**The main aim of the Mathematics Department is to equip each and every student with the numeracy and problem solving skills that they will need in the future. We also provide everybody with the opportunity to enjoy mathematics in a functional manner that will be of use in real life.**

**Key Stage 3**

Pupils enter the school with different levels of mathematical skills and different amounts of mathematical knowledge. The aim in year 7 is to ensure that all students have a firm grounding in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability. In Year 8 we continue to build on these areas, and in Year 9 we introduce trigonometry. The Pupils are taught in sets of different sizes depending on their ability and the speed at which they work. All sets in years 7 to 9 follow the similar programmes of work, but extension work is provided for the pupils in higher sets. The year groups are reset at the end of years 7, 8 and 9.

**Year 7**

**Algebra**

- Sequences and rules
- Finding general rules
- Using letter Terms
- Algebraic Expressions and Terms
- Rules of Algebra
- Formula and Equations
- Solving equations
- Real life Applications

**Number**

- Ordering decimals
- Fractions
- Equivalences between fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Estimating and Rounding
- BODMAS
- Long Multiplication and Division
- Calculating with measurement
- Ratio and proportion
- Using a Calculator

**Shape**

- Area, Perimeter and Length
- 3-d Shapes
- Surface Area
- Lines and Angles
- Measuring and drawing angles
- Geometric Constructions
- Transformations; Symmetry, Rotation, Reflections and Translations
- Polygons

**Year 8**

Topics covered in all of year 7 Plus

**Number**

- Integers, powers and roots
- Mental calculations and checking
- Written calculations and checking
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
- Ratio and proportion
- Calculations and checking

**Shape**

- Geometrical reasoning: lines, angles and shapes
- Measures and mensuration
- Transformations and coordinates
- Measures and mensuration; area
- Geometrical reasoning: coordinates and construction
- Construction and loci
- Measures and mensuration; volume

**Algebra**

- Sequences, functions and graphs
- Sequences, functions and graphs: using ICT
- Equations, formulae, identities and expressions
- Transformations and coordinates

**Data**

- Probability
- Processing and representing data; Interpreting and discussing results
- Statistical enquiry

**Year 9**

Topics covered in all of year 7 and Year 8 Plus

**Number**

- Estimating solutions to calculations
- Indices and standard form
- Percentage change

**Shape**

- Trigonometry
- Enlargements
- Polygons
- Compound measures
- Bearings (if not done before)

**Algebra**

- Brackets and factors
- y=mx+c
- Curved graphs
- Simultaneous equations
- Trial and improvement

**Data**

- Diagrams and summary measures for grouped frequency distributions

**Key Stage 4**

During keystage 4 pupils are prepared for the AQA GCSE

**Key Stage 5**

The Maths department follow the Edexcel International A Level at Keystage 5.

Year 12 : A

Core 1 and 2

plus one choice selected from the following modules

Mechanics 1

Statistics 1

Decision maths 1

Year 13 :

Core 3 and 4

plus a choice from one of the following modules

Mechanics 2

Statistics 2

The department is also able to offer Further Mathematics at both AS and A2 Level.

**A Word from the teachers**

**Links**

The School has a Subscription with Mymaths

www.mymaths.co.uk

**Resources**