Staff
Mr R. Sugden – Curriculum Leader for Maths
Mrs C. Wilson – Assistant Curriculum Leader for Maths
Mrs J. Sugden – Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Maths
Mrs D Mitchell – Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Maths
Ms S Ladak – Lead Teacher (Maths Across the Curriculum and subject enrichment)
Mr A Kellett – Associate Assistant Headteacher (Director of Key Stage 4) and Teacher of Maths
Miss S Milner – Teacher of Maths
Mrs K DaviesPounder – Teacher of Maths
Mr S Lisgo – Teacher of Maths
Miss M Ratcliffe – Teacher of Maths
Miss Nicole Park – Teacher of Maths
Mr Ged O’Donnell – Teacher of Maths
Mrs J Gill – HLTA for Maths
Miss P Hepworth – Lead Intervention
Mrs C Myland – Lead Intervention
We are an enthusiastic and dedicated department that engages students, allowing them to become independent learners and work collaboratively with their peers, they will be able to reflect on their learning and identify how to progress further.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Year 7: Key Themes
HT1  HT2  HT3 
Place value (integers, decimals and fractions)
Four operations for positive numbers Inverse operations Fraction/decimal equivalence Applications of number skills Consideration of whether an answer is ‘sensible’

Place value (integers, decimals and fractions)
Four operations for positive numbers Inverse operations Fraction/decimal equivalence Applications of number skills inc BIDMAS Rounding numbers Integer powers and their real roots (squares) Consideration of whether an answer is ‘sensible’

Units of Measurement
Drawing and Measuring Angles Scale Drawing Symmetry – line and rotational Properties of Lines, Angles and Polygons Properties of Triangles Angle Calculations 
HT4  HT5  HT6 
Identifying fractions and percentages on diagrams
Equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentages Percentage of an amount Percentage increases and decreases Calculating a fraction of an amount Equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions Converting between proper and improper fractions Four operations for fractions

Communicating algebraically
Use and interpretation of algebraic notation Algebraic Substitution Simplifying algebraic expressions Understanding and use of brackets in algebra

Discrete data
Bar charts Pictograms Line graphs Frequency tables Mean (including from a table) Application of number skills

Year 8: Key Themes
HT1  HT2  HT3 
Ordering positive and negative integers, decimals and fractions
Four operations applied to integers, decimals, proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers both positive and negative (including written methods) Correct notation for the priority of operations Inverse operations (including negative numbers) Recognise powers and associated real roots Approximation through estimation Checking whether an answer is ‘sensible’ Sequences 
Types of number – multiples, factors, LCM, HCF, primes
Understanding and using mathematical formulae Solving linear equations Area and volume (including circles)

Fraction/Decimal/Percentage equivalence
Percentages of amounts and interpretation of fractions and percentages as operators Express one quantity as a percentage of another Compare two quantities using percentages Percentage increase/decrease Work with percentages greater than 100% Round to an appropriate degree of accuracy (powers of 10, significant figures) Use a calculator 
HT4  HT5  HT6 
One quantity as a fraction of another
Ratio Notation Sharing amounts into ratios Consideration of multiplicative relationships as ratios or fractions Ratio and its application Compound Measure

Properties of triangles
Properties of quadrilaterals Properties of circles Parallel lines – corresponding and alternate angles Angles in a triangle Angles in any polygon Properties of regular polygons Properties of all 3D shapes Solving 3D problems using properties of 3D shapes 
Pie Charts
Measures of central tendency (median and mode) Bivariate Data Appropriate use of central tendency or graph Analysing and evaluating data

Year 9: Key Themes
HT1  HT2  HT3 
Probability
Factorising Expanding double brackets Working with coordinates in all 4 quadrants. 
Congruence and similarity
Pythagoras Simple Trigonometry Angle facts Properties of shapes Geometric sequences

Enumerate sets and unions/intersections of sets systematically, using tables, grids and Venn diagrams
use a calculator and other technologies to calculate results accurately and then interpret them appropriately Interpret mathematical relationships both algebraically and geometrically. 
HT4  HT5  HT6 
Scale drawings, scales factors and maps
Language and properties of shapes, angles and lines Constructions Congruent triangles Identify and describe translations, rotations and reflections Construct shapes after translation, rotation, reflection and enlargement

Understand numbers written in standard form
Use of standard units Percentage change Use of compound units

Averages from grouped data and frequency tables
Cumulative Frequency Box Plots Interquartile Range Comparing sets of grouped data using statistical analysis
An alternative programme maybe followed using GCSE transition pockets:
Fractions and ratio Function notation Graphs in real life Iterative methods Set notation and Venn diagrams Sequences Direct and inverse proportion Growth and decay Vectors 
Assessment
At the start of KS3 baseline data is used to determine the starting points for students on the relevant scheme of work. Through the course of each year students are assessed at the end of each topic of work by their class teacher and given a working level for that topic. At this stage through the teachers’ marking and feedback students’ strengths are identified and they are given targets for further improvement (this is in line with the school’s STAR assessment and marking policy). In each term students will be given a standardised assessment so that an overall working level can be given. Their performance in these assessments is analysed by students and staff so that targets for development can be given and strengths identified. Throughout the key stage students’ progress is monitored and strategies for intervention are put in place for identified students to ensure that they make expected progress.
Key stage 4
Overview
We provide a range of courses and qualifications at Key Stage 4, with students following the most appropriate course depending on target grades. They are:
GCSE in Mathematics ‘Linked Pair’ Pilot
This consists of two GCSEs, with a calculator and noncalculator paper taken in each.
 Methods in Mathematics which looks at the pure aspects of mathematics
Paper codes 5MM1F and 5MM2F (foundation) / 5MM1H and 5MM2H (higher)
 Applications in Mathematics which includes using mathematics in everyday contexts including “financial applications” and problemsolving in reallife scenarios.
Paper codes 5AM1F and 5AM2F (foundation) / 5AM1H and 5AM2H (higher)
GCSE Mathematics – Linear (1MA0)
This is the traditional linear GCSE two year course and is assessed at either higher or foundation level with the examination taken at the end of year 11. The examination consists of two papers; one calculator and one noncalculator.
Paper codes 1MA0/1F and 1MA0/2F (foundation) / 1MA0/1H and 1MA0/2H (higher)
Edexcel Awards:
 Level 3 Award in Algebra (AAL30) and Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods (AST30)
Some more able students may be offered these courses in order to advance their skills in algebra and statistics.
 Level 1 Award in Number and Measures (ANM10)
This is a level 1 award that allows students to gain confidence in their basic maths skills whilst preparing them for their GCSE exams.
OCR Entry Level Certificate (R448)
This qualification is aimed at learners who, for a variety of reasons, may not be ready for a GCSE, or who will benefit from reinforcing their basic mathematics skills while studying towards the GCSE. The examination consists of two written papers, an aural paper and a practical test.
Enrichment
Students have taken part in a number events such as the world’s biggest maths lesson with Jonny Ball held at Elland Road, as well as a variety of maths challenges and competitions such as the UKMT challenges, Leeds University Science Week “Pop Maths Quizzes” and the Four Nations Maths Challenge, with notable success in recent years. Students are also given the opportunity to take part in activities provided in school by STEM partners (eg Hesco Engineering).
Useful websites
GCSE revision websites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/
http://www.scool.co.uk/gcse/maths
http://www.gcse.com/maths/
http://revisioncentre.co.uk/gcse/maths/index.html
Other websites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/maths/
http://www.counton.org/
http://www.mymaths.co.uk/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/mathsfile/gameswheel.html
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
supermathsworld.com