Maths
In the Maths department we would like every student to be able to access the curriculum as we recognise the importance of mathematical literacy.
We want to support all students in developing their mathematical skills and understanding during their time at the lake school.
Curriculum overview
We expect all pupils to have a pen, pencil, ruler, compass and protractor for maths lessons as well as an appropriate calculator (fx85gtx up to and including GCSE, CG50 for A level).
Maths curriculum KS3
Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1  Summer 2  

Year 7  Topics/Themes Curriculum Content  Number properties 1 Teacher  Algebra 1 Teacher     Seq’s/Graphs Teacher  Proportion teacher     Shape teacher  Probability teacher     Collecting data teacher  Algebra 2 Teacher     Triangles and constructions (optional)  Bridges project 
Key Assessment Tasks  NP1 Pupil NP1 test NP1 Homework INT NP1 Homework CORE NP1 Homework EXT  Algebra 1 Pupil Algebra 1 Test A1 Homework INT A1 Homework CORE     Sequences/graphs Pupil S&G Test  Proportion pupil Proportion test     Shape pupil Shape Test  Probability pupil Probability test     Collecting data pupil Collecting data test  Algebra 2 pupil Algebra 2 test     Triangles and constructions (optional)  End of year test  
Year 8  Topics/Themes Curriculum Content  Number properties 1 Teacher     Number properties 2 Teacher  FDP Teacher     Algebra 2 Teacher  Approximation and scale teacher     Circles teacher  Transformations teacher  Data handling teacher     Algebra 3 teacher  Dream house project 
Key Assessment Tasks  NP1 Pupil NP1 test NP1 Homework INT NP1 Homework CORE NP1 Homework EXT     NP2 pupil NP2 test NP2 Homework CORE  FDP pupil FDP test FDP Homework INT FDP Homework CORE FDP Homework EXT     Algebra 2 pupil Algebra 2 test  A&S Pupil A&S test A&S Homework CORE     Circles pupil Circles test Circle Homework CORE  Transformation pupil Transformation test Trans Homework CORE  Data handling pupil Data handling test DH Homework CORE     Algebra 3 pupil Algebra 3 test A3 Homework CORE  End of year test  
Year 9  Topics/Themes Curriculum Content  Number properties 1 Teacher     Number properties 2 Teacher  Triangles and construction teacher     Algebra 3 teacher  Graphs teacher  Proportion 2  GCSE Pythagoras teacher  GCSE Number and sequences teache     Year 9 project 
Key Assessment Tasks  NP1 Pupil NP1 test     NP2 Pupil NP2 test  Triangles pupil Triangles test     Algebra 3 pupil Algebra 3 test  Graphs pupil Graphs test  Proportion 2 pupil Proportion 2 test     End of KS test  Pythagoras pupil Pythagoras test  N&S pupil N&S test 
KS3 Useful information
Maths curriculum KS4 Foundation
Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1  Summer 2  

Year 10  Topics/Themes Curriculum Content  Integers and decimals teacher     Coordinates and symmetry teacher  Angles teacher     Properties of quadrilaterals and parallel lines teacher  Collecting data teacher     Average teacher  Probability teacher     transformations teacher  Graphs teacher     Algebra and patterns teacher  Pythagoras and trigonometry teacher     
Key Assessment Tasks  Integers and decimals pupil test     Coordinates and symmetry pupil test  Angles pupil test     Properties of quadrilaterals and parallel lines pupil test  Collecting data pupil test     Average pupil test  Probability pupil test     Transformations pupil test  Graphs pupil test     Algebra and patterns pupil test  Pythagoras and trigonometry pupil test     

Year 11  Topics/Themes Curriculum Content  Perimeter and area of circles teacher     3D shape teacher  FDP teacher     Linear equations and inequalities  Algebra teacher     Construction and measure teacher  Scale and conversions teacher     Real life graphs teacher  Number and Pie charts teacher     Revision  
Key Assessment Tasks  Perimeter and area of circles pupil test     3D shape pupil test  FDP pupil test     Linear equations and inequalities pupil test  Algebra pupil test     Construction and measure pupil test  Scale and conversions pupil test     Real life graphs pupil test  Number and Pie charts pupil test      
Maths curriculum KS4 Higher
Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1  Summer 2  

Year 10  Topics/Themes Curriculum Content  Order of operations teacher     Fractions teacher  Algebra teacher     Collecting data teacher  Averages and iteration teacher     Loci teacher  Number and Sequences teacher     Shape teacher  FDP teacher     Formula and linear equations teacher  Linear graphs and simultaneous equations teacher     
Key Assessment Tasks  Operations pupil test     Fractions pupil test  Algebra pupil test     Collecting data pupil test  Ave & iteration pupil test     Loci pupil test  No. & Sequences pupil test     Shape pupil test  FDP pupil test     Formula pupil test  Graphs & equ pupil test     

Year 11  Topics/Themes Curriculum Content  Probability, ratio and scale teacher     Pythagoras and trigonometry teacher Sine and cosine rule teacher  SA and volume teacher     Transformations and congruence teacher  Quadratics, indices and surds teacher     Circle theorems and vectors teacher  Functions teacher     Trapezium rule and rate of change teacher  Revision     Revision  
Key Assessment Tasks  Probability, ratio and scale pupil test     Pythagoras and trigonometry pupil test Sine and cosine rule pupil test  SA and volume pupil test     Transformations and congruence pupil test  Quadratics, indices and surds pupil test     Circle theorems and vectors pupil test  Functions pupil test     Trapezium rule and rate of change pupil test  Revision      
KS4 Useful information
Revision Guides and workbooks can be bought from school at a cost of £3.00 each
KS5 Useful information
Trig identities – A level – Further
Differentiation facts – A level – Further
Integration facts – A level – Further
Maths in other subjects
Maths and the skills learned through maths are used on a daily basis. This includes other subjects across the school. This document shows some of those links. We work closely to support other departments with maths skills.
Careers in Maths
Maths is everywhere and so many professions require people to have a good command of Maths. Follow the link below to find out information about a wide range of maths careers.
Inspired by Maths?
Whether you’re a talented mathematician or just keen to improve your maths skills, we have many ways that you can enjoy maths at The Lakes School.
One of our most popular activities is through the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust where students compete against schools from across the UK to achieve bronze, silver and gold certificates. Students compete individually and in teams to work through a range of challenging maths based problems that also test logic, computational thinking and problem solving. Click the link below for more information.