Pupils follow a balanced course leading to assessment in 4 attainment targets – Using and Applying Maths, Number and Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures and Handling Data. The course is assessed by two 2hour written examination papers. One paper allows the use of a calculator and one paper does not.
Autumn Term
Number patterns and sequences

Discover number patterns, sequences involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Find the rule for a number pattern using words.

Use algebra to write the rule for the ‘ ’ term and then use this rule to find the value of a specific term.

Discover rules in spatial patterns.
Algebra

Use letters to represent numbers in addition, subtraction, and multiplication and division problems.

Add with letters.

Simplify expressions with one letter.

Collect like terms.

Multiply with letters and numbers and then algebraic expressions.

Use powers to multiply letters.

Expand brackets in expressions.

Add / Subtract expressions with brackets and simplify.

Understand and be able to form and use number machines.

Use and write word formulae.

Use algebraic formulae to represent a relationship between quantities and be able to substitute in various values, including negative values.
Fractions and Percentages

Interpret fractions from pictures and from words.

Understand improper fractions and mixed numbers.

Simplify fractions using common factors.

Equivalent fractions.

Using common denominators to compare the size of and order fractions.

Add and subtract fractions

Multiply a fraction by a whole number.

Multiply two mixed numbers.

Divide mixed numbers.

Divide fractions by a whole number.

Understand percentages.

Find a fraction of a quantity.

Calculate percentages of given amounts.

Use percentages to compare amounts.

Convert percentages to fractions and decimals and vice versa.
Household bills

Work out ‘reallife’ problems e.g. gas bills, telephone bills, salaries.
Powers / Indices

Understand powers and use basic rules of indices.

Express numbers as a product of prime factors.
Spring Term
Measures

Estimate lengths, capacities and weights.

Choose appropriate metric and imperial units of measure.

Read scales including measuring the lengths of lines.

Tell the time from analogue and digital clocks.

Changing 12 hour to 24 hour clock and vice versa.

Convert between times, e.g. number of days in each month, weeks in a year.

Change metric units for length, capacity and weight.

Calculate with time and dates.

Interpret timetables – bus and train.

Change metric to imperial units and vice versa.
Transformations

Recognise shapes that will tessellate and be able to continue the tessellating pattern.

Recognise shapes that have line and rotational symmetry.

Draw lines and planes of symmetry on simple shapes.

Recognise that translations are sliding movements.

Recognise and draw enlargements of shapes.
Angle Facts

Calculate angles on a straight line and around a point.

Calculate angles in triangles and quadrilaterals.

Recognising perpendicular and parallel lines.

Calculate angles in parallel lines and intersecting lines.
Changing the Subject

Change the subject of a formula
Summer Term
Graphs

Plot co ordinates in the first quadrant initially, before using all four quadrants.

Plot linear graphs from tabulated data.

Construct linear graphs given a table of values / formula.

Interpret conversion graphs including Distance Time graphs.

Construct simple graphs parallel to the axes, straight line graphs and simple curved graphs.
Linear Equations

Solve simple equations.

Solve equations combining operations.

Solve equations with brackets.

Solve equations with terms and / or brackets on each side.
Inequalities

Solve simple linear inequalities and show them on a number line.
Probability

Use the probability scale from 0 to 1.

Write probabilities as numbers.

Identify certain and impossible events.

Calculate the probability of an event not happening.

Identify all outcomes of a combination of 2 experiments using sample space diagrams, 2 way tables and tree diagrams and use them to solve problems.

Establish the estimated probability of an event happening using relative frequency and calculate the related estimated values, given the number of trials.

Understand and use that mutually exclusive events add up to 1e diagrams and two way tables.
Averages

Find mode, median and range from simple and grouped data.

Find mean from discrete data.

Find modal class, estimate the mean, median and range of sets of grouped data.

Find modal class, estimate the mean, median and range of sets of grouped data.