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Maths

Students entering in Year 7 are initially placed into sets based on Key Stage 2 data from Primary schools as well as a baseline assessment that they sit at the start of year 7. The sets are reviewed termly in order to ensure our students are at the correct level for them in order to maximise their progress.

Students begin to follow a five year scheme of learning that is aspirational and challenging. The curriculum offers carefully considered sequential learning that has been coupled with rigorous low stakes formative assessment and summative assessments in order to ensure knowledge is not just encountered but embedded in student’s long term memory. The lessons involve problem-solving, fluency and reasoning aspects, which are proven to be essential skills for students to develop. Within this students are given strategies to approach problem-solving questions, for example using bar modelling. There are also real-life contextualised questions (including questions on Science, technology, Engineering and Maths, STEM) to help students explore how their mathematical progression will fulfil the Maths vision.

Term by term study:

Year 7 – Pi 1 Year 7 – Delta 1

Calculating

Factors and Multiples

Expressions, functions and formulae

Decimals and measures

Analysing and displaying data

Angles and lines

Graphs

Measuring and shapes

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Transformations and lesson 10.1 from Pi 3

Number skills

Equations, functions and formulae

Equations

Decimals

Analysing and displaying data and lesson 4.1 from Delta 3

Angles and shapes

Sequences and graphs

Perimeter, area and volume

Fractions

Multiplicative reasoning

Year 7 Pi
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