Mathematics Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director:
Mr C Hill

The Mathematics Faculty at Oulder Hill believe that the skills of numeracy and wider mathematical understanding are key life skills that all students need to develop, in order to understand the world in which we live. We aim to provide a mathematics education that will enable our students to investigate, communicate and manipulate information in a powerful way that will aid the development of their logical and creative thinking. We firmly believe that making mistakes is part of student learning and we celebrate these in class as ways of discovering and correcting misconceptions. Our goal is to develop an environment which supports questioning and investigation across a range of mathematical experiences to enable students to develop a positive and confident attitude towards their mathematics.

Overview of Year 7 & 8

Students have four lessons per week and are taught Mathematics in ability sets based upon baseline data gained in school and KS2 information from primary schools alongside teacher assessment. This setting is monitored regularly to ensure that students are correctly set at all times throughout their time at Oulder Hill. Assessments are carried out at the end of each half term with a SATS style test at the end of year measure the progress they have made. Two pieces of homework are set per week; these can be used to consolidate work done in class, research new topics, apply mathematics in the real world, check understanding on MyMaths, and practise exam style questions.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7

Number properties

Area and Measures

Algebra rules

Algebra rules

Fraction, decimal, percentage

Angles and shapes

Graphs and coordinates

Number calculations

Data and graphs

Transformations

Equations

Factors and multiples

Construction and 3D

Sequences

Multiply and divide

Ratio and proportion

Probability

8

Number properties

Angles and proofs

Probability

Fraction, decimal, percentage

Algebra rules

Area and Volume

Algebra and graphs

Decimals and powers

Transformations

Equations

Data and graphs

Fractions

Algebra problems

Constructions

Ratio and proportion

Data analysis

Overview of Year 9, 10 & 11

Students continue to have four lessons per week and are taught Mathematics in ability sets. In Year 9 students commence the GCSE specification. Assessment continues to take place each half term. Emphasis is placed on Test Score Analysis which highlights individual student’s strengths and areas for development. Two pieces of homework are set per week these can be used to consolidate work done in class, research new topics, apply mathematics in the real world, check understanding on MyMaths, and practise exam style questions and past papers.

Year 9 Curriculum

Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Foundation

Properties of number

Area and measures

Expressions

Calculations

Angles and shapes

Fractions and Percentages

Fractions and percentages

Probability

Algebra and graphs

Algebra and graphs

Data analysis

2D and 3D shapes

Sequences

Fractions and decimals

Exam preparation

Fractions

Decimals

Transformations

Foundation plus

Linear graphs

Area and measures

Properties of number

Decimal calculations

2D shapes

Fraction, decimal, percentage

Fractions, decimals, percentages

Probability

Expressions

Expressions

Data analysis

3D shapes

Real life graphs

Ratio

Calculator methods

Ratio

Proportion

Calculator methods

Higher

Properties of number

Area and volume

Linear graphs

Linear graphs

Fractions and decimals

Averages and samples

Angles and circles

Ratio and proportion

Expressions

Expressions

Data analysis

Percentages

Percentages

Sequences

Exam preparation

Reflections

Rotations

Translations

Higher plus

Properties of number

Circle theorems

Expressions

Proportion and ratio

Sequences

Linear graphs

Averages and samples

Written calculations

Equations

Transformations

Median and quartiles

Integers and powers

Quadratic equations

Length and area

Measures

3D volume

Shapes

Year 10 Curriculum

Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Foundation

Formulae and graphs

Roots & primes

Display data

Equations

Transformations

Ratio & proportion

Further equations

Constructions

Measures

Decimal calculations

Averages

Probability

Geometry
Formulae2D & 3D shapes

Sequences

Indices

Fraction, decimal, percentage

Foundation plus

Transformations

Sequences

Powers & roots

Display data

Equations 1

3D & 2D shapes

Fractions & decimals

Formulae

Inequalities

Constructions

Loci

Proportionality

Averages

Equations 2

Display data 2

Measures

Pythagoras

Area & volume

Higher

Probability

Decimal calculations

Equations

Enlargements

Factors & powers

Averages & graphs

Simultaneous equations

Proportionality

Formulae

Pythagoras

Area

Further Probability

Constructions

Loci

Equations

Graphs

Sine, cosine and tangent

Geometry problems

Higher plus

Probability

Proportionality

Simultaneous equations

Inequalities

Pythagoras

Trigonometry

Frequency graphs

Formulae

Quadratic equations

Sine and cosine rules

Graph sketching

Independent events

Vectors

Transforming graphs

Proof

Trigonometric graphs

Plot and recognise trig functions

Transforming trig functions

Year 11 Curriculum

Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Foundation

Decimal calculations

Indices

Fraction, decimal, percentage

Formulae and graphs

Transformations

Measures

Sequences

Averages

Display data

Equations

Geometry

Ratio and proportion

Formulae

Constructions

Probability

GCSE exam – early June
Foundation plus

Formulae

3D and 2D shapes

Display data

Sequences

Transformations

Loci

Fractions and decimals

Equations 1

Proportionality

Area and volume

Averages

Powers and roots

Constructions

Display data

Measures

GCSE exam – early June
Higher

Proportionality

Area

Averages and graphs

Enlargements

Formulae

Equations

Probability

Factors and powers

Pythagoras

Constructions

Loci

Sine, cosine and tangent

Simultaneous equations

Geometry problems

Equations

GCSE exam – early June
Higher plus

Formulae

Inequalities

Quadratic equations

Frequency graphs

Trigonometry

Proportionality

Probability

Trigonometric graphs

Independent events

Pythagoras

Sine and cosine rules

Transforming trig functions

Plot and recognise trig functions

Graph sketching

Vectors

GCSE exam – early June

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Further Information

Gifted and talented mathematicians in sets 1 of every year group participate in the UK Maths Challenge so that they can compete against the most able Mathematicians across the country to receive Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Pupils in top set year 11  are also entered for a Further Mathematics GCSE in addition to the standard Mathematics GCSE taken by the rest of the year group.