Curriculum

Maths

Intent


To develop passionate, resilient problem solvers through the medium of mathematics instilling the necessary building blocks to allow pupils to unlock solutions and connections and progress towards mathematical fluency. 

YEAR 7

In Year 7 Maths, the students learn about the types of numbers, algebraic thinking and application, fractional thinking, averages and spread, forming and solving equations, rounding and approximation, written calculations, angles, sequences, probability, perimeter, area and volume, Pythagoras theorem, percentages, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, transformations, presenting and interpreting data. The aim is to establish a foundation for their mathematical blocks that they will develop throughout Secondary School.

Year 7 Maths Scheme of Work

YEAR 8

In Year 8 Maths, the students will learn Laws of indices, algebraic thinking and algebraic fractions, averages and spread, forming and solving equations, sketching graphs, interior and exterior angles, constructions, probability and tree diagrams, perimeter, area and volume, standard form, re-arranging formulae, trigonometry, compound measures. The main aim is to build upon the students’ mathematical knowledge and skills gained. This will allow for them to confidently unlock solution even when questions are put in different contexts.

Year 8 Maths Scheme of Work

YEAR 9

In Year 9 Maths, the students will begin preparing for their GCSE course. Throughout the year they will look at fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion, statistical diagrams, algebra manipulation, sequences, angles, perimeter, area and volume, similarity, linear graphs, probability, transformations, right angles triangles, standard form, linear equations. Throughout the year we aim to develop the students’ confidence in engaging with GCSE style questions in preparation for their upcoming GCSE examinations. This year will serve as a foundation that is integral to their success at GCSE.

Year 9 Maths Curriculum Map Higher

Year 9 Maths Curriculum Map Foundation

YEAR 10

In Year 10 Maths, the students will continue in their preparation for their Maths GCSE. At this stage, students continue the GCSE COURSE by looking at: linear inequalities and quadratics, advanced statistical diagrams, powers, surds and bounds, advanced probability, circle theorems, proportion, advanced trigonometry, advanced graphs, vectors, proofs. The topics covered in Year 10 are progressively more complex than those covered in Year 9 and therefore the students will be challenged to ‘think outside of the box’ and encouraged to develop their mathematical knowledge.

Year 10 Maths Curriculum Map Higher

Year 10 Maths Curriculum Map Foundation

YEAR 11

In Year 11 Maths we reflect on Key topics covered from the start of their GCSE to the end. By this time all topics are covered. We seek to tailor the Year 11 course to the needs of the individual student and therefore the class groupings are based on areas of weakness as opposed to ability banding. Students will be encouraged to become more skilful and confident in the areas where they have previously shown a degree of weakness in. Through this approach we hope to ensure positive and successful progress within their Maths GCSE.

Year 11 Maths Curriculum Map Higher

Year 11 Maths Curriculum Map Foundation

MY MATHS

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

 

https://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/

CAREERS IN MATHS

Please see the below link for information regarding careers in Maths.

Careers in Maths

CONTACT US

For further information regarding Maths please contact:

  • Mr Peter Odei (Head of Maths) - p.odei@st-josephs.slough.sch.uk 
  • Mr Craig Cudmore (Second in charge of the Maths department) - c.cudmore@st-josephs.slough.sch.uk