Maths

Mathematics is critical in helping us all to understand and change the world. It plays a vital role in many aspects of our everyday life. The subject of Mathematics provides us with a broad range of skills for problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking.

At Ernest Bevin Academy, we have redesigned our Key Stage 3 schemes of learning to reflect the new National Curriculum for Mathematics. Our KS3 students complete a 2-year programme of study for KS3 and then proceed to go onto a 3-year GCSE programme. Our schemes of learning are intended to develop the skills set out in the National Curriculum as well as to nurture a sense of curiosity and confidence about mathematics.

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The Academy also uses Pearson Active Learn, a platform linked to the textbooks used in lessons. Students should check their login details with their maths teacher.

Aims

● To set challenging targets with high expectations of all our students.

● To offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate
students and demand their active participation in the Subject.

● To smooth the transition for students between Key Stages and ensure progression in
teaching and learning throughout their time at EBA.

● To explore as many enrichment opportunities as possible outside the curriculum to
enhance students’ enjoyment of mathematics.

● To ensure all our students leave the school numerate and with a qualification in
Mathematics.

Opportunities

In addition to these aims, we have built in opportunities for students to:

● Develop mathematical fluency – Through mathematics lessons and specifically
designed theoretical and practical activities, students are given the opportunity to
develop fluency in performing key mathematical skills, so they become second nature.

● Reason Mathematically – Students are given opportunities to think logically and
flexibly to develop sound mathematical arguments and reasoning.

● Solve complex problems – Students’ ability to solve mathematical problems is
nurtured during lessons through exposure to a variety of strategies and modelling of
good practice.

Expectations

At the end of their mathematical education in this school, we expect our students to:

● Perform basic numeracy skills fluently.

● Perform basic mathematical skills needed in his/her chosen career or for entry to
higher or further mathematical education.

● Understand the practical mathematics likely to be encountered in daily life.

● Reason clearly and logically, and to set out rational mathematical arguments.

● Identify or spot patterns encountered in diverse situations and to make effective
connections and inferences.

● Approach and solve problems systematically and choose appropriate techniques for
their solution.

● Experience satisfaction in and enjoyment of mathematical experiences and
achievements including discussions.

Topics Studied

Year 7

Year 7 Maths Revision List End of Year

Autumn
Unit 1: Analysing and displaying data – Find and compare the averages of mode, median, mean and range for a set of data. Find information from tables and diagrams and display in tally charts, different types of bar charts and line graphs.

Interpret and analyse simple charts for grouped data.

Unit 2: Number skills – Mental maths, BIDMAS. Four operations of number. Rounding and estimating. Calculate with money, interpret and use calculator to solve problems with money and time. Order positive and negative numbers and use the four operations.

Find factors, primes HCF and LCM. Recognise and use square numbers.

Unit 3: Expressions, functions and formulae – Function machines. Simplify linear expressions, multiplying and dividing terms, including brackets. Form expressions, write and substitute into formulae.

Unit 4: Decimals and measures – Measure and draw accurately. Order and round decimals to make estimations. Working with decimals mentally. Length, mass and capacity. Convert between different units of measures.

Read scales. Use the four operations with decimals. Calculate area and perimeter.

Spring
Unit 5: Fractions and percentages – Use fraction notation, compare, order, simplify, write equivalent and convert fractions. Add and subtract fractions, find fractions of a quantity. Write equivalent FDP. Calculate with percentages of amounts

Unit 6: Probability – Use relevant words and the scale of 0-1. Identify and calculate probabilities. Find the probability of an event not happening.
Record and use a simple experiment and estimate expected outcomes. Experimental probability and expected outcomes.

Unit 7: Ratio and proportion – Use and solve direct proportion questions. Use the unitary method. Use ratio notation, reducing to simplest form. Find equivalent ratios and divide an amount by a ratio.
Use ratios and measures.

Use fractions and percentages to describe and compare proportions. Understand the relationship between fractions, percentages and proportion.

Summer
Unit 8: Lines and angles – Use a protractor to draw and measure angles. Recognise different types of angles. Estimate angles. Draw triangles accurately. Calculate the size of missing angles

Unit 9: Sequences and graphs – Recognise, describe and continue a sequence and pattern. Generate a sequence and plot co-ordinates from a rule. Find the midpoint of a line. Recognise different types of sequence. Draw a straight line graph. Find the nth term of a linear sequence.

Unit 10: Transformations – Identify congruent shapes. Enlarge shapes and find the scale factor. Recognise reflectional and rotational symmetry. Identify symmetry in 2D and 3D shapes. Reflect a shape in a mirror line. Describe and carry out rotations. Translate 2D shapes. Transform 2D shapes by a combination of rotation, reflection and translation.

