Our Mathematics curriculum

KS3 Maths curriculum

Intent: The study of Mathematics at St Leonard’s is a broad and rich program of study that inspires a love of Mathematics, encourages curiosity, builds resilience and prepares our students for everyday life and future employment.

We teach a spiralling curriculum, which builds upon prior knowledge; student’s become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

We teach more than just numeracy, we develop analytical skills, encourage problem solving and create transferable skills. Students learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. They can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and preserving in seeking solutions.

Lessons are catered to student’s prior knowledge, needs and abilities. Build confidence by tailoring questions to just beyond a student’s ability. Success breeds success.

Checking for understanding in lessons and homework is through retrieval and questioning; student’s can communicate, justify, argue and prove using mathematical vocabulary.

Encourage independence with all students provided resources to achieve their full potential. We have a graduated setting process with fluid pathways to success.

Events, competitions and enrichment clubs create a culture where Mathematics is valued beyond the classroom and students can see the relevance to a broad array of future careers.

Year 7Year 8Year 9
Half term 11: Data Handling
2: Number
1: Number
2: Area and Volume
1: Indices and Standard form
2: Algebra
Half term 23: Expressions, Functions, Equations and Formulae
4: Decimals and Measure
3: Statistics, Graphs and Charts
4: Expressions and Equations
3: Shape and Pythagoras
4: Data Handling
Half term 35: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages5: Real life graphs5: Proportion and Multiplicative Reasoning
Half term 46: Probability
7: Ratio and Proportion
6: Decimals and Ratio
7: Angles and Shapes
6: Sequences and Inequalities
7: Trigonometry
Half term 58: Angles and Properties of Shapes
9: Sequences and Graphs
8: Calculating with fractions
9: Straight line graphs
8: Probability
9: Straight line graphs and simultaneous Equations
Half term 610: Transformations10: Percentages, Decimals and Fractions10: Quadratics

KS4 GCSE Mathematics Higher

Exam board: OCR
Course code: J560
Examinations: Three written papers. Higher candidates sit papers 4, 5 and 6. Calculators are permitted for papers 4 and 6. All papers are 90 minutes and out of 100 marks.
Progression routes: Naturally leads onto Core maths or A levels in maths and further maths, but also supports the sciences, psychology, sociology, geography and economics.

Year 10Year 11
Half term 1Number
Interpreting and representing data
Trigonometry in non-right angled triangles
Equations and graphs
Half term 2Fractions, Ratio and Percentages
Angles and Trigonometry
Circle Theorems
Half term 3Graphs
Area and Volume
Vectors and Geometric Proof
Proportion and Graphs
Half term 4Transformations and constructions
Equations and Inequalities
Half term 5Probability
Multiplicative Reasoning
Half term 6Similarity and CongruenceRevision

KS4 GCSE Mathematics Foundation

Exam board: OCR
Course code: J560
Examinations: Three written papers. Foundation candidates will sit papers 1, 2 and 3. Calculators are permitted for papers 1 and 3. All papers are 90 minutes and out of 100 marks.

Year 10Year 11
Half term 1Number
Graphs, tables and charts
Multiplicative Reasoning
Constructions, Loci and Bearings
Half term 2Fractions and Percentages
Equations, Inequalities and sequences
Quadratic Equations and Graphs
Perimeter, Area and Volume
Fractions, Indices and Standard Form
Half term 3AnglesCongruence, Similarity and Vectors
Half term 4Averages and Range
Perimeter, Area and Volume
Half term 5Graphs
Half term 6Ratio and Proportion
Right angled triangles

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Updated | 23rd January, 2024 |

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