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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  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
GCSE EXAM: EDEXCEL