Mathematics
GCSE Results 2022
Maths  

9  7  19.5% 
9  5  44.6% 
9  4  70.6% 
9  1  99.6% 
2023/2024 teaching staff: Mrs E Nanna, Mr S Hind, Miss A Johnson, Mrs S Johnson, Mr T Johnson, Mr R Maclennan, Mrs A Box, Miss S Dixon, Mrs C Scott, Mr L Dove, Mrs A Sehrawat and Miss J Guest.
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Year 11s will be sitting the AQA 8300 GCSE Maths specification. This is entirely exam based and is assessed by 3 exam papers at the end of Year 11, 1 noncalculator paper and 2 calculator papers. Each exam paper carries an equal weighting in the final exam grade. Students will be entered for either Higher tier (grades 4 – 9) or Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5).
Examples of past exam papers can be found on the AQA website:
As well as being assessed on their knowledge of the mathematical content of the course students are also assessed on their mathematical problem solving skills.
Students can complete all their revision for the GCSE using the Mathswatch website and past exam papers but if you wish to purchase a Maths revision guide we recommend the CGP guides which are available from the school shop.
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 7 – Scheme  3  Content covered
 Calculations with negative Numbers Nth term of a linear sequence Explore line and rotational symmetry Convert terminating decimals into fractions and know that recurring decimals are fractions (fraction families) Problem solving with angles Understand and use the numerical probability scale from 0 to 1 Area of triangles and parallelograms (including working backwards) Bidmas  order of operations Converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions; add and subtract proper fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions Solve linear equations (unknown  Equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentages Divisibility tests for 2, 3, 5 and 10 Comparing data using averages and range Measuring bearings Simplifying expressions. Collecting like terms. Use the data handling cycle through a data handling project Classifying quadrilaterals using mathematical properties Rounding to dps  Writing ratio in the form 1 : n Plot straight line graphs using 1 and 2 step function machines Translations Fractions of quantities Sharing in a given ratio Experimental probability/relative frequency (through probability games) 2D representation of 3D shapes (including nets, isometric drawing, plans & elevations) Volume and surface area of cuboids  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1  Baseline tests Assessment 2 – before Christmas  Topic assessment grids
 Topic assessment grids EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Town planner: Town planner : careers library (unifrog.org)
 Captain:  Ceramicist:  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 7 – Scheme – 3.5  Content covered
 Transition projects – Terence the troll, WIM.
Calculations with negative numbers Probability space diagrams Nth term of a linear sequence Prime factor decomposition, HCF, LCM using Venn diagrams Classifying quadrilaterals using mathematical properties Rotation from any given centre Bidmas  order of operations Area of trapeziums
 Converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions; add and subtract mixed numbers and improper fractions Expanding single brackets Angles in triangles Equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentages Measuring bearings Solve and check linear equations with unknown on one or both sides Rounding to dps Constructing triangles (SAS, ASA, SSS)
 Fractions of quantities Plot straight line graphs using 1 and 2 step function machines Translations Multiply and divide decimals up to 2dp by whole numbers with up to 2 digits Sharing in a given ratio Volume and surface area of prisms Experimental probability/relative frequency (through probability games) Direct proportion using unitary method
 You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1  Baseline tests Assessment 2 – before Christmas  Topic assessment grids
 Topic assessment grids EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 HT 1: Meteorologist https://www.unifrog.org/student/careers// HT 2: Quantity surveyor https://www.unifrog.org/student/careers /keywords/quantitysurveyor  HT 3: Nursing Nurse : careers library (unifrog.org)
HT 4: Soldier  HT 5: Hairdresser https://www.unifrog.org/student/careers/
HT 6: Caterer https://www.unifrog.org/student/  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 7 – Scheme 4  Content covered
 Estimation (including significant figures) Probability space diagrams Rotation from any given centre Prime factor decomposition, HCF, LCM using Venn diagrams Distance time graphs Area of trapeziums Expanding single brackets Angles in triangles  Averages and range from a frequency table Use percentage multipliers for increase and decrease Constructing and interpreting equal width histograms and pie charts. Applications of sharing in a ratio Applications of bearings Construct, solve and check linear equations with unknown on one or both sides Constructing triangles (SAS, ASA, SSS) Multiply and divide with fractions  Plot linear functions and work out gradient. Enlargement from a centre with positive scale factor Calculate interior and exterior angles of polygons Multiply and divide with decimals Use and plot scatter graphs, recognise types of correlation Proportional reasoning using the unitary method Volume and surface area of prisms Express one quantity as a percentage of another  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1  Baseline tests Assessment 2 – before Christmas  Topic assessment grids
 Topic assessment grids EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 HT 1: Quantity Surveyor Quantity surveyor : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 2: Graphic designers  HT 3: Data Analyst Data analyst : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 4: Ship / boat captain Ship / Boat captain : careers library (unifrog.org)
 HT 5: Architect Architect : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 6: Statistician  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 7 – Scheme 4.5  Content covered
 Transition projects – Terence the troll, WIM.
