# Maths

Mathematics is all around us, from the in-depth calculations and programming that make up the apps on your phone to calculating your weekly shop. Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential.

We are committed to ensuring that every learner is equipped with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be, and provide an environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics

Throughout their time at Huxlow Science College, students will be following a five year scheme of learning through White Rose Maths based on the principles of mastery. This allows students to acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject by building on prior knowledge, acquiring new skills and re-evaluating the application of their knowledge as an ongoing process.

At Key Stage 4 all learners will be following the OCR GCSE specification covering all areas of Mathematics; Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Probability, Statistics, Ratio, Proportion and rates of change. This then culminates with three final exams in year 11, where ongoing support will be provided. More able students will also have the opportunity of studying Further GCSE mathematics in order to bridge the transition to A level maths.

 Maths Curriculum Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Autumn Sequences Understanding algebraic notation Ordering decimals and integers Fractions, decimals and percentage equivalence Proportional reasoning Ratio and scale Multiplying and dividing fractions Graphs – plotting and equations of lines Collecting and representing data Reasoning with algebra Straight line graphs Forming and solving equations Constructing 2/3d shapes Congruency Similarity Congruence Trigonometry Algebra Equations and inequalities Simultaneous equations Graphs Gradients and lines Non-linear graphs/using graphs Algebra Expanding and factorising Changing the subject Functions Spring Applications of number Solving problems involving 4 operations Directed number Four operations with directed number Fractions Addition and subtraction Algebraic techniques Brackets, equations and inequalities Sequence Index rules Fractions and percentages Standard form Number reasoning Percentage change Multipliers Best buys Reasoning with geometry Rotations and translations Pythagoras’ theorem Geometry Vectors Working with circles Bearings and angles Proportion Percentages and interest Probability trees Mock examinations and review Summer Lines and angles Construction and geometric notation/reasoning Number reasoning Basic probability and sets Prime numbers Angles in polygons Area of circles Reflection Data handling cycle Averages Reasoning with proportion Enlargement and similarity Solving ratio and proportion Rates of change Solving problems using graphs/tables and algebra Collecting/representing and interpreting data Using non calculator methods Indices and roots (surds)
##### DEPARTMENT STAFF

Mr R King - Head of Mathematics

Mr S Brewin - Second in Mathematics KS4

Mr M Coutts - Teacher of Mathematics

Mr J Ironmonger - Teacher of Mathematics

Mr C Darnbrook - Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs J Brabant - Maths HLTA

##### FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to find out more about the Maths curriculum, please contact Mr R King, Head of Maths

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