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24/11/17

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23/11/17

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21/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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16/11/17

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16/11/17

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16/11/17

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15/11/17

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13/11/17

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10/11/17

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07/11/17

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01/11/17

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19/10/17

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19/10/17

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19/10/17

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18/10/17

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15/10/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Mathematics

Exam board:  AQA

Mathematics Schemes of Work 2017

The Harris Federation mathematics schemes of work for KS3 have been written in line with the aims and ethos of the new national curriculum and assessments.

Each year group has been allocated appropriate content to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of progress and attainment at GCSE. There are generally 3/4 units each half term.

In year 7 and 8 we will ensure that all students achieve fluency in their mathematics, developing a deep understanding of fundamental concepts and being able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Students will learn how to reason mathematically and develop understanding through identifying and communicating relationships between different strands of mathematics and building on prior knowledge. Students will learn to apply their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication and will be given the opportunity and encouragement to persevere in seeking solutions.

The changes made to the curriculum at KS3 will prepare our students in gaining the mathematical knowledge and skills needed for life in modern Britain, secure access into and success in further education and raise standards to compete in a global job market.

Key differences in curriculum

At KS3 we will teach fewer things in greater depth, this means more time may be spent on one topic to secure thorough understanding of key concepts, favouring a mastery approach to teaching. This does not mean that students are not challenged or the pace of the lesson should drag. Expectations are that all students should achieve in line with the aims of the new curriculum, but students will be further challenged by questions that require deeper understanding or more complex problem solving in the focus topic rather than moving on to the next one.

The new assessment at KS4 will have a much greater emphasis on problem solving and reasoning. All content taught in the new schemes will include application of knowledge and skills in a wide variety of problem solving, investigations and activities. Students will learn that success may not be immediate and, alongside encouragement, time will be given for students to puzzle out and choose the maths they need to apply in different situations.

Assessment

The assessment system has been designed alongside our schemes of learning to ensure regular assessment of fluency, reasoning and problem solving across the topics that have been covered. The assessment will be used to ensure students are secure in their understanding of a topic before they are moved on and to target intervention swiftly and effectively where it is needed. We will assess students’ progress in fluency, reasoning and problem solving through classwork, homework, unit tests and a termly written paper.

Teachers will use work produced in books to assess progress and identify how students might improve. Homework will be set regularly, in line with the academy policy of using knowledge organisers to support independent working outside of lessons. The teacher will use this to inform their planning, support individuals and adapt lessons accordingly for their class.

A short multiple choice test on each unit of work has been carefully designed to assess fluency and understanding and draw out misconceptions so the teacher can immediately act if intervention is required. The termly written papers will focus on reasoning and problem solving, allowing students to demonstrate the ability to apply what they have learnt. Results for these assessments will be reported to parents as percentages and we will use these scores to predict a student’s most likely grade (TMLG) at the end of year 11, to assess whether they are on track.

The new grading system for mathematics GCSE is 9-1 with 9 being the highest. The exams taken will be in two tiers, higher and foundation. Students taking the foundation tier can achieve a grade 5-1 and those taking the higher can achieve a grade 9-4. The written assessments taken in years 7-9 will have higher and foundation tiers, reflecting those in the final exam, and we will be able to change a student’s tiers of entry as appropriate as we go through the year. The reported TMLG will be given using the 9-1 scale.

Key differences in assessment

No content is assigned to a level or grade. There is now no external reported assessment at the end of KS3. This means giving a current grade is not possible so we will use percentages from the fluency and written paper outlined above which will also generate a most likely grade prediction for the end of year 11. Tests will only cover the body of knowledge that has been covered by the students up to that point, so percentages will be accompanied by very specific action points for improvement and it will be clear from the scheme which topics have been tested so students may also be supported at home.

