GCSE (91) Foundation 
GCSE (91) Higher 
Unit 1 Number 
Unit 1 Number 
Unit 2 Algebra 
Unit 2 Algebra 
Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts 
Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data 
Unit 4 Fractions and percentages 
Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion 
Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences 
Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry 
Unit 6 Angles 
Unit 6 Graphs 
Year 2  either Foundation or Higher 

GCSE (91) Foundation 
GCSE (91) Higher 
Unit 7 Averages and range 
Unit 7 Area and volume 
Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1 
Unit 8 Transformation and constructions 
Unit 9 Graphs 
Unit 9 Equations and inequalities 
Unit 10 Transformations 
Unit 10 Probability 
Unit 11 Ratio and proportion 
Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning 
Unit 12 Rightangled triangles 
Unit 12 Similarly and congruence 
Unit 13 Probability 
Unit 13 More trigonometry 
Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning 
Unit 14 Further statistics 
Year 3  either Foundation or Higher 

GCSE (91) Foundation 
GCSE (91) Higher 
Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings 
Unit 15 Equations and graphs 
Unit 16 Quadratic equations and graphs 
Unit 16 Circle theorems 
Unit 17 Perimeter, area and volume 2 
Unit 17 More algebra 
Unit 18 Fractions, indices and standard form 
Unit 18 Vectors and geometric proof 
Unit 19 Congruence, similarity and vectores 
Unit 19 Proportion and graphs 
Unit 20 More algebra 

Mathematics at AS and A2
 The course follows the New Edexcel A Level syllabus for mathematics. The first year of teaching of the new syllabus will be 2017. A level students will no longer sit exams in year 12; they will be examined in all elements at the end of year 13.
 There are two Pure Mathematics units: Pure Mathematics 1
Pure Mathematics 2
 There is one Applied Mathematics unit: Statistic and Mechanics
 Assessment is by a 2 hour written paper for each module. There are 100 marks for each module. Coursework is not required. Although there is a large data set that students work with in their study of Statistics which is used in the Applied Mathematics Exam.
ExtraCurricular Mathematics
 Weekly lunch time Maths Club for pupils' year 710 to explore interesting puzzles and problems in mathematics.
 All years participate in the National Maths Challenges.
 The Maths and English department run a Spelling B squared competition for year 7.
 Year 7 attend a puzzle workshop in the autumn term.
 Each year students attend lectures, workshops and classes run by: The Royal Institution; King’s College; Institute of Education; Southampton and Manchester University cipher challenges.