Mathematics
Welcome to the Kingsmead School Mathematics Department.
At Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & 8), our students develop their mathematical skills covering the topics of Number, Algebra, Shape & Space and Handling Data. Students are set in all years from early in Year 7. This allows students to work at the most appropriate pace whilst ensuring that work can be set at a level that suitably challenges all. Setting arrangements are regularly reviewed.
At Key Stage 4 (Year 9, 10 & 11), students prepare for Edexcel GCSE Mathematics.
Staff are committed to inspiring and motivating their students and the subject is presented in a wide variety of ways including those using technology such as computers, interactive whiteboards and students own devices. We look for opportunities to extend our more able students and arrange various activities including involvement in the UKMT challenges. To increase the confidence and understanding of our weaker students we run lunch time Mathematics clubs.
Key Stage 3 Sequence of Learning 
Year 7 – Set 1 
Year 7 – Set 2 
Year 7 – Set 3 & 4 

Term 1 (SeptOct) 
Data Number skills 
Analysing and displaying data Number skills 
Analysing and displaying data Calculations 
Term 2 (NovDec) 
Equations, functions and formulae Fractions 
Expressions, functions and formulae Decimals and measures 
Expressions, functions and formulae Graphs 
Term 3 (JanFeb) 
Angles and shapes Decimals 
Fractions Probability 
Factors and multiples Decimals and measures 
Term 4 (FebMar) 
Equations 
Ratio and proportion 
Angles and lines 
Term 5 (AprMay) 
Multiplicative reasoning Perimeter, area and volume 
Lines and angles Sequences and graphs 
Measuring and shapes Fractions, decimals and percentages 
Term 6 (JuneJuly) 
Sequences and graphs 
Transformations 
Transformations 
Key Stage 3 Sequence of Learning 
Year 8 – Set 1 & 2 
Year 8 – Set 3 & 4 
Year 8 – Set 5, 6 & 7 

Term 1 (SeptOct) 
Factors and powers Working with powers 
Number Area and volume 
Number properties and calculations Shapes and measures in 3D 
Term 2 (NovDec) 
2D shapes and 3D solids Real life graphs 
Expressions and equations Reallife graphs 
Statistics Expressions and equations 
Term 3 (JanFeb) 
Transformations Fractions, decimals and percentages 
Decimals and ratio Lines and angles 
Decimal calculations Angles 
Term 4 (FebMar) 
Constructions and loci 
Calculating with fractions 
Number properties 
Term 5 (AprMay) 
Probability Scale drawings and measures 
Straightline graphs Percentages, decimals and fractions 
Sequences Fractions and percentages 
Term 6 (JuneJuly) 
Graphs 
Statistics, graphs and charts 
Probability 
Key Stage 4 Sequence of Learning 
Year 9 – Higher 
Year 9  Foundation 

Term 1 (SeptOct) 
Calculations and rounding Indices and operations Factors, multiples and primes Standard form and surds 
Integers and place value Decimals and rounding Indices, powers & roots Factors, multiples and primes 
Term 2 (NovDec) 
Expressions, equations and formulae Substitution Indices Expanding and factorising Equations 
Expressions, equations and formulae Index notation Expanding and factorising single brackets Expressions and substitution into formulae 
Term 3 (JanFeb) 
Equations Sequences 
Collecting data Twoway tables Interpreting tables Coordinates Drawing graphs Interpreting graphs and charts 
Term 4 (FebMar) 
Timetables Types of data Twoway tables Averages and range Representing and interpreting data 
Charts and graphs Pie charts Scatter graphs

Term 5 (AprMay) 
Representing and interpreting data Scatter graphs Fractions 
Fractions Fractions, decimals and percentages Percentages 
Term 6 (JuneJuly) 
Fractions Percentages Ratio and proportion

Averages and range Sampling Collecting data Analysing data Questionnaires 
Key Stage 4 Sequence of Learning 
Year 10 – Higher

Year 10 – Foundation


Term 1 (SeptOct) 
Polygons Angles and parallel lines Pythagoras’ Theorem Trigonometry 
Angles, lines and symmetry Polygons and parallel lines Interior and exterior angles of polygons

Term 2 (NovDec) 
Reallife graphs Linear graphs Coordinate geometry Quadratic, cubic and other graphs 
Equations Inequalities Sequences

Term 3 (JanFeb) 
Perimeter, area and 3D forms Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres Accuracy and bounds 
Perimeter and area 3D forms and volume Reallife graphs 
Term 4 (FebMar) 
Transformations Constructions, loci and bearings 
Straightline graphs Rotations and translations 
Term 5 (AprMay) 
Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations Inequalities Probability 
Reflections and enlargements Ratio Proportion

Term 6 (JuneJuly) 
Multiplicative reasoning Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D Graphs of trigonometric functions 
Rightangled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry Probability 
Key Stage 4 Sequence of Learning 
Year 11 – Higher Set 1, 2, 3 
Year 11 – Foundation Set 4x, 4y, 5, 6, 7 

Term 1 (SeptOct) 
Further trigonometry Collecting data Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms 
Multiplicative reasoning Compound measures Percentages Proportionality and conversions Plans, elevations and nets Constructions, loci and bearings Congruence 
Term 2 (NovDec) 
Quadratics Expanding more than two brackets Sketching graphs Graphs of circles, cubics and quadratics Circle theorems Circle geometry

Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising Quadratic graphs Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres Fractions and reciprocals

Term 3 (JanFeb) 
Changing the subject of formulae (more complex) Algebraic fractions Solving equations arising from algebraic fractions Rationalising surds Proof Vectors and geometric proof Reciprocal and exponential graphs Gradient and area under graphs 
Indices and standard form Similarity and congruence in 2D Vectors

Term 4 (FebMar) 
Direct and inverse proportion 
Rearranging equations Graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions Simultaneous equations 
Term 5 (AprMay) 
Revision 
Revision

Mathematics Progress Overviews
These are designed to outline the progression of mathematics based learning within each year group. They make clear the skills, understanding and knowledge within each category of our language for learning.
Some useful websites:
 * MyMaths www.mymaths.co.uk
 * Super Maths World www.supermathsworld.com
 * Number Gym www.numbergym.co.uk
 * Transum www.transum.org
 * Active Learn www.pearsonactivelearn.com
 * Sumdog www.sumdog.com
 * Mathswatch www.vle.mathswatch.co.uk
*Students will have the usernames and passwords for these!