Maths is for everyone; it's woven into the fabric of everyday life. Mathematics is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their full potential, whatever that may be. Through our style of teaching we aim to build pupil motivation as a means of enabling pupils to reach their full potential whatever their level of ability. We adopt a variety of teaching strategies that are specifically suited to the needs of individual pupils. Significant efforts are made to relate mathematics to reallife situations, improving basic numeracy while incorporating audio visual aids as effective tools to increase interest and confidence in the subject. Paramount to the ethos of Mathematics teaching at Spring Hill High School is the demonstration to pupils that maths is fun and that it can be taught and learned in an interesting and stimulating manner.
Pupils have access to the mathswatch website via their own individual username and password. This enables them to have full access both at home and at school to a range of mathematical activities for revision and for fun.
Departmental aims include:
 Fostering a positive attitude towards, and enjoyment of the subject;
 Developing understanding of the basic concepts and deep structures of numbers that can be applied not just to school work but in society as well;
 Enhancing an understanding and recognition of best practice in answering exam questions;
 Imparting the skills necessary to produce a logical and clearly reasoned response to using appropriate mathematical notation accurately;
 Encouraging creative thinking and confidence building so that pupils can solve standard as well as unusual problems;
 Establishing skills in the analysis of and interpretation of given numerical information using it to draw conclusions, make reasonable evaluations and informed decisions;
 Maximising the mathematical understanding and achievement of every pupil.
The Curriculum
The Mathematics curriculum is organised around the statutory requirements and is personalised for each student in the school. The Department follows the AQA syllabus for pupils aiming to gain a GCSE qualification and offers entry level qualifications as well as functional skills mathematics up to level two.
Years 7 and 8 students are following the New National Curriculum for Mathematics. The new National Curriculum places more emphasis on mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Students should be able to apply mathematical knowledge in other subjects such as science, geography and computing. The aim is to help learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society.
Years 9 ,10 and 11 students are following the new AQA GCSE programme of study.


Mathematics Curriculum Overview
Year 7

Term 

Subject content 

Autumn 1 

Solve word problems  add and subtract
 Place value (including decimals)
 Add and subtract (including decimals).
 Estimation .
 Perimeter.
 Word problems


Autumn 2 

Explain and investigate (multiply and divide)
 Factors, HCF, multiples, LCM .
 Multiply and divide (including decimals)
 Area of rectangle and triangle
 Calculate the mean


Spring 1 

Geometry
 Draw, measure and name acute and obtuse angles
 Find unknown angles (straight lines, at a point, vertically opposite)
 Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals


Spring 2 

Fractions
 Equivalent fractions
 Compare and order fractions and decimals
 Change mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa
 Fraction of a quantity Multiply and divide fractions


Summer 1 

Applications of algebra
 Order of operations
 Substitution
 Simplify algebraic expressions
 Solve word problems with expressions
 Sequences (termtoterm, not nth term)


Summer 2 

Percentages and statistics
 Construct and interpret statistical diagrams including pie charts
 Convert between percentages, vulgar fractions and decimals
 Percentage of a quantity
 Find the whole, given the part and the percentage

Year 8

Term 

Subject content 

Autumn 1 

Number
 Primes and indices
 Prime factorisation to find LCM , HCF,squares and cubes
 Venn diagrams
 Enumerating sets
 Add and subtract fractions


Autumn 2 

Algebraic expressions
 Negative numbers and inequality statements
 Formulate and evaluate expressions
 Linear equations
 Expressions and equations from realworld situations
 Linear sequences: nth term


Spring 1 

2D Geometry
 Draw accurate triangles and quadrilaterals (ruler, protractor,compasses.)
 Find unknown angles (including parallel lines)
 Conversion between length units and between area units.
 Areas and perimeters of composite figures
 Areas of parallelograms and trapeziums


Spring 2 

Proportional reasoning
 Convert between percentages, vulgar fractions and decimals
 Percentage increase and decrease, finding the whole given the part of percentage
 Ratio (equivalent, of a quantity) and rate
 speed , distance, time


Summer 1 

3D geometry
 Rounding, significant figures and estimation
 Circumference and area of a circle
 Visualise and identify 3D shapes and their nets.
 Volume of cuboid, prism, cylinder, composite solids.


Summer 2 

Statistics
 Collect and organise data
 Interpret and compare statistical representations.
 mean, median, and mode averages
 The range and outliers

Year 9

Term 

Subject content 

Autumn 1 

Graphs and proportion
 Cartesian coordinates
 Linear graphs
 Direct and inverse proportion
 Calculate with scales
 Standard form


Autumn 2 

Algebraic expressions
 Sequences including arithmetic and geometric
 Algebraic manipulation
 Change the subject of a formula
 Expansion
 Factorisation


Spring 1 

Geometry
 Construction and loci
 Triangles and quadrilaterals (angles on diagonals)
 Congruence and similarity
 Angles in polygons


Spring 2 

Proportional reasoning
 Construct and solve equations and inequalities
 Graphical solutions to simultaneous linear equations
 Quadratic and other graphs


