# Mathematics

The intention of the Mathematics curriculum at Weald of Kent Grammar School is to ensure our students develop an understanding of the fundamentals that underpin everything in the world about them. Mathematics is the language of nature. It is used to explain everything around us from the things that grow to the things that are created by human thought and then manufactured. It was Galileo Galilei who said "...the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics."  Our aim is that each student develops their thinking skills and is able to apply mathematical knowledge and concepts to solving problems from a variety of contexts and disciplines. We want to inspire them and provide them with a variety of transferable skills, which will support their future aspirations, whatever these might be and where ever they might lead.

## Key stage 3

Year 7

• Algebra: Using Algebra Methods and Notation
• Number: Calculations and Estimating, Algebra: Algebra and Equations
• Number: Calculating with Fractions and decimals;
• Geometry and Measures: Area and Perimeter;
• Algebra: Functions, Sequences and graphs.

Year 8

• Number: Factors, Powers and Estimation
• Algebra: Expressions and Formulae
• Geometry and Measures: 2D shapes
• Algebra: Sequences and graphs
• Geometry and Measures: 3D solids and volume;
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change: Decimals, Percentages and finance
• Geometry and Measures: Maps, scales, construction and loci

Year 9

• Algebra: Coordinates, functions and linear graphs
• Number :Powers, roots and surds
• Algebra: simplifying, solving and sequences
• Statistics: Interpreting and representing data
• Geometry and measures: Angles and trigonometry
• Geometry and measures: Area and volume
• Geometry and measures: Transformations and construction

## Key stage 4

Year 10

• Algebra: Functions and graphs;
• Algebra: Equations and inequalities;
• Probability: Probability methods
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change: Growth and decay, compound measures and ratio and proportion
• Geometry and measures: Similarity and congruence
• Geometry and measures: Trigonometry in the non-right-angled triangle

Year 11

• Statistics: sampling, comparing and working with grouped data
• Algebra: Equations and graphs; Geometry and measures: angles and circle theorems
• Algebra: Algebraic fractions
• Geometry and measures: Vectors and vector proof
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change: Direct and inverse proportion, gradient and area under a graph
• Algebra: Functions and graph transformations

## Key stage 5

Year 12

Pure mathematics:

• Algebraic expressions
• Equations and inequalities
• Graphs and transformations
• Straight line graphs
• Circles
• Algebraic fractions
• Proof
• Binomial expansion
• Trigonometric methods
• Trigonometric identities and equations
• Vectors
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Exponentials and logarithms

Statistics:

• Data collection
• Measures of spread and location
• Representation of data
• Correlation
• Probability
• Statistical distributions
• Hypothesis testing

Mechanics:

• Modelling,
• Constant acceleration
• Forces and motion
• Variable acceleration

Year 13

Pure Mathematics:

• Algebraic methods
• Functions and graphs
• Sequences and series
• Binomial expansion
• Trigonometric functions
• Trigonometry and modelling
• Parametric equations
• Differentiation
• Numerical methods
• Integration
• Vectors

Statistics:

• Regression, correlation
• Hypothesis testing
• Conditional probability
• The normal distribution

Mechanics:

• Moments
• Forces and friction
• Projectiles
• Applications of forces
• Kinematics