Mathematics
OVERVIEW
The aim of the Mathematics Department is that students enjoy the subject and are continually encouraged and challenged to seek excellence. Students are asked to think about Mathematics in a creative way in order to appreciate clear and succinct mathematical argument. Students are encouraged to appreciate the importance of mathematics and its relevance to other aspects of the curriculum and to life beyond school days.
In principal we aim:
 To ensure that all students make progress in every Maths lesson they attend
 To offer a variety of approaches to both learning and teaching
 To ensure that students achieve the best that they can do
 To ensure pupils enjoy their lessons
CURRICULUM
YEAR 7
Year 7 are covering the following topics this term:
Set X 1 and X2 (2C) 
Set X2 and Y2 (2B)  Set X3 and Y3 (2A) 
Whole numbers and decimals  Whole numbers and decimals 
Number Operations and Calculations. Place value ordering and rounding 
INVESTIGATION: Sums and Products 
INVESTIGATION: Sums and Products 
INVESTIGATION: Sums and Products 
Metric & Imperial measures. Areas & Circumferences of a circle 
Measures, Perimeter & Area  Measures, Perimeter & Area 
Expressions & Formulae  Expressions & Formulae 
Using symbols, simplifying expressions, substitution 
Case Study 1  Energy in the home 
Case Study 1  Energy in the home 
Case Study 1  Energy in the home 
Half Term  Half Term  Half Term 
Fractions, Decimals & Percentages  Fractions, Decimals & Percentages  Fractions, Decimals & Percentages 
Angles and 2D shapes  Angles and 2D shapes  Angles and 2D shapes 
Graphs  Graphs  Graphs 
INVESTIGATION: Polygons/ICT Logo 
INVESTIGATION: Polygons/ICT Logo 
INVESTIGATION: Polygons/ICT Logo 
YEAR 8
Year 8 are covering the following topics this term:
Set X 1 and Y1 (3C)  X2 and Y2 (3B)  X3 (3A) 
Whole Numbers and decimals  Whole Numbers and decimals  Whole Numbers and decimals 
Measures, Perimeter and area  Measures, Perimeter and area  Measures, Perimeter and area 
Expressions and formulae  Expressions and formulae  Expressions and formulae 
CASE STUDY Why do bikes have gears 
CASE STUDY Why do bikes have gears 
CASE STUDY Why do bikes have gears 
Half Term  Half Term  Half Term 
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages  Fractions, Decimals and Percentages  Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 
Problem Solving  The Beauty Formula 
Problem Solving  The Beauty Formula 
Problem Solving  The Beauty Formula 
Angles  Angles  Angles 
Algebra  Algebra  Algebra 
YEAR 9
Year 9 are covering the following topics this term:
X1, Y1, X2, Y2, X3 (Higher) 
Set Y2 (Foundation) 
Number 1: HCF & LCM, surds and estimation 
Number 1: Calculations, decimals, factors & multiples, prime factors 
Simplify expressions, Indices, Expanding and factorising 1, sequences 
Algebra: Simplifying expressions, formulae, expanding brackets, factorising.
Handling Data: Frequency tables, time series, stem & leaf diagrams, pie charts, scatter graphs, problem solving 
Handling Data: Time Series, scatter graphs, averages and range, problem solving 
Fractions & Percentages: Fractions, calculating percentages, problem solving 
Fraction, decimals & Percentages: Fractions, ratios and problem solving 

Assessment 1  Assessment 1 
YEAR 10
Year 10 are covering the following topics this term:
Set X1, X2, Y1 (Higher)  Set Y2 (Foundation) 
Equations and inequalities  Transformations: Reflection, rotation, enlargement, translation 
Probability: Mutually exclusive events, experimental probability, set notation  Ratio and proportion: comparing ratios, using ratios and proportion 
Multiplicative reasoning: compound measures, ratio & proportion  Rightangled triangles: Pythagoras, trigonometry 
Similarity & Congruence: similarity in 3D solids, geometric proof  Probability: Venn diagrams, tree diagrams and problem solving 
More trigonometry: Trigonometric graphs, sine & cosine rule 
Multiplicative Reasoning: percentages, compound measures, direct and inverse proportion 
Assessment  Assessment 
YEAR 11
Year 11 are covering the following topics this term:
All Sets 
Pythagoras & Trigonometry 
Vectors 
Graphs 
Half Term 
3D Shapes 
Assessment 1 
Probability 
Proportion 
SMSC IN MATHS
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning is being delivered in high quality lessons.
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT IN MATHS
Developing deep thinking and questioning the way in which the world works promotes the spiritual growth of students. In Maths lessons pupils are always encouraged to delve deeper into their understanding of Mathematics and how it relates to the world around them. The skills of analysing data are taught from Year 7 to Year 11 to enable students to make sense of vast amounts of data available in the modern world around them. Sequences, patterns, measures and ultimately the entire study of Mathematics was created to make more sense of the world around us and we enable each of our students to use Maths as a tool to explore it more fully.
EXAMPLES OF SPIRITUAL LESSONS IN MATHS:
 Pupils considering the development of pattern in different cultures including work on tessellations such as using Rangoli designs or the use of religious symbols for symmetry
 Fibonacci pattern
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN MATHS
The moral development of pupils is an important thread running through the entire mathematics syllabus. In all years students work on various projects that use Maths in real life contexts, applying and exploring the skills required solving various problems.
Examples of Moral lessons in maths:
 Pupils conducting an opinion survey on a moral issue
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN MATHS
Problem solving skills and teamwork are fundamental to Mathematics, through creative thinking, discussion, explaining and presenting ideas. Students are always encouraged to develop their Mathematical reasoning skills, communicating with others and explaining concepts to each other. Self and peer reviewing are very important to enable pupils to have an accurate grasp of where they are and how they need to improve. Working together in pairs or groups and supporting others is a key part of Maths lessons.
Examples of Social lessons in maths:
 Allowing discussion and debate on the use and abuse of statistics in the media
 Revision sessions
 Investigation when teaching questionnaires
CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN MATHS
Mathematics is a universal language with a myriad of cultural inputs throughout the ages. We encourage the teaching of various approaches to Mathematics including the Chinese lattice method for multiplication. We also explore the Mathematics applied in different cultures such as Rangoli patterns, symmetry, tessellations and Islamic geometric patterns. The ability to use exchange rates for foreign travel are also important life skills students will learn.
Examples of Cultural lessons in maths:
 Pupils investigating different number sequences and where they occur in the real world
 Allowing discussion on the cultural and historical roots of mathematics, such Pythagoras’ theorem
 Pupils discussing the use of mathematics in cultural symbols and patterns
 Mathematics is a universal language
 Use of the Chinese lattice method when teaching multiplication
 Pupils to have the ability to use exchange rates for foreign travel