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Maths 

Curriculum Map 

KS3 

Subject: 

Y7 Content 

Y7 Key Assessment 

Y8 Content 

Y8 Key Assessment 

Y9 Content 

Y9 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

Foundation and Higher: 

Analysing and displaying data; 

Number Skills 

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Number; 

Area and volume 

Higher: 

Factors and powers; 

Working with powers 

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Basic number; 

Angles 

Higher: 

Fractions, ratio and proportion; 

Angles 

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter questions 

1 x formula test 

Autumn 2 

Foundation: 

Expressions, functions and formulae; 

Decimals and Measure 

Higher: 

Expressions, functions and formulae; 

Fractions 

Summative Unit Test: Test 2  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

 

Foundation: 

Statistics, graphs and charts; 

Expressions and equations 

Higher: 

2D shapes and 3D solids; 

Real life graphs 

Summative Unit Test: Test 2  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

 

Foundation: 

Probability and events; Measures and scale drawing 

Higher: 

Transformations, constructions and loci: 

Exploring and applying probability 

 

Summative Unit Test: Test 2  

6 x chapter questions  

1 x formula test 

Spring 1 

Foundation: 

Fractions; 

Probability 

Higher: 

Angles and shape; 

Decimals 

Summative Unit Test: Test 3  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Real life graphs; 

Decimals and ratio 

Higher: 

Transformations; 

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Summative Unit Test: Test 3  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Approximations; 

Ratio, speed and proportion 

Higher: 

Percentages; 

Best buys; 

Compound measure 

 

Summative Unit Test: Test 3  

6 x chapter questions  

1 x formula test 

Spring 2 

Foundation: 

Ratio and proportion; 

Lines and angles 

Higher: 

Equations; 

Multiplicative reasoning 

Summative Unit Test: Test 4  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Lines and angles; 

Calculating with fractions 

Higher: 

Construction and loci; 

Probability 

Summative Unit Test: Test 4  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Constructions and loci: 

Expressions and formulae 

Higher: 

Transformations, constructions and loci; 

Linear graphs 1 

Summative Unit Test: Test 4  

6 x chapter questions  

1 x formula test 

Summer 1 

Foundation: 

Sequences and graphs; 

Properties of 2D and 3D shape 

Higher: 

Properties of 2D and 3D shape 

Perimeter, area and volume 

Summative Unit Test: Test 5  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Straight line graphs; 

Data collection and questionnaires 

Higher: 

Scale drawing and measure; 

Data collection and questionnaires 

Summative Unit Test: Test 5  

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Linear graphs 

Higher: 

Linear graphs; 

Number skills 

End of Year 9 GCSE exam ‚Äď 3 papers¬†

3 x chapter questions H/W 

1 x formula test 

 

Summer 2 

Foundation: 

Transformations; 

Fibonacci investigation; Problem solving 

Higher: 

Sequences and graphs; 

Fibonacci investigation; Problem solving 

End of Year 7 exam ‚Äď 2 papers¬†

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

 

Foundation: 

Percentages, decimals and fractions; 

Logic week; 

Isometric drawing, plan views and elevations 

Higher: 

Graphs; 

Logic week; 

Rounding and accuracy 

End of Year 8 exam ‚Äď 2 papers¬†

3 x chapter questions H/W 

3 X quiz H/W 

1 x formula test 

 

Foundation: 

Transformations; 

Charts, tables and averages 

Higher: 

Algebraic manipulation; 

Powers and standard form; 

Statistical diagrams and averages 

Summative Unit Test: Test 5 

6 x chapter questions  

1 x formula test 

 

KS4 

Course: 

Y10 Content 

Y10 Key Assessment 

Y11 Content 

Y11 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

Foundation: 

Number Properties; 

Algebraic expression and formulae 

Higher: 

Number and sequences; 

Length, area and volume 1 

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter questions 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Representing and interpreting statistics; 

Trigonometry 

Higher: 

Quadratic equations; 

Limit of accuracy; 

Permutations and combinations; 

Distance/velocity time graphs; 

Acceleration 

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x practice papers H/W 

1 x formula test 

Autumn 2 

Foundation: 

Perimeter and area; 

Decimals and fractions 

Higher: 

Length, area and volume 2; 

Equations and inequalities 1; 

