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Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

Maths

Vision

Our Mathematics Curriculum is designed to ensure that Meadowhead students:

  • 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.

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Key stage 3 (7-9)

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

Place value and rounding

All 4 calculations

Types of numbers

BIDMAS

Negative numbers

Algebra 1

Fractions (equivalent, order, fractions of amounts, +, - , x , ÷)

Types of numbers and indices

Rounding and estimating

Fractions

Expressions

Equations

Sequences

 

Algebraic manipulation

Indices and standard form

Solving linear equations

Inequalities

Linear and conversion graphs

 

Assessment

All topics from term 1

All topics from term 1

All topics from term 1

Term 2:

Working with units

Area and perimeter 1

Percentages 1

Constructing and classifying shapes, estimating and measuring angles, coordinates

Angles 1

Negative numbers and inequalities

Area and perimeter 2

Angles 2

Rates

Circles

 

Distance-time graphs

Sequences

Quadratic functions

 

Assessment

All topics covered from term 1&2

All topics covered from term 1&2

External exam – Edexcel Level 2 award in algebra

Term 3:

Averages

Handling data

Ratio and proportion

Time

Symmetry and tessellation

Percentages 2

3D Shapes

Surface area and volume

Data handling 2

Transformations and constructions

Probability

Percentages

 

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

Ratio and proportion

Angles

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 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:

Similarity

Rational and irrational numbers

Quadratic equations

Frequency distributions and charts

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:

Properties of circles

Variation

Advanced trigonometry

Algebraic fractions, functions and proof

Vector geometry

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

Quadratic functions

Binomial expansion

Algebraic division and factor theorem

Differentiation

Integration

Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

                

Statistics content:

Measures of location and spread

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

Useful websites

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