Assessment

Autumn
End of term tests: Units 1 to 4
Spring
End of term tests: Units 5 to 7
Summer
End of Year tests: Units 1 to 10

Year 8

Year 8 Maths Revision List End of Year

Autumn
Unit 1: Number – Estimate answers. Use written methods for the four operations. Divisibility and division rules. Apply the four operations to negatives. Calculate using squares, cubes and roots. BIDMAS. Prime factors, HCF and LCM.
Powers, roots, multiples and brackets.

Unit 2: Area and volume – Area of a triangle, compound shapes, parallelogram and trapezium. Volume and surface area of cubes and cuboids including mixed units. Nets and drawing on isometric paper. Plans and elevations.

Unit 3: Statistics, graphs and charts – Draw and interpret pie charts, stem and leaf diagrams and scatter graphs. Use a frequency table and two way table. Compare data through averages and range. Recognise misleading graphs.

Unit 4: Expressions and equations – Simplify algebraic powers. Expand brackets. Form an expression. Factorise equations. Solve One-step and Two-step equations.
The balancing or cover up method.

Spring
Unit 5: Real-life graphs – Draw and use a conversion graph, distance-time graph and line graph. Curved graphs and their properties. Draw and interpret real life graphs from a range of sources.

Unit 6: Decimals and ratio – Round to decimals places and significant figures. Order numbers, positive and negative. Place value calculations, calculate with decimals. Apply decimals to ratio and proportion. Write unit ratios.

Unit 7: Lines and angles – Classify quadrilaterals by their properties. Identify alternate and corresponding angles. Calculate angles in and made by parallel lines.

Interior and exterior angles of regular polygons. Solve problems involving angles by setting up equations.

Summer
Unit 8: Calculating with fractions – Order fractions. Apply the 4 operations. Convert between mixed and improper fractions.

Unit 9: Straight-line graphs – Plot graphs and calculate the gradient of a straight line. Plot and identify equation of a straight line. Direct proportion on graphs.

Unit 10: Percentages, decimals and fractions – Recall FDP equivalence. Recognise recurring and terminating decimals. Order fractions. Write one number as a percentage of another and applying percentage change.

Assessments

Autumn
End of Term tests: Units 1 to 4
Spring
End of Term tests: Units 5 to 7
Summer
End of Year tests: Units 1 to 10

Year 9 Foundation

Year 9 Foundation Maths Revision List End of Year

Autumn
Unit 1: Number – Positive & Negative number, formal written methods for integers and decimals, LCM, HCF, prime numbers, powers, roots and indices, standard form, estimation, rounding, inequality notation.

Unit 2: Algebra – Expressions, collecting like terms, substitution, formulae, multiplying out brackets, factorising, simple functions, changing the subject of a formula, laws of indices.

Spring
Unit 3: Graphs, Tables and Charts (including for grouped data) – Frequency tables, bar charts and frequency diagrams, pie charts, pictograms, line graphs for time series, scatter graphs for bivariate data.

Unit 4: Fractions & Percentages – Equivalent fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, changing between fractions, decimals and percentages, % of an amount, % increase and decrease, simple interest

Unit 5: Equations – Solve linear equations inc. with brackets, solving equations with unknowns on both sides.
Unit 5: Inequalities – Draw inequalities on a number line, solve linear inequalities, substitute values into formula, and rearrange equations.
Unit 5: Sequences – Term to term & position to term rules, nth term, and pictorial representations of sequences.

Summer
Unit 6: Angles – Angle notation, 8 basic angle rules inc. parallel lines, properties of quadrilaterals, interior and exterior angles of polygons.

Unit 7: Averages and Range – Sampling, three averages and range, inc. grouped data, finding averages and range from stem and leaf, use statistics to describe a population.

Unit 8: Perimeter, Area & Volume 1 – Perimeter & area of 2D shapes, area of compound shapes, surface area of 3D prisms, volume of 3D solids use standard units for mass, length, area, volume and density, change between related standard units.

Assessments

Autumn
End of Term tests: Units 1 to 2
Spring
End of Term tests: Units 3 to 5
Summer
End of Term tests: Units 6 to 8
End of year tests: Units 1 to 8

Year 9 Higher

Year 9 Higher Maths Revision List End of Year

Autumn
Unit 1: Number – Product rule, multiplication and division of decimals, place value, estimating, LCM, HCF, prime factors, powers, roots and indices (inc. fractional and negative), index laws, standard form, surds.