Estimation (including significant figures) Index notation and laws (multiply, divide, power to a power) Probability space diagrams Circumference and area of a circle Standard index form for large numbers Applications of sharing in a ratio Solve problems involving the lengths of similar shapes Volume and surface area of cylinders  Averages and range from a frequency table Find nth term of simple quadratic sequences Angles in parallel lines Using percentage multipliers for increase and decrease Constructing and interpreting equal width histograms and pie charts Solve inverse proportion problems Applications of bearings Expanding double brackets  Multiply and divide with fractions Plot linear functions and work out gradient Factorising single brackets Interior and exterior angles of polygons Enlargement from a centre with positive scale factor Form and solve linear equations Express one quantity as a percentage of another Understand and apply relative frequency in context, including a graphical representation  You will receive a copy of this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1  Baseline tests Assessment 2 – before Christmas  Topic assessment grids
 Topic assessment grids EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Aerospace engineering and aviation: Aerospace engineering and Aviation : Subjects library (unifrog.org)  Statistician:  Data analyst:  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 8 – Scheme – 3.5  Content covered
 Transition projects – Terence the troll, WIM.
Calculations with negative numbers Probability space diagrams Nth term of a linear sequence Prime factor decomposition, HCF, LCM using Venn diagrams Classifying quadrilaterals using mathematical properties Rotation from any given centre Bidmas  order of operations Area of trapeziums
 Converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions; add and subtract mixed numbers and improper fractions Expanding single brackets Angles in triangles Equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentages Measuring bearings Solve and check linear equations with unknown on one or both sides Rounding to dps Constructing triangles (SAS, ASA, SSS)
 Fractions of quantities Plot straight line graphs using 1 and 2 step function machines Translations Multiply and divide decimals up to 2dp by whole numbers with up to 2 digits Sharing in a given ratio Volume and surface area of prisms Experimental probability/relative frequency (through probability games) Direct proportion using unitary method
 You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Topic assessment grids Assessment 1 – in HT 2
 Topic assessment grids Assessment 2 – in HT 4
 Topic assessment grids EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 HT 1: Meteorologist https://www.unifrog.org/student/careers// HT 2: Quantity surveyor https://www.unifrog.org/student/careers /keywords/quantitysurveyor  HT 3: Nursing Nurse : careers library (unifrog.org)
HT 4: Soldier  HT 5: Hairdresser https://www.unifrog.org/student/careers/
HT 6: Caterer https://www.unifrog.org/student/  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 8 – Scheme 4  Content covered
 Estimation (including significant figures) Probability space diagrams Rotation from any given centre Prime factor decomposition, HCF, LCM using Venn diagrams Distance time graphs Area of trapeziums Expanding single brackets Angles in triangles  Averages and range from a frequency table Use percentage multipliers for increase and decrease Constructing and interpreting equal width histograms and pie charts. Applications of sharing in a ratio Applications of bearings Construct, solve and check linear equations with unknown on one or both sides Constructing triangles (SAS, ASA, SSS) Multiply and divide with fractions  Plot linear functions and work out gradient. Enlargement from a centre with positive scale factor Calculate interior and exterior angles of polygons Multiply and divide with decimals Use and plot scatter graphs, recognise types of correlation Proportional reasoning using the unitary method Volume and surface area of prisms Express one quantity as a percentage of another  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2
 Assessment 2 – in HT 4
 EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 HT 1: Quantity Surveyor Quantity surveyor : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 2: Graphic designers  HT 3: Data Analyst Data analyst : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 4: Ship / boat captain Ship / Boat captain : careers library (unifrog.org)
 HT 5: Architect Architect : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 6: Statistician  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 8 – Scheme 4.5  Content covered
 Estimation (including significant figures) Index notation and laws (multiply, divide, power to a power) Probability space diagrams Circumference and area of a circle Standard index form for large numbers Applications of sharing in a ratio Solve problems involving the lengths of similar shapes Volume and surface area of cylinders  Averages and range from a frequency table Find nth term of simple quadratic sequences Angles in parallel lines Using percentage multipliers for increase and decrease Constructing and interpreting equal width histograms and pie charts Solve inverse proportion problems Applications of bearings Expanding double brackets  Multiply and divide with fractions Plot linear functions and work out gradient Factorising single brackets Interior and exterior angles of polygons Enlargement from a centre with positive scale factor Form and solve linear equations Express one quantity as a percentage of another Understand and apply relative frequency in context, including a graphical representation 
