Why do we learn maths?
Studying Mathematics gives you an understanding that is essential to the modern world. It is critical to science, technology, and engineering, necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Mathematics, provides those who study it with an ability to reason, identify patterns and solve complex problems through the application of logic. It is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. This means that mathematics is integral to our school vision of nurturing talent for lifelong happiness and success, as maths provides students with opportunities to be to be challenged, develop confidence, independence and curious. A maths education enables students to be all of these allowing them to realise the power of Mathematics.
Head of Department
Mr J Jennings
Our approach
Knowledgerich
We have designed a curriculum which is of relevance to our context and student body. At the heart of our curriculum is knowledge and information that adds to our students’ cultural capital. The more you know the more you can think about, as you cannot think about that which you do not know. We have decided what the key knowledge is that which will enable our students to leave our academy cleverer and kinder.
Vocabularyrich
Our curriculum will be vocabulary rich as closing the advantage gap is about closing vocabulary gaps between word poor and word rich households. Our schemes of learning and individual lessons will have set vocabulary Tier 2 vocabulary that is subject specific, which builds on the foundations of our wholeschool approach to eloquence. Students engage with the vocabulary using the Frayer Model and must speak like a mathematician when giving oral and written answers.
Mastery
Our curriculum includes wellplanned opportunities to retrieve essential knowledge and master its application through interleaved Do Nows, homework and regular formative assessment. After every summative assessment we will use our Question Level Analysis to plan our review lessons and revision schemes of work so that knowledge gaps are closed in lessons as well as after school mastery sessions focusing on specific topics for target students.
Progression Planning
Our curriculum is planned to develop mastery over 5 years. Formative and summative assessment is planned into the scheme of learning so that medium term plans can be adapted to secure students' progress over time and allow them to develop mastery. The curriculum is sequenced in a spiral fashion so that the foundations are laid in core knowledge in Year 7 and then knowledge is built upon this each year so that students are successful at GCSE and beyond.
Enrichment
We also offer enrichment opportunities so that students may explore and develop their love of mathematics and character beyond the classroom. This includes guest speakers, a weekly maths enrichment session where students prepare for the UK Maths Challenge, visits to universities and the opportunity to work with banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.
Year 7
Autumn 


Making generalisations about the number system 

Unit 1  Number Systems and Axioms
Unit 2  Factors, Multiples, and the Order of Operations
Unit 3 – Positive and Negative Numbers
Unit 4 – Expressions, Equations and Sequences

Spring 


2D geometryUnit 5 – Angles
Unit 6 – Classifying 2D shapes
Unit 7 – Constructing triangles and quadrilaterals


The Cartesian planeUnit 8 – Coordinates
Unit 9 – Area of 2D Shapes
Unit 10 – Transforming 2D Figures

Summer 

Fractions 
Unit 11  Primes, Factors and Multiples
Unit 12 – Fractions

Ratio and proportion 
Unit 13 – Ratio
Unit 14 – Percentages

Year 8
Autumn 


Equations and Inequalities 

Unit 1 – Forming and Solving Equations
Unit 2 – Forming and Solving Inequalities


Graphs 

Unit 3 – Linear Graphs
Unit 4 – Accuracy and Estimation

Spring 


Proportional Reasoning 

Unit 5 – Ratio, Real Life Graphs and Rates
Unit 6 – Direct and Inverse Proportion


Representations and Reasoning with Data 

Unit 7 – Univariate Data
Unit 8 – Bivariate Data

Summer 


Angles 

Unit 9 – Parallel Lines
Unit 10 – Angles in Polygons
Unit 11 – Bearings


Area, Volume and Surface Area 

Unit 12 – Circles and Composite Shapes
Unit 13 – Volume of Prisms
Unit 14 – Surface Area of Prisms

Year 9
Autumn 

Probability Unit 1 – Probability • Fraction, decimal, and percentage review • Theoretical and experimental probability • Probability of single events • Probability of combined events Unit 2 – Sample Space Diagrams • Venn Diagrams • Sample Space • Twoway tables • Tree diagrams Quadratics Unit 3 – Quadratic Expressions and Equations • Creating quadratic expressions • Expanding and factorising binomials • Plotting quadratic graphs • Solving quadratic equations • Completing the square and finding turning points 
Spring 

Geometry of Triangles Unit 4 – Constructions, Congruence and Loci • Ruler and compass constructions • Congruence • Drawing loci Unit 5 – Pythagoras’ Theorem • Using Pythagoras’ Theorem to find missing sides in right angled triangles • Using Pythagoras’ Theorem to solve problems with 3D objects Ratio and Proportion Unit 6 – Enlargement and Similarity • Review Year 7 and Year 8 ratio • Similarity and enlargement • Area and volume of similar shapes Unit 7 – Surds and Trigonometry • Surds • Using trigonometric ratios to find unknown angles and sides • Solving problems using trigonometric ratios 
Summer 

