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Year 9 Curriculum Information - Maths
Subject outline

Year 9 students will start the first of three years of the GCSE course of the new 9-1 Maths specification. Students will be working towards sitting the exam at the end of Year 11 where they will meet three 1 hour 30 minutes exam papers (1 non-calculator, 2 calculator). Students have four 50 minute lessons per week.

Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term
Pi (Set 3 and Set 4) Theta (Set 2) Delta (Set 1)
  • Number Calculations
  • Sequences and Equations
  • Statistics
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Indices and Standard Form
  • Expressions and Formulae
  • Dealing with Data
  • Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Powers and Roots
  • Quadratics
  • Inequalities, Equations and Formulae
  • Collecting and Analysis
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
Pi (Set 3 and Set 4) Theta (Set 2) Delta (Set 1)
  • Geometry in 2D and 3D
  • Algebraic and Real Life Graphs
  • Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Constructions
  • Equations, Inequalities and Proportionality
  • Circles, Pythagoria and Prisms
  • Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Non-Linear Graphs
  • Accuracy and measures
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
Pi (Set 3 and Set 4) Theta (Set 2) Delta (Set 1)
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Formulae
  • Probability
  • Polygons and Transformations
  • Sequences and Graphs
  • Probability
  • Comparing Shapes
  • Graphical Solutuons
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Students will continue to be assessed at the end of each half term, but will have greater exposure to GCSE exam materials including past paper questions and mark schemes.
Special Requirements/Equipment
  • Scientific calculator
  • Protractor
  • Compasses
  • Ruler
Home Learning

Students will get at least 2 pieces of home learning per week

Useful Websites

All math classes are set according to ability. This allows the teacher and department to set work which is appropriate for each student within a class. We want to stretch, support and challenges all of our students. Students will have the opportunity to move sets throughout the year in order to match their progress and performance. In Year 9 there are eight maths sets, four in each of Blue and Red band. 9maB1, 9maB2, 9maB3, 9maB4, 9maR1, 9maR2, 9maR3, 9maR4.

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