You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2
 Assessment 2 – in HT 4
 EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Aerospace engineering and aviation: Aerospace engineering and Aviation : Subjects library (unifrog.org)  Statistician:  Data analyst:  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 8 – Scheme 5.5  Content covered
 Estimated mean from grouped frequency table Standard form with large and small numbers, including calculator use Understand how to use both the elimination and the substitution methods to solve simultaneous linear equations Rearrange formulae; change the subject of formulae where the subject appears once Understand and use congruence. Know from construction that SSS, SAS, ASA, RHS are unique but that ASS isn't and AAA is similarity. Pythagoras' theorem (including exact answers) Problems involving Fibonacci sequences Construct and use cumulative frequency to find median, quartiles and interquartile range; draw box plots and understand the link between the two  Understand how to multiply, divide and simplify surds Work out the equation of a line by finding the gradient and y intercept Investigate negative and fractional index numbers using ICT Area of compound shapes Geometrical ratio problems Be able to convert recurring decimals to exact fractions (informal discussion of rational/irrational numbers) Fraction / mixed number calculations in context Solve problems involving the area and volume of similar shapes
 Mixed proportion problems Factorise into double brackets Volume and surface area of pyramids Find the original amount after a given percentage change Use tree diagrams to calculate probabilities of combinations of independent events Upper and lower bounds Generate points and plot graphs of simple quadratic functions and use these to find approximate solutions to corresponding equations Reflect in lines in the form y = a, x = b, y = x and y = x
 You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2  Assessment 2 – in HT 4  EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Interior designer  Marine engineer  Medical physicist  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school. The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 9 – Scheme 4  Content covered
 Estimation (including significant figures) Probability space diagrams Rotation from any given centre Prime factor decomposition, HCF, LCM using Venn diagrams Distance time graphs Area of trapeziums Expanding single brackets Angles in triangles  Averages and range from a frequency table Use percentage multipliers for increase and decrease Constructing and interpreting equal width histograms and pie charts. Applications of sharing in a ratio Applications of bearings Construct, solve and check linear equations with unknown on one or both sides Constructing triangles (SAS, ASA, SSS) Multiply and divide with fractions  Plot linear functions and work out gradient. Enlargement from a centre with positive scale factor Calculate interior and exterior angles of polygons Multiply and divide with decimals Use and plot scatter graphs, recognise types of correlation Proportional reasoning using the unitary method Volume and surface area of prisms Express one quantity as a percentage of another  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2
 Assessment 2 – in HT 3
 EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 HT 1: Quantity Surveyor Quantity surveyor : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 2: Graphic designers  HT 3: Data Analyst Data analyst : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 4: Ship / boat captain Ship / Boat captain : careers library (unifrog.org)
 HT 5: Architect Architect : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 6: Statistician  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 9 – Scheme 4.5  Content covered
 Estimation (including significant figures) Index notation and laws (multiply, divide, power to a power) Probability space diagrams Circumference and area of a circle Standard index form for large numbers Applications of sharing in a ratio Solve problems involving the lengths of similar shapes Volume and surface area of cylinders  Averages and range from a frequency table Find nth term of simple quadratic sequences Angles in parallel lines Using percentage multipliers for increase and decrease Constructing and interpreting equal width histograms and pie charts Solve inverse proportion problems Applications of bearings Expanding double brackets  Multiply and divide with fractions Plot linear functions and work out gradient Factorising single brackets Interior and exterior angles of polygons Enlargement from a centre with positive scale factor Form and solve linear equations Express one quantity as a percentage of another Understand and apply relative frequency in context, including a graphical representation  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2
 Assessment 2 – in HT 3
 EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Aerospace engineering and aviation: Aerospace engineering and Aviation : Subjects library (unifrog.org)  Statistician:  Data analyst:  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 9 – Scheme 5  Content covered
