Mathematics

Head of Faculty: Mrs A Edwards

Faculty Introduction


The Mathematics Faculty comprises a team of specialist teachers and a Professional Assistant. The aims of the faculty are:

  • To engender an enthusiasm and a passion for Mathematics in all students and provide them with the expertise to utilise their skills in a range of situations
  • To provide a structure for students to develop independence, powers of analysis and logical thinking
  • To foster a curiosity about Mathematics and its applications and an ability to make links between different strands
  • To allow students the opportunity to learn from mistakes
  • To ensure that all students fulfil their mathematical potential in terms of both formal examination results and more informal learning outcomes

At present, all students in Years 7- 9 and 11 have three hours of Mathematics each week, students in Year 10 have four hours. Homework is set at least once a week.

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 

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Year 7

Term Topic Remarks
Autumn
1st half term
  • Number Properties
  • Geometry & Measures
  • Algebra Notation & Substitution
In class topic test and CAT tests
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Perimeter, Area & Volume
  • Rounding & Approximation
In class topic test and CAT tests
Winter
1st half term
  • Algebra Simplifying & Manipulating
  • Collecting & Representing Data
  • Sequences
  • Ratio
  • Scale & Proportionality in Similar Shapes.
In class topic test and CAT tests
Winter
2nd half term
  • Shape - Properties, Congruence and Construction;
  • Algebra- Use of Graphs, Functions and Proofs
  • Transformations and Vectors
In class topic test and CAT tests
Summer
1st half term
  • Probability
  • Plans 3D Pythagoras’ Theorem & Trigonometry
  • Interpreting Data
  • Circles
In class topic test and CAT tests
Summer
2nd half term
  • Real life graphs, proportionality, rate of change
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Plotting and sketching graphs.
In class topic test and end of year exam

 

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Year 8

Term Topic Remarks
Autumn
1st half term
  • Number properties
  • Geometry & Measures
  • Algebra notation & substitution
  • Fractions, decimals & percentages
 
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Perimeter, area & volume
  • Rounding & approximation;
  • Algebra Simplifying & Manipulating
  • Collecting & representing data
  • Sequences
 
Winter
1st half term
  • Ratio; Scale & proportionality in similar shapes
  • Shape -properties, congruence and construction
  • Algebra- use of graphs, functions and proofs
 
Winter
2nd half term
  • Transformations and Vectors
  • Probability; Plans 3D Pythagoras’ Theorem & Trigonometry
 
Summer
1st half term
  • Interpreting data
  • Circles
  • Real life graphs, proportionality, rate of change
 
Summer
2nd half term
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Plotting and sketching graphs.
 

 

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Year 9

Term Topic Remarks
Autumn
1st half term
  • Pure: Algebra 1
  • Mechanics: Vectors. Units and Kinematics
Argument and proof. Index laws. Surds. Quadratic functions. Simultaneous equations. Lines and circles. Inequalities. Definition and properties of vectors. Components of a vector. Standard units and basic dimensions. Motion in a straight line – definitions and graphs. Equations of motion for constant acceleration.  
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Pure: Differentiation and Integration
  • Statistics: Collecting, Representing and Interpreting Data
Differentiation from first principles. Differentiating polynomials and Leibniz notation. Rates of change. Tangents and normals. Turning points. Integration Area under a curve. 
Winter
1st half term
  • Pure: Polynomials and the Binomial Theorem
  • Mechanics: Kinematics. Forces and Newton’s Laws
Expanding and factorising. The binomial theorem. Algebraic division. Curve sketching. Motion with variable acceleration. Forces.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Pure: Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Statistics: Probability and Discrete Random Variables
  • Mechanics. Forces and Newton’s Laws.
The laws of logarithms. Probability. Binomial distribution. Dynamics. Motion under gravity. Systems of forces.
Summer
1st half term
  • Pure: Exponential and Logarithms. Trigonometry
  • Statistics: Hypothesis Testing.
Exponential functions. Exponential processes. Curve fitting. Sine, cosine and tangent. The sine and cosine rules. Formulating a hypothesis test. The critical region.
Summer
2nd half term

 

 

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Year 10/11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Number properties; Geometry & Measures; Algebra notation & substitution; Fractions, decimals & percentages
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Perimeter, area & volume; Rounding & approximation;
  • Algebra Simplifying & Manipulating; Collecting & representing data; Sequences
Winter
1st half term
  • Ratio; Scale & proportionality in similar shapes; Shape -properties, congruence and construction; Algebra- use of graphs, functions and proofs
Winter
2nd half term
  • Transformations and Vectors; Probability; Plans 3D Pythagoras’ Theorem & Trigonometry
Summer
1st half term
  • Interpreting data; circles; Real life graphs, proportionality, rate of change
Summer
2nd half term
  • Solving equations and inequalities; plotting and sketching graphs.

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Year 12

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Pure: Algebra 1
  • Mechanics: Vectors. Units and Kinematics
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Pure: Differentiation and Integration
  • Statistics: Collecting, Representing and Interpreting Data
Winter
1st half term
  • Pure: Polynomials and the Binomial Theorem
  • Mechanics: Kinematics. Forces and Newton’s Laws
Winter
2nd half term
  • Pure: Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Statistics: Probability and Discrete Random Variables
  • Mechanics. Forces and Newton’s Laws.
Summer
1st half term
  • Pure: Exponential and Logarithms. Trigonometry
  • Statistics: Hypothesis Testing.
Summer
2nd half term

 

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Year 13

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • C3: Proof, Differentiation, Integration.
  • M1: Forces. Newton’s Laws of Motion, Vectors
Autumn
2nd half term
  • C3: Integration. Numerical Methods Coursework.
  • M1: Vectors. Projectiles.
Winter
1st half term
  • C3: Completion of coursework.
  • M1: General motion.
  • C4: Algebraic Fractions. Binomial Expansion. Parametric equations. Trigonometry
Winter
2nd half term
  • C4: Parametric Differentiation. Further Integration. Further Vectors
Summer
1st half term
  • C4: Differential Equations. Comprehension.
  • Revision.
Summer
2nd half term

 

Extra-curricular

Every year our most able mathematicians take part in the Maths Challenge and we often have students who are successful at the challenge being entered for the follow up events.

We offer after school support to Years 7-9, 4 and 5 in a maths classroom, students can come, get help on a specific topic or help with homework.

Every year a cohort of students from Years 12-13 attends the Open University Christmas.

 

 

 
 
 

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