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Intent
Our mission is to cultivate high level mathematical skills in all our students whilst inspiring a love of mathematics and of learning. We aim to stimulate an appreciation of the intrinsic value of the application of logic and problemsolving and to evoke an understanding of the importance of mathematics in the world around us.
Introduction
Mathematics is an amazing subject that encompasses more than just numbers; it involves pattern and structure and is about logical analysis, deduction and calculation within these patterns and structures.
Learning mathematics is more than just following a method or process, it is key within everyday life, from journey planning, to many decisions made in the world of business and in the creation of the remarkable structures and buildings we view today. Mathematics underpins the world around us, and in the workplace using maths is unavoidable. It is both fundamental and functional!
Mathematics at Prince William School aims to develop a growing confidence and overall enjoyment of each student’s pathway. Running parallel to this we aim to ensure students reach their full potential and to be successful in their careers.
The staff in the Mathematics Department are a dedicated and hardworking team, who really enjoy mathematics and really enjoy teaching. Our fundamental beliefs are that with hard work, resilience and a healthy sense of humour, everyone can succeed!
Examples of crosscurricular links
English: 
Nonfiction reading  problemsolving scenarios. Vocabulary strategy  explicit teaching of technical vocabulary Purpose and audience writing  explaining and justifying reasoning 
Science:  Graphs, rearranging formulae, 
Humanities:  Interpreting data 
Technology:  Measuring, scale, ratio. 
Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC
 Fundamental numeracy and key mathematical skills
 Problemsolving and application of logical processes
 Understanding of applications of mathematics in the world around us.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 and 8, students are taught the mathematics Key Stage 3 curriculum which is designed to provide all students with a firm foundation for their success and future mathematical studies throughout Key Stage 4. Key areas of mathematics include: number, algebra, geometry and measures, ratio and proportion as well as statistics and probability. Students are taught in sets according to their ability (using prior attainment and internal data / information). They develop their understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and are given the opportunity to apply their skills to a range of problems designed to improve fluency, problemsolving and reasoning skills. In Year 9, they start applying their learning to the GCSE syllabus.
Year 7
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 

Number  types of number, arithmetic. Skills  use of arithmetic, knowing prime, square, cube numbers 
Number  calculation problems. Geometry  exploring 3D shapes Skills  being able to use four operations 
Content  area and perimeter of 2D shapes, using percentages, fractions and percentages  being able to convert between. Skills  being able to find percentages. converting between fractions and % 
Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
Content  reasoning and theoretical probability. Solving linear equations. Investigating statistics. Skill  using four operations with fractions, bar charts, pie charts, pictograms, vertical line charts. Averages and range. 
Content  shape work including identifying circles and graphs. Skill  using coordinates. Using and understanding lines parallel o the axes. y=x y=x 
Content  Ratio, shape work including rotation, reflection and translation. Units of mass, length and capacity. Skill  using ratio, converting between standard units. 
Year 8
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 

Content  sequences, HCF, LCM, Prime factorisation, positive integer powers Skill  Using number and revising previous number skills 
Content  using four operations with decimals, be able to write expressions and inequalities. Laws of indices

Content  circumference of circles, volume of prisms and cylinders. Percentage change and interest. Four operations with fractions

Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
Content  Linear equations with unknowns on both sides. Discrete and continuous data, compare using averages.

Content  Angles and scale drawings, maps, bearings and constructions. Linear and quadratic graphs.

Content  Enlargement, compound units. Simple kinematic problems.

Year 9
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 

Content  Number work revision, factors, multiples and primes. Rules of indices. Shape work including angles Support  Using four operations with numbers. Knowing shape properties. Core  Shape properties and angle facts including angles in polygons Higher  Standard form and estimation. Loci and construction. Skill  Be able to revise previous skills. Use estimation to solve problems and check work. 
Content  use and interpret algebraic notation, simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions. Order integers, decimals and fractions, apply the four operations, including formal written methods, to simple fractions (proper and improper), and mixed numbers. 
Content  generate terms of a sequence either from a termtoterm rule or a positiontoterm rule, recognise and use sequences of triangular, square and cube numbers as well as simple arithmetic progressions. Deduce expressions to calculate the nth term of linear sequences. solve linear equations in one unknown algebraically (including those with the unknown on both sides of the 
Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
Content  know and apply formulae to calculate: area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezia; volume of cuboids and other right prisms (including cylinders), know the formulae, area of a circle, calculate: perimeters of 2D shapes including circles, areas of circles and composite shapes. Be able to use ratio and proportion in different contexts. 
Content  coordinates and linear graph properties, be able to interpret maps and scale drawings and use of bearings. Identify, describe and construct congruent shapes, including on coordinate axes. describe translations as 2D vectors. 
Content be able to use frequency of outcomes of probability experiments using tables and frequency trees. Relate relative expected frequencies to theoretical probability, using appropriate language and the 0  1 
Example of skill progression
Simplifying expressions and solving linear equations in year 7 is developed so that in year 8 students write their own expressions and manipulate them using factorising and solve more complex equations, and in year 9 they can rearrange expressions and formulae and solve linear equations which involve the expansion of single or double brackets.
Key Stage 4
At KS4 students work towards the AQA Specification 8300. All assessment is by terminal exams at end of Year 11 and there is no coursework.
Three exams of 90 minutes (80 marks) each.
All students are expected to have the correct equipment, namely; a pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, eraser and scientific calculator. (Two of the three final assessments will require a scientific calculator).
Revision
 Watch online video clips and use the followon questions to check understanding
 Practice exam style questions regularly, checking your answers against a mark scheme
 Do little bits often to help you retain skills and knowledge
 Take advantage of revision sessions on offer
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Year 10
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 

