Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Mathematics

Mathematics Department Staff

For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs R Llewellyn-Ball the Curriculum Leader

  • Mrs R Llewellyn-Ball - Curriculum Leader
  • Mrs K Bishop - Assistant Curriculum Leader
  • Mr D Blackburn 
  • Mr M Daniels
  • Miss A Hunkin
  • Mr G Jennings (Head of Worden)
  • Mrs C Speakman 
The team of Mathematics teachers at Balshaw’s Church of England High School will provide all students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to reach a level in Mathematics appropriate to their ability.

Students will be adequately equipped to meet the Mathematical challenges in the world of life, work and leisure, whilst at the same time developing their appreciation and enjoyment of Mathematics itself.

External Resources

Students can use the following external resources to support them with their Mathematics. Usernames and passwords will be given to them by their teacher.

Key Stage 3

In the KS3 curriculum (Years 7-9) all students have 7×60 minute lessons over two weeks. They will get one piece of homework each week. All students follow the same core curriculum but it is tailored to meet their current level of understanding and to enable them to make progress. Students will follow either the foundation, secure or extending pathway. Students are placed into the 7 or 8 sets dependant on KS2 scores, CAT scores, teacher assessment and on-going tests and APP tasks in lessons.

Year 7 – Foundation (7S and 7A textbook)

Term 1

Numbers and the Number System, Counting and Comparing, Calculating: Addition and Subtraction, Visualising and Constructing,
Calculating: Multiplication and Division, Investigating Properties of Shapes, Pattern Sniffing, Exploring Time

Term 2

Exploring Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Measuring Space, Investigating Angles, Calculating Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Term 3

Calculating Space, Checking, Approximating and Estimating, Mathematical Movement, Presentation of Data, Numbers and the Number System,
Calculating, Calculating : Division

 

Year 7 – Secure (7C textbook)

Term 1

Numbers and the Number System, Calculating, Calculating: Division, Visualising and Constructing, Visualising and Constructing,
Investigating Properties of Shapes, Algebraic Proficiency: Using Formulae, Exploring Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Term 2

Proportional Reasoning, Pattern Sniffing, Measuring Space, Investigating Angles, Calculating Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Calculating Fractions, Decimals and Percentages continued, Solving Equations and Inequalities,Calculating Space

Term 3

Checking, Approximating and Estimating, Mathematical Movement, Presentation of Data, Measuring Data, Numbers and the Number System,
Counting and Comparing, Calculating, Visualising and Constructing, Investigating Properties of Shapes, Algebraic Proficiency: Tinkering

 

Year 7 – Sets Extending (7E textbook)

Term 1

Numbers and the Number System, Counting and comparing, Calculating, Visualising and Constructing, Investigating Properties of Shapes,
Algebraic Proficiency: Tinkering, Exploring Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Proportional Reasoning

Term 2

Pattern Sniffing, Measuring Space, Investigating Angles, Calculating Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Calculating Fractions, Decimals and Percentages continued,
Solving Equations and Inequalities, Calculating Space, Checking, Approximating and Estimating

Term 3

Mathematical Movement, Presentation of Data, Measuring Data, Numbers and the Number System, Calculating, Visualising and Constructing, Understanding Risk l

 

Year 8 – Foundation (8S and 8A textbooks)

Term 1

Numbers and the Number System, Calculating, Calculating: Division, Visualising and Constructing, Visualising and Constructing,
Investigating Properties of Shapes, Algebraic Proficiency: Using Formulae, Exploring Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Proportional Reasoning

Term 2

Pattern Sniffing, Measuring Space, Investigating Angles, Calculating Fractions, Decimals and Percentages,
 Solving Equations and Inequalities, Calculating Space

Term 3

Checking, Approximating and Estimating, Mathematical Movement, Presentation of Data, Measuring Data, Numbers and the Number System,
Counting and Comparing, Calculating, Visualising and Constructing, Investigating Properties of Shapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8 – Secure (8C textbook)

Term 1

Numbers and the Number System, Counting and Comparing, Calculating, Visualising and Constructing, Investigating properties of shapes,
Algebraic proficiency: tinkering, Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages, Proportional reasoning, Pattern sniffing, Measuring space

