Welcome to Maths

Elaine Turner

Head of Department













Algebra- sequencing and nth term.
Number –  Decimals
Negatives & Estimation
Geometry- Area and perimeter of rectangles. 3D- volume and surface area of cuboids

Number –operations with negatives. HCF and LCM. Powers and roots. Prime factors. Sequences-nth term.
Geometry- Angles - corresponding, alternate, in triangles, quadrilaterals.
Properties of quadrilaterals. Proofs.  Constructions.
Statistics – Probability scale. Mutually exclusive events.


Number- Adding and subtracting fractions. Equivalence to decimals
Statistics-   Averages.  Diagrams.  Probability
Algebra – Expressions , Formulae and equations.

Number –Operations with fractions & decimals. % increase/decrease.
Algebra – like terms & expanding brackets. Using algebra with shape. Index
Geometry – Areas of triangle and quadrilaterals. Volume of cuboids. Imperial units.



Geometry – lines and angles. Coordinates.
Statistics – Data collection & tally charts and grouped frequency. 
Number – rounding, BIDMAS. The four

Calculator. Measurements.

Algebra – Linear functions: graphs and gradients. Real-life graphs.
Number – Powers of 10, large numbers and estimation. Operations with decimals.
Geometry – congruency. Combined transformations. Shape and ratio.


Algebra – Square numbers, roots. Triangle numbers. Linear graphs.
Geometry-measure/draw angles. Constructions.
Number -  %, ratio and proportion.

Algebra – Equations with negatives, unknown on both sides. Substitution into expressions/formulae.
Statistics – stem and leaf, pie chart, scatter graphs.
Number – Operations with fractions/decimals/BIDMA


Algebra – ‘Brick wall‘ problems.
Geometry – Transformations
Statistics – Pie charts, surveys, two way tables.

Algebra - Expanding/simplifying. Equation construction. Change of subject. Problems with graphs.
Number – problem solving. Ratio and proportion.


Number – Operations with decimals. Fractions and % of amounts.
Algebra – Equations and formulae. Polygons

Geometry – Plans & elevations. Scale drawing. Circles – area & circumference. Bearings.
Statistics – Frequency tables and diagrams. Which average? Probability

Year 9, 10 and 11 follow the EDEXCEL GCSE course as advised by the exam board.  Where any class is at any one time will be determined by the ability of the class. The following outlines the topics followed by the department at Foundation and Higher level.  Not all students will complete the entire course and teachers have the flexibility in year 11 to chance the order if considered appropriate.



Number – Four operations, problem solving, negatives & estimation

Number – Four operations, negatives &estimation, HCF & LCM.

Algebra – Expressions, indices, brackets & formula.

Algebra – Substitution, indices, expanding, factorising  & formula.

Measure – Time, metric and imperial units, speed & density.

Geometry–Angles & area and perimeter of simple shapes.

Data – Surveys, frequency tables & two way tables.

Data – Surveys, samples and questionnaires.

Number – Ratio and proportion

Number – Fractions and decimals

Algebra – Equations.

Algebra – Equations.

Measure – Interpreting real life graphs.

Geometry– Circles and cylinders. Use of π.

Data – Averages &diagrams- stem and leaf, frequency calculations from tables.

Data – Frequency diagrams.

Number – Decimal operations, money problems and reading scales.

Data – Surveys, samples and questionnaires.

Algebra – Number sequences.

Number – Ratio and percentages.

Geometry – Angles and bearings.

Algebra – Linear graphs.

Data – Presenting data in pie charts, frequency diagrams. e

Geometry – Constructions and loci.

Number – Fraction operations.

Data – Probability.

Algebra – Coordinates and graphs.

Number – Powers, roots and reciprocals.

Geometry – 2-D and 3D shapes- area, volume & surface area.

Algebra – Simultaneous equations.

Data – Probability

Geometry – Transformations and similarity.

Number – Percentage operations.

Algebra – Inequalities.

Geometry– Circles and cylinders. Use of π.

Geometry – Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry.

Algebra– Laws of indices

Algebra  – Number sequences

Geometry  – Pythagoras’ theorem

Geometry – Circle theorems.

Geometry – Transformations, constructions and loci.

Number – Direct and inverse proportion


Algebra – Quadratic equations


Algebra – Advanced – surds, linear and quadratic simultaneous equations.


Trigonometry – Sine and cosine rules


Algebra – graphs of curves


Algebra – vectors


Mathematical proofs


Coordinate geometry and geometry of circle


Advanced Probability


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