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Mathematics

Mathematics is a core subject and as such is studied by every student in the school from Year 7 to Year 11. Maths is an all embracing and pervading part of life, helping us to create, plan, organise and solve problems.

Mathematics is the universal language of our environment, helping mankind explain and create within it for thousands of years. From playing games to playing music, maths is vital to helping students fine tune their creativity and turn their dreams into reality.

Our curriculum is based on the national programmes of study and lessons are accessible to all students in the class to create opportunities and build familiarity and accuracy in techniques and to allow students to use their skills in everyday life. We cover a variety of topics which allow students to excel in their learning in different fields. Students know that when they come to lessons, they will be entering a positive environment for learning where they learn new techniques and challenges are accepted.

We revisit topics throughout KS3 and 4 to consolidate understanding and encourage students to link their work with other areas to extend their thinking. We have a strong focus on developing problem-solving skills alongside mathematical content to ensure we develop resilient, independent learners ready to tackle GCSE and A level maths.

At Rye Hills we follow the Edexcel exam board syllabus and all students sit a final exam at either Foundation or Higher level. Students are regularly provided with opportunities to enhance and develop their learning through teacher feedback, web based support programs, and additional intervention sessions. Students take part in the national maths challenge events and also local AMSP maths challenges.

Curriculum information 

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

7

  • Number and calculations
  • Factors and multiples
  • Area and volume
  • Fractions
  • Expressions
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Charts and averages
  • Shapes and angles
  • Ratio
  • Equations
  • Equations
  • Sequences
  • Graphs  

8

  • Number
  • Area and volume
  • Expressions
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Probability
  • Equations
  • Shapes and angles
  • Ratio
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Graphs
  • Sequences
  • Charts and averages
  • Transformations

9

  • Factors and multiples
  • Indices and standard form
  • Expressions and equations
  • Charts and averages
  • Area and volume
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio
  • Shapes and angles
  • Surds
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Right angled Trigonometry
  • Probability  

10

  • Indices and standard form
  • Linear and quadratic expressions and equations
  • Charts and averages
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Transformations
  • Area and volume
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Linear graphs
  • Constructions
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Shape and angles
  • Circle theorems
  • Graphs of other functions
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Right angled and non-right-angled trigonometry 

11

  • Non-right-angled trigonometry
  • Algebraic manipulation
  • Quadratic equations  
  • Functions
  • Algebraic proof
  • Vectors
  • Surds
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Linear and quadratic graphs
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Circle theorems
  • Linear and quadratic simultaneous equations

 

 

Maths is honestly one of my favourite subjects. The teachers are really funny and supportive and make it much more enjoyable. Help is always there if you need it, and that’s why it’s so amazing.
Year 9 student
I like maths because it’s fun and it’s hard, but that’s what is good because you have really amazing problems to solve and you learn something new every day.
Year 7 student