Curriculum Intent Summary

We promote mathematics as a positive experience and a subject to enjoy, we develop resilience and perseverance through the delivery of a comprehensive curriculum which equips students with the fundamental mathematical knowledge to succeed in everyday life.  We aim high and encourage the best from both staff and students. 

Please find below a link to a Maths Video. The video is to share with you what students will be learning over the Spring Term.

Years 7 & 8

Year 

Group  

Term 1  Term 2  Term 3  Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
7 1. Whole numbers and decimals

2. Measures, perimeter and area

3. Expressions and formulae

 

 

4. Fractions, decimals and percentages

5. Angles and 2D shapes

 

6. Graphs

7. Adding and subtracting

8. Statistics

 

 

 

 

9. Transformations and symmetry

10. Equations

15. Ratio and proportion

 

 

 

16. Probability

11. Factors and multiples

12. Constructions and 3D shapes

 

 

 

13. Sequences

14. Multiplying and dividing

 

 

 

8 1.Whole numbers and decimals

2. Measures, perimeter and area

3. Expressions and formulae

 

 

4. Fractions, decimals and percentages

5. Angles and 2D shapes

 

6. Graphs

7. Adding and subtracting

8. Statistics

 

 

 

 

9. Transformations and symmetry

10. Equations

15. Ratio and proportion

 

 

 

16. Probability

11. Factors and multiples

12. Constructions and 3D shapes

 

 

 

13. Sequences

14. Multiplying and dividing

 

 

 

Years 9, 10 and 11 

Year 9 

Year 9 students will begin the OCR J560 GCSE Maths course, their starting point is dependent on the understanding and progress made in Y7 and 8.   The GCSE course is broken down into a series of modules that increase in difficulty; Initial, Bronze, Silver and Gold with the additional module of Platinum for the Foundation tier students.  In January of Y11, a final decision will be made as to which tier of entry a student will be entered for, the Foundation tier covers grades 1 to 5 and the Higher tier covers grades 4 to 9. 

Y9  Y10  Y11 
KS4 curriculum OCR J560 Syllabus 
Foundation  Initial  Bronze  Silver  Gold  Platinum   
Higher      Initial  Bronze  Silver  Gold


Year 10 
 

Year 10 students continue with the OCR J560 GCSE Maths course, progress and understanding acquired in Y9 is also taken into consideration.   The GCSE course is broken down into a series of modules that increase in difficulty; Initial, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum for the Foundation tier.   

In January of Y11, a final decision will be made as to which tier of entry a student will be entered for, the Foundation tier covers grades 1 to 5 and the Higher tier covers grades 4 to 9. 

Year 11  

Year 11 students continue and complete the OCR J560 GCSE Maths course, progress and understanding acquired in Y10 is also taken into consideration.   The GCSE course is broken down into a series of modules that increase in difficulty; Initial, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum for the Foundation tier.   

During Y11 students will additionally embark on a revision programme to ensure that they are fully prepared for the GCSE examinations. 

In January of Y11, a final decision will be made as to which tier of entry a student will be entered for, the Foundation tier covers grades 1 to 5 and the Higher tier covers grades 4 to 9. 

The GCSE examination comprises of three 1hour 30minute examinations of which one with taken without a calculator. 

Further to the GCSE Mathematics course, students will (on an individual basis) be entered for the AQA GCSE Statistics examination.  Statistics is taught alongside and in conjunction with the GCSE maths curriculum. 

Foundation Initial  Foundation Bronze 
1. Rounding Numbers  1. Congruency and enlargement 
2. Shapes and solids  2. Sequences 
3. Addition and subtraction  3. Angles in triangles and quadrilaterals 
4. Algebra  4. Reading from graphs 
5. Negative numbers  5. Writing and using formulae 
6. Probability  6. Factors, prime numbers and multiples 
7. Multiplying and dividing  7. Squares, cubes and index notation 
8. Fractions 1  8. Volume of cuboids 
9. Measures  9. 3D shapes 
10. Number Patterns and Sequences  10. Rounding numbers and estimating 
11. Percentages  11. Simple proportion 
12. Maps and Plans  12. Maps, bearings and scale drawings 
13. Listing  13. Solving equations 
14. Angles  14. Estimation of distances and areas 
15. Time  15. Pie charts 
16. Formulae  16. Fractions 2 
17. Order of operations  17. Probability 2 
18. Two-way Tables  18. Classifying quadrilaterals 
  19. Simplifying algebra 
  20. Interpreting statistical data and measures 
  21. Positive and negative numbers 

 

  

Foundation Silver/Higher Initial  Foundation Gold/Higher Bronze 
1. Using a calculator  1. Enlargement 
2. Brackets and factors  2. Percentages 2 
3. Translations  3. Probability 2 
4. Probability  4. Linear graphs 
5. Drawing triangles  5. Angles in polygons 
6. Fractions  6. Real life graphs 
7. Views  7. Checking solutions to calculations  
8. Expressions and formulae  8. Scatter diagrams 
9. Percentages 1  9. Pythagoras’ Theorem 
10. Area and perimeter  10. Quadratic graphs 
11.  Surveys and two way tables  11. Mean from a grouped frequency table 
12. Equations   12. Inequalities 
13. Angles on parallel lines  13. Compound measures 
14. Circles  14. Reciprocals, factors and multiples 
15. Decimals  15. Rearranging formula 
16. Rotations  16. Loci 
17. Linear graphs  17. Decimals 2 
18. Ratio and proportion  18. Accuracy 
19. Working with data  19. Indices 
20. Transformations  20. Sequences 
  21. Prisms and units 
  22. Fractions 
  23. Transformations 2 

 

Foundation Platinum/Higher Silver  Higher Gold 
1. Percentage increase & decrease *  1. Linear inequalities 
2. Quadratic, cubic and reciprocal graphs  2. Line segments & 3D coordinates 
3. Probability *  3. Working in 2D & 3D 
4. Vectors *  4. Upper and lower bounds 
5. Proportion & variation  5. Histograms 
6. Enlargement  6. Trigonometry in non-right angled triangles. 
7. Cumulative frequency *  7. Growth and decay  
8. Simultaneous equations *  8. Surveys and sampling 
9. Multiplying brackets & indices *  9. Circle properties 
10. Standard form *  10. Rational numbers 
11.  Similar figures *  11. Surds 
12. Equation of a straight line *  12. Probability 
13. Volume & surface area of 3D shapes  13. Congruency – proof 
14. Factorising & cancelling algebraic expression  14. Calculating roots of equations 
15. Indices *  15. Comparing sets of data 
16. Solving linear equations  16. Working with algebraic fractions 
17. Trigonometry *  17. Combining transformations 
18. Area & volumes of similar shapes  18. Further simultaneous equations 
19. Rearranging formulae  19. Graphs (Sine, Cosine, Tangent) 
20. Time series & moving averages *  20. Transforming functions 
21. Quadratic equations  21. Iteration 

In addition, the Statistics course requires the following topics to be taught; Foundation tier – boxplots and interquartile range, sampling techniques; Higher tier – Spearman’s Rank, standard deviation, additional sampling techniques 

* denotes topics that will be taught to targeted lower ability students during intervention sessions.