 Index notation and laws (multiply, divide, power to a power) Rearrange formulae; change the subject of formulae where the subject appears once Circumference and area of a circle Standard index form for large numbers Estimated mean from grouped frequency table Find nth term of simple quadratic sequences Solve problems involving the lengths of similar shapes Pythagoras' theorem (including exact answers) Volume and surface area of cylinders esentation  Solve inverse proportion problems Draw box plots from raw data Construct and use cumulative frequency to find median, quartiles and interquartile range; draw box plots and understand the link between the two Work out the equation of a line by finding the gradient and y intercept Angles in parallel lines Area of compound shapes Fraction / mixed number calculations in context Expanding double brackets (use equivalence sign) Geometrical ratio problems  Factorising single brackets Understand and apply relative frequency in context  use graphical representation Loci skills Form and solve linear equations including simple algebraic fractions Upper and lower bounds Reflect in lines in the form y = a, x = b, y = x and y = x Use the elimination method to solve simultaneous linear equations Find the original amount after a given percentage change
 You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2  Assessment 2 – in HT 3  EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Cycle mechanic:  Market research:  Animator:  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 9 – Scheme 6  Content covered
 Standard form with large and small numbers, including calculator use Solve simultaneous equations using elimination or substitution Investigate, understand and use congruence Calculate arc length and sector area Repeated proportional change including reverse problems Use median and interquartile range to compare data sets Enlargement with negative scale factors Multiply, divide and simplify surds  Substitution of fractions, decimals and negative numbers into algebraic expressions Solve problems involving Fibonacci sequences Work out equations of parallel lines and the equation between two points Trigonometry in right angled triangles Mixed proportion problems Convert recurring decimals to exact fractions Investigate negative and fractional index numbers Investigate linear, quadratic, cubic and reciprocal graphs  Factorise into double brackets and solve quadratic equations by factorising Similar areas and volumes Plot graphs of simple quadratic functions and use these to solve corresponding equations Volume and surface area of pyramids Probability tree diagrams for independent events Equation of a circle Calculations involving upper and lower bounds Shifting parabolas such as y=x^{2}+a, y=(x+a)^{2}, y=ax^{2} and combinations  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2
 Assessment 2 – in HT 3
 EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 HT 1: Biomedical scientist Biomedical scientist : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 2: Painter decorator  HT 3: Architect Architect : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 4: Actuary  HT 5: Market researcher Market researcher : careers library (unifrog.org) HT 6: Materials engineers  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections 
All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 9 – Scheme 6.5  Content covered
 Calculate arc length and sector area Expanding triple brackets Calculate and interpret conditional probabilities through tree diagrams Enlargement with negative scale factors Substitution of fractions, decimals and negative numbers into algebraic expressions Write proofs of the congruence or similarity of two triangles Draw and interpret histograms Work out the equations of parallel lines and the equation between two points  Rationalise denominators Rearranging formulae with unknowns on both sides including using factorisation Investigate and solve problems involving circle theorems Link ratio to linear functions Find the volume and surface area of cones and spheres Solving quadratics Trigonometry in right angled triangles Investigate linear, quadratic, cubic and reciprocal graphs  Repeated proportional change including calculation of the original given the result of a proportional change Construct and interpret equations that describe direct and inverse proportion. Simplify algebraic fractions Interior and exterior angles Solve simultaneous equations including those involving one quadratic Recognise and use the equation of a circle with centre at the origin Calculations involving upper and lower bounds Shifting parabolas y=x^{2}+a, y=(x+a)^{2}, y=ax^{2} and combinations 
You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 2  Assessment 2 – in HT 3  EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way : Read, Watch, Listen library (unifrog.org)  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 10 –Foundation  Content covered
 Negative number calculations Area of compound shapes Algebraic Expressions Introduction to ratio Properties of quadrilaterals Comparing distributions Sequences Angle Properties Fraction Calculations Linear function, using y = mx + c Transformations
 Fractions, decimals and percentages Interior and exterior angles of polygons Averages from grouped frequency tables Linear Equations Further ratio problems Draw plans and elevations of simple solids Probability Factorising Expressions Constructions Direct and inverse proportion using the unitary method
