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Mathematics

INTRODUCTION

At Wright Robinson we strive to provide a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for all learners.

We encourage students to develop confidence in, have a positive attitude towards, and recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and within society. We also provide a strong mathematical foundation for students who go on to study mathematics in further and higher education.

KS3 Curriculum Map

 

Curriculum in Year 7

During KS3, pupils complete up to 19 units of work. After each unit, pupils are formatively assessed through unit tests. Pupils receive regular feedback, and lessons are tailored towards pupils needs. Weekly homework is prescribed for each set and is interleaved throughout the year to aid memory retention. Students undertake three summative assessments throughout the year which track the long term gains in progress.

 

How we assess:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

Number units A - C

Algebra units A - B

Geometry units A - B

Number units C - D

Algebra units B - C

Geometry units B - C

Statistics unit A - B

Algebra units C - E

Statistics unit B - C

Content
  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subraction
  • Rounding
  • Negative Numbers
  • Multiply, Divide, BIDMAS,
  • Number types
  • Conversion
  • Terminology
  • Functions
  • Expressions
  • Substitution
  • Co-ordinates
  • Measuring
  • Geometric Notation
  • Properties of Shapes
  • 4 Operations with Fractions
  • Mixed Numbers
  • Percentages
  • Expand
  • Factorise
  • Form Expressions
  • Angle Facts
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Data types, Drawing Charts and Tables
  • Averages
  • Linear and Non Linear Sequences,
  • Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Probability
  • Frequency Trees and Two Way Tables

 

How can parents help?

  • Make sure to buy a recommended calculator (ParentPay)
  • Optionally buy a KS3 revision guide (ParentPay)  
  • Ask your child if they have completed their maths homework - they should have it every week and be on a yellow sheet
  • Use the following website to boost Numeracy Ninja scores: Numeracy Ninjas 
  • Find extra revision here: Maths Made Easy

 

Curriculum in Year 8

In Year 8, pupils consolidate knowledge learnt in Year 7 by completing memory retention tasks. This knowledge is built on and extended in Year 8 with problem solving and extension activities. Extra Year 8 topics include testing conjectures, congruence and types of data.

 

How we assess:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

Number units B - C

Algebra units B - C

Geometry units B - C

Statistics unit C

Number units C - D

Algebra units C - D

Geometry units C - D

Statistics unit D - E

Number units D - E

Algebra units D - F

Geometry units D - E

 

Content
  • Multiply
  • Divide
  • BIDMAS
  • Number types
  • Conversion
  • Expand
  • Factorise
  • Form
  • Expressions
  • Angle Facts
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Averages
  • Application
  • Data and Charts
  • 4 Operations with Fractions
  • Mixed Numbers
  • Percentages
  • Linear and Non Linear Sequences
  • Area, Volume
  • Circles
  • Venn diagrams
  • Tree Diagrams
  • Scatter Graphs 
  • Representing Ratio
  • Sharing Ratio
  • FDP
  • Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Transformations and Compound Measures
  • Finding and Interpreting Gradient
  • Equations of Straight Lines

 

How can parents help?

  • Make sure to buy a recommended calculator (ParentPay)
  • Optionally buy a KS3 revision guide (ParentPay)  
  • Ask your child if they have completed their maths homework - they should have it every week and be on a yellow sheet
  • Use the following website to boost NumeracyNinja scores: Numeracy Ninjas 
  • Find extra revision here: Maths Made Easy

Curriculum in Year 9

Learning takes a more personalised approach, with teachers catering for the specific needs of their classes. Regular assessment and feedback is given, where students are encouraged and guided to be successful independent learners. Foundation students work on core skills including solving equations, negative numbers, area of shapes, and probability scales. Higher students will learn about graphs, volume and transformations.

 

How we assess:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

Geometry (Area & Perimeter)

Statistics (Probability)

Number (Types of Number)

Algebra (Sequences)

Geometry (Transformations)

Statistics (Representing Data)

Number (Ratio)

Algebra (Algebraic Manipulation)

Geometry (Units of Measure)

Statistics (Frequency Tables)

Number (FDP)

Algebra (Linear Graphs)

Content
  • Basic perimeter
  • Basic Area
  • Perimeter
  • Area of rectangles and parallelograms
  • Area of triangles
  • Area of trapezium
  • Area of circle
  • Compound area
  • Compound perimeter
  • Area in context
  • Probability scale
  • basic probability
  • "NOT" Probability
  • Probability adding to 1
  • Sample space
  • Theoretical probability
  • Relative frequency
  • Experimental probability
  • Primes, Factors, Multiples
  • Product of Prime Factors
  • HCF and LCM
  • Powers, Roots
  • Multiplying and Dividing by powers 10
  • Standard Form
  • Rounding to significant figures
  • Estimation
  • Error Intervals
  • Bounds
  • Continue a pattern or sequence
  • Term-to-term rule
  • Linear nth term
  • Special sequences
  • Generate a sequence
  • Determine whether a number is in a sequence
  • Column vectors
  • Translation
  • Enlargement
  • Rotation
  • Reflection
  • Describe transformations
  • Combined transformations
  • Similar Shapes
  • Stem and Leaf diagrams
  • Frequency Trees
  • Pie charts
  • Scatter graphs
  • Time series
  • Two way tables
  • Represent/Shade Ratio
  • Simplify/Equivalent
  • Unitary Ratio
  • Sharing Ratio
  • Combining Ratio
  • Convert Ratio to Fraction
  • Recipes
  • Expand two single brackets
  • Expand double brackets
  • Factorise single brackets with indices
  • Factorise double brackets
  • Index laws with coefficients
  • Basic functions
  • Application of expanding brackets to area and perimeter
  • Solve equations (two variables)
  • Equations from shapes
  • Equations from words
  • Surface area
  • Volume
  • Speed Distance Time
  • Mass Density Volume
  • Pressure Force Area
  • Distance Time Graphs
  • Mean from ungrouped frequency table
  • Averages from ungrouped frequency table
  • Estimate the mean
  • Averages from grouped frequency table
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Represent/Shade Fractions
  • Simplify/Equivalent
  • Convert Mixed and Improper
  • 4 operations with Fractions
  • Fractions of Amount
  • Converting and ordering FDP
  • Percentages of Amount
  • Percentages Increase/Decrease
  • Coordinates
  • Shape and Logic problems with coordinates
  • Horizontal and vertical graphs
  • Straight line graphs
  • Equation of a straight line
  • Midpoint of coordinates
  • Gradient from coordinates
  • Line length from coordinates
  • y=mx+c from coordinates