Right angles triangles 1 

Summative Unit Test: Test 2  

6 x chapter questions 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Curved shapes and pyramids; 

Numbers and sequences; 

Congruency and similarity 

Higher: 

Quadratic graphs; 

Properties of circles; 

Algebraic fractions 

Pre public¬†exams 1 GCSE exam ‚Äď 3 papers¬†

3 x practice papers H/W 

1 x formula test 

Spring 1 

Foundation: 

Volume and surface area of prisms; 

Percentages and compound measures 

Higher: 

Algebraic Manipulations; 

Similarity 

 

Summative Unit Test: Test 3 

6 x chapter questions 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Simultaneous equations; 

Non-linear graphs; 

Distance time graphs 

Higher: 

Probability of combined events; 

Equations of proportionality; 

Change subject of equations; 

Functions of functions; 

Iteration 

Summative Unit Test: Test 2  

6 x practice papers H/W 

1 x formula test 

Spring 2 

Foundation: 

Linear equations; 

Expressions and formulae 

Higher: 

Right angles triangles 2: 

Sampling and more complex diagrams 

Summative Unit Test: Test 4  

6 x chapter questions 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Exam preparation and revision 

Higher: 

Advanced trigonometry; 

Trigonometric graphs; 

Complex graphs; 

Vectors 

Pre public¬†exams 2 GCSE exam ‚Äď 3 papers¬†

3 x practice papers H/W 

1 x formula test 

Summer 1 

Foundation: 

Curved shapes and pyramids; 

Combined events 

Higher: 

Counting, accuracy, powers and surds; 

Simultaneous equations 

Summative Unit Test: Test 5  

6 x chapter questions 

1 x formula test 

Foundation: 

Exam preparation and revision 

Higher: 

Exam preparation and revision 

 

6 x practice papers H/W 

1 x formula test 

Summer 2 

Foundation: 

Pythagoras Theorem; 

Numbers and sequences 

Higher: 

Properties of circles; 

Limit of accuracy; 

Permutations and combinations 

End of Year 10 GCSE exam ‚Äď 3 papers¬†

3 x chapter questions H/W 

1 x formula test 

n/a 

n/a 

 

KS5 

Course: 

Y12 Content 

Y12 Key Assessment 

Y13 Content 

Y13 Key Assessment 

Autumn 1 

Algebra and Functions 

Statistical sampling 

Data Presentation and Interpretation 

Quantities and Units in Mechanics 

Kinematics 1 (constant acceleration) 

1 x Baseline Test 

6 x HW Exam Questions 

1 x Half Term Assessment 

Functions and modelling 

Series and sequences 

The binomial theorem 

Probability 

Forces at any angle 

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7 x HW Exam Questions 

1 x Half Term Assessment 

Autumn 2 

Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane 

Further algebra 

Data presentation and interpretation 

Kinematics 1 (constant acceleration) 

‚ÄĮ6 x HW Exam Questions¬†

1 x Half Term Assessment 

Trigonometry 

Parametric equations 

The Normal distribution 

Applications of kinematics 

2 x AS mock examinations 

6 x HW Exam Questions 

Spring 1 

Trigonometry 

Probability 

Statistical distributions 

Forces & Newton’s laws 

‚ÄĮ6 x HW Exam Questions¬†

1 x Half Term Assessment 

Differentiation 

The Normal distribution 

Applications of forces 

6 x HW Exam Questions 

1 x Half Term Assessment 

Spring 2 

Vectors (2D) 

Differentiation 

Statistical hypothesis testing 

Forces & Newton’s laws 

‚ÄĮ¬†

‚ÄĮ6 x HW Exam Questions¬†

1 x Half Term Assessment 

Numerical methods 

Integration ‚ÄĮ¬†

Vectors (3D) 

The Normal distribution 

Further kinematics 

2 x A level mock examinations 

6 x HW Exam Questions 

Summer 1 

Integration 

Exponentials and logarithms 

Statistical hypothesis testing 

Kinematics 2 (variable acceleration) 

‚ÄĮ6 x HW Exam Questions¬†

1 x Half Term Assessment 

Integration 

Revision for external examinations 

6 x HW Exam Questions 

Practice Exam Paper HW Booklets 

Summer 2 

Proof 

Algebraic and partial fractions 

Regression and correlation 

Moments 

Formal Examination (AS) if applicable 

2 x Mock Examinations 

5 x HW Exam Questions 

1 x Summer Work Pack 

Revision for external examinations 

Practice Exam Paper HW Booklets 

 

The Mathematics department is of fundamental importance in any school, and no less so at Barnwell. We look for success in both academic performance and in the development and progress of the students. 

