Mathematics

What is our curriculum intent?

Our intent is to enable all students to become subject experts by developing across our ‘Big Ideas’:

NumberAlgebraRatio & Proportion Geometry & MeasureStatisticsProbability

How do we implement our curriculum?

1. Through what we teach, when, as laid out below:

Our curriculum is designed so that each year we build on student’s previous learning, continually extending
knowledge and deepening understanding of each topic, and developing reasoning and analytical skills.
Many of these topics require students to be familiar using mathematical equipment. We therefore expect
students to bring to every lesson a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator
(we strongly recommend the Casio FX83GT or FX85GT).

Year 7

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Unit 1 & 2 Place Value Integers and Decimals
Unit 3 Rounding and Estimation
Unit 4&5 Squares Cubes Roots Bidmas and Indices
Unit 6 Factors multiples and primes
Unit 7 Positive and Negative Numbers
Unit 8 Expand Simplify Expressions
Unit 9 Form expressions and Substitution
Unit 10 Coordinates and Plotting Graphs
Unit 11 Angle facts Triangles and Quadrilaterals
Unit 12 Data Collection and Sampling
Unit 13 Charts 
Unit 14 Averages
Unit 15 Frequency Tables and Polygons
Unit 16 Pie Charts
Unit 17 Scatter Graphs
Unit 18 Fractions
Unit 19 Percentages
Unit 20 Fractions Decimals and Percentages
Unit 21 Solving Linear Equations
Unit 22 Inequalities
Unit 23 Number Machines and Sequences
Unit 24 Perimeter and Area
Unit 25 Nets and Surface Area
Unit 26 Volume
Unit 27 Plans and Elevations
Unit 28 Time and Timetables
Unit 29 Measures
Unit 30 Probability

Year 8

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Recap from Year 7:
Place Value & Integers, Place Value
& Decimals, Rounding & Estimation,
Squares, Cubes, Roots & BIRDMAS,
Index Rules, Factors, Multiples &
Primes, Positive & Negative Numbers

Unit 31 Ratio and proportion
Unit 32 Standard Form
Unit 33 Factorise Expressions
Unit 34 Parallel Lines and Bearings
Unit 35 Angles in Polygons
Unit 36 Transformations
Unit 36 & 37 Transformations and Symmetry
Unit 38 Real Life Graphs
Unit 39 Distance Time Graphs

Unit 40 Mixed Fractions
Unit 41 Compound Percentages
Unit 42 Rearranging Formulae
Unit 43 Pythagoras
Unit 44 Trigonometry
Unit 45 Linear Graphs
Unit 46 Solving Quadratics
Unit 47 Function Graphs
Unit 48 & 49 Tree and Venn Diagrams
Unit 50 Simultaneous Equations
Unit 51 Congruent and Similar Shapes
Unit 52 Circles
Unit 53 Cylinders Cones and Spheres
Unit 54 Vectors
Unit 55 Algebraic Proof
Unit 56 Constructions and Loci

Year 9

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
1) Place Value & Integers
2) Place Value & Decimals
3) Rounding & Estimation
4) Positive & Negative Numbers
5) Squares, Cubes, Roots &
BIRDMAS
6) Factors, Multiples & Primes
7) Index Rules
8) Standard Form
9) Expand & Simplify Expressions
10) Factorise Expressions
11) Form Expressions & Substitution
12) Number Machines & Sequences
13) Algebraic Proof
14) Coordinates & Plotting Graphs
15) Linear Graphs (y = mx + c)
16) Angle Facts, Triangles &
Quadrilaterals
17) Parallel Lines & Bearings
18) Angles in Polygons
19) Congruent & Similar Shapes
20) Data Collection & Sampling
21) Charts
22) Averages
23) Frequency Tables & Polygons
24) Pie Charts
25) Scatter Graphs
26) Fractions
27) Mixed Fractions
28) Percentages
29) Compound Percentages
30) Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
31) Ratio & Proportion
32) Solving Linear Equations
33) Inequalities
34) Rearranging Formula
35) Simultaneous Equations
36) Perimeter & Area
37) Nets & Surface Area
38) Volume
39) Plans & Elevations
40) Circles
41) Cylinders, Cones & Spheres
42) Probability
43) Tree Diagrams
44) Venn Diagrams
45) Time & Timetables
46) Measures
47) Real Life Graphs
48) Distance/Velocity-Time
Graphs
49) Solving Quadratics
50) Function Graphs
51) Pythagoras
52) Trigonometry
53) Transformations
54) Symmetry
55) Vectors
56) Constructions & Loci

2. Through how we group students

In Mathematics we teach our students in three types of group (Extension, Core and Support) to allow our
teachers to plan and deliver lessons that stretch and challenge all students appropriately. We assess
student’s progress regularly to ensure that they are in the most suitable group for their learning.

3. Through the homework we set

In Mathematics homework is a vital opportunity for students to permanently learn their mathematical
knowledge. We have therefore created homework for each topic to allow students to:

  • practise mathematical skills learned in the lesson
  • apply knowledge and understanding to different problems independently
  • develop reasoning and analytical skills in increasingly complex contexts