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Mathematics
Curriculum INTENT
At Wright Robinson we strive to provide an ambitious, enjoyable and inclusive mathematics curriculum to ensure every student can achieve their maximum potential.
Our intent is to give students: a confidence in, a positive attitude towards, and a recognition of the importance of mathematics in their own lives and within society. In addition, to develop their skills in spotting patterns, forming reasons and solving problems – all of which are useful for any walk of life.
Curriculum End Points
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
 Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
 Acquire, select and apply the correct mathematical techniques to solve problems.
 Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
 Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
 Can communicate mathematically by using mathematical language to explain their reasoning clearly, and using precise notation.
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 



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 



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 



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 equallyweighted 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 noncalculator 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 nonmathematical contexts.
 The qualification will be graded and certificated on a ninegrade 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 nonmathematical 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 multistep 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 nonmathematical 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 multistep procedures
• interpret and communicate basic information; make deductions and use reasoning to obtain results
• solve problems by translating simple mathematical and nonmathematical 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
GCSE Statistics
Throughout Year 10 and Year 11, students can choose to study the Edexcel GCSE in Statistics. Studying Statistics at Wright Robinson will provide students with the skills to effectively analyse data, and to interpret and criticise data representations.
A Statistics student’s learning journey will include practising statistical calculations, learning to define and evaluate statistical methods and data representations, observing trends in data and proposing why these may occur, and also modelling events using data distributions and discussing the appropriateness of doing so. Students will be given the opportunity to work in groups in order to plan effective statistical investigations, and regular class discussions will also contribute to learning.
The topics covered as part of the course include;
 The collection of data
 Processing, representing and analysing data
 Summarising data: measures of central tendency and dispersion
 Scatter diagrams and correlation
 Time series analysis
 Probability
 Index numbers
 Probability distributions
link The Edexcel Specification for the course can be found here
Extra revision materials for students studying this course can be found on : Stats Genie (part of Maths Genie) and Stats Academy
Recommended Websites
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