# Year 7 Many primary schools are now using a Mastery approach to teach Maths. At Middleton Technology School, we believe this is the most effective way for students to become great mathematicians and follow a Maths Mastery scheme of learning from Year 7 onwards. We want to empower our students to become great problem solvers. We use practical manipulatives and pictorial approaches to: develop a deeper understanding of topics; to talk about Maths; and to solve problems. Number work underpins most of the topics that we cover in Year 7. Students are introduced to bar modelling methods to solve problems across a variety of units including area, perimeter, fractions and metric measures. We believe in one curriculum for all and that through hard work and effort everyone can get better at Maths.

# Year 8

In Year 8, students continue to follow a Maths Mastery scheme of learning. We want students to think like mathematicians, not just ‘do’ the Maths; and so problem solving remains at the heart of our teaching. We believe that students should be encouraged to develop a deep understanding of the concepts they meet, rather than learn from rules. We continue to use practical and pictorial approaches before embedding understanding using more abstract methods. Number work again underpins learning at the start of the year and students consolidate and extend this through angles, area, perimeter, volume, shape and data.

# Year 9

In Year 9, students further continue to follow a Maths Mastery scheme of learning. We endeavor to ensure that students develop self-confidence in their ability to approach a range of mathematical problems. Students are encouraged to explore, recognise patterns, hypothesise and generalise in their learning. They revisit and embed topics previously seen in Years 7 and 8 such as: averages, angles, number sequences and solving equations. The Year 9 modules of ratio and proportion, simultaneous equations, Pythagoras, standard form, factorising and trigonometry provide preparation for the GCSE course in KS4.

# Year 10

In year 10 students begin to follow Edexcel GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics for examination at the end of year 11, this enables students to:

Our curriculum is shaped by four underlying principles:

Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.

Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.

Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.

Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

The final assessments will cover the following content headings:

1. Number
2. Algebra
3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
4. Geometry and measures
5. Probability
6. Statistics

Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher.

Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.

The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.

All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.

Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.

Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

Each paper has 80 marks.

# Year 11

In year 11 students begin to follow Edexcel GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics for examination at the end of year 11, this enables students to:

Our curriculum is shaped by four underlying principles:

Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.

Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.

Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.

Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

The final assessments will cover the following content headings:

1. Number
2. Algebra
3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
4. Geometry and measures
5. Probability
6. Statistics

Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher.

Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.

The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.

All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.

Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.

Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

Each paper has 80 marks.

# Extra Information

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics