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Maths

Mathematics is a core subject and as such is studied by every student in the school from Year 7 to Year 11. Maths is an all embracing and pervading part of life, helping us to create, plan, organise and solve problems.

Mathematics is the universal language of our environment, helping mankind explain and create within it for thousands of years. From playing games to playing music, maths is vital to helping students fine tune their creativity and turn their dreams into reality.

Our curriculum is based on the national programmes of study and lessons are accessible to all students in the class to create opportunities and build familiarity and accuracy in techniques and allow them to use their skills in everyday life. We cover a variety of topics that allow students to excel in their learning in different fields. Students know that when they come to lessons, they will be entering a positive environment for learning where they learn new techniques and challenges are accepted.

We revisit topics throughout KS3 and 4 to consolidate understanding and encourage students to link their work with other areas to extend their thinking. We have a strong focus on developing problem-solving skills alongside mathematical content to ensure we develop resilient, independent learners ready to tackle GCSE and A-level maths.

Students develop their knowledge of Mathematics each year by facing ever more complex problems and strategies to solve them, building on their previous skills and knowledge.

Building upon core methods, the development of fluency, reasoning and problem solving is again structured into every topic area, meaning that students face increasingly complex problems and scenarios.

CURRICULUM INFORMATION

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

7

  • Number and calculations
  • Factors and multiples
  • Area and volume
  • Fractions
  • Expressions
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Charts and averages
  • Shapes and angles
  • Ratio
  • Equations
  • Equations
  • Sequences
  • Graphs  

8

  • Number
  • Area and volume
  • Expressions
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Probability
  • Equations
  • Shapes and angles
  • Ratio
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Graphs
  • Sequences
  • Charts and averages
  • Transformations

9

  • Factors and multiples
  • Indices and standard form
  • Expressions and equations
  • Charts and averages
  • Area and volume
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio
  • Shapes and angles
  • Surds
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Right angled Trigonometry
  • Probability  

10

  • Indices and standard form
  • Linear and quadratic expressions and equations
  • Charts and averages
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Transformations
  • Area and volume
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Linear graphs
  • Constructions
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Shape and angles
  • Circle theorems
  • Graphs of other functions
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Right angled and non-right-angled trigonometry 

11

  • Non-right-angled trigonometry
  • Algebraic manipulation
  • Quadratic equations  
  • Functions
  • Algebraic proof
  • Vectors
  • Surds
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Linear and quadratic graphs
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Circle theorems
  • Linear and quadratic simultaneous equations

 

View our post-16 curriculum here - maths and further maths

I like Maths at Ashington Academy because the teachers teach topics very clearly, in a way which I understand. I also find the staff in the department extremely helpful and approachable. If I have ever struggled with something, they have helped.
Year 12 student
I like Maths and find it great fun because there is a range of topics to learn about and lots of new techniques
Year 11 student