## Curriculum

#### Our students deserve the best learning and teaching experiences possible

Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and therefore should be equipped with the skills to become successful in their adult lives.Ìý

The mathematics curriculum aims to create curiosity as well as supporting students to become independent learners. Students are encouraged to ask â€˜why?â€™ and â€˜howâ€™ concepts work as well as questioning their learning in order to deepen their understanding. Through the development of curiosity students are provided with the skills to become lifelong learners. Our curriculum aims to offer appropriate challenge to ensure all students are able to fulfil their potential though high expectations.ÌýÌý

## curriculum overview

### KS3 and KS4 maths

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Stage 7 | Numbers & the number System Calculating | Checking, Approximating & Estimating Counting & Comparing Visualising & Constructing Investigating Properties of Shapes | Algebraic proficiency: tinkering Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Proportional Reasoning | Pattern Sniffing Measuring space Investigating Angles | Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages Solving equations and inequalities Calculating space | Mathematical movement Presentation of data Measuring data |

Stage 8 | Numbers & the number system Calculating | Visualising & Constructing Understanding Risk I Algebraic proficiency: Tinkering | Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Proportional Reasoning Pattern Sniffing | Investigating Angles Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages Solving equations and inequalities | Calculating space Algebraic proficiency: visualising | Understanding Risk: II Presentation of data Measuring data |

Stage 9 | Calculating Visualising & Constructing | Algebraic proficiency: tinkering Proportional Reasoning | Pattern Sniffing Solving equations and inequalities I | Calculating space Conjecturing Algebra: visualising | Algebra: visualising Solving equations and inequalities II | Understanding risk Presentation of data |

Stage 10 | Investigating properties of shapes Calculating Solving equations and inequalities I | Mathematical movement I Algebraic proficiency: tinkering Proportional reasoning | Patterns Solving inequalities Calculating space | Conjecturing Algebraic proficiency: visualising I | Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages Solving equations II Understanding risk | Analysing statistics Visualising II Movement II |

Stage 11 | Investigating properties of shapes Calculating Solving equations and inequalities I | Movement I Tinkering Proportional reasoning Patterns | Solving equations II Visualising I Analysing statistics | Analysing statistics Visualising II Movement II | Revision and exam practice | Ìý |

### KS5 maths

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12 | Pure: Unit 2: Coordinate geometry Unit 3: Further algebra Applied: Unit 1: Statistical sampling Unit 2: Data presentation and interpretation | Pure: Unit 6: Differentiation Unit 7: Integration Applied: Unit 3: Probability Unit 4: Statistical distributions | Pure: Unit 4: Trigonometry Unit 5: Vectors Applied: Unit 5: Statistical hypothesis testing | Pure: Unit 8: Exponentials and logarithms Applied: Unit 6: Quantities and units in mechanics Unit 7: Kinematics 1 | Pure: Unit 1: Proof Unit 2: Algebraic and partial fractions Applied: Unit 8: Forces and Newton’s laws Unit 9: Kinematics 2 | Pure: Unit 3: Functions and modelling Applied: Unit 4: Series and sequences Unit 5: The binomial theorem |

13 | Pure: Unit 6: Trigonometry Unit 7: Parametric Equations Applied: Unit 1: Regression and correlation | Pure: Unit 8: Differentiation Applied: Unit 2: Probability Unit 3: The Normal distribution | Pure: Unit 10 & 11: Integration Applied: Unit 4: Moments Unit 5: Forces at any angles | Pure: Unit 9 Numerical methods Applied: Unit 6: Application of kinematics Unit 7: Applications of forces | Pure: Unit 12: Vectors (3D) Revision Applied: Unit 8: Further kinematics Revision | Ìý |

### KS5 further maths

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12 | Pure Maths 1: Unit 1: Complex numbers (part 1) Unit 2: Matrices | Pure Maths 1: Unit 3: Complex numbers (part 2) Unit 4: Series Unit 5: Algebra and functions Unit 6: Proof Unit 7: Vectors | Pure Maths 1: Unit 8: Calculus Pure Maths 2: Unit 1: Complex numbers | Pure Maths 2: Unit 2: Hyperbolic functions Unit 3: Polar coordinates Unit 4: Further algebra and functions (series) | Pure Maths 2: Unit 5: Further calculus Unit 6: Differential equations | Revision of content and mock exams |

13 | Option A: Further Mechanics 1: Unit 1: Momentum and impulse (part 1) Unit 2: Work, energy and power Unit 3: Elastic collisions in one dimension | Option A: Further Mechanics 1: Unit 5: Elastic strings and springs and elastic energy Unit 6: Elastic collisions in two dimensions Option B: Further Pure Mathematics 1: Unit 1: Coordinate systems (part 1) Unit 2: Inequalities (part 1) | Option B: Further Pure Mathematics 1: Unit 3: Further trigonometry Unit 4: Further vectors (part 1) Unit 5: Numerical methods | Option B: Further Pure Mathematics 1: Unit 6: Further vectors (part 2) Unit 7: Coordinate systems (part 2) Unit 8: Inequalities (part 2) Unit 9: Further numerical methods | Option B: Further Pure Mathematics 1: Unit 10: Further calculus Unit 11: Further differential equations | Ìý |

Students who demonstrate a flair for mathematics and have a genuine interest in developing their mathematics to an even higher standard are able to study the Further mathematics course. This is an additional A-Level to the Mathematics, resulting in students achieving two qualifications in Mathematics. The course is studied alongside the A-Level Mathematics course and the content has been carefully ordered to support this; ensuring students have the pre-requisite knowledge before learning a new topic.ÌýÌý

**How will I be assessed?Ìý**

Examination board: **Edexcel****Ìý**

Paper 1 â€“ Core Pure Mathematics 1 (90 mins)Ìý

Paper 2 â€“ Core Pure Mathematics 2 (90 mins)Ìý

Optional Paper 1 (90 mins)Ìý

Optional Paper 2 (90 mins)Ìý

Each paper has a total of 75 marksÌý

## KS4 COURSE

### WHAT CAN MATHEMATICS LEAD TO?

The skills developed through the study of Mathematics include logical and critical thinking in addition to problem solving, all of which are highly sought after by employers. In an ever-changing world the ability to be an effective problem solver will only grow in importance.ÌýÌý

Careers in Mathematics include:Ìý

- EngineeringÌý
- AccountingÌý
- FinanceÌý
- TeachingÌý
- MedicineÌý
- DentistryÌý
- ComputingÌý

### HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Examination board: **Edexcel****Ìý**

Students will be assessed by completing three written papers:Ìý

Paper 1 â€“ non calculator (90 mins)Ìý

Paper 2 â€“ Calculator (90 mins)Ìý

Paper 3 â€“ Calculator (90 mins)Ìý

Each paper has a total of 80 marksÌý

### WHAT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

All basic number skills are a good foundation to start from. Students should have the ability to persevere and attempt problem-solving tasks.