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Key Stage 3

Autumn Term:
Subject Content:

Students will be taught topics which are differentiated dependent on ability.

1 Analysing and displaying data

2 Number skills

2.1 Mental maths

2.2 Addition and subtraction

2.3 Multiplication

2.4 Division

2.5 Finance: Time and money

2.6 Negative numbers

2.7 Factors, multiples and primes

2.8 Square and triangle numbers

3 Expressions, functions and formulae

3.1 Functions

3.2 Simplifying expressions 1

3.3 Simplifying expressions 2

3.4 Writing expressions

3.5 STEM: Substituting into formulae

3.6 Writing formulae

4 Decimals and measures

4.1 Decimals and rounding

4.2 Length, mass and capacity

4.3 Scales and coordinates

4.4 Working with decimals mentally

4.5 Working with decimals

4.6 Perimeter

4.7 Area

4.8 STEM: More units

Higher Ability to include

Equations, functions and formulae

Simplifying algebraic expressions

Writing algebraic expressions

Brackets and powers

Factorising expressions


Working with fractions

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Working with mixed numbers


Students will be set a variety of tasks , ranging from

  • online diagnostic questions from “ Hegarty Maths” – these will be differentiated and set in line with the current work being delivered
  • Preparation work for the next lesson
  • ​Questions relevant to the current topic including research around a topic

Spring Term:
Subject Content:

5 Fractions

5.1 Comparing fractions

5.2 Simplifying fractions

5.3 Working with fractions

5.4 Fractions and decimals

5.5 Understanding percentages

5.6 Percentages of amounts

6 Probability

6.1 The language of probability

6.2 Calculating probability

6.3 More probability calculations

6.4 Experimental probability

6.5 FINANCE: Expected outcomes

7 Ratio and proportion

7.1 Direct proportion

7.2 Writing ratios

7.3 Using ratios

7.4 Scales and measures

7.5 Proportions and fractions

7.6 Proportions and percentages

Higher Ability to include

Angles and shapes



FINANCE: Working with percentages

Dividing decimals


Solving one-step equations

Solving two-step equations

More complex equations

Trial and improvement

Summer Term:
Subject Content:

8 Lines and angles

8.1 Lines, angles and triangles

8.2 Estimating, measuring and drawing angles

8.3 Drawing triangles accurately

8.4 STEM: Calculating angles

8.5 Angles in a triangle

8.6 Quadrilaterals

9 Sequences and graphs

9.1 Sequences

9.2 Pattern sequences

9.3 Coordinates

9.4 Extending sequences

9.5 Straight-line graphs

9.6 Position-to-term rules

10 Transformations

10.1 Congruency and enlargements

10.2 Symmetry

10.3 Reflection

10.4 Rotation

10.5 Translations and combined transformations

Higher Ability to include

Multiplicative reasoning

STEM: Metric and imperial units

Writing ratios


Proportional reasoning

Using the unitary method

Perimeter, area and volume

Key Stage 4

Course Name: Edexcel GCSE Maths (9-1) spec 1MA1
Exam Board : Edexcel/Pearsons
Assessment Detail:

Foundation Tier    Assessed Grades (1-5)
Higher Tier            Assessed Grades ( 4-9)

Both Tiers
3 exam papers x 1hr 30mins
Paper 1 non-calculator
Paper 2 calculator
Paper 3 calculator
Each paper is out of 80 marks 


Subject Content:

Foundation Subjects

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Graphs, tables and charts

4 Fractions and percentages

5 Equations, inequalities and sequences

6 Angles

7 Averages and range

8 Perimeter, area and volume 1

9 Graphs

10 Transformations

11 Ratio and proportion

12 Right-angled triangles

13 Probability

14 Multiplicative reasoning

15 Constructions, loci and bearings

Higher Subjects

3 Interpreting and representing data

4 Fractions, ratio and percentages

5 Angles and trigonometry

6 Graphs

7 Area and volume

8 Transformations and constructions

9 Equations and inequalities

10 Probability

11 Multiplicative reasoning

12 Similarity and congruence

13 More trigonometry

14 Further statistics

15 Equations and graphs

16 Circle theorems

17 More algebra

18 Vectors and geometric proof

19 Proportion and graphs

Skills Taught:

There is a renewed emphasis on students acquiring skills in ; Problem solving , Functionality and Mathematical Thinking.
There will be a much greater focus in teaching skills on applying and using mathematics to solve questions set in the real world. Students might be asked to answer questions on , for instance, decorating a room or designing a garden or perhaps paying bills or sorting out rotas for shop staff.

Students will also develop their ability to communicate the mathematics they have applied in order to solve a question- a requirement called the Quality of Written Communication.

The skills taught, throughout KS3 and KS4, will enable students to:

  • develop fluent knowledge 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


Students will be set a variety of tasks , ranging from

  • online diagnostic questions from “ Hegarty Maths” – these will be differentiated and set in line with the current work being delivered
  • Specific worksheets with 20 questions set each week on a range of topics
  • Questions relevant to the current topic including research around a topic
  • Past exam questions

Background/Extended Learning:

Students will have access to ALL topics through the Hegarty Maths links so they can extend their learning by looking at more challenging topics. Homework will have a “ Research and Background to Learning “ theme.