Term 2

Measuring space continued, Investigating angles, Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages, Solving equations and inequalities,
Solving equations and inequalities continued, Calculating space, Checking, approximating and estimating, Mathematical movement

Term 3

Mathematical movement continued, Presentation of data, Measuring data, Numbers and the Number System,
Calculating, Visualising and constructing, Understanding risk l

 

Year 8 – Extending (8E textbook)

Term 1

Numbers and the Number System, Calculating, Visualising and constructing, Visualising and constructing continued, Understanding risk l,
Algebraic proficiency: tinkering, Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages, Proportional reasoning, Pattern sniffing

Term 2

Investigating angles, Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages, Solving equations and inequalities, Calculating space,
Algebraic proficiency: visualising, Understanding risk ll

Term 3

Understanding risk ll continued, Presentation of data, Measuring data, Calculating, 
Visualising and constructing, Algebraic proficiency: tinkering, Proportional reasoning

 

 

Key Stage 4 Maths

All students are entered for AQA GCSE Maths at either Higher or Foundation level and sit 3 papers at the end of Year 11. There is no coursework or controlled assessment, just 100% exam. Higher level awards grades 9 - 4 and Foundation level awards grades 5 - 1.

Mock exams are taken at regular intervals to inform student progress and highlight development areas.

Year 9 – Higher (AQA Higher Tier textbooks over 3 Years)

Term 1

Basic Number, Factors and Multiples, Angles, Scale Diagrams and Bearings, Basic Algebra Review, Basic Fractions, Basic Decimals,
Coordinates and Linear Graphs, Rounding, Collecting and Representing Data, Sequences, Basic Percentages

Term 2

Perimeter and Area, Real Life Graphs, Circumference and Area, Circumference and Area, Ratio and Proportion, Equations

Term 3

Basic Probability, Scatter Graphs, Standard Form, Transformations, Constructions and Loci, 2D Representations of 3D Shapes

 

Year 9 – Foundation (AQA Foundation Tier textbooks over 3 Years)

Term 1

Basic Number, Factors and Multiples, Angles, Scale Diagrams and Bearings, Basic Algebra, Basic Fractions, Coordinates and Linear Graphs,
Basic decimals, Rounding, Collecting and Representing Data, Sequences

Term 2

Basic Percentages, Introduction to Perimeter and Area, Introduction to Circumference and Area, Ratio and Proportion, Basic Probability, Equations

Term 3

Equations, Scatter Graphs, Transformations, Pythagoras’ Theorem, 2D Representations of 3D Shapes

 

Year 10 – Higher (AQA Higher Tier textbooks over 2 Years)

Term 1

Angles, Scale Diagrams and Bearings, Basic Number, Factors and Multiples, Basic Algebra Review, Fractions and Decimals, Coordinates and Linear Graphs,
Rounding, Collecting and Representing Data, Sequences, Basic Percentages, Perimeter and Area

Term 2

Perimeter and Area, Circumference and Area, Real Life Graphs, Ratio and Proportion, Properties of Polygons, Equations, Indices, Surds, Basic Probability

Term 3

Standard Form, Measures, Transformations, Congruence and Similarity, 2D Representations of 3D Shapes, Calculating with Percentages,
Statistical Measures, Constructions and Loci

 

Year 10 – Foundation (AQA Foundation Tier textbooks over 2 Years)

Term 1

Angles, Scale Diagrams and Bearings, Basic Number, Factors and Multiples, Basic Algebra, Basic Fractions, Coordinates and Linear Graphs,
Basic Decimals, Rounding, Collecting and Representing Data, Sequences, Basic Percentages

Term 2

Perimeter and Area, Circumference and Area, Real Life Graphs, Ratio and Proportion, Properties of Polygons, Equations

Term 3

Indices, Standard Form, Basic Probability, Transformations, Congruence and Similarity, 2D Representations of 3D Shapes,
Calculating with Percentages, Measures, Statistical Measures, Constructions and Loci