Summer 1 

3D geometry
 Pythagoras’ theorem
 Exploring trigonometry with a 306090 triangle
 Transformations (translation, rotation, reflection)
 Use known angle and shape facts to obtain simple proofs


Summer 2 

Statistics
 Probability
 Mean of grouped data
 Compare two data sets
 Stemandleaf diagrams
 Scatter graphs

Key stage 4 and 5
GCSE Curriculum Overview
Year 10

Term 

Subject content 

Autumn 1 

Number
 Calculations with and rule of indices
 Calculations with standard form
 Compound interest
 Growth and decay
 Standard nonlinear sequences


Autumn 2 

Geometry
 Enlargement
 Similar shapes
 Bearings
 Trigonometry in right angles


Spring 1 

Reasoning
 Algebraic arguments
 Loci
 Key angle and shape facts
 Coordinates (including midpoints, problems)
 Equations of parallel and perpendicular lines
 Vectors


Spring 2 

Geometry and number
 Properties of 3D shapes; their plans and elevations
 Estimation
 Surface area and volume of pyramids, cones and spheres (including exact answers)
 Angle proofs
 Limits of accuracy


Summer 1 

Sampling and probability
 Populations and samples
 Theoretical and experimental probability
 Listing
 Set notation
 Venn diagrams
 Combined events, including tree diagrams


Summer 2 

Applications of algebra
 Expand and factorise binomials
 Quadratic equations
 Cubic and reciprocal graphs
 Simultaneous equations
 Graphical solutions of equations

Year 11

Term 

Subject content 

Autumn 1 

Number
 Arcs and sectors of circles
 Using angle and shape facts to derive results
 Proof in algebra and geometry
 Variation


Autumn 2 

Geometry
 Represent and describe distributions
 Identify misleading graphs
 Time series
 Correlation and lines of best fit
 Solve problems involving compound units.


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Functional Skills Level 1 Curriculum Overview
Functional skills qualifications in mathematics assess three interrelated process skills:
 Representing selecting the mathematics and information to model a situation
 Analysingprocessing and using mathematics
 Interpretinginterpreting and communicating the results of the analysis
Functional skills qualifications in mathematics are available at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, level 1 and level 2. The criteria for these qualifications specify the requirements in terms of skill standards and coverage and range at each level.
At each level of the qualification, these subsume the previous level’s skill standards and the indicative coverage and range, supporting a progression based suite of skills qualifications. The coverage and range statements provide
Functional Skills Criteria for Mathematics an indication of the type of mathematical content learners are expected to apply in functional contexts; 

Mathematics Functional Skills  Level 1 Plan Guide

Skills standards 

Coverage and range 

Assessment weighting 

Representing
 Understand practical problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and situations, some of which are nonroutine.
 Identify and obtain necessary information to tackle the problem.
 Select mathematics in an organised way to find solutions.



Understand and use whole numbers and understand negative numbers in practical contexts;

Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers using a range of strategies;

Understand and use equivalences between common fractions,decimals and percentages;

Add and subtract decimals up to two decimal places;

Solve simple problems involving ratio, where one number is a multiple of the other;

Use simple formulae expressed in words for one or twostep operations;

Solve problems requiring calculation with common measures, including money, time, length, weight, capacity and temperature;

Convert units of measure in the same system;

Work out areas and perimeters in practical situations;

Construct geometric diagrams,models and shapes;

Extract and interpret information from tables, diagrams, charts and graphs;

Collect and record discrete data and organise and represent information in different ways;

Find mean and range;

Use data to assess the likelihood of an outcome.


3040% 

Analysing
 Apply mathematics in an organised way to find solutions to straightforward practical problems for different purposes.
 Use appropriate checking procedures at each stage.



3040% 

Interpreting
 Interpret and communicate solutions to practical problems,drawing simple conclusions and giving explanations.



3040% 
Functional Skills Level 2 Curriculum Overview Mathematics
Functional Skills  Level 2 Plan Guide

Skills standards 

Coverage and range 

Assessment weighting 

Representing
 Understand routine and nonroutine problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and situations.
 Identify the situation or problems and identify the mathematical methods needed to solve them.
 Choose from a range of mathematics to find solutions.



Understand and use positive and negative numbers of any size in practical contexts;

Carry out calculations with numbers of any size in practical contexts, to a given number of decimal places;

Understand, use and calculate ratio and proportion, including problems involving scale;

Understand and use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages;

Understand and use simple formulae and equations involving one or twostep operations;

Recognise and use 2D representations of 3D objects;

Find area, perimeter and volume of common shapes;

Use, convert and calculate using metric and, where appropriate,imperial measures;

Collect and represent discrete and continuous data, using ICT where appropriate;

Use and interpret statistical measures, tables and diagrams, for discrete and continuous data, using ICT where appropriate;

Use statistical methods to investigate situations;

Use probability to assess the likelihood of an outcome.


3040% 

Analysing
 Apply a range of mathematics to find solutions.
 Use appropriate checking procedures and evaluate their effectiveness at each stage.



3040% 

Interpreting
 Interpret and communicate solutions to multistage practical problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts and situations.
 Draw conclusions and provide mathematical justifications.



3040% 