Unit 2: Algebra – Algebraic indices, expanding brackets (inc. quadratics), factorising linear, solving linear equations (inc. unknowns on both sides), substitution, formulae, changing the subject of a formula, linear sequences including nth term, nonlinear sequences (inc. quadratic).

Spring
Unit 3: Interpreting & representing Data (including for grouped data) – Two way tables, pie charts, line graphs for time series, stem and leaf diagrams, frequency diagrams, frequency polygons, averages and range (inc. grouped data), scatter graphs.

Unit 4: Fractions, Ratio & Percentages – All four operations with fractions, converting between FDP, recurring decimals, one quantity as a fraction of another, ratio notation, simplest form (inc. 1:n), divide into ratio, compare ratios, fractions in ratio problems and vice versa, converting currencies & measures, direct proportion, % increase & decrease, one quantity as a % of another, reverse %.

Unit 5: Angles & Trigonometry – Angle notation, 8 basic angle rules – (including parallel lines), properties of quadrilaterals.
Unit 5: Angles & Trigonometry – Interior and exterior angles in polygons. Pythagoras theorem, basic trigonometry for sides and angles in right angled triangles (SOH CAH TOA)

Summer

Unit 6: Graphs – Finding the gradient and y intercept (y=mx+c), parallel and perpendicular lines, plot and interpret linear, quadratic and cubic graphs.

Unit 7 Area & Volume – Properties of 2D & 3D shapes, units of measure, area, surface area & volume – including composite shapes, circles, spheres, cones, arcs and sectors.

Unit 8: Transformations & Constructions- Plans & elevations, draw accurate constructions such as: perpendicular bisector & angular bisector, draw SAS, ASA, RHS & SSS triangles, solve problems using loci, scale drawings, three figure bearings, Identify, describe and draw translations, reflections, rotations and enlargements (inc. fractional scale factors ½ ), combine transformations.

Assessments

Autumn
End of Term tests: Units 1 to 2
Spring
End of Term tests: Units 3 to 5
Summer
End of Term tests: Units 6 to 8
End of year tests: Units 1 to 8

Year 10 Foundation

Year 10 Foundation Maths Revision List End of Year

Autumn
Unit 9: Graphs – Co-ordinates in all 4 quadrants, y=mx+c, gradients and intercepts of linear functions, draw graphs of linear functions, find the midpoint of line segments, recognise when graphs are parallel graphs draw and interpret real life graphs, inc. conversion graphs and distance – time graphs.

Unit 10: Transformations – Identify, describe and draw translations, reflections, rotations and enlargements (inc. fractional scale factors ½ ), combine transformations.

Unit 11: Ratio & Proportion – Convert between fractions & ratio, simplify ratio in all units, share an amount into given ratios, compare ratios, sole proportion problems.
Unit 11 Ratio & Proportion – Direct and inverse proportion (inc. graphs).

Spring
Unit 12: Right-Angled Triangles – Pythagoras theorem, use geometrical diagrams to help solve problems, know key values for cos, sin, tan, use trigonometry to find missing sides in right angled triangles.

Unit 13: Probability – Systematic listing, simple probability from equally likely events.
Unit 13: Probability – Two way tables, sample space diagrams, frequency trees, venn diagrams, dependant and independent events.

Unit 14: Multiplicative Reasoning – Find percentages of amounts, percentage change, percentage increase & decrease, reverse percentage, simple & compound interest, compound measures, DST, direct & inverse proportion.

Summer
Unit 15: Constructions, Loci & Bearings – Plans & elevations, draw accurate constructions such as: perpendicular bisector & angular bisector, draw SAS, ASA, RHS & SSS triangles, solve problems using loci, scale drawings, three figure bearings.

Unit 16: Quadratic Equations & Graphs – Multiply out double brackets, factorise quadratics, inc. the difference of 2 squares.
Unit 16: Quadratic Equations & Graphs – Factorise quadratics, Solve quadratic equations by factorising, show algebraic expressions are equal, plot quadratic graphs, identify roots, intercepts & turning points.

Unit 17: Perimeter, Area & Volume 2 – Identify circle properties, area and perimeter of 2D shapes inc. circles semi circles, sectors and compound shapes, surface area & volume of 3D shapes inc. cylinders, pyramids, cones and spheres, volume of composite solids.

Assessments

Autumn
End of Term tests: Units 9 to 11
Spring
End of Term tests: Units 12 to 14
Summer
End of Term tests: Units 15 to 17
End of year tests: Units 1 to 17

Year 10 Higher

Year 10 Higher Maths Revision List End of Year

Autumn
Unit 9: Quadratic Equations and Inequalities – Solving quadratics using; factorising, completing the square, quadratic formula
Unit 9: Quadratic Equations and Inequalities – Solving simultaneous equations using substitution, linear & quadratic inequalities.