Simultaneous Equations Unit 8 – Solving Graphically • Setting up simultaneous equations • Finding solutions graphically to a set of one or more simultaneous equations Unit 9 – Solving Algebraically • Setting up simultaneous equations • Using algebraic methods to solve simultaneous equations Reasoning with Number Unit 10 – Indices and Standard Form • Index notation and rules • Fractional and negative indices • Comparing and ordering numbers in standard form • Calculating in standard form Unit 11 – Growth and Decay • Compound percentage change • Reverse percentage change • Other growth and decay contexts 
Year 10
Year 10 (Higher)
Autumn 

Number Unit 1 – Powers and Roots Unit 2 – Surds and Irrational Numbers Unit 3 – Indices Unit 4 – Standard Form Unit 5 – Sequences Applications of Algebra Unit 6 – Quadratics Unit 7 – Quadratic Graphs Unit 8 – Algebraic Fractions Unit 9 – Simultaneous Equations 
Spring 

Percentages and Probability Unit 10 – KS3 FDP Review Unit 11 – Percentages Unit 12 – Probability, Sets and Venn Diagrams Geometry Unit 13 – Transformations Unit 14 – Upper and Lower Bounds Unit 15 – 2D Shapes and Circle Geometry Unit 16 – 3D Shapes Unit 17 – Volume and Surface Area 
Summer 

Similarity Unit 18 – Ratio Review Unit 19 – Direct and Inverse Proportion Unit 20 – Pythagoras’ Review Unit 21 – Similarity and Trigonometry Unit 22 – 3D Triangles Data Handling Unit 23 – Averages and Range Review Unit 24 – Data Collection and Sampling Unit 25 – Presenting Data Unit 26 – Further Statistical Diagrams 
Year 10 (Foundation)
Autumn 

Number Unit 1 – Powers and Roots Unit 2 – Surds and Irrational Numbers Unit 3 – Indices Unit 4 – Standard Form Unit 5 – Sequences Applications of Algebra Unit 6 – Quadratics Unit 7 – Quadratic Graphs Unit 8 – Algebraic Fractions Unit 9 – Simultaneous Equations 
Spring 

Percentages and Probability Unit 10 – KS3 FDP Review Unit 11 – Percentages Unit 12 – Probability, Sets and Venn Diagrams Geometry Unit 13 – Transformations Unit 14 – Upper and Lower Bounds Unit 15 – 2D Shapes and Circle Geometry 
Summer 

Similarity Unit 16 – Ratio Review Unit 17 – Direct and Inverse Proportion Unit 18 – Pythagoras’ Theorem Unit 19 – Similarity and Trigonometry Data Handling Unit 20 – Averages and Range Unit 21 – Data Collection and Sampling Unit 22 – Presenting Data 
Year 11
Year 11 (Higher)
Autumn 

Number Unit 1 – Factors, Multiples and Primes Unit 2 – Powers and Roots Unit 3 – Indices Unit 4 – Standard Form Unit 5 – Sequences Applications of Algebra Unit 6 – KS3 Algebra Review Unit 7 – Quadratics Unit 8 – Quadratic Graphs Unit 9 – Simultaneous Equations 
Spring 

Percentages and Probability Unit 10 – KS3 FDP Review Unit 11 – Percentages Unit 12 – Probability, Sets and Venn Diagrams Geometry Unit 13 – Transformations Unit 14 – 2D Shapes and Circle Geometry Unit 15 – Presenting Data 
Summer 

Similarity Unit 16 – Ratio Review Unit 17 – Direct and Inverse Proportion Unit 18 – Pythagoras’ Theorem Unit 19 – Similarity and Trigonometry Data Handling Unit 20 – Averages and Range Unit 21 – Data Collection and Sampling Unit 22 – Presenting Data 
Year 11 (Foundation)
Autumn 

Reasoning and Proof Unit 1 – Vectors Unit 2 – Geometric Reasoning Unit 3 – Bearings Unit 4 – Congruence and Proof Unit 5 – Constructions and Loci Graphs Unit 6 – Linear Inequalities Unit 7 – Linear Graphs Unit 8 – NonLinear Graphs 
Spring 

Number and Algebra Revision Units will be retaught by teachers based on QLA from Mocks Ratio and Proportion Revision Units will be retaught by teachers based on QLA from Mocks 
Summer 

Geometry and Statistics Revision Units will be retaught by teachers based on QLA from Mocks Exams 