## Why do we learn maths?

Mathematics provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective problem solvers, logical thinkers and mathematically competent. It provides a foundation for understanding the world and the ability to reason mathematically. It gives students the mathematical background to help them gain an understanding of the complex and changing society in which we live so that they are equipped to make well-informed decisions about their futures.

## Head of Department

## Ms R Kamlah

## Our approach

Our Maths curriculum will allow students to use their understanding of key concepts in unfamiliar situations with confidence. It is more than just learning about numbers, it involves looking for patterns and is about logical analysis, deduction, and calculations.

Learning mathematics is key within everyday life, from making personal financial decisions, to making decisions within the world of business. It is evident all around us in the creation of the remarkable structures and buildings. It underpins the world we live in and is necessary in most forms of employment.

## Year 7

Autumn |
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Numbers and Numerals |

Spring |
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Angles |

Summer |
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Prime factor decomposition |

## Year 8

Autumn |
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Sequences |

Spring |
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Transformation of 2-D figures Linear graphs Ratio 1 Ratio 2 Real life graphs and Rate of change Direct and inverse proportion |

Summer |
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Univariate Bivariate data Accuracy and estimation Circles and composite shapes Volume and surface area of prisms |

## Year 9

Autumn |
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Coordinates |

Spring |
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Constructions Congruence Pythagoras' Theorem Angles in polygons Linear equations and inequalities 6. Graphical Solutions |

Summer |
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Probability Working with data Scatter graphs Similarity and Enlargement 5. Transformations Introduction to trigonometry |

## Year 10

Autumn |
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Indices and standard form |

Spring |
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Algebraic reasoning |

Summer |
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Theoretical and Experimental probability Quadratics Algebraic Fractions Non-Linear Graphs |

## Year 11

Autumn |
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Recurring Decimals
Speed, Distance, Time |

Spring |
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Graphs - circles, cubes and quadratics, gradient and area under graphs |

Summer |
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Revision SoL based on class QLA External exams |

## Year 12

Autumn |
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Algebraic expressions Algebraic expressions |

Spring |
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Straight line graphs Circles Trigonometric Ratio Trigonometric Identities and Equations Measure of location & spread Statistical Distribution Probability Equations& inequalities Graphs & transformations Data Collection Hyphothesis Testing |

Summer |
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Exponentials & Logarithms |

## Year 13

Autumn |
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Algebraic and partial fractions |

Spring |
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Functions and Graphs Sequences and Series Binomial Expansion Further Kinematics Projectiles Parametric Equations Applications of Forces Moments |

Summer |
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External exams |