## Welcome to the Walton High Maths Curriculum Page

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that is essential to everyday life. It is critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. The study of mathematics provides a foundation for understanding the world and making a positive contribution to society.

At Walton High we want our students to be functionally numerate, to reason mathematically and to apply mathematical techniques to solve problems in a variety of contexts. Through exciting and challenging learning opportunities we hope to instil in our students an appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics and a sense of curiosity and enjoyment about the subject.

## Key Stage 3

At Walton High Key Stage 3 Mathematics is a two year programme which aims to provide students with numerical and basic algebraic fluency together with a foundation in solving problems in mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.

At the Walnut tree campus we have two sets, each student follows either a ‘Core’ or ‘Higher’ pathway, depending upon which one will allow the best level of progress for that student. At the Brooklands campus students are taught in mixed ability sets.

The topics that is covered in year 7 (walnut tree) and year 8 (both campus) are as follows:

Year 7 Maths | Year 8 Maths |

Using number Decimals Working with numbers Fractions Sequences Algebra Coordinates and Graphs Equations Percentages Ratio Probability Area and Perimeter Angles Symmetry 3D shapes Statistics and interpreting data |
Working with numbers Percentages Sequences Congruent shapes Rounding Fractions and decimals Graphs Proportion Algebra – equations and formulae Probability Interpreting data Geometry 2D and 3D shapes including surface area and volume Circles Comparing data |

Year 7’s at the Brooklands campus will be studying the Mathematics Mastery programme from September 2017. This programme has an engaging and accessible style of mathematics teaching, inspired by Singapore and Shanghai.

For further information about the transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 mathematics, the essential knowledge that we expect students to have at this level and the changes in the new curriculum please see the presentation from the Year 7 information evening.

## Key Stage 4

At Walton High we follow a 3-year Key Stage 4 programme using AQA’s new Mathematics GCSE. Each student follows either a ‘Foundation’ or ‘Higher’ pathway, depending upon which one will allow the best level of progress for that student.

The content of the course is organised into broad topic areas, the weightings of which are set out in the table below.

Topic Area |
Foundation Tier (%) | Higher Tier (%) |

Number | 25 | 15 |

Algebra | 20 | 30 |

Ratio | 25 | 20 |

Geometry | 15 | 20 |

Probability and Statistics | 15 |
15 |

The topics that are covered in each year group are as follows:

Year 9 | Year 10 | Year 11 |

Basic number Factors and multiples Angles Algebra - equations Fractions, percentages and Decimals Rounding Collecting and representing data Sequences Area and perimeter Circles Ratio and proportion Probability Scatter graphs Pythagoras’ theorem Real life graphs Transformation Standard form |
Transformation Standard form Indices Surds Limits Similarity and congruent shapes Quadratic equations Rearranging formulae Area and volume Properties of polygons Trigonometry Averages and spread Statistical measures Probability and Venn diagrams Simultaneous equations Ratio and proportion |
Direct and inverse proportion Functions and formulae Equations of lines Sketching graphs Circle theorem Solving equations Exact solutions Estimation and approximations Inequalities Vectors Construction and loci Volume and surface area Gradient and area under curve Rates of change Growth and decay Algebraic proof |

## Key Stage 5

As well as A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics we also offer level 3 Core Mathematics and a comprehensive programme for our re-sit students who either want to pass their GCSE maths or want improve their grade.

In level 3 Core Mathematics students learn about real life uses of Mathematics. This will be done by exploring calculations involved in personal finance and how Statistics is used by companies to check the quality of goods sold.

Further information on level 3 Core Mathematics can be found on this website:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/mathematical-studies-1350