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We aim to develop talented mathematicians with excellent problem solving skills.
Our teaching aims to promote understanding and enthusiasm with general and topic based maths. We are a very successful department with a record of outstanding results.
There are 9 specialised classrooms in the department, with practical and interesting displays. Each has a ceiling mounted projector, an interactive whiteboard and ample storage space. We have two bookable laptop trolleys, 2 digital visualisers and 2 class interactive learning kits. Our students are encouraged in the use of relevant IT resources including the 'MyMaths' website and some key IT packages, used in graphing and transformations. Mathematics is taught in groups set by ability, with schemes of work facilitating ease of movement between groups if required.
Students in Years 7 and 8 learn according to a detailed scheme of work designed to follow an ability related 'flightpath' to ensure maximum progress, regardless of their starting point. The work over these two years is designed to thoroughly prepare students for their GCSE course. Class sets for lower ability pupils are kept as small as possible to maximise support. Since the changes to the maths curriculum over the last few years, students now start the GCSE course in Year 9.
Our GCSE students follow the new specification AQA linear course, module code 8300. Due to the added content and rigour, under which the new courses and exams are have been developed, the highest grade will be more challenging than achieving an A* on the old system. The Judgemeadow maths staff will continue to develop and progress our students' learning, to remain as one of the best performing schools in the city.
Year 7 Autumn term 

Topic  Overview 

Addition and subtraction 

Multiply and divide 

Year 7 Spring term 

Topic  Overview 
Geometry 

Fractions 

Year 7 Summer Term 

Topic  Overview 
Algebra 

Percentage and statistics 

Year 8 Autumn Term 

Topic  Overview 
Ratio & Proportion 

Geometry & Measures 1 

Fractions, Decimals and Ratio 

Geometry and Measures 2 

Statistics 1: Collecting and presenting data 

Year 8 Spring Term 

Topic  Overview 
Statistics 2: Statistical Measures 

Algebra 1: Making sense of algebra & sequences 

Algebra 2: Solving equations 

Algebra 3: Graphs 

Algebra 4: Expressions and Formulae 

Geometry & Measures 3: Lines angles and shapes 

Geometry and Measures 4: Nets Elevations and Pythagoras 

Year 8 Summer Term 

Topic 
Overview 
Geometry & Measures 5: Perimeter, Area and Volume 

Ratio, Proportion, Rates of Change 1: Percentages 

Algebra 5: Real life graphs 

Ratio, Proportion, Rates of Change 2: Measures 

Year 9https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics8300 

Year 9 Autumn Term 

Topic 
Overview 
Number 1 

Number 2 

Year 9 Spring Term 

Topic 
Overview 
Number 2 continued 

Algebra 1 

Geometry 1 

Year 9 Summer Term 

Topic  Overview 
Statistics 1 

Algebra 2 

Shape 2 

Algebra 3 

Year 10 Autumn Term 

Topic  Overview 
Geometry 3 

Number 1 

Statistics 2 

Statistics 3 

Year 10 Spring Term 

Topic  Overview 
Algebra 4 

Geometry 4 

Statistics 4 

Year 10 Summer Term 

Topic  Overview 
Algebra 5 

Geometry 5 

Shape 2 

Algebra 6 

Year 11 Autumn Term 

Topic  Overview 
Geometry 5 

Algebra 7 

Geometry 6 

Algebra 8 

Year 11 Spring Term 

Topic  Overview 
Algebra 9 

Geometry 7 

Year 11 Summer Term 

Topic  Overview 
Revision 

We have an excellent staff team who are very committed to ensuring that students have as much help and support as possible. Staff in the department offer afterschool revision classes to Year 11 students once a week. We also offer a Maths Study Club, after school once a week, for students in other year groups to receive additional help with homework and classwork. In addition, we run revision sessions for Year 11 students over the Easter holiday.
Independent Learning has a considerable impact on the progress of our students. Students are set homework by their teachers on a regular basis. Set work is a mixture of worksheets, online based homework tasks and revision/preparation for assessments.
The maths department has a subscription to the website http://www.mymaths.co.uk/.
The students all have their own unique login and password to site, where they can access and complete tasks which have been set by the class teacher.
All key stage 3 students have been set ‘booster pack’ activities relevant to their current ability, which will help them to progress towards their target levels. Teachers are able to track their progress through the task results. Please note these tasks are optional and in addition to regular homework, but we would recommend that students who are keen to make good progress, work through the tasks in their own time, using the online lessons and guidance.
These documents list the topics of study, including grades, for Years 9, 10 and 11.
The MathsWatch disc works as one of the best Maths revision aids on the market today:
The discs are available for £4.00 each from the Maths Department and are available to schools only.
The new revision guides for the latest 'Grade 91' AQA GCSE Maths course are available for either the Foundation or Higher tiers. They are packed with concise, studentfriendly explanations of every topic, backed up with plenty of stepbystep examples, plus grade information (on the 91 scale) to show the difficulty level of each topic. There are also examstyle questions on almost every page, with answers included at the back. Also, a unique code is printed in the book that gives you access to the FREE Online Edition of the whole book on your PC, Mac or tablet. From here, you can also view/print full stepbystep answers to all the exam style questions!
These guides are available from the Maths Department, priced at £2.50 each.
Please note this is a 50% saving on the RRP.
Jasbir Dhesi