A curriculum that is broad and balanced for all students, that prepares each individual for success in later life.   

Gold Standard Teaching and Learning 

  • Highly effective questioning to identify and address misconceptions. 
  • Formative and Summative Assessment to diagnose and inform next steps using exit tickets. 
  • Model excellence and how to achieve it. 
  • Revisit and ‘low stakes’ testing e.g. Starter and Plenary quizzes to make connections and support recall. 
  • Problem solving and mathematical reasoning enabling students to make connections between different strand in Mathematics. 

Key Stage 3 Overview 

Year 7 

When  What we are Studying?  e.g. Topics/ Skills etc 
Autumn 1  LAAnalysing and displaying dataCalculating 

MAAnalysing and displaying dataNumber skills 

HAAnalysing and displaying dataNumber skills 

Autumn 2  LAExpressions, functions and formulaeGraphs 

MAExpressions, functions and formulaeDecimals and measures 

HAEquations, functions and formulaeFractions 

Spring 1  LAFactors and multiplesDecimals and measures 


HAAngles and shapesDecimals 

Spring 2  LAAngles and lines 

MARatio and proportion 


Summer 1  LAMeasuring and shapesFractions, decimals and percentages 

MALines and anglesSequences and graphs 

HAMultiplicative reasoningPerimeter, area and volume 

Summer 2  LATransformations 

MA: Transformations 

HASequences and graphs 


Year 8 

When  What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  
Autumn 1  LA: Number properties and calculationsShapes and measures in 3D 

MA: NumberArea and volume 

HA: Factors and powersWorking with powers 

Autumn 2  LA: StatisticsExpressions and equations 

MA: Statistics, graphs and chartsExpressions and equations 

HA: 2D shapes and 3D solidsReal life graphs 

Spring 1  LA: Decimal calculationsAngles 

MA: Real-life graphsDecimals and ratio 

HA: TransformationsFractions, decimals and percentages 

Spring 2  LA: Number properties 

MA: Lines and angles 

HA: Constructions and loci 

Summer 1  LA: SequencesFractions and percentages 

MA: Calculating with fractionsStraight-line graphs 

HA: ProbabilityScale drawings and measures 

Summer 2  LA: Probability 

MA: Percentages, decimals and fractions 

HA: Graphs 


Key Stage 4 Overview 

Year 9 

When  What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  
Autumn 1  LA: Number calculationsSequences and equations 

MA: Indices and standard formExpressions and formulae 

HA: Powers and rootsQuadratics 

Autumn 2  LA: StatisticsFractions, decimals and percentages 

MA: Dealing with dataMultiplicative reasoning 

HA: Inequalities, equations and formulaeCollecting and analysing data 

Spring 1  LA: Geometry in 2D and 3DAlgebraic and real-life graphs 

MA: ConstructionsEquations, inequalities and proportionality 

HA: Multiplicative reasoningNon-linear graphs 

Spring 2  LA: Multiplicative reasoning 

MA: Circles, Pythagoras and prisms 

HA: Accuracy and measures 

Summer 1  LA: Algebraic and geometric formulaeProbability 

MA: Sequences and graphsProbability 

HA: Graphical solutionsTrigonometry 

Summer 2  LA: Polygons and transformations 

MA: Comparing shapes 

HA: Mathematical reasoning 


Year 10 2019-20 

When  What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  
Autumn 1  LA: NumberAlgebraGraphs, tables and charts 

