Mathematics and Computing

Mathematics

The Maths curriculum is sequenced to ensure mastery of a range of key mathematical knowledge and skills in the first years, so pupils can then progress this understanding when facing more challenging mathematical concepts at GCSE or A Level study.

Starting from Year 7, pupils develop a strong base in using number and algebra, building fluency to enable them to access linked areas as they progress in their studies.

Pupils cover a range of topics in each year, returning to them over the years to revisit key concepts and deepen their knowledge and understanding.  The curriculum is designed to be coherent, so pupils can see and make links between topics throughout the five year study.

In line with the latest thinking on the study of mathematics, curriculum resources have been 'atomised', with new material presented in smaller steps allowing for time for guided and independent practise to ensure a high success rate.

In Year 11, pupils sit the Edexcel GCSE Maths qualification.

Maths

Year 7

Autumn 1 Number - Place value, decimals, negatives, operations, order of operations
Autumn 2 Algebra - simplify, expand, factorise, substitute, equations
Spring 1 Angles and Polygons
Spring 2 Fractions, Percentages and FDP
Summer 1 Measures and Rounding, 3D Solids, Construction, similarity and congruence
Summer 2 Statistics 1

Year 8

Autumn 1 Integers, Standard Form, Ratio and Proportion
Autumn 2 Equations, Sequences, Coordinates and Bearings
Spring 1 Statistics 2
Spring 2 Rounding, Estimation and Multiplicative Reasoning
Summer 1 Perimeter, Area, Circles and Surface Area
Summer 2 Probability

Year 9

Autumn 1 Manipulating Algebra - simplify, expand, factorise, substitute, indices
Autumn 2 Angles, Pythagoras and Right Angled Trigonometry
Spring 1 Statistics 3
Spring 2 Fractions, Percentages, FDP and Surds
Summer 1 Sequences, Linear Graphs and Real Life Graphs
Summer 2 Ratio and Proportion

Year 10

Autumn 1 Equations, Inequalities, Rearranging Formulae, Solving Quadratics and Simultaneous Equations
Autumn 2 Transformations, Similarity, Surface Area and Volume
Spring 1 Multiplicative Reasoning, Growth and Decay
Spring 2 Angles, Circle Theorems, Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Summer 1 Further Graphs - Quadratics, cubics, reciprocals, exponentials, trigonometric
Summer 2 Probability

Year 11

Autumn 1 Rounding, Proof, Functions and Transformation of Graphs
Autumn 2 Vectors, Circle Theorems, Iterations, Construction and Loci
Spring 1 Exam Preparation
Spring 2 Exam Preparation
Summer 1 Exam Preparation
Summer 2  

Computing

The Computer Science curriculum equips pupils with the digital literacy skills to go into a world dependant on the use of digital technology.

In Year 7, pupils learn about  concepts of cyber security - dealing with online threats and how to keep data secure. They start to build skills in computational thinking  through simple block programming before creating games based on more complex sequencing nad programming. 

Moving into Year 8, pupils explore text based programming and build their understanding of computer software and networks.

In Year 9, pupils embark on a major programming project, cover Internet programming languages and advanced spreadsheets.

Starting In Year 10, some pupils may continue study towards sitting OCR GCSE Computer Science, which focuses on more advanced programming, computational thinking and algorithms. The majority of pupils will study practical applications of computing via the  Edexcel BTEC Digital Information Technology qualification.

Computer Science

Year 7

Autumn 1 Impact of Technology – Collaborating Online Respectfully
Autumn 2 Using Media – Gaining Support for a Cause
Spring 1 Representations: from clay to silicon
Spring 2 Flowol
Summer 1 Scratch 1
Summer 2 HTML

Year 8

Autumn 1 Scratch 2
Autumn 2 Understanding Computers
Spring 1 Spreadsheets
Spring 2 Programming: Mobile app development
Summer 1 Networks
Summer 2 HMTL CSS

Year 9

Autumn 1 Programming
Autumn 2 Representations
Spring 1 Advanced Spreadsheets
Spring 2 Cybersecurity NCCE
Summer 1 Wired and Warless Networks
Summer 2 Java Script CS

Year 10

Autumn 1 Programming
Autumn 2 System Security and System Software
Spring 1 Storage & Legal and Ethical
Spring 2 Computational thinking and algorithms &  Programming
Summer 1 System Architecture/Memory
Summer 2 System Software &  Data Representation

Year 11

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Programming and Translators and facilities of languages

Spring 1 Revision and Exam Preparation
Spring 2 Revision and Exam Preparation
Summer 1 Revision and Exam Preparation
Summer 2  

Digital Information Technology

Year 10

Autumn 1

Component 1 A

Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations

Autumn 2

Component 1 B

Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface

Spring 1

Component 1 C

Develop and review a user interface
Spring 2

Component 2 A

Investigate the role and impact of using data on individuals and organisations
Summer 1

Component 2 B

Create a dashboard using data manipulation tools
Summer 2

Component 2 C

Draw conclusions and review presentation methods

Year 11

Autumn 1

Component 3

Modern technologies
Autumn 2

Component 3

Cyber security
Spring 1

Component 3

The wider implications of digital systems
Spring 2

Component 3

Planning and communication in digital systems
Summer 1 Revision
Summer 2