 Design and use twoway tables. Use frequency trees Area and circumference of circles including arcs and sectors Using Formulae Scatter graphs, pie charts, frequency polygons Percentage increases and decreases Understand and use bearings including back bearings Real Life Graphs Calculate relative frequencies; compare experimental data and theoretical probabilities Decimal Calculations Use Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in 2D Area and circumference of circles including arcs and sectors Using Formulae Scatter graphs, pie charts, frequency polygons  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports. 
Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 1  Assessment 2 – in HT 3  Assessment 3 – in HT 5 EOY Exam – in HT 6  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Economist  Accountant  Structural engineer  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school. The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 10 – Intermediate  Content covered
 Understand algebraic terminology. Expand brackets (single, double, triple) Factors, multiples and primes, HCF, LCM Introduction to ratio Properties of quadrilaterals Cumulative frequency and box plots including comparing distributions using average Sequences (quadratic, geometric, fibonacci Angle properties Probability Transformations Product rule for counting  Straight line graphs  y = mx + c, parallel and perpendicular lines Scatter graphs, pie charts, frequency polygons Solve linear equations including those in context Further ratio problems Understand and use bearings including back bearings Repeated proportional change and reverse percentages Using formulae Frequency trees Area and circumference of circles including arcs and sectors Use index laws including knowledge of negative and fractional indices  Use Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in 2D Direct and inverse proportion problems Single bracket factorising; factorise quadratic expressions including the difference of two squares Calculate relative frequencies; compare experimental data and theoretical probabilities Interior and exterior angles of polygons Compound measures: speed, density and pressure Real life graphs Probability trees Solve problems involving lengths of similar shapes; identify congruent shapes. Estimation  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early. Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports. 
Assessment  Assessment 1 – in HT 1  Assessment 2 – in HT 3  Assessment 3 – in HT 5 EOY Exam – in HT 6  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)  HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  Using Formulae  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 HT1: Carpenters Carpenter : careers library (unifrog.org) HT2: Metal worker  HT3: Air traffic controller Air traffic controller : careers library (unifrog.org) HT4: Package designer  HT5: Professional chef Chef : careers library (unifrog.org) HT6: Quantity surveyor  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school. The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 10 – Higher  Content covered
 Recurring decimals Bearings Straight line graphs  y = mx + c, parallel and perpendicular lines Frequency polygons, box plots, cumulative frequency Solve linear equations including those in context Repeated proportional change and reverse percentages Understand algebraic terminology. Expand brackets (single, double, triple). Histograms Solve mensuration problems involving right prisms and more complex shapes and solids Index laws, fractional and negative powers  Calculations with upper and lower bounds Surds Single bracket factorising; factorise quadratic expressions including the difference of two squares Pythagoras and trigonometry Frequency trees Identify the parts of a circle Know and use circle theorems including simple geometric proofs Product rule for counting. Sequences (quadratic, geometric, fibonacci) Solve quadratic equations by factorising, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula Properties of quadrilaterals and polygons  Simultaneous equations Rearranging formulae Enlargements with fractional and negative scale factors Function notation Probability trees and relative frequency Direct and inverse proportion problems Venn diagrams (incl. set notation) Congruence and similarity Equation of a circle Constructions and loci  You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, as well as your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Assessment 1 – in HT 1  Assessment 2 – in HT 3  Assessment 3 – in HT 4 EOY Exam  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 HT 1: Famous mathematicians HT 2: Engineering  HT 3: Astronomy HT 4: Sport  HT 5: Art HT 6: Cryptography  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 11– Foundation  Content covered
 Use index laws including knowledge of negative indices. Standard Form Solve problems involving lengths of similar shapes; identify congruent shapes Volume and surface area of prisms and cylinders Estimation Linear Inequalities Compound measures: speed, density and pressure Reverse percentage/fraction calculations; compound percentages Quadratic Graphs Probability tree diagrams  Construct loci Venn Diagrams Factors, Multiples and Primes Simultaneous Equations Vector calculations Revision & exam papers
 Revision & exam papers
 You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have three formal tests, including your end of year exam. Additionally, each half term, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports.

