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log-in # Maths ### Mathematics is a subject that all students need. In addition to the acquisition of vital numeracy skills needed for the future, it is also a field that should be enjoyed.

It is the aim of the Maths department that all students become fluent and confident with Mathematics. The study of Mathematics can provide answers to everyday questions that cannot be solved in any other way. More than just being a subject and qualification which is required at school, it is a subject of wonder and joy. Problems are used in lessons to provide enjoyment and foster creativity.

At KS3 level there is a big focus in the lessons on becoming fluent with the basic skills before progressing on to reason answers, in slightly different context and then problem solving in an unfamiliar or unusual way.

Problem solving now makes up a key role in the National curriculum and in exams at all levels. It is for this reason that we train the students to attempt questions in different ways and we build up the ability of the pupils to become resilient and persevere with the work, even when it seems difficult.

The aims and objectives of the Mathematics GCSE are to enable students to:

• develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
• acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
• reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
• comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

The study of the GCSE material begins in year 9 and during the three years the students cover the following six areas:

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change

4 Geometry and measures

5 Probability

6 Statistics

### Courses in Maths

Key Stage 4

• GCSE Mathematics (9-1) (Edexcel)

### Term By Term Schemes of Work Key Stage 3 Maths Key Stage 4 Maths Lower Key Stage 4 Maths Higher

#### Year 7 Curriculum Breakdown

 Half Term Topic Sub topic Autumn Algebraic Thinking Sequences Understand and use algebraic notation Equality and equivalence Place Value & Proportion Place value and ordering integers and decimals Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence Spring Applications of Number Solving problems with addition & subtraction Solving problems with multiplication & Division Fractions & percentages of amounts Directed Number Operations and equations with directed number Fractional Thinking Addition and subtraction of fractions Summer Lines & Angles Constructing, measuring & using geometric notation Developing geometric Reasoning with Number Developing number sense Sets & Probability Prime numbers & proof

#### Year 8 Curriculum Breakdown

 Half Term Topic Sub topic Autumn Proportional Reasoning Ratio & Scale Multiplicative change Multiplying & dividing fractions Representations Working in the cartesian plane Representing data Tables & probability Spring Algebraic Techniques Brackets, equations & inequalities Sequences Indices Developing Number Fractions & percentages Standard index form Number sense Summer Developing Geometry Angles in parallel lines Area of trapezia & circles Line Symmetry & reflection Reasoning with Data The data handling cycle measures of location

## Foundation (Lower) Year 10 Year 11

## Higher Year 10 Year 11