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St Albans Girls' School

Mathematics

Curriculum Intent and Overview
Our curriculum aims for students to develop enjoyment of Mathematics through development of a relational understanding of the various concepts and the ways in which they can be applied and explored. We aim for students to develop fluency with mathematical knowledge and techniques as well as equip them with the ability to apply these skills in realistic situations. We aim to support students’ conceptual development by exposing them to various models for understanding the structure of Mathematics with the ultimate aim of developing an increasingly secure abstract understanding both for its own sake and for its practical applications.

 

 

We aim to deliver high quality lessons which inspire, instil confidence and motivate all learners to achieve their best. All our enthusiastic students are able to apply Mathematics in real life situations without limitations or stereotypes.

The Department

Curriculum Leader: Mr J Hughes
Deputy Curriculum Leader: Miss B Soler
KS4 Coordinator: Mrs H Rock                                                                                                            

KS3

What will be studied?

Our Year 7 and Year 8 Schemes of Learning focus on building students’ key skills in specific areas and applying these to solve a range of related problems. The level of challenge is high and learning is modelled using a concrete/pictorial/abstract approach to help students develop understanding. Students are organised into broad bands based on prior attainment and teacher assessment. The Year 9 scheme of learning builds on the Year 7-8 content and students will consolidate and extend this understanding as well as encountering some new concepts and topics. 

 YEAR 7

AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER

Sequences

Developing understanding of calculations

Geometric Reasoning

 

Algebraic Notation Fractions and Percentages of amounts Developing Number sense
Equations Directed Numbers Sets and Probability
Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Adding and Subtracting Fractions Prime Numbers and Proof
  Geometric Construction Ratio and Scale
    Multiplicative Change

 YEAR 8

AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER

Ratio

Equations & Inequalities

Angles in parallel lines

Multiplicative Reasoning Sequences Areas of circles and trapezia
The Cartesian Plane Indices Line Symmetry and Reflection
Representing Data Fractions & Percentages Data Handling
Probability Tables Standard Index Form Measures of Location

 YEAR 9

AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER

Straight Line Graphs

Using Percentages

Ratio and Proportion

Forming and Solving Equations Maths and Money Rates
Testing Conjectures

Deduction