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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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; Nonlinear 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 – 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 – 3 papers 3 x chapter questions H/W 1 x formula test 
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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

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) 
6 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 
6 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

6 x HW Exam Questions 1 x Half Term Assessment 
Numerical methods Integration 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) 
6 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 wellqualified, 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 multistep 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:
Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically
Students should be able to:
Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts
Students should be able to:
• 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 noncalculator 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 – Teacher – Email: M.Shearer@barnwell.herts.sch.uk
Sandra Farquharson – Intervention Teacher – Email: S.Farquharson@barnwell.herts.sch.uk
Jane Gibson – Intervention Teacher – Email: J.Gibson@barnwell.herts.sch.uk
Gloria Woodard – Intervention Teacher – Email: G.Woodard@barnwell.herts.sch.uk