On the afternoon of the 10th September, the parents of a student in Year 10 and the parents of a student in Year 11 contacted the school to inform us that their child had tested positive for COVID19. As a result, the school contacted Public Health England and the Local Authority as per Government protocol to seek advice about the course of action that needed to be taken. The direction from Public Health England was as follows:
1. School will be closed to all Year 11 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 11 will return to school on Monday 28th September 2020.
2. School will be closed to all Year 10 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 10 will return to school on Friday 25th September 2020.
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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 10 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, which focuses on mathematical fluency and problem solving to ensure maximum progress, regardless of their starting point. Class sets for lower ability pupils are kept as small as possible to maximise support. The year 9 curriculum focuses on key basic topics which are studied in depth, to ensure pupils can access the increasingly challenging topics for the GCSE course throughout years 10 and 11.
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; https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/
All students 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 students are set homework 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 that homework tasks are compulsory but in addition to regular homework, but we would recommend that students who are keen to make good progress revise previous work in their own time, using the online lessons, in the form of excellent tuition videos, guidance, modeled and practice questions.
The department also has a subscription to: http://www.mymaths.co.uk/., which again is a very useful site for revision and maths practice.
These documents list the topics of study, including grades, for Years 9, 10 and 11.
Jasbir Dhesi