Maths Department Vision
At Larches High school we believe that it is our duty to inspire young people to see the true value of maths in the wider world by bringing maths alive, and make it interesting and accessible. Very often learners have low confidence in their mathematical ability, we aim to increase confidence and attainment in mathematics so that our learners are either able to reintegrate quickly into mainstream education or to achieve a maths qualifications when they leave us in Year 11.
Our aim is for all our students to acquire a deep, longterm, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject by being able to:
 Rapidly and accurately recall and apply facts and concepts
 Develop a growing confidence to reason mathematically
 Develop the ability to apply maths to solve problems, to conjecture and to test hypotheses
‘The purpose of study Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A highquality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.’
(https://www.gov.uk/)
Key Stage 3
Key stage 3 will follow the National Curriculum of Mathematics. Students’ progress will be assessed at 6 points during the academic year. Those students needing extra support in maths will be withdrawn for individual intervention sessions. KS3 students will have 5 x 45 minute lessons per week.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 will follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics specification. They will take three exam papers; paper 1 is noncalculator and papers 2 and 3 are both calculator. All three papers will contain a mix of question styles from any part of the subject content (number, algebra, ratio, proportion and rates of change, geometry and measures, probability and statistics). They will work towards gaining grades 19 where 1 is the lowest and 9 is the highest.
Where appropriate some students will sit the Edexcel Entry Level Certificate and/or Edexcel Functional Maths. Students’ progress will be assessed at 6 points during the academic year. Those students needing extra support in maths will be withdrawn for individual intervention sessions. KS4 students will have 5 x 45 minute lessons per week.
Curriculum
Year 7  Year 8  Year 9  Year 10  Year 11  
Autumn 
Sequences Algebraic notation Equality and Equivalence Place value and ordering FDP equivalence 
Factors, multiples and primes Algebraic expressions Indices Negative numbers Place value 2Dshapes Ratio Calculations, BIDMAS and using a calculator 
Estimation Measures Algebraic Manipulation Data and averages Numbers Percentages Representing Data Fractions, Decimals and percentages 
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Numbers Algebraic Manipulation Representing data Estimation Data and averages Measures Percentages 
Number/Fractions inc. FDP Algebraic manipulation Solving equations Representing data and averages Probability Ratio Inequalities and bounds Area and perimeter Pythagoras 
Spring 
Addition and subtraction Multiplication and division Fractions and percentages of amounts Directed numbers Addition and subtraction of fractions 
Substitution Solving equations and inequalities Time Estimation and approximation Using measures and scales Fractions Percentages 
Substitution Sequences Ratio and Proportion Angles Solving equations Pythagoras Trigonometry 
Angles Trigonometry Substitution Ratio and Proportion Sequences Pythagoras Solving equations 
Circles Indices and St. Form Volume/SA/Plans/Nets Conversion graphs/units of measure Plotting lines and curves Compound measures Constructions/ Transformations/Vectors Angles and sequences 
Summer 
Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation Developing geometric reasoning Developing number sense Sets and probability Prime numbers and proof 
Averages Angles Sequences Plotting graphs Area and perimeter Circles Probability Transformations 
Indices Area and perimeter Calculations and BIDMAS Similarity and congruency Quadratics Probability Linear graphs 
Probability Quadratics Linear graphs Calculations and BIDMAS Area and perimeter Similarity and congruency Indices

Revision and Exam Practice 
Staff
Abdulrauf Parkar KS3/4 Maths teacher (subject lead)
Emil Bowe – KS3/4 Maths teacher
Amy Shorrock – KS3 Maths Teacher
Natalie Rogers – KS4 Maths Teacher
Websites
For independent study/revision material please go to; https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Username: larches
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