Students continue to follow a five year scheme of learning that is aspirational, challenging and offers sequential learning coupled with rigorous low stakes assessment to embed knowledge in student long term memory. This outcome of the design is to ensure students are stretched and challenged. The lessons involve problem-solving, fluency and reasoning aspects, essential skills for students to develop.
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 mathematical problem-solving can be applied to practical activities.
Term by term study:
|Year 9 – Foundation||Year 9 – Higher|
|Autumn 1||Number properties
|Autumn 2||Algebraic expressions||Algebraic expressions and equations
|Spring 1||Graphs, tables and charts
Fractions and percentages
|Interpreting and representing data
Fractions, ratio and percentages
|Spring 2||Equations and inequalities
Averages and range
|Linear and quadratic graphs
Cubic and reciprocal graphs
|Summer 2||Perimeter, area and volume||Area and volume