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Maths

Intent

Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. The teaching of mathematics enables students to be able to form their own conclusions, as it teaches them how to solve problems using logical steps and procedures.

Students follow the National Curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine situations.

The content is organised into broad topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Learning Journey

Five year learning journey map

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Curriculum Map 

 

Y7 Content

Y8 Content

Y9 Content

Y10 Content

Y11 Content

Autumn 1

Sequences

 

Understand and use Algebraic Notation

 

Equality and Equivalence

Developing number sense

 

Sets and probability

 

Prime numbers and proof

Foundation:

Basic Number

Angles

Higher:

Basic Number

Angles

Length, area and volume

Foundation:

Number Properties;

                        Expressions and Formulae; 

Higher:

Number and sequences;

Length and area;

Equations and inequalities

Foundation: 

Linear Graphs

Non-linear graphs

Trigonometry 

Intermediate:

Linear Graphs

Distance/Time Graphs

Algebraic manipulation

Higher: 

Distance/velocity time graphs; 

Acceleration 

Quadratic equations – solving algebraically

Autumn 2

Place Value and ordering integers and decimals

 

Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence

Ratio and scale

 

Multiplicative change

 

Multiplying and dividing fractions

Foundation:

Probability and Events

Measures and scale drawing

Higher:

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Exploring and applying probability

Foundation:

Perimeter and Area;   

Decimals and Fractions;   

Higher:

Volume;

Right angled triangles - Pythagoras’ Theorem

Foundation: 

Representing and interpreting statistics; 

Powers and Standard Form

 Intermediate:

Vectors

 Quadratic Equations – plotting graphs

Transformations

Higher:

 Vectors

Quadratic Equations – plotting graphs

Spring 1

Solving problems with addition and subtraction

 

Solving problems with multiplication and division

Working in the Cartesian plane

 

Representing data

 

Tables and Probability

Foundation:

Approximations

Ratio, speed and proportion

Higher:

Ratio and proportion

Algebraic Manipulation

Foundation:

Volumes and surface area of prisms; 

Percentages and compound Measures;

Higher:

Algebraic manipulation;

Similarity

Foundation: 

Simultaneous Equations

Congruency and similarity 

Intermediate:

Variation

Algebraic fractions

Combined events

Powers and standard form

Higher: 

Variation

Algebraic fractions

Combined events 

Spring 2

Fractions and percentages of amounts

 

Four operations with directed number

 

Brackets, equations and inequalities

 

Sequences

 

Foundation:

Construction and loci

Expressions and formulae

Higher:

Construction and loci

Ratio and Proportion

Foundation: 

Linear equations; 

Expressions and formulae 

Percentages

Higher: 

Right angles triangles - trigonometry

Sampling and more complex diagrams 

Foundation: 

Non linear graphs

Exam preparation and revision 

Intermediate:

Algebraic fractions and functions

Statistical diagrams and averages

Right angled triangles

Higher: 

Composite functions and iteration

Advanced trigonometry; 

Trigonometric graphs;  

Summer 1

Addition and subtraction of fractions

 

Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation 

Indices

 

Fractions and percentage

 

 

Foundation:

Transformations

Higher:

Transformations

Foundation:–

Curved shapes and pyramids;

Probability – combined events

Higher:

Counting; accuracy, powers and surds;

Equations and inequalities

Foundation: 

Exam preparation and revision 

Intermediate:

Exam preparation and revision 

Higher: 

Exam preparation and revision  

Summer 2

Developing geometric reasoning

Standard index form

 

Number sense

 

Foundation:

Charts, tables and averages

Higher:

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Statistical diagrams and averages

Foundation: 

Pythagoras Theorem; 

Numbers and sequences 

Higher: 

Circle Theorems; 

Limit of accuracy; 

Permutations and combinations 

N/A

Further details from S.Bowles@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

KS5

Y12 Content

Y12 Key Assessment

Y13 Content

Y13 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Algebra and Functions

 

Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

Baseline Test

 

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Functions and modelling

 

Series and sequences

 

The binomial theorem

 

Trigonometry

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Autumn 2

Further algebra

 

Differentiation

 

Trigonometry

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Differentiation

 

Parametric equations

 

Integration 1

 

Vectors (3D)

Weekly questions H/W

 

2 x AS Mock exams

Spring 1

Vectors (2D)

 

Integration

 

Exponentials and logarithms

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Integration 2

 

Numerical methods

 

Regression and correlation

 

Probability

Weekly Practice Paper

Spring 2

Statistical sampling

 

Data presentation and interpretation

 

Quantities and units in mechanic

 

Kinematics 1

 

Forces and Newton’s laws 1

 

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

The Normal distribution

 

Moments

 

Forces at any angle

 

Application of kinematics

 

Application of forces

Weekly Practice Paper

 

2 x AS Mock exams

Summer 1

Probability

 

Statistical distributions

 

Statistical hypothesis testing

 

Forces and Newton’s Laws 2

 

Kinematics 2

 

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

The Normal distribution

 

Further Kinematics

 

Revision

Weekly Practice Paper

 

1 x AS Mock exams

Summer 2

Revision

 

Proof

 

Algebraic and partial fractions

Weekly questions H/W

 

2 x AS Mock Exams

Revision

Weekly Practice Paper

 

Formal assessment

 Further details from S.Bowles@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

 

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 - Head of School - 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 

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 

Cody Kendrick – Teacher – Email: C.Kendrick@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

Alice Mitchell – Teacher – Email: A.Mitchell@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

Kyri Neocleous – Teacher – Email: K.Neocleous@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

 

 

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