Curriculum Leader: Ms R Peters

Subject Teachers: Mr A Clapson, Mr A Kerr, Mrs H Smith, Mr A Thorn, Mrs L Trapnell & Ms J Walter

Famous Quote

Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think. Albert Einstein

Overall Purpose of the Subject - Summary:


Course Outline and Structure – Key Stage 3


Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Year 7

Solve word problems (add and subtract)

Explain and investigate

(multiply and divide)



Applications of algebra

Percentages and Statistics

Year 8


Algebraic Expressions

2D Geometry

Proportional Reasoning

3D Geometry


Year 9

Graphs and Proportion

Algebraic Expressions

2D Geometry

Equations and Inequalities



Year 7 Detailed Course Outline and Structure

Year 8 Detailed Course Outline and Structure

Year 9 Detailed Course Outline and Structure

Assessment Method - Key Stage 3

Students will be monitored through end of unit tests and a more formal end of term test.

Course Outline and Structure - Key Stage 4                      Exam Board: AQA

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). The information in the table below is the same for both Foundation and Higher tiers. The Subject content section shows the content that is assessed in each tier.

This course should enable students to:

  1. Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  2. Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  3. Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  4. Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context

Topic Area

Foundation Tier (%)

Higher Tier (%)













Probability and statistics (combined)



Assessment Method - Key Stage 4


Questions are all a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

The exams will assess the following assessment objectives in the context of the content of each course.

AO1: Use and apply standard techniques. Students should be able to:

  • Accurately recall facts, terminology and definitions
  • Use and interpret notation correctly
  • Accurately carry out routine procedures or set tasks requiring multi-step solutions.

AO2: Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically. Students should be able to:

  • Make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions from mathematical information
  • Construct chains of reasoning to achieve a given result
  • Interpret and communicate information accurately
  • Present arguments and proofs
  • Assess the validity of an argument and critically evaluate a given way of presenting information

AO3: Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts. Students should be able to:

  • Translate problems in mathematical or non-mathematical contexts into a process or a series of mathematical processes
  • Make and use connections between different parts of mathematics
  • Interpret results in the context of the given problem
  • Evaluate methods used and results obtained
  • Evaluate solutions to identify how they may have been affected by assumptions made

UNPACK Problem Solving Strategies can be found on the VLE here.

Extra-Curricular Activities / Clubs:

Maths Challenge

World Maths Day 2015 (15)

Key Website to Support Learning / Useful Resources:

Click here for information about the National Curriculum for KS3 Maths

Click here for information about the National Curriculum for KS4 Maths

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