Maths is a core curriculum subject, studied by all pupils at Orchard Mead Academy.

All students at Orchard Mead Academy study Maths for GCSE during Years 10 and 11.

#### Key Stage 3

Students are assigned to a pathway based on their prior attainment.

Units follow a stage, not age, model which means that students tackle units of work that suit their ability and the units are not pre-determined by age.

 HT 1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6 Pathway 3 -Numbers and Place Value up to 1000 -Adding and Subtracting with 3-digit Numbers -Calculating with Money and Measures -Adding, Subtracting and Comparing Fractions -Using Time Accurately -Quick Recall and use of Multiplication and Division Facts -Interpreting and Presenting Data -Angles, Lines and Shapes -Calendars and Time -Working with the Four Operations -Working with Non-Unit Fractions and Small Denominators Pathway 4 Larger Numbers, Negative Numbers and Roman Numerals -Converting Time -Times Tables and Formal Methods for Addition and Subtraction -Rounding and Arithmetic -Coordinates and Plotting -Solving Problems Using Fractions -Translations, Reflections, Angles and Shapes -Decimals, Rounding and Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100 -Interpret and Present Data for Calculating -Perimeter and Area and Rectilinear Shapes -Mental Calculations -Converting Measurements and Money Pathway 5 -Large and Negative Numbers in Different Formats -Drawing, Measuring and Estimating Angles -Decimals, Equivalence and Rounding -Addition and Subtraction -Reflection and Translation -Primes, Factors, Squares and Cubes -Long Multiplication -Solving Problems Using the Four Operations -Using Information from Graphs, Tables and Timetables -Solving Problems with Measures and Time -Solving Problems with Fractions -Metric Measurements in Shapes -Fractions and their Decimal and Percentage Equivalents -Identifying Shapes Pathway 6 -Place Value -Multiplication and Division -Using Factors, Multiples and Primes to work with Fractions -Perimeter, Area and Volume -Arithmetical Operations -Translations and Reflections -Fractions, Decimals and Percentages -Number Problems and Equations -Converting Measures -Accuracy and Proportion -Pie Charts and the Mean -Formulae and Sequences -Dimensions and Scale -Angles, Shapes and Solids Pathway 7 -Working with Place Value -Introducing Algebra -Lines and Angles -The Probability Scale -Powers, Roots and Rounding – Formula, Sequences and Rules -Using Measurements -Representing and Interpreting Data -Order of Operations -Linear Equations -Properties of Shapes and Solids -Ratio -Graphs of Linear Functions -Graphs of Linear Functions -Congruence and Scale Drawing Pathway 8 -Arithmetical Operations with Decimals and Negatives -Linear Equations with Unknowns on Both Side -Parallel, Alternate and Corresponding -Sets and Unions -Percentages -Sequences and Relationships -Symmetries and Constructions -Using Averages, Range and Relationships to Describe Data -Multiples, Factors and Primes -Linear Equations: Graphically and Algebraically -Accuracy with Perimeter, Area and Volume -Dividing Quantities into Ratios -Algebraic Expressions -Translations, Rotations and Reflections -Diagrams and Constructions Pathway 9 -Arithmetic with Fractions -Expressions and Formulae -Angles and Polygons -Sample Spaces to Calculate Theoretical Probabilities -Ratio and Percentage Change -Rearranging and Solving Linear Equations -Geometrical Relationships and Pythagoras’ Theorem -Central Tendency and Spread -Mathematical Models -Using Graphs to Solve Equations -Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry in Right-Angled Triangles -Standard Form and the Number System -Geometric Sequences -Compound Units -Mathematical Relationships

#### Key Stage 4

Students are assigned to a pathway based on their prior attainment.

Units follow a stage, not age, model which means that students tackle units of work that suit their ability and the units are not pre-determined by age.

Some students may follow an alternative curriculum to allow them to achieve the Entry Level Certificate.