Unit 10: Probability – Systematic listing, product rule, two way tables.
Unit 10: Probability- Experimental probability, frequency trees, fair games, venn diagrams, conditional and independent events (tree diagrams).

Unit 11: Multiplicative Reasoning- Find percentages of amounts, percentage change, percentage increase & decrease, reverse percentage, simple & compound interest, compound measures, direct and inverse proportion (inc. graphs).

Spring
Unit 12: Similarity & Congruence – Understand the concepts of congruence & similarity, construct similar & congruent shapes, prove shapes are congruent, similarity in 3D shapes.

Unit 13: Further Trigonometry – Upper & lower bounds, sine rule, cosine rule.
Unit 13: Further Trigonometry – Area of a triangle using sine, sketch & interpret graphs of trig functions, translate trig functions, trig in 3D.

Unit 14: Further Statistics – Stratified sampling, cumulative frequency graphs, histograms, box plots, all averages inc. grouped data, comparing and describing populations

Summer
Unit 15: Equations & Graphs, Linear & Quadratic – Identify roots, intercepts & turning points, plot quadratic & cubic graphs solve quadratic equations by drawing graphs.
Unit 15: Equations & Graphs, Linear & Quadratic – Represent inequalities graphically, solve simultaneous equations graphically, iteration

Unit 16: Circle Theorems – Understand and learn all circle theorems, inc. radii, chords, tangents, deltas, semi-circles, cyclic quadrilaterals, prove alternate segment theorem, apply circle theorems using co-ordinate grids.

Unit 17: Further Algebra – Re-arranging formulae, algebraic fractions, surds, functions inc. composite and inverse, algebraic proof.

Assessments

Autumn
End of Term tests: Units 9 to 11
Spring
End of Term tests: Units 12 to 14
Summer
End of Term tests: Units 15 to 17
End of year tests: Units 1 to 17

Year 11 Foundation

Autumn
Unit 18: Fractions and Indices – Multiplying and dividing fractions, Laws of indices, large and small numbers in standard form, calculating with standard form.

Unit 19: Congruence, Similarity and Vectors – Similarity and enlargement inc. problem solving with angles, congruence inc. problem solving, adding, subtracting and multiplying column vectors, using diagrams to show vectors.

Unit 20: Non-Linear Graphs – Draw and interpret graphs of non-linear functions inc. quadratic and cubic, solve simultaneous equations graphically, re-arranging formulae, simple algebraic proof.
Revision and mock exams

Spring
Revision and mock exams

Summer
GCSE exams

Assessments

Autumn
End of Term tests: Units 18 to 19
Spring
GCSE exams
Summer
GCSE exams

Year 11 Higher

Autumn
Unit 18: Vectors & Geometric Proof – Column vectors, vector arithmetic, parallel and collinear points.
Unit 18: Vectors & Geometric Proof – Solving geometric problems, geometric proof using vectors.

Unit 19: Proportion & Graphs – Direct & inverse proportion inc. graphs, exponential functions, non-linear graphs, area under a graph, transforming graphs of functions.

Spring
Revision and mock exams

Summer
GCSE exams

Assessments

Autumn
End of Term tests: Units 18 to 19
Spring
Mock exams
Summer
GCSE exams

Maths Resources Online and Curriculum Maps

Maths Resources Online

The links below will take you to some additional resources which may help students with their studies. Please note some take you to external websites.

Sparx   – students need their Ernest Bevin Academy Microsoft log in.
OnMaths  – free website with GCSE papers, practice questions etc.
Exam Solutions – Maths made easy with video tutorials, papers and exam solutions.
Maths Genie – free GCSE & A Level revision guide and resource bank.
MathedUp! – resources for KS3/4/5, GCSE & A Level.
Mathpapa  – algebra calculator.
Just Maths – tips and resources for GCSE Maths Foundation and Higher Tier papers.
Brainscape  – download or make your own flashcards to help revision.
Cram  – online flashcards or make your own.
iRevise – free and premium (paid) resource with revision tips, papers etc in all subjects.
Tutorful – find a tutor website.
A Level Maths | Up Learn – paid A-Level resources.
The GCSE Maths Tutor– interactive video tutorials.

 

Curriculum Maps

Please click on the links to find out the details of the curriculum for each year group.
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9 Foundation
Year 9 Higher
Year 10 Foundation
Year 10 Higher
Year 11 Foundation
Year 11 Higher

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