The staff are well-qualified, experienced practitioners who take great pride in their practice and their professionalism and thoroughly enjoy their subject. 

All students follow a structured scheme of work that prepares them well for public exams. It also challenges them to think, to take an active role in lessons and helps them become independent learners. 

AIMS OF THE COURSE 

In Key stages 3 and 4 students will be provided with a rich experience of maths, enabling them to understand its importance in analysing problems related to both the real world and to mathematics itself.   

The AQA mathematics GCSEs will give students more opportunities to see how mathematics works in the real world (applications) and to engage in conceptual thinking (methods). Problem solving forms an integral part of the mathematics curriculum. 

We provide all GCSE students the ability to access the online Collins textbooks. 

COURSE CONTENT 

Students will study six main topic areas: 

            Number 

            Algebra 

            Ratio, proportion and rates of change 

            Geometry and Measures 

            Probability 

            Statistics 

Students will be expected to have a scientific calculator. The teacher will tell students which would be the best to get.  Students will learn how to use it properly and recognise when you make a mistake. 

There are now a revised set of Assessment Objectives, with an emphasis on decreasing rote learning and more problem solving, that will often require multi-step solutions. Questions in assessments will be less clearly structured and more open ended, frequently set within real world contexts. These fall into three bands: 

Use and apply standard techniques 

Students should be able to: 

  • accurately recall facts, terminology and definitions¬†
  • use and interpret notation correctly¬†
  • accurately carry out routine procedures or set tasks requiring multi-step solutions¬†

Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically 

Students should be able to: 

  • make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions from mathematical information¬†
  • construct chains of reasoning to achieve a given result¬†
  • interpret and communicate information accurately¬†
  • present arguments and proofs¬†
  • assess the validity of an argument and critically evaluate a given way of presenting information¬†

Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts 

Students should be able to: 

  • translate problems in mathematical or non-mathematical contexts into a process or a series of mathematical processes¬†
  • make and use connections between different parts of mathematics¬†
  • interpret results in the context of the given problem¬†
  • evaluate methods used and results obtained¬†

‚ÄĘ evaluate solutions to identify how they may have been affected by assumptions made.¬†

METHOD OF STUDY 

Students will be in a set that is working together at one of two levels, foundation or higher depending upon ability.  Some of the time students will be listening, sometimes they may be working silently on their own; at other times they will be discussing an idea with the teacher or their set.  Students will be given opportunities to work in small groups in a problem solving activity or investigation.  Students will also work in some of these activities by themselves.  Students will have an exercise book for their work and you will require a scientific calculator in all lessons. 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT 

At the end of the GCSE course students will complete three exams. Paper 1 is non-calculator and equates to 33.3% of the final exam grade, papers 2 and 3 are calculator and equates to 33.3% each of the final exam grade. Grades 1 - 9 will be awarded. Students will be assessed throughout the course to ensure that targets are achieved. 

 

Full time Teaching Staff: 

Sharon Bowles - Head of Faculty - Email: S.Bowles@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Stephanie Biggar - Head of KS3 - Email: S.Biggar@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Perumal Naicker - Teacher - Email: P.Naicker@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Matt Roberts - Deputy Headteacher - Email: M.Roberts@barnwell.herts.sch.uk   

Kim Collier - Teacher - Email: K.Collier@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Jordan Harris - Teacher - Email: J.Harris@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

Michelle Shearer ‚Äď Teacher ‚Äď Email:¬†M.Shearer@barnwell.herts.sch.uk¬†

Sandra Farquharson ‚Äď Intervention Teacher ‚Äď Email:¬†S.Farquharson@barnwell.herts.sch.uk¬†

Jane Gibson ‚Äď Intervention Teacher ‚Äď Email:¬†J.Gibson@barnwell.herts.sch.uk¬†

Gloria Woodard ‚Äď Intervention Teacher ‚Äď Email:¬†G.Woodard@barnwell.herts.sch.uk¬†