Maths
The Maths faculty aims to introduce pupils to the beauty and diversity inherent in the subject. Students learn through a combination of individual topicbased study, pair and group work and longer investigative tasks. Learning takes place in dedicated Mathematics classrooms, all with projection facilities. In addition, the faculty has one class set of laptop computers with wireless access for student use. Throughout years 7  11 pupils have eight lessons per fortnight.
KS3 Maths
Year 7 
Year 8 
Year 9 
Term 1 

Numbers & calculations 
Basic algebraic manipulation 
Number types 
Sequences 
Setting up & solving simple equations 
Volume, surface area & conversion between units 
Coordinates 
Calculations with fractions & decimals 
Angles in polygons 
Averages & range 
Metric & imperial measures 
Correlation & cumulative frequency 
Angle facts 
Angles on parallel lines 
Sequences 
Accurate construction 
Enlargement 
Loci 
Term 2 

Proportional reasoning 
Number types 
Approximation 
Mappings & graphs 
Volume & surface area 
Trial & improvement 
Fractions & simple calculations 
Plans, elevations & isometric drawing 
Algebraic manipulation & inequalities 
Algebra – use of symbols 
Sequences 
Probability – fair game 
Term 3 

Number types 
Probability & links to proportional reasoning 
Pythagoras’ theorem & basic trigonometry 
Perimeter & area 
Data collection & analysis 
Nets, complex volume & surface area 
Reflection, rotation & translation 
Representing data & drawing conclusions 
Tree diagrams & Venn diagrams 
Simple probability 


GCSE Mathematics (Core)
What will I learn?
You will follow the new 91 GCSE in mathematics. You will study mathematics for 4 hours each week, continuing with the focus on problemsolving that you will be used to from key stage 3.
Through your studies you will:
• 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.
• develop confidence in mathematical problemsolving.
How will I be assessed?
All assessment is carried out in end of course written examinations. These will all occur at the end of year 11. You will sit a total of three exam papers, one assessing noncalculator skills and the other two allowing the use of a calculator. The exam board that we follow is OCR.
What can I progress to?
A good GCSE mathematics grade supports access to higher education and is a requirement for many courses and employment choices. The use of mathematics to model reallife situations is prevalent in a wide array of careers.
It is worth noting that mathematics counts in towards the English Baccalaureate qualification.
Further Information
Mrs Bowen
Email: jbowen@aylestone.hereford.sch.uk