The Maths curriculum is sequenced to ensure mastery of a range of key mathematical knowledge and skills in the first years, so pupils can then progress this understanding when facing more challenging mathematical concepts at GCSE or A Level study.
Starting from Year 7, pupils develop a strong base in using number and algebra, building fluency to enable them to access linked areas as they progress in their studies.
Pupils cover a range of topics in each year, returning to them over the years to revisit key concepts and deepen their knowledge and understanding. The curriculum is designed to be coherent, so pupils can see and make links between topics throughout the five year study.
In line with the latest thinking on the study of mathematics, curriculum resources have been 'atomised', with new material presented in smaller steps allowing for time for guided and independent practise to ensure a high success rate.
In Year 11, pupils sit the Edexcel GCSE Maths qualification.
|Autumn 1||Number - Place value, decimals, negatives, operations, order of operations|
|Autumn 2||Algebra - simplify, expand, factorise, substitute, equations|
|Spring 1||Angles and Polygons|
|Spring 2||Fractions, Percentages and FDP|
|Summer 1||Measures and Rounding, 3D Solids, Construction, similarity and congruence|
|Summer 2||Statistics 1|
|Autumn 1||Integers, Standard Form, Ratio and Proportion|
|Autumn 2||Equations, Sequences, Coordinates and Bearings|
|Spring 1||Statistics 2|
|Spring 2||Rounding, Estimation and Multiplicative Reasoning|
|Summer 1||Perimeter, Area, Circles and Surface Area|
|Autumn 1||Manipulating Algebra - simplify, expand, factorise, substitute, indices|
|Autumn 2||Angles, Pythagoras and Right Angled Trigonometry|
|Spring 1||Statistics 3|
|Spring 2||Fractions, Percentages, FDP and Surds|
|Summer 1||Sequences, Linear Graphs and Real Life Graphs|
|Summer 2||Ratio and Proportion|
|Autumn 1||Equations, Inequalities, Rearranging Formulae, Solving Quadratics and Simultaneous Equations|
|Autumn 2||Transformations, Similarity, Surface Area and Volume|
|Spring 1||Multiplicative Reasoning, Growth and Decay|
|Spring 2||Angles, Circle Theorems, Pythagoras and Trigonometry|
|Summer 1||Further Graphs - Quadratics, cubics, reciprocals, exponentials, trigonometric|
|Autumn 1||Rounding, Proof, Functions and Transformation of Graphs|
|Autumn 2||Vectors, Circle Theorems, Iterations, Construction and Loci|
|Spring 1||Exam Preparation|
|Spring 2||Exam Preparation|
|Summer 1||Exam Preparation|
The Computer Science curriculum equips pupils with the digital literacy skills to go into a world dependant on the use of digital technology.
In Year 7, pupils learn about concepts of cyber security - dealing with online threats and how to keep data secure. They start to build skills in computational thinking through simple block programming before creating games based on more complex sequencing nad programming.
Moving into Year 8, pupils explore text based programming and build their understanding of computer software and networks.
In Year 9, pupils embark on a major programming project, cover Internet programming languages and advanced spreadsheets.
Starting In Year 10, some pupils may continue study towards sitting OCR GCSE Computer Science, which focuses on more advanced programming, computational thinking and algorithms. The majority of pupils will study practical applications of computing via the Edexcel BTEC Digital Information Technology qualification.
|Autumn 1||Impact of Technology – Collaborating Online Respectfully|
|Autumn 2||Using Media – Gaining Support for a Cause|
|Spring 1||Representations: from clay to silicon|
|Summer 1||Scratch 1|
|Autumn 1||Scratch 2|
|Autumn 2||Understanding Computers|
|Spring 2||Programming: Mobile app development|
|Summer 2||HMTL CSS|
|Spring 1||Advanced Spreadsheets|
|Spring 2||Cybersecurity NCCE|
|Summer 1||Wired and Warless Networks|
|Summer 2||Java Script CS|
|Autumn 2||System Security and System Software|
|Spring 1||Storage & Legal and Ethical|
|Spring 2||Computational thinking and algorithms & Programming|
|Summer 1||System Architecture/Memory|
|Summer 2||System Software & Data Representation|
Programming and Translators and facilities of languages
|Spring 1||Revision and Exam Preparation|
|Spring 2||Revision and Exam Preparation|
|Summer 1||Revision and Exam Preparation|
Digital Information Technology
Component 1 A
Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations
Component 1 B
Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface
Component 1 CDevelop and review a user interface
Component 2 AInvestigate the role and impact of using data on individuals and organisations
Component 2 BCreate a dashboard using data manipulation tools
Component 2 CDraw conclusions and review presentation methods
Component 3Modern technologies
Component 3Cyber security
Component 3The wider implications of digital systems
Component 3Planning and communication in digital systems