Mathematics and Computing

Mathematics

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The Maths curriculum is sequenced to ensure mastery of a range of key mathematical knowledge and skills in the first years, so pupils can then progress this understanding when facing more challenging mathematical concepts at GCSE or A Level study.

Starting from Year 7, pupils develop a strong base in using number and algebra, building fluency to enable them to access linked areas as they progress in their studies.

Pupils cover a range of topics in each year, returning to them over the years to revisit key concepts and deepen their knowledge and understanding.  The curriculum is designed to be coherent, so pupils can see and make links between topics throughout the five year study.

In line with the latest thinking on the study of mathematics, curriculum resources have been 'atomised', with new material presented in smaller steps allowing for time for guided and independent practise to ensure a high success rate.

In Year 11, pupils sit the Edexcel GCSE Maths qualification.

Maths

Year 7

Autumn 1 Number - Place value, decimals, negatives, operations, order of operations, fractions
Autumn 2 Algebra - simplify, expand, factorise, substitute, equations
Spring 1 Angles and Polygons
Spring 2 Fractions, Percentages and FDP
Summer 1 Measures and Rounding, 3D Solids, Construction, similarity and congruence
Summer 2 Statistics 1

Year 8

Autumn 1 Integers, Standard Form, Ratio and Proportion
Autumn 2 Equations, Sequences, Coordinates and Bearings
Spring 1 Statistics 2
Spring 2 Rounding, Estimation and Multiplicative Reasoning
Summer 1 Perimeter, Area, Circles and Surface Area
Summer 2 Probability

Year 9

Autumn 1 Manipulating Algebra - simplify, expand, factorise, substitute, indices
Autumn 2 Angles, Pythagoras and Right Angled Trigonometry
Spring 1 Statistics 3
Spring 2 Fractions, Percentages, FDP and Surds
Summer 1 Sequences, Linear Graphs and Real Life Graphs
Summer 2 Ratio and Proportion

Year 10

Autumn 1 Equations, Inequalities, Rearranging Formulae, Solving Quadratics and Simultaneous Equations
Autumn 2 Transformations, Similarity, Surface Area and Volume
Spring 1 Multiplicative Reasoning, Growth and Decay
Spring 2 Angles, Circle Theorems, Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Summer 1 Probability and Statistics
Summer 2 Further Graphs - Quadratics, cubics, reciprocals, exponentials, trigonometric

Year 11

Autumn 1 Rounding, Proof, Functions and Transformation of Graphs
Autumn 2 Vectors, Circle Theorems, Iterations, Construction and Loci
Spring 1 Exam Preparation
Spring 2 Exam Preparation
Summer 1 Exam Preparation
Summer 2  

Computing

Please note that our subject pages are currently being updated as we move across to the United Learning Curriculum. If you have any queries regarding our curriculum, please contact us.

The Computer Science curriculum equips pupils with the digital literacy skills to go into a world dependant on the use of digital technology.

In Year 7, pupils learn about  concepts of cyber security - dealing with online threats and how to keep data secure. They start to build skills in computational thinking  through simple block programming before creating games based on more complex sequencing nad programming. 

Moving into Year 8, pupils explore text based programming and build their understanding of computer software and networks.

In Year 9, pupils embark on a major programming project, cover Internet programming languages and advanced spreadsheets.

Starting In Year 10, some pupils may continue study towards sitting OCR GCSE Computer Science, which focuses on more advanced programming, computational thinking and algorithms. The majority of pupils will study practical applications of computing via the  Edexcel BTEC Digital Information Technology qualification.

Computer Science

Year 7

Autumn 1 Impact of Technology – Collaborating Online Respectfully
Autumn 2 Python
Spring 1 Networks: from semaphores to the Internet NCCE
Spring 2 Flowol
Summer 1 Using Media – Gaining Support for a Cause NCCE
Summer 2 Developing for the Web NCCE

Year 8

Autumn 1 Computer Systems NCCE
Autumn 2 Python PRIMM
Spring 1 Cybersecurity NCCE
Spring 2 Python
Summer 1 Spreadsheets
Summer 2 HTML CSS and Java Script CS UK

Year 9

Autumn 1 Representations: going audio-visual
Autumn 2 Programming Project
Spring 1 Physical Computing
Spring 2 Networks
Summer 1 Advanced Spreadsheets
Summer 2 Java Script

Year 10

Autumn 1 Programming

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Data Representation
Spring 2 System Architecture/Memory
Summer 1 Storage and System Software
Summer 2 Networks and Cyber Security

Year 11

Autumn 1

Computational thinking and algorithms & Programming
Autumn 2 Programming and Translators and facilities of languages

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Revision/Reteach
Summer 2  

Digital Information Technology

Year 10

Autumn 1

 

Component 1 A

  • Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations

Component 3 Modern technologies

Autumn 2

Component 1 A

  • Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations

Component 3 Cyber security

Spring 1

 

Component 1 B

  • Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface

Component 3 The wider implications of digital systems

Spring 2

Component 1 B

  • Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface

Component 3 Planning and communication in digital systems

Summer 1

Summer 2

Component 1C Develop and review a user interface

Exam

Year 11

Autumn 1

Component 2A Investigate the role and impact of using data on individuals and organisations

Revision

Autumn 2

Component 2B Create a dashboard using data manipulation tools

Revision

Spring 1

Component 2B Create a dashboard using data manipulation tools

Revision

Spring 2

Component 2C Draw conclusions and review presentation methods

Exam

Summer 1  
Summer 2