### Curriculum Aims

At KS3 our students study a mastery curriculum where we use questioning to develop mathematicians. We want our mathematicians to question why something works and when it doesn’t. We will encourage them to develop their fluency throughout the mathematics curriculum to approach problems in multiple different ways.

We want our mathematicians to have a depth to their understanding that allows them the flexibility to reason and argue.

Our aim in the department is to best equip our mathematicians to apply their mathematical knowledge to the everyday world.

The mathematics curriculum is delivered by an enthusiastic and experienced team, who enjoy teaching mathematics and are committed to raising standards across the Key Stages. We want to motivate and inspire our mathematicians to challenge themselves and hold their expectations high.

### KS3 Curriculum Summary

Maths |
Autumn |
Spring |
Summer |

Year 7 |
Number Systems and Calculating Directed Number |
Fractions and Decimals Algebra 1 |
Geometry |

Assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment Year 7 PPE |

Year 8 |
Statistics 1 Fractions 2 Percentages |
Algebra 2 Geometry 2 |
Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change Geometry 3 Statistics 2 |

Assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment Year 8 PPE |

Year 9 |
GCSE | ||

Assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment |
BAM (Build A Mathematician) assessments throughout units End of unit assessment Year 9 PPE |

### GCSE

**Year 9, 10 & 11**– GCSE Mathematics**: **Number, Algebra, Shape, Probability, Statistics, Problem Solving **+ **Optional Level 2 Certificate in Algebra Award for High Ability Students.

### A Level

**Year 12 & 13**

A-Level Mathematics into three discrete areas which are taught over Year 1 and Year 2. The students will take three exams in the second year of the course.

Pure Maths – Algebra, Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Series and Sequences, Differentiation, Integration, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Numerical Methods, Proof.

Statistics – Modelling, Representation of Data, Methods of Location, Methods of Dispersion, Probability, Correlation and Regression, Discrete Random Variables, The Normal Distribution

Mechanics – Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Moments, Vectors.