Year 10

 HT 1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6 Pathway 6 -Place Value -Multiplication and Division -Using Factors, Multiples and Primes to work with Fractions -Perimeter, Area and Volume -Arithmetical Operations -Translations and Reflections -Fractions, Decimals and Percentages -Number Problems and Equations -Converting Measures -Accuracy and Proportion -Pie Charts and the Mean -Formulae and Sequences -Dimensions and Scale -Angles, Shapes and Solids -Working with Place Value -Introducing Algebra Pathway 7 -Working with Place Value -Introducing Algebra -Lines and Angles -The Probability Scale -Powers, Roots and Rounding – Formula, Sequences and Rules -Using Measurements -Representing and Interpreting Data -Order of Operations -Linear Equations -Properties of Shapes and Solids -Ratio -Graphs of Linear Functions -Congruence and Scale Drawing -Arithmetical Operations with Decimals and Negatives -Linear Equations with Unknowns on Both Side Pathway 8 -Arithmetical Operations with Decimals and Negatives -Linear Equations with Unknowns on Both Side -Parallel, Alternate and Corresponding -Sets and Unions -Percentages -Sequences and Relationships -Symmetries and Constructions -Using Averages, Range and Relationships to Describe Data -Multiples, Factors and Primes -Linear Equations: Graphically and Algebraically -Accuracy with Perimeter, Area and Volume -Dividing Quantities into Ratios -Algebraic Expressions -Translations, Rotations and Reflections -Diagrams and Constructions -Arithmetic with Fractions -Expressions and Formulae -Angles and Polygons Pathway 9 -Arithmetic with Fractions -Expressions and Formulae -Angles and Polygons -Sample Spaces to Calculate Theoretical Probabilities -Ratio and Percentage Change -Rearranging and Solving Linear Equations -Geometrical Relationships and Pythagoras’ Theorem -Central Tendency and Spread -Mathematical Models -Using Graphs to Solve Equations -Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry in Right-Angled Triangles -Standard Form and the Number System -Geometric Sequences -Compound Units -Mathematical Relationships -Proportion -Sequences Pathway 10 -Proportion -Sequences -Probability Calculations for More than One Event -Numbers and Accuracy -Linear Algebra -Functions -Circles -Trigonometry -Measures and Units -Quadratic Equations -Rates of Change -Further Sequences

Year 11

 HT 1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6 Pathway 7 -Working with Place Value -Introducing Algebra -Lines and Angles -The Probability Scale -Powers, Roots and Rounding – Formula, Sequences and Rules -Using Measurements -Representing and Interpreting Data -Order of Operations -Linear Equations -Properties of Shapes and Solids -Ratio -Graphs of Linear Functions -Congruence and Scale Drawing Pathway 8 -Arithmetical Operations with Decimals and Negatives -Linear Equations with Unknowns on Both Side -Parallel, Alternate and Corresponding -Sets and Unions -Percentages -Sequences and Relationships -Symmetries and Constructions -Using Averages, Range and Relationships to Describe Data -Multiples, Factors and Primes -Linear Equations: Graphically and Algebraically -Accuracy with Perimeter, Area and Volume -Dividing Quantities into Ratios -Algebraic Expressions -Translations, Rotations and Reflections -Diagrams and Constructions Pathway 9 -Arithmetic with Fractions -Expressions and Formulae -Angles and Polygons -Sample Spaces to Calculate Theoretical Probabilities -Ratio and Percentage Change -Rearranging and Solving Linear Equations -Geometrical Relationships and Pythagoras’ Theorem -Central Tendency and Spread -Mathematical Models -Using Graphs to Solve Equations -Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry in Right-Angled Triangles -Standard Form and the Number System -Geometric Sequences -Compound Units -Mathematical Relationships Pathway 10 -Proportion -Sequences -Probability Calculations for More than One Event -Numbers and Accuracy -Linear Algebra -Functions -Circles -Trigonometry -Measures and Units -Quadratic Equations Pathway 11 -Rates of Change -Further Sequences -Grouped Frequency and Data Representation -Trends -Combining Transformations -Vectors -3-D shapes -Inequalities -Proof -Advanced Area and Volume

Useful websites and resources

Maths Watch https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

The National Cipher Challenge https://www.cipherchallenge.org

Times Tables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/

The UK Maths Trust https://www.ukmt.org.uk/

Other useful websites:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300

The website for the AQA GCSE we currently follow.

Contains the specification plus older past papers and mark schemes.

www.corbettmaths.com

Fantastic free website containing a huge range of revision resources.

5-a-day: Short bursts of general revision if you want to check for gaps in your understanding. 5 levels of challenge and answers are provided

Videos and Worksheets: Hundreds of individual topics explained along with practice questions and answers for most.

GCSE Practice Papers 9-1: A set of exam papers written for the website with model solutions.

www.mathsworkout.co.uk

Great for practising specific skills.

www.mymaths.co.uk