individual and team challenges and each year we are delighted that many boys win gold certificates qualifying for the Kangaroo and Olympiad competitions.

What to expect:
Two homework tasks each week; the department uses Google Classroom to communicate and record the tasks. Students will be given different types of homework – eg. Textbook exercises, puzzles, online questions, revision. Each half term there will be two pieces of teacher assessed work and a test.

Textbooks are available via for individual study away from the classroom. Students could also use for online interactive revision.

Programme of Study
The schemes are designed to cover the over 5 years of study. Opportunities for problem solving, mathematical reasoning and use of technology are incorporated. Below are very brief outlines, highlighting a few topics.

Year 7 (8 lessons per fortnight)
Textbook STP Mathematics 7.

  • Directed numbers, prime factors, HCF, LCM
  • Properties of numbers (prime numbers, square, triangle, index form)


  • Rules of algebra, collecting like terms, brackets.
  • Solving linear equations by balancing
  • Nth term of linear sequences

Geometry and Measures

  • Formal geometry of angles, parallel lines, triangles

Data and Probability

  • Collecting data, tally chats, pictograms, bar charts
  • Mean, median, mode and range
  • Probability.

Year 8 (8 lessons per fortnight)
Textbook STP Mathematics 8

  • Standard form, estimating, calculator work


  • Factorising
  • Equation of straight line y=mx+c and curved graphs.


  • Circumference and area of a circle
  • Transformations
  • Pythagoras

Data and Probability

  • Probability – sample spaces
  • Scatter diagrams and correlation

Year 9 (7 lessons per fortnight)
Textbook STP Mathematics 9

  • Recurring decimals, percentages


  • Quadratics
  • Simultaneous equations

Ratio, proportion and rates of change

  • Travel graphs, compound measures
  • Direct and inverse proportion

Geometry and Measures

  • Trigonometry


  • Tree diagrams


  • Cumulative frequency

Year 10 & 11 (7 or 8 lessons per fortnight)
Textbook Higher GCSE Revision and Practice (Rayner)

The scheme builds on the work done in years 7 – 9 to cover the content of the GCSE (9 – 1) Higher Specification.

Some students will also be taught the content of Further Mathematics GCSE in preparation for A Level.

Exam Details

- Final decisions on the exact entries for this qualification will be made in the Spring Term of year 11.

For A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics see the .

WELL DONE Year 7 & 8!!

UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge 2018
2 Junior Olympiad
10 Junior Kangaroo
28 Gold Certificates
36 Silver Certificates
46 Bronze Certificates


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