Mathematics

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Staff

Name Role
Mrs S Highnett Director of Mathematics
Mr M McGarth Deputy Director of Mathematics
Ms A Jackson Assistant Leader of Mathematics
Mr C Randall Teacher of Mathematics & SENDco
Mrs N Cornfoot Teacher of Mathematics
Mr A Duckworth Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs A Mapplebeck Teacher of Mathematics
Miss E Meek Teacher of Mathematics (NQT)
Mr J Patterson Teacher of Mathematics (NQT)
Mr B White Teacher of Mathematics (NQT)
Mr J Smith Teacher of Mathematics (NQT)

Clubs

Homework Club is run by Mathematics teachers so students can seek help there. There will be some exciting themed days and activities taking place later in the year.

Useful Links

Curriculum – Year 7

(The topics taught will vary depending on group)

Number 1 – Half Term One
Use all four operations
Use positive and negative integers with all four operations
Understand and apply the use of BIDMAS in calculations
Recognise and state factors, multiples and primes
Evaluate indices
Understand place value
Find a percentage of an amount
Gorse Test 1- Number

Algebra 1 – Half Term Two
Perform Substitution into formula
Simplify expressions using all 4 operations
Expand brackets
Factorise into brackets
Solve linear equations
Form algebraic expressions
Gorse Test 2 – Number and Algebra

Geometry 1 – Half Term Three
Understand properties of shapes and correct notation
Understand, explain and reason with basic angle rules
Find the area of simple and compound shapes
Find the perimeter of simple and compound shapes
Find the volume of prisms
Find the surface area of prisms
Gorse Test 3 – Geometry, Algebra and Number

Probability and Statistics 1 – Half Term Four
Understand the different types of data
Represent data in diagrams
Interpret and compare data from diagrams
Find all averages from a data set
Find basic probabilities using decimal and fractions
Gorse Test 4 – Number and Probability and Statistics

Number 2 – Half Term Five
Find equivalence in fractions
Change fractions from mixed number to improper fractions
Change fractions to decimals to percentages
Find fractions of an amount
Calculate with fractions using all four operations
Effectively use a calculator
Round values to decimal places and significant figures
Estimate solutions to calculations

Ratio and proportion 1 – Half Term Six
Use ratio to solve problems
Use proportion to solve problems with money
Plot real life graphs of conversion
Perform conversions with currencies and all required units, such as time, length and mass.
Gorse Final Assessment

Curriculum – Year 8

(The topics taught will vary depending on group)

Number 3 – Half Term One
Baseline assessment – Arithmetic test KS2
Understand and apply the use of BIDMAS in calculations
Recognise and state factors, multiples and primes
Evaluate indices
Find a percentage of an amount
Find fractions of an amount
Write numbers in standard form
Convert numbers to and from standard form
Gorse Test 1- Number

Probability and Statistics 2 – Half Term two

Represent data in diagrams
Interpret and compare data from diagrams
Find all averages from a data set
Find probabilities using decimal and fractions
Gorse Test 2 – Number and Probability and Statistics

Algebra 2 – Half Term three
Perform Substitution into formula
Simplify expressions using all 4 operations
Expand brackets
Factorise into brackets
Solve linear equations
Form algebraic expressions
Gorse Test 3 – Number and Algebra

Ratio and proportion 2 – Half Term four
Use ratio to solve problems
Use proportion to solve problems with money
Plot real life graphs of conversion
Perform conversions with currencies and all required units, such as time, length and mass.
Calculate with compound measures such as speed, distance time and mass, density and volume.
Gorse Test 4- Ratio and proportion

Number 4 – Half Term Five
Change fractions from mixed number to improper fractions
Change fractions to decimals to percentages
Find fractions of an amount
Calculate with fractions using all four operations including mixed numbers
Effectively use a calculator
Round values to decimal places and significant figures
Estimate solutions to calculations

Geometry 2 – Half Term six
Perform all transformations
Construct shapes accurately using compasses
Perform all recognised constructions
Solve problems using Loci
Gorse Final Assessment

Curriculum – Year 9

(The topics taught will vary depending on group)

Geometry 3 – Half Term One
You can solve problems using Pythagoras
You can solve problems using Trigonometry
Find the area of simple and compound shapes
Find the perimeter of simple and compound shapes
Find the volume of prisms
Find the surface area of prisms
Gorse Test 1-Geometry

Probability and Statistics 3 – Half Term two
Represent data in diagrams
Interpret and compare data from diagrams
Create and draw Venn diagrams
Create and draw Tree diagrams
Gorse Test 2 – Geometry and Probability and Statistics

Algebra 3 – Half Term three
Expand brackets
Factorise into brackets
Solve linear and quadratic equations
Rearrange and manipulate linear and quadratic formula
Gorse Test 3 – Number and Algebra

Ratio and proportion 2 – Half Term four
Plot real life graphs of conversion
Calculate with compound measures such as speed, distance time and mass, density and volume
Form equations showing direct and indirect proportion
Gorse Test 4- Ratio and proportion

Geometry 4 – Half Term Five
Solve problems using angles in on parallel lines
Solve problems using angles in polygons
Name all parts of a circle
Solve problems applying circle theorems

Number 5 – Half Term six
Understand bounds and how they affect calculations
Use surds in calculations, this should include simplifying, cancelling and expanding.
Gorse Final Assessment

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