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Mathematics is the study of all things number and problem-solving. It is an essential skill for children to develop throughout their school careers to prepare them for their lives.

A solid understanding of Maths will allow our students to make sensible financial decisions in their adult lives and be highly employable. A GCSE in Maths is a requirement for the majority of employers as it equips students with the ability to reason logically and be numerate in their working lives.

At Leeds East Academy we ensure that all students are working towards achieving fantastic GCSE Maths results from year 7 through our next steps curriculum. Students cover GCSE content through engaging lessons and challenging material in all year groups. This has led to significantly improved GCSE results in 2016/17.

Students will sit three GCSE exams at the end of Year 11 to determine their overall grade. They will sit either a foundation paper, which allows students to achieve grades up to a grade 5, or a higher paper, which allows students to achieve grades up to a grade 9.

For any further information regarding the maths offer at Leeds East Academy, please contact the Head of Maths: gill.p@whiteroseacademies.org

Courses in Maths

  • Foundation: Mathematics (OCR)

  • Higher: Mathematics (Edexcel)

KS3 Maths Curriculum Breakdown 

Year 7 and Year 8 

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

 

Autumn 1

Number

Four operation (including decimals)

BIDMAS

Negative numbers

Money calculations

Rounding

Time

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Fractions and percentages of amounts

Basic ratio and proportion

Converting units

Area and Perimeter

Naming shapes

Coordinates

Basic algebra

 

Core skills assessment to be completed in exam conditions in lessons

 

Autumn 2

Algebra

Simplify expressions using all 4 operations

Expand brackets

Factorise into brackets

Perform Substitution into formula

Solve linear equations and inequalities

Form algebraic expressions

Rearrange and manipulate linear formula

Gradient, y = mx + c

Interpret sequences and their uses

 

Mini – assessments on algebra take place through the half term in lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

Number

Understand place value

Use all four operations

Use positive and negative integers with four operations

Understand and apply the use of BIDMAS in calculations

Recognise and state factors, multiples and primes

Percentage of an amount, represent percentage change

Round values to decimal places and significant figures

Estimate solutions to calculations

Find equivalence in fractions

Calculate with fractions using all four operations

Find fractions of an amount

Fractions from mixed number to improper fractions

Change fractions to decimals to percentages

Simplify algebraic fractions

Effectively use a calculator

Evaluate indices

Write numbers in standard form

Convert numbers to and from standard form

 

Number and Algebra assessment to be completed in exam conditions in lessons

 

 

Spring 2

Statistics & Probability

Ratio & Proportion

Understand the different types of data

Represent data in diagrams

Interpret and compare data from diagrams

Find all averages from a data set

Find basic probabilities

Use ratio to solve problems, convert ratio to fractions

Use proportion to solve money problems

Plot real life graphs of conversion

Convert with currencies, time, length and mass

Compound measures such as speed, density

 

Mini – assessments on statistics & probability and ratio & proportion take place through the half term in lessons

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

Geometry & Measure

Properties of shapes and correct notation

Understand, explain and reason with angle rules

Find the area of simple and compound shapes

Find perimeter of simple and compound shapes

Find the volume of prisms

Find the surface area of prisms

Draw plans and elevations of 3D shapes

Perform all transformations

Construct shapes accurately using compasses

Perform all recognised constructions

Solve problems using Loci

 

Ratio, proportion, Geometry and measure and statistics and probability assessment to be completed in exam conditions in lessons

 

Summer 2

Revision & extension

Understand and use Pythagoras' Theorem

Use Trigonometry to find sides and angles

Alternate and corresponding angle rules

Interior and Exterior angles in polygons

Draw and interpret Bearings

 

End of year assessment covering all topics completed in exam conditions in the hall

 
 

KS4 Maths Curriculum Breakdown 

Year 9 and 10

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

 

Autumn 1

Number

Four operations (including decimals)

Ordering Fractions decimals Percentages

Fractions

Use of a calculator

Factors, multiples, primes

Inequalities

Multiples in context

Best value

Rounding and error intervals

Percentage of an amount

Estimation

Sequences

 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall

 

Autumn 2

Algebra

Expand and simplify

Factorising

Rearranging equations

Index laws

Standard form

forming and solving equations

Pythagoras' Theorem

Solving inequalities

Solving equations

Substitution

 

 

Mini – assessments on algebra take place through the half term in lessons

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

Statistics & Probability

Two way tables

Frequency trees

Averages

Averages from a table

Tree diagrams

Graphs

Pie charts

Probability from a table

Venn diagrams

Sample Space

 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall

 

 

Spring 2

Geometry & Measure

Alternate/corresponding angles

Interior/exterior angles

Plans and elevations

Scale drawing and constructions

2D Area and perimeter

Surface Area

Volume

Transformations

Circles

 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

Ratio & Proportion

Ratio

Recipes/proportion

Exchange rates

Coordinates

Compound Measures

Bearings

Interest and growth

Depreciation and decay

 

Mini – assessments on ratio & proportion take place through the half term in lessons

 

 

Summer 2

Revision & Extension

Congruence and similarity

Trigonometry

Pythagoras with trig

Arcs and sectors

Reverse percentages

y = mx + c

Simultaneous equations

Sampling

Direct/inverse proportion

 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall

 Year 11

 

Half Term 

Topic 

Learning Outcomes 

Assessment 

 

Autumn 1 

Revision of year 10 core skills 

Four operations (including decimals)

Ordering Fractions, Decimals,  Percentages

2D Area and perimeter

 

Use of a calculator

 

Solving equations and Inequalities

 

Substitution

 

Charts & Diagrams

 

Sample Space

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 

 

Autumn 2 

Number 

Factors, multiples, primes

Inequalities

Multiples in context

 

Best value

 

Rounding and error intervals

 

Percentage of an amount

 

Interest and growth

 

Depreciation and decay

 

Reverse percentages

 

Fractions

 

Estimation

 

Sequences

Mini – assessments on number take place through the half term in lessons 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1 

Algebra 

Expand and simplify

Factorising

 

Rearranging equations

 

Index laws

 

Standard form

 

y = mx + c

 

forming and solving equations

 

Simultaneous equations

 

Pythagoras' Theorem

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 

 Spring 2 

Statistics & Probability 

Two way tables

Frequency trees

 

Averages

 

Averages from a table

 

Tree diagrams

 

Graphs

 

Sampling

 

Pie charts

 

Probability from a table

 

Venn diagrams

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 

Ratio & Proportion 

 

Geometry & Measure 

Ratio

 

Recipes/proportion

 

Exchange rates

 

Direct/inverse proportion

 

Coordinates

 

Compound Measures

 

Bearings

 

Alternate/corresponding angles

 

Interior/exterior angles

 

Plans and elevations

 

Scale drawing and constructions

 

Circles

 

Surface Area

 

Volume

 

Transformations

GCSE examination period begins 

 

 

 

 

Term by Term Schemes of Work

Maths Schemes of Work KS3
Maths Schemes of Work KS4