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Maths

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent in Mathematics is to understand there is a purpose beyond the classroom.

Being able to recognise the importance of Mathematics in life and in society will equip students with the knowledge and ability to solve real life problems. We focus on understanding what students already know and build on their prior knowledge.

Our curriculum is designed to give our students the best opportunities in both employment and personal growth by focusing on fluency and reasoning and problem solving. We place a real emphasis on teaching Mathematics from a first principle basis to allow students to gain a deeper understanding. Most career options require the ability to think logically and quantitatively in order to analyse and solve problems. Throughout our curriculum we place a real emphasis on incorporating these skills into our daily lessons.

We aim to inspire students to become deep, independent and analytical learners which will enable them to have the resilience to solve everyday problems. Mathematics is critical in Science, Technology and Engineering and necessary for the advancement of our future generations. At Grace Academy Coventry we want our students to develop an appreciation of the beauty of Mathematics as well as a sense of enjoyment and curiosity for the subject.

This term, we are studying… 

Year

Topic(s)

Why this? Why now?

Year 7

Unit 9 Graphs

Unit 10 Probability & Statistics 

Unit 11 Sequences

We study Graphs in order to teach students about the relationship between variables.
Probability & Statistics follows through after this which allows students to connect real life graphs to different data representations. Sequences are useful in our daily lives, e.g. the interest portion of monthly payments made to pay off an automobile  

Year 8

Unit 9 Graphs

Unit 10 Transformations & Constructions 

We study Graphs in order to teach students about the relationship between variables. Graphs is taught after Equations which allows students to use Graphs to solve equations.  

Year 9

Unit 10 Ratio & Proportion
Unit 11 Pythagoras Theorem

Unit 12 Rates of Change 

Ratio is taught during the summer term which allows the opportunity to build links between equations and ratio. 

Pythagoras is taught after Area & Volume allowing students to again build connections between the 2 subjects. Rates of changes teaches students about rate of growth allowing students to understand exponential models.  

Year 10

Unit 10 Statistics & Probability

Unit 11 Graphs 

Students study further statistical representations allowing students to model data in complex ways. Graphs is studied after Equations which allows students to make the links between the two topics.

 

Year 12

We are covering mechanics this term, solving problems involving constant and variable acceleration. This allows students to learn skills for A2 mechanics. 

Qualification information:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics

Curriculum content:

Attached are the curriculum maps which outline the sequence we use in order to structure our learning. If you would like to support your child's learning, we have attached links to Oak National Academy who provide lessons, activities and resources for commonly taught topics. Please use the curriculum map for this subject before visiting:

https://teachers.thenational.academy/subjects/maths/key-stages/key-stage-3

https://teachers.thenational.academy/subjects/maths/key-stages/key-stage-4

 

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