Mathematics
Mathematics
Key Stage 3 Curriculum for 2018
Students are taught in largely mixed ability groups in Year 7 and 8 to encourage an atmosphere of achievement for all. Students are stretched and challenged through a mastery curriculum which focuses on depth of understanding. Assessments happen each half term and test students are the content that they have covered up until that point.
The work in Maths is divided up into the areas of number, shape, algebra and statistics. Initially lessons are focused on knowledge acquisition, ensuring all pupils leave KS3 with a solid understanding of the key mathematical concepts. Lessons challenge students by delving deeper into concepts and interweaving previously learnt skills to keep knowledge fresh. Problem solving is only introduced when students are ready and have the necessary skills to be successful.
Students follow a sequential Scheme of Learning which builds on previously learnt concepts with starter activities recapping prior learning.

Year 7 
Year 7 Top and Year 8 
Year 8 Top 
1 
4 Operations 
Expressions and formulae 
Pythagoras 
2 
Expressions and formulae 
Sequences 
Expressions and formulae 
3 
Sequences 
Angles 
Sequences 
4 
Angles 
Equations and inequalities 
Angles 
5 
Fractions 
2D Shape 
Equations and inequalities 
6 
Equations 
Algebraic graphs 
Present and interpret data 
7 
Present and interpret data 
Transformations 
2D shapes 
8 
2D shape 
Present and interpret data 
Algebraic graphs 
9 
Decimals and estimation 
Percentages 
Transformations 
10 
Present and interpret data 
Probability 
Decimals and estimation 
11 
Percentages 
Indices 
Present and interpret data 
12 
Probability 
3D shape 
Percentages 
13 
Properties of number 
Measures 
Probability 
14 
Measures 
Ratio 
Indices 
15 
Ratio 
Constructions 
3D Shape 
16 


Measures 
17 


Ratio 
18 


Constructions 
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Students study for OCR GCSE J560.
Aims and learning outcomes OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics enables learners to:
• develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
• acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
• reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
• comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics consists of three externallyexamined papers.
Pearson has provided a large data set, which will support the assessment of Statistics in Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics. Students are required to become familiar with the data set in advance of the final assessment.
Assessments will be designed in such a way that questions assume knowledge and understanding of the data set. The expectation is that these questions should be likely to give a material advantage to students who have studied and are familiar with the data set.
Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.
Overarching theme 1: Mathematical argument, language and proof
Overarching theme 2: Mathematical problem solving
Overarching theme 3: Mathematical modelling
Qualification aims and objectives
The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:
● understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study
● extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques
● understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected
● apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general
● use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly
● reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning
● generalise mathematically
● construct mathematical proofs
● use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy
● recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context
● represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them
● draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions
● make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning
● interpret solutions and communicate their interpretation effectively in the context of the problem
● read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding
● read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding
● use technology such as calculators and computers effectively and recognise when their use may be inappropriate
● take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.