Mathematics
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
Area
Calculating and measuring area
Place value and decimals
The number system, decimals and powers of 10
Negative numbers
Calculation using negative numbers
Accuracy
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
Proportion
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.
Calculation
Calculating whole numbers, decimals and powers of 10
Rounding decimals and large numbers
Order of calculation – BIDMAS
Index notation
Sequences
Calculating and generating sequences using negative numbers
Shape
Solving problems using angles in diagrams and 2D shapes
Fractions
Calculating using fractions and mixed numbers
Probability
Representing probability for events
Algebra
Making and using formulae from words and letters
Combining variables
Statistics
Charts and diagrams
Using mode, median, mean and range
Collecting and representing data
Geometric construction
Construction of diagrams and shapes
Symmetry
Properties of 3D shapes
Understanding nets
Calculating area and volume of cuboids
Algebra
Working with formula
Linear functions and graphs from data
Solving algebraic equations
Measurement
Bearings and circumference
Sequences
Special sequences
2D and 3D shape
Problem solving involving 2D and 3D shapes
Representing 3D as 2D shape
Percentage
Problem solving using percentage
Calculating percentage increase and decrease
Proportion
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.
Graphs
Using data to plot graphs
Linear functions and equations for the straight line
Surveys
Frequency tables and displaying the data
Shape measurement
Perimeter, circumference and area; 2D including circles
Decimals
Using the number system including decimals and standard form
Problem solving
Using graphs, statistics, measurements and decimal
Algebra
Problem solving using algebraic methods
Simplification of expressions
Measurement and shape
Problem solving using circumference and area
Pythagoras theorem
Percentages
Problem solving using fractions and decimals
Calculating percentage change and reverse percentages
Algebraic equations
Working with equations
Trial and improvement
Linear inequalities
Angles
Angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons
Angles and parallel lines
Bearings
Powers
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
Prisms
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 http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/maths/Pages/default.aspx
Examination– 100% Coursework – 0%
Prerequisite 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.