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.
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 predetermined by age.
HT 1  HT2  HT3  HT4  HT5  HT6  
Pathway 3  Numbers and Place Value up to 1000 Adding and Subtracting with 3digit 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 NonUnit 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 RightAngled Triangles Standard Form and the Number System  Geometric Sequences Compound Units Mathematical Relationships 
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 predetermined 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 RightAngled 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 RightAngled 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 3D shapes Inequalities Proof
 Advanced Area and Volume 
For information about enrichment clubs and revision clubs please visit our clubs page here.
Useful websites and resources
Maths Watch https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
nRich https://nrich.maths.org/
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/mathematics8300
The website for the AQA GCSE we currently follow.
Contains the specification plus older past papers and mark schemes.
Fantastic free website containing a huge range of revision resources.
5aday: 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 91: A set of exam papers written for the website with model solutions.
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password: click15
Great for practising specific skills.
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Lessons and online homework on hundreds of individual topics.
Prior to exams students will be provided with pasts papers and examstyle questions to complete both in lessons and at home. Make sure you have these checked and address any areas you are not confident with, either by speaking with your teacher or using the resources listed above.
Subject Policies/Plans
Subject Leader/s
Miss K. Watts