Maths
Departmental Intent  
The mathematics curriculum will encourage students to use critical thinking skills and logical reasoning required for future education, training and employment. Students will be equipped with the skills to make links with the wider curriculum and appreciate the impact and influence that mathematics has on their daily lives. Students will develop their fluency of numerical skills in order to confidently select the appropriate tools to solve problems in a reallife context.
YEAR 7
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
YEAR 7
TERM 1Number:
An introduction to the number work students will need to access the Grace Academy Maths curriculum. Throughout lessons there will be lots of opportunities to problem solve and apply the topics to multiple contexts.
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TERM 2 Area, Perimeter, Angles and Percentages: An introduction to geometry and a chance to apply their prior learning into new contexts. All of the previous number work will be developed into their geometry work.
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TERM 3Ratio and Proportion and Algebra: Students will start to develop their proportional reasoning skills. These skills will play a vital part in the rest of their studies at Grace. Students will also be introduced to algebraic expressions and how we use letters to represent variables.
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YEAR 8
TERM 1Algebra, Standard Form, Construction and Statistics: Students will develop their algebraic skills, construct using compasses and analyse data in different ways.
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TERM 2Graphs, Ratio and Proportion SDT, Volume and SA: Students will apply their algebraic skills to draw graphs including distance/time graphs. Students build on their knowledge of area and perimeter with Volume and Surface area
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TERM 3Converting, Pythagoras, Probability and sequences: Students will be able to convert between units of length, mass and capacity, apply Pythagoras’s theorem and learn how to write probabilities
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YEAR 9
TERM 1Expressions, Angles, Similar Shapes, Data Handling, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion: Students will consolidate some previous key concepts and apply them to solving more complex problems at Foundation GCSE level. Higher topics are highlighted in red
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TERM 2Formulae and functions, Working in 2D, Probability and combined Events:
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TERM 3Measures and Accuracy, Solving Equations and Inequalities:
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YEAR 10
TERM 1Circles and Construction, Prime factorisation, Graphs, Working in 3D:
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TERM 2Calculations, Graphs, Compound units and Proportion:
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TERM 3Sequences, Pythagoras and Trigonometry:
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YEAR 11
TERM 1Key topics to be reviewed from year 10:
Foundation – sequences, plotting straight line/quadratic graphs, solving Equations, set up and solve equations. Angle properties/ angles on parallel lines/ interior/exterior angles of a polygon. Pythagoras and vectors.
Higher –Twoway tables, negative/fractional indices, compound interest, depreciation, reverse mean and converting recurring decimals to fractions. Equations of a line and quadratic sequences. Angles on parallel lines and solving problems involving circles.
TERM 2 Key topics to be reviewed from initial Mock Exams:
Foundation  Estimating calculations, Multiply/ Divide – whole numbers and decimals, Fractions, Decimals and Percentage, % increase/ decrease, ratio and proportioning topics. Revise Equations – onestep/ twostep/ unknown on both sides. Bearings and Probability.
Higher – Revise Standard Form and its application, product rule for counting, setting up direct and inverse proportion equations. Iterations, link graphs quadratic and straightline intercepts, solving inequalities/ quadratics inequalities, gradient of a tangent/line, area under a S/T graph, exponential graphs, algebraic proof. Proving vectors are parallel
TERM 3Key topics to be reviewed from Mock Exams:
Foundation – 2/3 topics revised per lesson and informed from QLAs of mock exams
Highers – 2/3 topics revised per lesson and informed from QLAs of mock exams

For more information please contact the head of department: chonlee@graceacademy.org.uk