# 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 |
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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 |

## 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.