Maths
Curriculum timetable: Five 50minute 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 AgeRelated 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 multistep 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.
Alevel and Beyond:
Yewlands Academy’s maths curriculum prepares students to be able to study ALevel maths or confidently complete mathematical elements of their courses, but also to be able to use numeracy in their everyday lives.