NEW KS3 CURRICULUM  

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Number lego

Place Value & Powers of 10

Rounding and Estimating

 

 

Application

Measuring lengths

Perimeter of Shapes

Calculations with money

Problem solving with decimals using bar modelling

Mental Calculations

Written Calculations, Multiplication and division

Factors Multiples and Primes

Proportional Reasoning

 

Application

Areas of shape

Problem solving using bar modelling

Unit Conversion

Venn Diagrams and Set notation

Calculations with Negative Numbers

Substitution

Simplifying Expressions

Brackets

Equations

 

Application

Area and Perimeter

Expressions v Equations

Formulae

Negative numbers in context

Basic Angles

Properties of Shapes

Fractions

Fractions of Numbers

 

 

 

Application

Proof of angle sums

Equations

Multiplication of fractions

Problem solving using bar modelling

Convert between Percentages, Fractions and Decimals

Percentages of an amount

One number as a percentage of another

 

Application

Reading charts and tables with percentages

Comparing Proportions

Real life problems

Money problems

Plotting Linear graphs

Coordinates in all four quadrants

Conversion Graphs

Data collection

Mean and Range

Statistical graphs and charts

 

Application

Real life graphs

Conversion graphs

Comparing data in context

Evaluation of methods

Year 8

 

Indices

Algebraic expressions

Substitution

Expand and Factorise

Percentages

 

Application

Scale Drawing

Estimates, Rounding, SF and DP/Calculators

BIDMAS

Proportional reasoning

Units and conversions

Area and perimeter 

 

 

 

Application

Venn Diagrams & Sample Spaces

More complex formulae

Equations

Writing and solving equations

Circles; area and circumference

Ratio

 

 

Application

Area and perimeter of shapes

Angle rules

Modelling real life situations with equations

Fractions

Probability

Mutually exclusive

Powers and roots

  

 

Application

Conversion Graphs/Gradient and Intercepts in contexts

Methods of identifying shapes, angles sides (Labelling ABC)

 

 

 

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Volume

Constructions

 

 

Application

Interpreting scale diagrams

Capacity

Unit conversion for squared and cubed units

Compound area and volume problem solving

Congruence and Similarity

Constructions

Median and Mode

 

 

Application

Ratio

Proportional Reasoning

Hypothesis

Mean, Stem & Leaf

Scale constructions

Year 9

 Foundation

Basic number

Factors and multiples

Angles

Scale diagrams and bearings

Basic algebra

Basic Fractions

 

 

Higher

Basic number

Factors and multiples

Angles

Scale diagrams and bearings

Fractions

Foundation

Coordinates and linear graphs

Basic decimals

Rounding

Collecting and representing data

 

Higher

Decimals

Coordinates

Linear graphs

Rounding

Collecting and representing data

Foundation

Sequences

Basic percentages

Perimeter and area

Circumference and area

 

Higher

Sequences

Percentages

Perimeter

Area

Real life graphs

Foundation

Ratio

Proportion

Probability

 

Higher

Circumference and area

Ratio and proportion

 Foundation

Equations

Scatter graphs

Transformations

 

Higher

Probability

Equations

Scatter graphs

Standard form

Transformations

 Foundation

Pythagoras’ theorem

2D representations of 3D shapes

 

Higher

Constructions

Loci

2D representations of 3D shapes

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, we will be following the GCSE/A-Level specification of our chosen exam board.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Foundation

Algebra review

Expressions and formula

Perimeter and area

 

Higher

Shape review

Right angle triangles

Transformation review

Similarity

Foundation

Autumn 1 review

Linear graphs

Right angle triangles

 

Higher

Explore and apply probability

Powers and standard form

Foundation

Trig Review

Right angle triangles

 Congruence and similarity

Number and sequences

 

Higher

Graphs review

Equations and inequalities

Counting accuracy powers and surds

Foundation

Probability and events

Powers and standard form

 

  

 

Higher

Equations and inequalities

Counting accuracy powers and surds

Quadratic equations

 

 

Foundation

Linear equations

Representation and interpretation.

 

 

Higher

Exact trigonometric values

Triangles

Quadratic equations

 

 

Foundation

Percentages and variation

Constructions and loci

 

 

Higher

Sampling and complex diagrams

Combined events

Year 11

 Foundation

Basic number

Fractions and percentages

Combined events

 

Higher

Angles

Circle theorems

Sampling and more complex diagrams

Combined events

 

Foundation

Powers and standard form

Algebra

Coordinates and linear graphs

Simultaneous equations

Higher

Ratio and proportion

Variation

Right angle triangles

Triangles

Foundation

Inequalities

Non-linear graphs

 

Higher

Linear graphs

Graphs

Foundation

Ratio and proportion

Congruence and similarity

Angles

Statistical measures

Pythagoras

 

Higher

Algebraic fractions

Functions and Iteration

Vectors

 

 Foundation

Revision

GCSE Exams

 

Higher

Revision

GCSE Exams

 

 

 

Useful links:

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Documents

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