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"Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."  Albert Einstein
Maths is...
Mathematics is the study of patterns, structure, space and change. As abstract as that may seem, maths is, at its core, a quest (#SpringQuest) for absolutes, definitive solutions and answers. As a department, we place a high value on developing strategies to boost student interest, while also helping them to discover and form connections within the subject. Our sole responsibility is not just teaching for exams, but teaching to inspire lifelong learning and stimulate the curiosity of our students, regardless of their mathematical ability. Supporting our pupils to gain a solid understanding of the foundations of maths enables them to become confidently numerate for life, ready to succeed in today’s modern and everchanging world.
Sequence of Learning
Stage/Year group  Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1  Summer 2 

2 Year 7 FL*  Place Value Negatives on a number line 4 Operations  Types of number Addition and Subtraction of negatives Telling the time  Fractions in diagrams Fractions as % and decimals Mixed and improper fractions  Rounding and estimation Properties of 2D shapes Types of angles Measuring and drawing angled  Units of measure Perimeter of 2D shapes Area of rectangles Simple volume Reflection Translation Tessellations Bar charts, pictograms  Money project Revision 
3 Year 8 FL  Place value Negatives on a number line Factors and multiples Prime numbers 4 operations BIDMAS  Rounding Using a protractor and a compass Properties of 3D shapes Nets of 3D shapes Angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons  Substitution Expressions, Formulas Equivalent fractions Convert between FDP Ratio Linear Sequences 4 operations on fractions  Percentages of amounts Units of measure Angles: straight line, around the point  Substitution Solving equations Perimeter of 2D shapes Area of a triangle, parallelogram, trapezium Volume Coordinates Transformations Averages: mean  Pie charts Frequency polygon Money Project 
4 Year 7 HA* Year 8 MA* Year 9  LA*  Primes, squares, cubes, roots, HCF, LCM 4 operations inc. integers Rounding  Comparing and ordering numbers inc. negatives Symmetry Constructing a triangle Investigating 3D shapes Properties of quadrilaterals Collecting like terms Expanding brackets Substitution, Functions  Exploring FDP Ratio Linear and geometric sequences Units of measure
 Angles Fractions 4 operations Percentages of amounts Percentages increase and decrease Solving equations
 Perimeter of any 2D shape Area of a triangle, parallelogram, trapezium Volume Surface area Equation of a line Transformations Frequency tables Charts Averages  Money Project 
5 Year 8  HA Year 9  MA
 Prime factorisation LCM, HCF Standard form Significant figures 4 operations on negatives BIDMAS Probability  Enlargement Bearings Plans and elevations Index laws, simplifying expressions, expanding brackets, substitution, factorising,changing the subject of the formula  Converting between the FDP Proportional reasoning Compound units Linear sequences Angles basics  Angles in parallel lines Exterior and interior angles Percentages with a calculator Solving linear equations Solving simultaneous equations graphically
 Solving simultaneous equations graphically Circles: area, perimeter Volume of a 3D shapes inc. a cylinder Plotting linear graphs Equation of a line Distance time graph Probability
 Frequency tables Scatter graphs Averages from the table Money project 
6 Year 9  HA Year 10  MA  Index Laws 4 operations on standard form Bounds Constructions: bisectors, loki
 Simplifying expressions Expanding double/ triple brackets Factorising quadratics Substitution Linear and quadratic sequences Fibonacci sequences
 Direct and inverse proportion Similar shapes Compound measures Solving inequalities Inequalities on a number line Circles; arc length, sectors Surface area
 Pythagoras theorem Congruent triangles Proof Linear graphs, parallel lines Equation on a line
 Types of graph Simultaneous equations Independent events Probability tree Scatter graphs Time series  Percentages with a calculator 
7 Year 10  HA  Trigonometry Bearings Index Laws with negative and fractional indices Surds Bounds
 Iteration Simultaneous equations Transformations Surds Expanding and factorising Algebraic fractions Direct and inverse proportion
 Quadratic sequences Geometric progression Inequalities Regions Surface area and volume  Similar shapes and scale factor Circle theorems Quadratics Rate of change Area under the graph
 Recurring decimals Compound interest Solving quadratics Venn diagrams and sets notation Product rule for counting Cumulative frequency and box plots Equation of a circle Perpendicular lines
 Vectors Money project, Revision and exams 
8 Year 11  HA
 3D Pythagoras Trigonometry SURDS Solving quadratic equations
 Enlargement Composite and inverse functions Direct and inverse proportion Geometric progression  Quadratic inequalities Transformation of graphs Histograms Rate of change Vectors
 Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class  Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class  Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class 
G1 to 3 Year 10 Foundation Year 11 FL  Revision on: HCF, LC, Primes Fractions  4 operations FDP conversion Percentages of amounts
 Revision on: BIDMAS Rounding Types of number Units of measure Area and perimeter Linear sequences  Revision on: Coordinates Linear graphs Simplifying expressions, expanding brackets Solving equations Function machines 
Year 11: Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class Year 10 revision on: Ratio and FDP Angles 
Year 11: Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class Year 10 revision on: Area Volume Transformations Probability Charts Averages  Year 10: Revision + exams 
G4  5 Year 11 UPPER Foundation  Revision on: Fractions  4 operations FDP conversion Percentages Decimals  x and
 Revision on: Algebra Expanding and factorising Solving Averages Pie charts, bar charts  Revision on: Angles Perimeter, area, volume 3D shapes Straight line graphs Probability 
Year 11: Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class Year 10: Revision on: Probability Pythagoras Prime factorisation FDP week

Year 11: Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class Year 10 revision on: Probability Rounding Proportion Compound measures  Year 10: Revision + exams 
G5  6 Year 11 LOWER Higher  Revision on: Basic algebra Solving linear and quadratic equations Inequalities Fractions Decimals Percentages Angles Bearings 4 operations Negatives Indices and roots  Revision on: Rounding Plotting linear and quadratic graphs Real life graphs Proportion Shape: perimeter, volume, area, plans and elevations  Revision on: Averages Charts, graphs Cumulative frequency Linear and quadratic sequences Pythagoras theorem Trigonometry
 Year 11 Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class  Year 11 Revision SOW adapted to meet the needs of each class 
*FL  Foundation Learning group
*HA  High Ability
*MA  Middle Ability
*LA  Lower Ability
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