MA (F): NumberAlgebraGraphs, tables and charts 

MA (H): NumberAlgebraInterpreting and representing data 

HA: NumberAlgebraInterpreting and representing data 

Autumn 2  LA: Fractions and percentagesEquations, inequalities and sequences 

MA (F): Fractions and percentagesEquations, inequalities and sequences 

MA (H): Fractions, ratio and percentagesAngles and trigonometry 

HA: Fractions, ratio and percentagesAngles and trigonometry 

Spring 1  LA: AnglesAverages and rangePerimeter, area and volume 1 

MA (F): AnglesAverages and rangePerimeter, area and volume 1 

MA (H): GraphsArea and volumeTransformations and constructions 

HA: GraphsArea and volumeTransformations and constructions 

Spring 2  LA: GraphsTransformations 

MA (F): GraphsTransformations 

MA (H): Equations and inequalitiesProbability 

HA: Equations and inequalitiesProbability 

Summer 1  LA: Ratio and proportionRight-angled trianglesProbability 

MA (F): Ratio and proportionRight-angled trianglesProbability 

MA (H): Multiplicative reasoningSimilarity and congruenceMore trigonometry 

HA: Multiplicative reasoningSimilarity and congruenceMore trigonometry 

Summer 2  LA: Multiplicative reasoningConstructions, loci and bearings 

MA (F): Multiplicative reasoningConstructions, loci and bearings 

MA (H): Further statisticsEquations and graphs 

HA: Further statisticsEquations and graphs 


Year 11 2019-20 

When  What we are Studying?   e.g. Topics/ Skills etc  
Autumn 1  LA: Circle theoremsMore algebra 

MA (F): Quadratic equations and graphsPerimeter, area and volume 2Fractions, indices and standard form 

MA (H): Circle theoremsMore algebra 

HA: Circle theoremsMore algebra 

Autumn 2  LA: Vectors and geometric proofProportion and graphs 

MA (F): Congruence, similarity and vectorsMore algebra 

MA (H): Vectors and geometric proofProportion and graphs 

HA: Vectors and geometric proofProportion and graphs 

Spring 1  Revision 
Spring 2  Revision 


Key Stage 4 Examination Overview 

Exam board details: Edexcel at present 


Overview of assessment 

There will be three written papers, each contributing 33% of the marks towards the final grade. 

There are two tiers of entry: 


Foundation (grades 1-5) 

Paper 1 – non-calculator 

Paper 2 & 3 – calculator  


Higher (grades 4-9) 

Paper 1 – non-calculator 

Paper 2 & 3 – calculator  


Teachers will be working with you to make decisions as to which tier (Foundation or Higher) is more appropriate for each student. It is important to remember that the new Foundation tier is more demanding than the current Foundation tier so just because a student may have previously been suitable for Higher tier that may no longer be the case as the content and assessment is quite different. Here are some of the things to consider when choosing tier of entry. 

  • A grade 5 – the new good pass can be attained through Foundation tier 
  • There is harder content that has been introduced to Foundation from Higher tier such as simultaneous equations 
  • The Foundation papers include questions targeted at the top of grade 5 which is broadly comparable to a low grade B 
  • The papers will include more questions testing high order skills such as problem solving and reasoning 
  • There are common questions between Foundation and Higher tier papers that appear towards the end of the Foundation tier sample papers and form the first part of the Higher tier sample papers. 


What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child? 

The Maths department sell revision guides, workbooks and practice papers written by Pearson (Edexcel publishers). These costs £3.10 each or you are able to buy all three together as a year 11 revision pack for £8.10. Calculators are also available to buy online in the same way.  


What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use? 

 Peasons text book and resources – own login given 

PIXL Maths App – School ID: NC2369 – own login given – Login: ClaytonStudent Password: Clayton – Login: claytonhall Password: ratio35 


What can I do to encourage my child to take further interest in Mathematics? 

  • 100% attendance
  • Essential equipment–fully stocked pencil case AND calculator
  • Being encouraged and helped to manage their stress.
  • Being helped to develop independent study habits.
  • Make and monitor a weekly revision plan.
  • Taking advantage of all the support provided in school.
  • Using appropriate RESOURCES for learning (Revision guide, websites and past papers)
  • Using active revision techniques.
  • Create quizzes for yourself and practice (or use
  • Create flash cards to test yourself on.
  • Use past papers over and over addressing issues until you can get 100%.
  • Condense and reformat notes and key facts.
  • ‘Make it strange’! If you are really struggling to remember something try to connect it to something as unusual as possible to help you.
  • Learn the formulae that you will not be given.
  • Overlearning, spend time after learning a topic doing more questions on that topic, increase the intervals between revising this topic until recalling it and using it is virtually automatic.
  • Retrieval and regular testing NOT just reading notes and doing the questions you can already do.


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