# Maths

Curriculum timetable: Five 50-minute lessons per week.

Curriculum overview:

 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Unit 1 Sequences Ratio & scale Straight Line Graphs Unit 2 Algebraic Notation Multiplicative Change Forming and Solving Equations Unit 3 Equality & Equivalence Multiplying and dividing fractions Testing Conjectures Unit 4 Place value & ordering integers / decimals Working in the Cartesian Plane 3d Shapes Unit 5 Fraction, decimals & percentages Representing Data Constructions & congruency Unit 6 Problem Solving with Addition / Subtraction Brackets, equations & inequalities. Number Unit 7 Problem Solving with multiplication & division Indices Using Percentages Unit 8 Fractions & percentages of amounts Fractions & Percentages Maths & Money Unit 9 Operations & equations with directed number Standard Form Deduction Unit 10 Addition Subtraction with fractions Number sense Rotation & translation Unit 11 Constructing, measuring & using geometric notation. Angles in parallel lines and polygons Pythagoras’ theorem Unit 12 Developing geometric reasoning Area of Trapezia and circles Enlargement & similarity Unit 13 Developing number sense Line symmetry & reflection Solving ration & proportion problems Unit 14 Sets & Probability The data handling cycle Rates Unit 15 Prime numbers & proof Measures of location Probability.

KS3 information:

The maths curriculum builds upon KS2 maths. Around 15 units are covered each academic year, becoming more ambitious and challenging in subsequent years. A lot of time is spent building student numeracy and number skills. Functional skills, problem solving, and critical thinking strategies are interwoven into the mathematics syllabus, to develop the student’s ability to think independently and to build resilience.

Yewlands maths lessons are differentiated according to student need. Lessons are planned with the subsequent titles and Age-Related Expectations.

• 1) Independent Tasks build up fluency. These tasks are classed as ‘Working Towards Age Related Expectations’.
• 2) Exam Questions / Correct the mistake these questions are ‘At Age Related Expectations’.
• 3) Further Complexity questions / tasks allows students to apply their knowledge to real life problems, involving two or more topics. Completing these tasks shows that students are ‘Working Above Age Related Expectations’.

GCSE information:

Yewland’s Maths Exam Board: Edexcel (1MA1) and the Edexcel curriculum is used at GCSE, in years 10 and year 11. Subject Knowledge is built upon from KS3, preparing students for their GCSE’s. In KS4 students apply their knowledge and understanding to situations and questions with multi-step problems. Topics such as Trigonometry, Direct and Indirect proportion, Quadratics Equations are Vectors are a few topics that are introduced at KS4.

Knowledge in Mathematics:

Mathematics topics grouped into 6 overarching strands throughout the maths curriculum, namely,

• 1) Number,
• 2) Algebra,
• 3) Ratio, proportion, and rates of change,
• 4) Geometry & measure,
• 5) Statistics and
• 6) Probability.

These strands run throughout the KS3 and KS4 curriculum. Most of the knowledge students require can be found in Yewlands Academy’s ‘Knowledge Organisers’.

How to prepare for GCSE:

Maths lessons are planned to support students to achieve the best possible grade at GCSE, with ample exam style question practice. Students’ complete retrieval starters on a daily basis, to help them revise and practice skills they have learnt in the last three weeks of study. Y11 Period 7 revision sessions further support students to consistently revise throughout the academic year. Students practice skills until they are mastered them. In additional to this, after each unit there is an end of unit assessment for all students.

A-level and Beyond:

Yewlands Academy’s maths curriculum prepares students to be able to study A-Level maths or confidently complete mathematical elements of their courses, but also to be able to use numeracy in their everyday lives.

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