Assessment
 Mock exams in HT2  Mock exams in HT4  Summer GCSE Exams  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)  Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Astronomer  Graphic Designer 
 
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school. The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 11 – Intermediate  Content covered
 Volume and surface area of prisms, cylinders, cones, spheres Simultaneous equations Standard form Averages from grouped frequency tables Quadratic graphs Solving inequalities Constructions and loci Venn diagrams (incl. set notation) Surds Solve quadratic equations by factorising, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula.  Calculations with upper and lower bounds Vectors Iteration Similarity including area / volume scale factors Histograms  Revision and exam papers 
You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have 2 sets of formal mock exams, as well as your GCSEs at the end of the year. Additionally, each of the first 3 half terms, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports. After the third half term, some of your time in class will be spent looking at exam papers and you will receive regular marking and feedback on these.

Assessment
 Mock exams in HT2  Mock exams in HT4  Summer GCSE Exams  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Careers event – maths webinar for girls  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 
Oakwood School – Curriculum Overview

 Autumn  Spring  Summer  Rationale 
Year 11 – Higher  Content covered
 Algebraic fractions Quadratic graphs Iteration Area and volume scale factors Solving linear and quadratic inequalities Sine and cosine rule Calculate the area of a triangle using 1/2absinC Sketch and recognise graphs of different types of function Transformation of functions Algebraic proof  Arc length and sector area Vectors Standard form Representing inequalities graphically Real life graphs and precalculus
Revision and exam papers  Revision and exam papers 
You will receive a copy of a grid similar to this at the start of the year to stick in your maths exercise book, so that you know what’s coming up. When you have studied a topic in class, fill in the RAG column on the grid based on your confidence. If it's green, great! Make some revision notes to help keep yourself confident. If it's red or amber, ask your teacher for some help. This will be a topic you need to focus on when revising, so it's good to sort out any problems early.
Assessments: During this year you will have 2 sets of formal mock exams, as well as your GCSEs at the end of the year. Additionally, each of the first 3 half terms, you will do an assessment grid in class for at least one of the topics covered. These assessments will be used to help you pick out any areas to work on, and to inform the grade on your reports. After the third half term, some of your time in class will be spent looking at exam papers and you will receive regular marking and feedback on these.

Assessment
 Mock exams in HT2  Mock exams in HT4  Summer GCSE Exams  
Literacy focus (with EDI links)
 Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  Exam questions comprehension and command word focus  
Opportunities (links to careers/PSHCE)
 Careers event – maths webinar for girls  
National Curriculum links / GCSE connections  All topics covered are part of the National Curriculum and form important building blocks as students progress through the school.
The Maths GCSE course is not exclusively covered in Y10 and 11. Instead, all knowledge students cover throughout their time here will be relevant, including the basics covered in primary school! Students in all year groups will be challenged to build on their prior knowledge and encouraged to see how the skills they are learning are relevant to GCSE exam style questions, as well as incorporating in important exam techniques and revision strategies on top of the content itself. 