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Mathematical skills are extremely important in everyday life as well as within the working world. Here at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy we value the importance of all learners having high levels of numeracy and confidence with Mathematics.

To this end we aim to support our students having mastery of the curriculum to enable them to be successful at GCSE.  That is that they will understand the concepts within their lessons and they can utilise their understanding to apply in new situations. 

Within the curriculum;

  • Students’ progress is monitored and supported to deepen their knowledge and understanding appropriately

  • Students mathematical fluency is developed transferring their skills across aspects of learning

  • Students are challenged to progress and intervention methods are utilised for support

  • Students are given opportunity to explore and reflect on their own learning

  • Students are assessed to inform their teachers of expected progress for their time whilst attending the Academy

Regular assessment through class discussion, marking and formal assessment will inform teachers on the intervention and additional support that may be deployed.

Year 7

Students in Year 7 follow a curriculum that supports and develops their confidence with the manipulation of numbers.  Confidence using calculation using the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) is essential and this is taken forward in new contexts.  The topic areas met in Year 7 develop a sound base for further study.

Addition and subtraction

Calculation using whole numbers and decimals

Measuring and calculating lengths and perimeters using correct scales and units.

Multiplication and division

The properties of numbers as multiples and factors

Calculation using whole numbers and decimals

Factors, primes and powers

Exploring sequences

Exploring and generating sequences


Calculating and measuring area

Place value and decimals

The number system, decimals and powers of 10

Negative numbers

Calculation using negative numbers


Rounding decimals

Significance and rounding

Measurement and construction

Units and interpreting scales for length, mass, time, volume, angles

Construction and measurement of triangles and quadrilaterals

Problem solving and reasoning using measurements


Fractions and equivalent fractions

Calculations using fractions

Percentages and using percentages

Calculations using percentages

Coordinates and translation

Position and Cartesian coordinates

Year 8

Students in Year 8 follow a curriculum to develop confidence and fluency further with their number work and extend into new and familiar situations.  Essential number work is revisited, extended and consolidated where appropriate.


Calculating whole numbers, decimals and powers of 10

Rounding decimals and large numbers

Order of calculation – BIDMAS

Index notation


Calculating and generating sequences using negative numbers


Solving problems using angles in diagrams and 2-D shapes


Calculating using fractions and mixed numbers


Representing probability for events


Making and using formulae from words and letters

Combining variables


Charts and diagrams

Using mode, median, mean and range

Collecting and representing data

Geometric construction

Construction of diagrams and shapes


Properties of 3-D shapes

Understanding nets

Calculating area and volume of cuboids


Working with formula

Linear functions and graphs from data

Solving algebraic equations


Bearings and circumference


Special sequences

2-D and 3-D shape

Problem solving involving 2-D and 3-D shapes

Representing 3-D as 2-D shape


Problem solving using percentage

Calculating percentage increase and decrease


Using the metric system effectively

Using the ratio notation

Metric – imperial conversions

Year 9

Students in Year 9 extend the work met in previous years and allows them to meet more challenging content in preparation for GCSE over the forthcoming years.  Again the essential number work is developed to allow students to be ready for the new contexts that they will meet in the future external assessments.


Using data to plot graphs

Linear functions and equations for the straight line


Frequency tables and displaying the data

Shape measurement

Perimeter, circumference and area; 2-D including circles


Using the number system including decimals and standard form

Problem solving

Using graphs, statistics, measurements and decimal


Problem solving using algebraic methods

Simplification of expressions

Measurement and shape

Problem solving using circumference and area

Pythagoras theorem


Problem solving using fractions and decimals

Calculating percentage change and reverse percentages

Algebraic equations

Working with equations

Trial and improvement

Linear inequalities


Angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons

Angles and parallel lines



Index notation

Prime factorization

Statistical survey

Using frequency tables and diagrams

Interquartile range

Displaying grouped data

Sequences and graphs

Problem solving using linear sequences

Quadratic and cubic graphs

Three dimensions

Problem solving using cuboids


Compound units

Key Stage 4

Course Title:  Mathematics
Qualification:  GCSE 
Awarding Body:  Edexcel
Description of Course

The course will:

  • Develop mathematical skills using a variety of techniques, including practical and investigational methods;
  • Use and apply skills and knowledge relating to number, algebra, shape, space and measures and handling data.

Key Stage 5

Course Title: Mathematics
Qualification: A2
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Examination– 100%                          Coursework – 0%
Pre-requisite Recommendations:

  • GCSE Mathematics Level 6 or above.
  • Students must have a passion for Mathematics and have a degree of perseverance and an ability to work well independently.