 # Maths

## Vision

• Develop fluent, independent use of mathematical skills to solve problems
• build confidence and fluency in mathematical skills and to make connections between different strands
• Build on previously learnt knowledge to recap and stretch understanding and apply known skills in new ways

Since the beginning of recorded history, mathematic discovery has been at the forefront of every civilized society, and in use in even the most primitive of cultures. The needs of mathematics arose based on the wants of society. The more complex a society, the more complex the mathematical needs. Today, Mathematics is part of everything we do and as such, it is a vital life skill for students leaving school.

### Key stage 4 (10-11) – at Key Stage 4 students will follow either Higher tier or Foundation Tier

Year 10 Higher Tier

Year 11 Higher Tier

Term 1

Statistical diagrams and averages

Sequences

Ratio and proportion

Angles

Algebraic manipulation

Length, area and volume

Right angled triangles

Cover any topics not finished from Year 10.

Appropriate revision and recap of knowledge, exam practice and techniques dependent on set

Assessment

GCSE questions on content from half term 1 plus topics from Year 9

Full set of exam papers for trial exams

Term 2:

Similarity

Rational and irrational numbers

Frequency distributions and charts

Appropriate revision and recap of knowledge, exam practice and techniques dependent on set

Assessment

GCSE questions on content from half term 1 and 2 plus topics from Year 9

Full set of exam papers for trial exams

Term 3:

Properties of circles

Variation

Algebraic fractions, functions and proof

Vector geometry

Appropriate revision and recap of knowledge, exam practice and techniques dependent on set

Assessment

Full set of exam papers for trial exams

N/A

Year 10 Foundation Tier

Year 11 Foundation Tier

Term 1

Measures and scale drawing

Charts, tables and averages

Angles

Number properties

Approximations

Decimals and fractions

Cover any topics not finished from Year 10.

Appropriate revision and recap of knowledge, exam practice and techniques dependant on set

Assessment

GCSE questions on content from half term 1 plus topics from Year 9

Full set of exam papers for trial exams

Term 2:

Ratio, speed and proportion

Perimeter and area

Volume and surface area of prisms

Percentages and variation

Representation and interpretation

Appropriate revision and recap of knowledge, exam practice and techniques dependant on set

Assessment

GCSE questions on content from half term 1 and 2 plus topics from Year 9

Full set of exam papers for trial exams

Term 3:

Curved shapes and pyramids

Right angled triangles

Congruence and similarity

Appropriate revision and recap of knowledge, exam practice and techniques dependant on set

Assessment

Full set of exam papers for trial exams

N/A

### Key stage 5 (12-13)

Year 12

Year 13

Term 1

Pure content:

Algebraic expressions

Binomial expansion

Algebraic division and factor theorem

Differentiation

Integration

Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

Statistics content:

Distributions

Probability

Sampling

Mechanics content:

Vectors

Modelling in Mechanics

Constant acceleration

Forces

Pure content:

A2 differentiation

A2 integration

Functions and modelling

Statistics content:

Sequences

Probability

Mechanics content:

Forces

Projectiles

Application of forces

Term 2:

Pure Content:

Trigonometry

Inequalities

Graphs and transformations

Exponentials and logarithms

Statistics content:

Hypothesis testing

Representing data

Proof

Mechanics content:

Forces (more)

Variable acceleration

Pure content:

A2 Binomial theorem

Trigonometry part 2

Parametric equations

Numerical methods

Statistics content:

Linear regression

Mechanics content:

Further Kinematics

Vectors in 3D

Assessment

Trials

Trials

Term 3:

Pure Content:

Algebraic and partial fractions

A2 Trigonometry

Statistics content:

Normal distribution

Mechanics content:

Moments

Revision and exam practice

Assessment

Assessment week / resit trials

Resit trials and final exams

### Extra-curricular / enrichment

• We offer the junior and intermediate Maths challenge to our higher attaining students in Y7-11
• We take teams for KS3/KS4 and KS5 to the Sheffield Hallam Pop Maths each year
• We take a group of girls to Sheffield Hallam each year for their Girls in Maths day
• We have taken students to be involved in the Faraday challenge, had teams compete in the University of Southampton National Cypher Challenge and we regularly have teams entered for the Student Investor Challenge where they try their hand at the stock markets!

“Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”

Albert Einstein