Content  use inequality notation to specify simple error intervals due to truncation or rounding, apply and interpret limits of accuracy. Calculate with roots, and with integer indices. 
Content  simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions including quadratic expressions. 
Content  Recognise and use Fibonacci type sequences, quadratic sequences and simple geometric progressions. Derive an equation, solve the equation and interpret the solution. Understand and use standard mathematical formulae, rearrange formulae to change the subject. 
Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
Content  Apply angle facts, triangle congruence, similarity and properties of quadrilaterals to conjecture and derive results about angles and sides, including Pythagoras’ Theorem and the fact that the base angles of an isosceles triangle are equal, and use known results to obtain simple proofs use the basic congruence criteria for triangles (SSS, SAS, ASA, RHS). 
Content  Use the form y = mx + c to identify parallel lines. Be able to find the equation of the line. Identify and interpret roots, intercepts, turning points of quadratic functions graphically. Solve two linear simultaneous equations in two variables algebraically. 
Content  Apply property that the probabilities of an exhaustive set of outcomes sum to one; enumerate sets and combinations of sets systematically, using tables, grids, Venn diagrams and tree diagrams. Introduction to cumulative frequency graphs, interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of data sets including box plots. Construct and interpret histograms. 
Year 11
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 

Students are on an individualised pathway and following assessment at beginning of year areas are highlighted and worked on in class. Independent revision encouraged and identifying of areas needed. 
Revision  using gaps identified from mocks to teach 
Revision  using gaps identified from mocks to teach 
Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
Revision  using gaps identified from mocks to teach 
Revision  using gaps identified from mocks to teach 
Revision  using gaps identified from mocks to teach 
Example of skill progression
Learning the basic rules of trigonometry is followed by solving simple problems with triangles, which is developed to using those laws in various reallife contexts, and then learning how to use sine and cosine in nonrightangled triangles.
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5 students work towards the AQA A level specification 7357, and Further Maths A level specification 7367 is also offered. All assessment is by terminal exams at end of Year 13 and there is no coursework.
The A level maths exam consists of 3 papers: paper 1 is pure maths, paper 2 pure and mechanics and paper 3 pure and statistics. All are 2 hours long.
A level further maths consists of 2 pure papers and 1 combined mechanics and discrete paper. All exams are 2 hours long.
Year 12
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 

Content  GCSE higher recap on algebra, geometry and number. Coordinate geometry, differentiation.

Content  rates of change, integration, trigonometric graphs, vector geometry 
Content  Logarithms, exponentials. Mechanics  SUVAT, newton’s 1st and 2nd laws 
Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
Content  Proof Statistics  revision of GCSE handling data, using the large data set, binomial distribution, hypothesis testing.

Revision  using gaps identified from mocks to teach 
Content  moving on to A level content. Functions review, partial fractions, sequences and series. 
Year 13
Term 1 
Term 2 
Term 3 

Content  differentiation  chain rule, product rule and quotient rule. Radians, trigonometric functions. 
Content  mocks and review. Integration. Mechanics  constant and variable acceleration. 
Content  Integration by parts, differential equations. Mechanics  motion under gravity, resolving forces, 3D vectors.

Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
Mocks and review. 
Revision  using gaps identified from mocks to teach 
Course complete. 
Example of skill progression
Interpreting data display, such as histograms and cumulative frequency graphs progresses on to being able to use large data sets to analyse date effectively using these methodologies and then apply the knowledge gained from the analysis to interpret and hypothesise further.
Careers and progression
Qualification pathways
The department has responded to student requirements and changed the offer to include Further Mathematics at KS5 and Additional Maths at KS4.
The GCSE offered at KS4 prepares students perfectly for the A level offered at KS5, which in turn prepares students for further study at degree or employment in a wide variety of jobs. An A Level Mathematics qualification is a valuable key to any scientific degree (Physics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Economics and of course Mathematics) as successful students will have developed good powers of analysis, the capacity to think logically and the ability to solve problems. Mathematics plays a key role in many areas, for example, within science and industry, financial management, accountancy, construction, aviation, hospitals, marketing, meteorology, manufacturing and computer programming.
Example of successful progressions
67% of students that studied A level maths progressed to higher education/careers in mathematics related area in 2019.
Examples of links to Gatsby benchmark 4 (Linking curriculum to careers)
The maths department are working with students to make the links between GCSE and real world maths, to make it more relatable and relevant, discussing where maths is in use in daily jobs. We give real life contexts and examples, we link topics to where they would be used in careers. We have career lessons where we talk about where maths could take them.
Examples of link to Gatsby benchmark 5 (encounters with employers)
As a department we support students in looking at careers with local employers. Students in year 11 have a carousel day where they meet different employers and talk about different job roles. Year 12 and 13 students took part in a day with Anglian water.
Employability skills
Numeracy, problem solving & tactics, analysis & evaluation, resilience.
Extracurricular
We offer students a range of enrichment opportunities outside of lessons designed to ignite a passion for Mathematics.
Students can participate in the UKMT individual and team challenges which are separated into junior, intermediate and senior divisions.
Opportunities to go to conferences.
STEM opportunities both in and out of school.
Intervention offered to students with a maths teacher available every lunchtime for drop in sessions.