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Maths at TLWS

Our Maths curriculum is based on a Mastery programme of study to promote 'over-learning' to close the cognitive gap and lead to above typical retention leading to numerical fluency across a breadth of mathematical units.

The Curriculum map can be found below.

Mastery Maths curriculum

Year 7

Autumn term: place value, axioms and arrays, factors and multiples, order of operations, positive and negative numbers, expressions/equations/inequalities.

Spring term: angles, classifying 2-D shapes, constructing triangles and quadrilaterals, co-ordinates, areas of 2-D shapes, transforming.

Summer term: prime factor decomposition, conceptualising and comparing fractions, manipulating and calculating with fractions, ratio, percentages.


Year 8

Autumn term: sequences, forming and solving equations, forming and solving inequalities, linear graphs, accuracy and estimation.

Spring term: ratio, real life graphs and rate of change, direct and inverse proportion, univariate data, bivariate data.

Summer term: angles in polygons, bearings, circles, volume and surface area of prisms.

year 9

Autumn term: probability, sets/venns and sample space diagrams, solving algebraically, solving graphically

Spring term: angle review, constructions/congruence and loci, Pythagoras' theorem, ratio, similarity and enlargement, surds and trigonometry.

Summer term: quadratic expressions, quadratic equations, indices and standard form, growth and decay.


Key Stage 4 Maths Curriculum

At KS4 some Maths students study towards either foundation or higher level Edexcel Mathematics. Some students will sit the foundation level Maths exam at the end of year 10 and then the higher level exam at the end of year 11, but not all students. The scheme of work is as follows:

year 10

Autumn term: Number(properties, approximations, decimals and fractions), geometry and measures (inc. scale drawings), statistics (inc. charts, tables, averages)

Spring term: Alegbra (linear graphs, expressions and formulae), ratio and proportion and rates of change.

Summer term: geometry and measures (perimeter and area, transformations, volumes and surface area of prisms), probability and events.

year 11

Autumn term: Ratio and proportion and rates of change (percentages and compound measures, percentages and variation), statistics (representation and interpretation), geometry and measure (construction and loci, curved shapes, pyramids).

Spring term: Algebra (number and sequences), geometry and measure (right angled triangles, congruency and similarity), probability (combined events), number (powers and standard form)

Summer term: Algebra (simultaneous equations and linear inequalities, non-linear graphs)

Key Stage 4 Maths Functional Skills curriculum

Some key stage 4 Maths students work through a scheme of work to prepare them for Pearson Functional Skills Level 1 then Level 2 assessment. This is not taught over specific terms as students progress at varying rates and assessment is undertaken 'on demand'. Your child's maths teacher will be able to discuss with your their up coming topics on a termly basis.

Why do we teach what we teach in Maths? 

Our Maths curriculum is based in numerical competence and confidence. We value functionality and competence. The topics taught throughout KS3 are all on the Functional Skills syllabus. This leads to a steady progression of knowledge and skills application which leaves all leaners able to manage their financial affairs independently, access the community, budget and use maths to complete tasks appropriate for community engagement. The key stage 3 curriculum is based on over-learning to provide confidence and to close attainment gaps for new students. It has a wide coverage appropriate to mathematical competence across a range of areas of study and subjects. It prepares learners for the world of employment and equips them with the numerical ability consistent with their qualifications.

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