Mathematics
Why do we study Maths?
Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences – physics, computing, biology etc. It helps us recognise patterns and to understand the world around us. Mathematics plays a vital, often unseen, role in many aspects of modern life, for example:
 space travel
 safeguarding credit card details on the internet
 modelling the spread of epidemics
 predicting stock market prices
 business decision making
As society becomes more technically dependent, there will be an increasing requirement for people with a high level of mathematical training. Analytical and quantitative skills are sought by a wide range of employers. Competency in Mathematics can leads to careers that are exciting, challenging and diverse in nature.
Mathematics is an exciting and challenging subject which continues to develop at a rapid rate across many research areas. It has a natural elegance and beauty. Taking a real world problem and creating and applying mathematical models to aid understanding is often hugely satisfying and rewarding.
Programme of Study
Key Stage 3 – Years 7, 8 and 9
KS3 
YEAR 7 
YEAR 8 
AUTUMN 


SPRING 


SUMMER 


KS3 
YEAR 9 – FOUNDATION 
YEAR 9  HIGHER 
AUTUMN 


SPRING 


SUMMER 


Key Stage 4 – Years 10 and 11
KS4 
YEAR 10 – FOUNDATION 
YEAR 10  HIGHER 
AUTUMN 


SPRING 


SUMMER 


KS4 
YEAR 11 – FOUNDATION 
YEAR 11  HIGHER 
AUTUMN 


SPRING 


SUMMER 
^{Tailored revision (content to be decided by individual teachers) } 
^{Tailored revision (content to be decided by individual teachers) } 
Key Stage 5 – Years 12 and 13
Year 12 Mathematics
 Autumn Term: Algebraic expressions, Quadratics, Equations and inequalities, Binomial expansion, Measures of location and spread, Algebraic methods, Differentiation, Modelling in mechanics, Differentiation, Integration, Representations of data, Correlation, Vectors, Constant acceleration
 Spring Term: Straight line graphs, Circles, Data collection, Probability, Trigonometric ratios, Forces and motion, Trigonometric identities, Statistical distributions, Equations and inequalities, Graphs and transformations, Variable acceleration
 Summer Term: Exponentials and logarithms, Hypothesis testing, Algebraic methods, Functions and graphs
Year 12 Further Mathematics
 Autumn Term: Complex numbers, Series, Algebra and functions, Calculus, Matrices
 Spring Term: Matrices, Proof, Vectors
 Summer Term: Vectors, Tailored revision (content to be decided by individual teachers)
Year 13 Mathematics
 Autumn Term: Radians, Trigonometric functions, Regression, correlation and hypothesis testing, Differentiation, Moments, Integrations Part 1, Conditional probability, Integration Part 2, Forces and friction
 Spring Term: Sequences and series, Normal distribution part 1, Binomial expansion, Projectiles, Trigonometry and modelling, Normal distribution part 2, Vectors, Applications of forces part 1
 Summer 1: Parametric equations and parametric differentiation, Application of forces part 2, Numerical methods, Further kinematics
 Summer 2: Tailored revision (content to be decided by individual teachers)
Year 13 Further Mathematics
 Autumn Term: Complex numbers, Series, Algebra and functions, Calculus, Matrices, Proof, Vectors
 Spring Term: Complex numbers, Further algebra and functions, Series, Further calculus, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions
 Summer 1: Differential equations, Tailored revision (content to be decide by individual teachers)
 Summer 2: Tailored revision (content to be decided by individual teachers)
Useful Resources
Key Stage 3
 Sparx
 MathsWatch
 CGP KS3 Revision Guide
Key Stage 4
 Sparx
 MathsWatch
 mathsgenie.co.uk
 corbettmaths.com
 CGP Revision Guide
 CGP Exam Questions
 Pearson KS4 Revision Guide
 Pearson KS4 Revision Workbook
Key Stage 5
 Pearson Edexcel AS and Level Textbooks
 Year 1 Pure
 Year 2 Pure
 Year 1 Statistics and Mechanics
 Year 2 Statistics and Mechanics
 Drfrostmaths.com
 ExamSolutions  https://old.examsolutions.net/alevelmaths/edexcel/
 NaikerMaths  https://naikermaths.com
 TLMaths  https://sites.google.com/view/tlmaths/home/alevelmaths/fullalevel
 MadasMaths  https://www.madasmaths.com
Homework
Home learning is used to further develop and consolidate the concepts taught in class. This will consist of both written assignments and online tasks that are completed throughout the year. We predominantly use Sparx for online activities and past exam questions for written tasks.
Homework for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 follows the school homework policy
 Completed on a weekly basis
 Detentions are set for missed homework and repeated missed homework
 Students are offered support for homework through our homework help clubs
 Extra homework may be set by the teacher especially in the run up to key assessment points
Enrichment Opportunities
The UK Maths Challenge
Our biggest competitions are the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Mathematical Challenges, which have over 700 000 entries across the country each year, and are the UK's most popular school competitions. We invite the highestscoring students to take part in followon rounds such as the Junior, Grey, Pink and Senior Kangaroos and the Junior, Cayley, Hamilton and Maclaurin Olympiads.
We invite high scorers in the Senior Mathematical Challenge to sit the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1, which feeds in to the training and selection of the team to represent the UK at the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad, the annual Olympic games of mathematics, and other international competitions.