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Curriculum information:

Year 7

Learning outcomes

Students build upon their knowledge of mathematics from their Key Stage 2 studies by facing ever more complex problems and strategies to solve them.

 

Building upon core methods, the development of fluency, reasoning and problem solving is structured into every topic area.

 

The demand on clear written methods and good number skills stay from primary school but there is an ever increasing use of calculators to help solve problems and greater introduction of algebra throughout the year into all topics.

Topics taught

  • How do I deal with numbers?
  • How do I deal with massively large or small numbers?
  • How big is a shape?
  • How do prices change?
  • How do I collect and use data?
  • How can I manipulate algebra?
  • How do I use ratio?
  • Which shape facts help me solve problems?
  • How do I solve equations?
  • How do I deal with patterns in numbers?
  • How do I draw graphs?

Year 8

Learning outcomes

Students continue to build upon their knowledge of all areas of mathematics from their work in Year 7 by facing more demanding strategies to solve problems in all topic areas.

 

Building upon core methods, the development of fluency, reasoning and problem solving is again structured into every topic area.

 

Clear written methods and good number skills are expected in every topic and students are expected to be able to link different areas of the subject to help solve problems with algebra now embedded throughout all topics.

Topics taught

  • How do prices change?
  • How do I collect and use data?
  • How can I manipulate algebra?
  • How do I deal with patterns in numbers?
  • How big is a shape?
  • How do I solve equations?
  • How do I deal with numbers?
  • How likely is something to happen?
  • Which shape facts help me solve problems?
  • How do I draw graphs?
  • How do I use ratio?
  • How do Pythagoras’ theorem and Trigonometry help me solve problems?
  • How do I transform a shape?

Year 9

Learning outcomes

Students continue to build upon their knowledge of all areas of mathematics from their work in Year 8 by facing more demanding strategies to solve problems in all topic areas as we begin our study through the GCSE curriculum.

 

Building upon core methods, the development of fluency, reasoning and problem solving is again structured into every topic area and all topics are assessed by GCSE style questions.

 

Clear written methods and good number skills are expected in every topic and students are expected to be able to link different areas of the subject to help solve problems with algebra now embedded throughout all topics with both familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Topics taught

  • How do I deal with numbers?
  • How do I deal with massively large or small numbers?
  • How can I manipulate algebra?
  • How do I deal with patterns in numbers?
  • How do I collect and use data?
  • How do prices change?
  • Which shape facts help me solve problems?
  • How do Pythagoras’ theorem and Trigonometry help me solve problems?
  • How do I draw graphs?
  • How big is a shape?
  • How do I transform a shape?

Year 10

Learning outcomes

Students continue their studies through the GCSE curriculum and build upon the knowledge and skills in Year 9, in topics seen from Year 7 and 8.

 

Building upon core methods, the development of fluency, reasoning and problem solving is again structured into every topic area and all topics are again assessed by GCSE style questions.

 

Clear written methods and good number skills are expected in every topic and students are expected to be able to link different areas of the subject to help solve problems with algebra now embedded throughout all topics with both familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Topics taught

  • How do I solve equations?
  • How likely is something to happen?
  • How do I use ratio?
  • Are shapes the same?
  • How do Pythagoras’ theorem and Trigonometry work in any triangle?
  • How do I collect and display data?
  • How do I draw graphs?
  • How big is a circle?
  • How can I manipulate algebra?
  • How are vectors useful?

Year 11

Learning outcomes

Students continue their studies through the GCSE curriculum and build upon the knowledge and skills studied in Years 9 and 10.

 

Building upon core methods, the development of fluency, reasoning and problem solving is again structured into every topic area and all topics are again assessed by GCSE style questions and full mock papers as we prepare in greater depth for the examinations in the summer term.

 

Clear written methods and good number skills are expected in every topic and students are expected to be able to link different areas of the subject to help solve problems with algebra now embedded throughout all topics with both familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Topics taught

  • How do I deal with numbers?
  • How do I deal with massively large or small numbers?
  • How can I manipulate algebra?
  • How do I deal with patterns in numbers?
  • How do I collect and use data?
  • How do prices change?
  • Which shape facts help me solve problems?
  • How do Pythagoras’ theorem and Trigonometry help me solve problems?
  • How do I draw graphs?
  • How big is a shape?
  • How do I transform a shape?
  • How do I solve equations?
  • How likely is something to happen?
  • How do I use ratio?
  • Are shapes the same?
  • How do Pythagoras’ theorem and Trigonometry work in any triangle?
  • How do I collect and display data?
  • How big is a circle?
  • How can I manipulate algebra?
  • How are vectors useful?