Maths is a core subject studied by all students from Y7-11.
You can gain a variety of different skills from maths including problem solving, data analysis, attention to detail and communication skills.
These skills are then applied in a wide range of subjects including Geography, Computing and Science.
Maths is taught in ability groups. In KS3 You will follow either the 'Foundation' or 'Higher' Curriculum.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Aut.1||Number techniques||Shape 2D & 3D Symmetries||Sequences, Equations & Functions, Statistics|
|Aut.2||Algebra, Fractions Decimals and Percentages||Statistical Measures||Scales and Measures|
|Spr.1||Primes, Factors, Measures, Probability||Expressions, Linear equations, & Formulae||Pythagoras, Volume, Probability|
|Spr.2||Angles in Triangles & Quads, Ratio, Fractions||Constructions, Number, Basic Pythagoras||Venn Diagrams, Real life graphs, independence|
|Sum.1||Sequences, Perimeter, Area and Volume||Experimental Probability||Quadratic sequences, Angle geometry|
|Sum.2||Graphs, Transformations.||Straight lines, Functions||Loci & Contractions|
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Aut.1||Number, Statistical diagrams||Shape 2D & 3D, Properties of shapes||Equations, Inequalities|
|Aut.2||Algebra, Fractions Decimals and Percentages||Statistical analysis||Statistical Analysis and Comparison|
|Spr.1||Primes, Factors LCM &HCF, Probability||Linear & quadratic equations, Formulae||Proportion, Arcs and Sectors, Quadratic graphs|
|Spr.2||Angles in polygons, Ratio and proportion||Constructions, Pythagoras, Reasoning||Reciprocal graphs, Sequences, Quadratics|
|Sum.1||Functions, Perimeter, Area and Volume||Experimental Probability||Quadratic factorising, Circles|
|Sum.2||Graphs, conversions Transformations||Straight lines and perpendiculars||Trigonometry in 2D and simple 3D|
Where does this subject lead me?
All students study Maths at GCSE. It is taught in 10 ability sets with students able to move between groups depending on progress. For info., visit our GCSE Maths page.
Sixth Forms, colleges and employers require either a grade 4 or 5 or above in Mathematics. We guide pupils towards the route that is most likely to deliver this outcome.
The skills taught in Maths are applied in a wide range of our GCSE subjects including:
There are a shortage of people going into jobs that use lots of maths!
A level Mathematics is a requirement for certain degree courses, such as Accounting, Computing, Product Design, Engineering, Physics, Statistics, and often Economics. Although not a requirement, A level Mathematics is a typical subject taken by students on courses as wide ranging as Architecture, Law and Psychology.
You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use Maths on the BBC Bitesize website.
For example careers leading from this subject, click here.
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