 

How can parents help? 

  • Make sure to buy a recommended calculator (ParentPay)
  • Optionally buy a GCSE revision guide (ParentPay)  
  • Ask your child if they have completed their maths homework - they should have it every week and be on a yellow sheet
  • Find extra revision here: Maths Genie

Curriculum in Year 10

In Year 10, pupils begin a two year course of study, based on the Pearson Edexcel 1MA1 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics.

Assessments will cover the following content headings:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Statistics and Probability

GCSE assessments will follow the guidelines below

  • Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher.
  • Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.
  • The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.
  • All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.
  • Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.
  • Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
  • Each paper has 80 marks.
  • The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across all three papers.
  • Each paper will cover all Assessment Objectives.
  • Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.
  • The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade.
  • Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.
  • Higher tier: grades 4 to 9.

The full specification document can be found here: 
GCSE Maths 1MA1 Specification

 

How we assess:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

Number units A - G

Algebra units A - H

Geometry units A - F

Statistics unit A - F

Number units B - I

Algebra units C - I

Geometry units C - H

Statistics unit C - G

Number units RECAP

Algebra units D - L

Geometry units C - K

Statistics unit RECAP

Content Content will be personalised to student and set. (Students will receive an individual learning plan that will be in their planners) Content will be personalised to student and set. (Students will receive an individual learning plan that will be in their planners) Content will be personalised to student and set. (Students will receive an individual learning plan that will be in their planners)

 

How can parents help?

  • Make sure to buy a recommended calculator (ParentPay)
  • Optionally buy a GCSE revision guide (ParentPay)  
  • Ask your child if they have completed their maths homework - they should have it every week and be on a yellow sheet (double sided)
  • Find extra revision here: Maths Genie

Curriculum in Year 11

In Year 11, pupils continue through their two year course that was started in Year 10. Pupils need to be aware of their target grade and know how to apply themselves to achieve that grade.

To achieve grade 8, pupils will be able to:
• perform procedures accurately
• interpret and communicate complex information accurately
• make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
• construct substantial chains of reasoning, including convincing arguments and formal proofs
• generate efficient strategies to solve complex mathematical and non-mathematical problems by translating them into a series of mathematical processes
• make and use connections, which may not be immediately obvious, between different parts of mathematics
• interpret results in the context of the given problem
• critically evaluate methods, arguments, results and the assumptions made

To achieve grade 5, pupils will be able to:
• perform routine single- and multi-step procedures effectively by recalling, applying and interpreting notation, terminology, facts, definitions and formulae
• interpret and communicate information effectively
• make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions
• construct chains of reasoning, including arguments
• generate strategies to solve mathematical and non-mathematical problems by translating them into mathematical processes, realising connections between different parts of mathematics
• interpret results in the context of the given problem
• evaluate methods and results

To achieve grade 2, pupils will be able to:
• recall and use notation, terminology, facts and definitions; perform routine procedures, including some multi-step procedures
• interpret and communicate basic information; make deductions and use reasoning to obtain results
• solve problems by translating simple mathematical and non-mathematical problems into mathematical processes
• provide basic evaluation of methods or results
• interpret results in the context of the given problem

How we assess:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview  All content for the relevant GCSE paper will be covered. All content for the relevant GCSE paper will be covered. All content for the relevant GCSE paper will be covered.
Content Content will be personalised to student and set. (Students will receive an individual learning plan that will be in their planners) Content will be personalised to student and set. (Students will receive an individual learning plan that will be in their planners) Content will be personalised to student and set. (Students will receive an individual learning plan that will be in their planners)

 

How can parents help?

  • Make sure to buy a recommended calculator (ParentPay)
  • Optionally buy a GCSE revision guide (ParentPay)  
  • Ask your child if they have completed their maths homework - they should have 2 sheets every week and be on a yellow paper (double sided)
  • Find extra revision here: Maths Genie 

 

Recommended Websites 

www.tassomai.com

www.drfrostmaths.com

www.corbettmaths.com

www.mathsgenie.co.uk

 

Revision Guides 

At Wright Robinson, we recommend CGP revision guides. These can be purchased on ParentPay, and the appropriate guide will be given to your son/daughter

www.cgpbooks.co.uk