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KS3 Students follow a 2-year scheme of work during Year 7 and Year 8. They are taught in in groups based on their ability and have four lessons of Maths each week.  


Students start the GCSE course during Year 9, taking 3 lessons during Year 9 and 4 lessons a week during Years 10 and 11. GCSE Mathematics is core at KS4. Students will follow either the Foundation or Higher course. We are using the Edexcel exam board – 1MA1 is the course code.  

Students in Year 11 will spend the majority of the time revising and finishing the scheme of work if applicable. Staff will use their professional judgement to decide which key topics to work on. Their decisions will be helped with analysis from the December mock examinations, along with analysis from a further mock exam near Easter.  


At KS5 we offer Maths and Further Maths at A level. In both years students following the course receive 5 x one hour lessons, blocked in a 3 and a 2. A Level maths is made up of Pure (Two 2 hour papers) and a 2 hour paper made up of a mixture of statistics and mechanics.  This is all examined at the end of the two year course.  AS is available but we encourage all pupils to complete the full A Level. 

We also offer core maths which is equivalent to an AS for those who want to continue their mathematics or are looking at a degree course which would benefit the continuation of their use of maths.  It is a course designed to look at more real life applicable maths that most people will/could use as part of their everyday work.  It supplements the science subjects very well if you are not already doing maths.  It consists of four lessons every week and will be fully examined at the end of year 12. 

Year   Half term  Topics covered 

Number 1 – Types of number, operations, negative numbers, order of operations. 

Number 2 – Coordinates, Units, ordering, Rounding, Perimeter and Area. 


Number 3 – Equivalences, Percentages, 4 operations, fractions/percentages of amounts. 

Data 1 – Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Bar Charts, Frequency tables and comparing data sets, scatter graphs, grouped data. 


Number 4 – Simplifying ratio, split into amounts, direct proportion, comparing proportions. 

Algebra 1 – Construct and simplify expressions, expand brackets, identify unknowns/variables, substitution. 

  Shape 1 – Reflections, rotations, translation, enlargement, congruent shapes, symmetry. 
  Shape 2 – Constructing triangles, angle facts around a point/on a straight line/in a triangle, simple angle proofs. 
  Algebra 2 - Graphs of linear functions, relationships between variables, Arithmetic, Geometric, nth term, term to term rules, triangle numbers. 


Year   Half term  Topics covered 

Number 5 – Factors, Multiples, HCF, LCM, reciprocals, BIDMAS, powers and roots. 

Algebra 3 – Notations and conventions, solving equations in a variety of contexts. 

  Shape 3 – Cubes, cuboids, prisms, trapeziums, triangles, parallelograms, compound shapes, circles, imperial and metric units. 

Measures – Trends, Distance/Time, Non-linear, conversion graphs. 

Shape 4 – Triangles, Bisectors, Loci. 

  Probability – Scale, theoretical and experimental probability, mutually exclusive outcomes. 
  Data 2 – Averages, Stem and Leaf, Scatter Graphs, Correlation, continuous data. 
  Number 6 – Conversion and equivalences, ratio. 


Year   Half term  Topics covered 
9  Foundation 

Number – Decimals/Place Value, Factors and Multiples, Indices, Prime Factors 

Algebra – Algebraic Expressions, Substitution, Formulae, Expanding and Factorising Brackets 


Graphs/Tables/Charts – Frequency Tables, 2-Way Tables, Representing Data, Time Series 

Fractions/Percentages – Operations with Fractions, Decimals, Percentages 

  Equations/Inequalities/Sequences – Solving Equations, Inequalities, Formulae, Sequences, nth Term of a Sequence 
  Angles – Properties of Shapes, Angles in Parallel Lines, Exterior and Interior Angles of Polygons, Geometrical Patterns 
  Averages and Range – Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Sampling 
  Perimeter, Area and Volume – Area and Perimeter of 2D Shapes, Area of Compound Shapes, Surface Area, Volume of Prisms 


Year   Half term  Topics covered 
9  Higher 

Number – HCF/LCM, Indices, Standard Form, Surds 

Algebra – Indices, Expanding and Factorising Brackets, Quadratic Equations, Formulae, Sequences, nth Term of a Sequence 


Data – Averages, Time Series, Statistical Diagrams 

Fractions, Ratios, Percentages – Fractions, Ratio, Proportion, Percentages 

  Angles and Trigonometry – Exterior and Interior angles of Polygons, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Trigonometry 
  Graphs – Linear Graphs, Distance/Time and Velocity/Time Graphs, Real-life Graphs, Quadratic Graphs, Cubic and Reciprocal Graphs 
  Area and Volume – Perimeter and Area, Units and Accuracy, Prisms, Circles, Pyramids and Cones 
  Transformations and Constructions – Reflection, Rotation, Enlargement, Translations, Bearings and Scale Drawings, Constructions, Loci 


Year   Half term  Topics covered 
10  Foundation 

Graphs – Coordinates, gradients, y = mx + c, real life graphs, distance-time graphs 

Transformations – Coordinates, Translations, Rotations, Reflections, Enlargements, Enlargements with Fractional Scale Factors 


Ratio and proportion – Ratios, Measures, Proportion, Graphs 

Right Angled Triangles – Pythagoras, trigonometry, 


Probability – Experimental, VENN diagrams, Tree diagrams, Mutually exclusive 

Multiplicative Reasoning -  Percentages, Growth and Decay, Compound Measures, Distance and Speed, Direct and Inverse proportion 


Constructions, Loci and Bearings – 3D solids, plans and elevations, Scale drawings, Constructions, Loci, Bearings 

Quadratic Equations and Graphs – Expanding two brackets, Plotting Quadratics, Factorising, Solving quadratics equations 


Perimeter, Area and Volume 2 – Circumference and area of a circle, Sectors and arcs, Pyramids and Cones, Spheres 

Fractions, Indices and Standard Form – Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Laws of Indices, Standard Form 


Congruence, similarity and Vectors– Similarity, Congruence, Vectors 

More algebra – Graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions, Simultaneous equations, rearranging formulae, Proof 


Year   Half term  Topics covered 
10  Higher 

Equations and Inequalities – Quadratic Equations, Completing the square, simultaneous equations, linear inequalities 

Probability – Mutually exclusive, Independence, conditional, experimental, VENN diagrams 


Multiplicative Reasoning – Growth and decay, Compound measures, Ratio and proportion 

Similarity and congruence – Congruence, geometric proof, similarity, 3D solids 


More Trigonometry – Graphs of trig functions, Areas of triangles, Cosine rule, Sine rule, Transforming graphs 

Further Statistics – Sampling, Cumulative frequency, box plots, histograms, comparing data 


Equations and Graphs – Simultaneous equations, Inequalities, quadratics, cubics 

Circle Theorems – Chords, tangents, angles in circles 


More Algebra – Rearranging Formulae, Algebraic fractions, surds, functions 

Vectors and Geometric proof – vector notation, Parallel vectors, Geometric applications 

  Proportion and Graphs – Direct proportion, inverse proportion, exponential functions, transforming graphs 


The ability and needs of each group will dictate the depth and pace that topics are covered and staff will use their professional judgement to plan this.  In some cases staff will extend beyond the scheme of work if they feel these topics have been mastered.  Students are assessed towards the end of each term and we look closely at their performance in these tests when setting pupils to ensure they are stretched/supported with the learning.