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Mathematics

Mathematics

At Queen Elizabeth School, we believe that every student deserves the chance to engage in an ambitious and creative maths curriculum that will help develop their knowledge, skill and prepare them for future employment and everyday life.

Our team of mathematic teachers are highly motivated and supportive who will continuously challenge students and promote the love of learning. Across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, we aim to deliver a maths curriculum that will give students the opportunity to build upon previous knowledge and learning, becoming fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. 

We have ensured that:

  • Our curriculum for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 has been sequenced in a logical order to enable students of all abilities and aspirations to develop their mathematical knowledge and not limit their progressions. 
  • Mathematical concepts are broken down into small connected structured steps, using the mastery approach to enable a deep and holistic understanding. 
  • Our assessments give students the opportunity to show their mathematical capabilities while also allowing the teacher to plan timely and effective intervention, ensuring all students progress between Key Stages 3 and 4.  
  • Pupils get the opportunity to review and responded to marked work to address misconceptions.
  • We develop our students to see error as a learning opportunity and are resilient in their learning, developing them to become active independent learners. 
  • We can support pupils who wish to study mathematics at Key Stage 5.

We are always challenging and re-evaluating our aims and curriculum, identifying our strengths but also making sure we continue to develop and challenge ourselves so students can continue to learn and progress effectively.    

Key Stage 3:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

PLC Sheet 

Regular Homework

Unit Assessments

End of Term Assessments 

PLC Sheet 

Regular Homework

Unit Assessments

End of Term Assessments

PLC Sheet 

Regular Homework

Unit Assessments

End of Term Assessments

Unit 1 – Sequences (8 lessons)

Unit 2 – Understand and use algebraic notation (8 lessons)

Unit 3 – Equality and equivalence (8 lessons)  

Unit 1 – Ratio and scale (8 lessons)

Unit 2 – Multiplicative change (8 lessons)

Unit 3 – Multiplying and dividing fractions (8 lessons)

Unit 1 – Straight line graphs (8 lessons)

Unit 2 – Forming and solving equations (8 lessons)

Unit 3 – Testing conjectures (8 lessons)

Unit 4 – Place value and ordering integers and decimals (12 lessons)

Unit 5 – Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence (12 lessons)

Unit 4 – Working in the cartesian plane (12 lessons)

Unit 5 – Representing data (8 lessons)

Unit 6 – Tables and probability (4 lessons)

Unit 4 – Three dimensional shapes (12 lessons)

Unit 5 – Constructions and congruency (12 lessons)

Unit 6 – Solving problems with addition and subtraction (8 lessons)

Unit 7 – Solving problems with multiplication and division (12 lessons)

Unit 8 – Fractions and percentages of amounts (4 lessons) 

Unit 7 – Brackets, equations and inequalities (16 lessons)

Unit 8 – Sequences (4 lessons)

Unit 9 – indices (4 lessons)

Unit 6 – Numbers (8 lessons)

Unit 7 – Using percentages (8 lessons)

Unit 8 – Maths and money (8 lessons)

Unit 9 – Four operations with directed number (12 lessons)

Unit 10 – Addition and subtraction of fractions (12 lessons)

Unit 10 – Fractions and percentages (12 lessons) 

Unit 11 – Standard form index (6 lessons) 

Unit 12 – Number sense (6 lessons)

Unit 9 – Deduction (8 lessons)

Unit 10 – Rotation and translation (8 lessons) 

Unit 11 – Pythagoras Theorem (8 lessons) 

Unit 11 – Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation (12 lessons) 

Unit 12 – Developing geometric reasoning (12 lessons)

Unit 13 – Angles in parallel lines and polygons (12 lessons) 

Unit 14 – Area of trapezia and circles (8 lessons) 

Unit 15 – Line symmetry and reflection (4 lessons)

Unit 12 – Enlargement and similarity (8 lessons) 

Unit 13 – Solving ratio & proportion problems (8 lessons) 

Unit 14 – Rates (8 lessons) 

Unit 13 – Developing number sense (8 lessons)

Unit 14 – Sets and probability (8 lessons)

Unit 15 – Prime numbers and proof (8 lessons)

Unit 16 – The data handling cycle (16 lessons) 

Unit 17 – Measures of locations (8 lessons) 

Unit 15 – Probability (8 lessons)

Unit 16 – Algebraic representation (4 lessons)

Unit 17 – Revision 

Key Stage 4:

Year 10                                                               

Year 11

PLC Sheet 

Regular Homework

Unit Assessments

End of Term Assessments
Mock GCSEs

Paper 1, Non-Calculator, 80 marks, 1hr 30min 

Paper 2, Calculator, 80 marks, 1hr 30min 

Paper 3, Calculator, 80 marks, 1hr 30min 

N1 – Surds (including rationalising), fractions, decimals and best buys (9 lessons) 

A1 – Substitution and Sequences (including quadratic and geometric) (7 lessons) 

S1 – Angle rules and circle theorems and proofs (8 lessons) 

S2 – Trigonometry (including sine, cosine and area of any triangle) (10 lessons) 

A5 – Algebra review, expanding, factorising, quadratics (including using formula), simultaneous equations (including quadratic) and completing the square (10 lessons) 

N5 – Standard form, Indices (negative and fractional) and iteration (10 lessons) 

GM5 – Transformations, vectors, vector poofs and equation of a circle   

D1 – Two-way tables, frequency diagrams, Venn diagrams and sampling (9 lessons) 

A2 - Graphs (including parallel, perpendicular and velocity of time graphs) (9 lessons) 

D4 – Averages, range, frequency tables, estimated mean, histograms and spread of data (10 lessons) 

A6 – Straight line graphs, properties of graphs including trig, cubic and exponential (10 lessons)

S2 – Pythagoras theorem, 3D Pythagoras (4 lessons)

D2 – Pie charts, stem and leaf, histograms and boxplots (9 lessons) 

N2 – Ratio, percentages and interest (including repeated percentage change) (9 lessons)

A3 – Function Machines, composite and inverse functions, transformations of graphs (4 lessons) 

GM7 – Pythagoras and trig (including sine and cosine) (10 lessons)

GM6 – Construction, loci and bearings (10 lessons) 

Using mocks to guide teaching 

S3 – Circles including arcs and sectors (7 lessons)

A4 – Indices, expanding and factorising  

Using mocks to guide teaching and revision 

S4 – Surface area and volume (9 lessons))

D3 – Probability, Conditional probability and probability equations (9 lessons) 

N3 – HCF and LCM, Upper and lower bounds (8 lessons)

Using mocks to guide teaching and revision

Revision for mocks 

Mocks

Year 11 transition work 

Exams 

Enrichment:

  • UK maths challenge for Years 7-11
  • Additional maths FSMQ course 
  • Mathematical university trips 
  • Chess club
  • Scrabble club
  • Homework club

Key Skills You Will Learn:

  • Critical thinking 
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Quantitative reasoning 
  • Communication
  • Time management 
  • Teamwork 
  • Independence
  • Growth mindset
  • Resilience
  • Organisation
  • Active listening.

Next steps:

Courses:

  • AS and A Level maths
  • Further mathematics at A Level 
  • Maths degree at university 
  • Vocational courses including maths such as civil engineering, economics and actuarial science 

Careers:

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Computer programmer
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • Investment manager
  • Lawyer
  • Government research and laboratories
  • Theoretical mathematician
  • Mathematician
  • Numerical analyst
  • Statistician
  • Teacher
  • Market researcher
  • Systems analyst
  • Banking
  • Government
  • Space/aircraft industry

contact:

Head of Department: Mr A Bishop - abishop@qesluton.co.uk