Mathematics

Mathematics is a wonderful subject underpinning many other disciplines. We give the strongest mathematical grounding to all our students, whilst showing them just how useful, fascinating and interesting Mathematics can be.

Our Mathematics curriculum provides every student with:

  • The ability to apply mathematics to other areas of the curriculum and real life situations.
  • A feel for numbers and understanding of the significance of results obtained.
  • Confidence in the use of number, algebra, shape, space, measurement and handling data.
  • An ability to think and communicate mathematically, precisely, logically, creatively and independently.
  • The ability to solve problems, present solutions and interpret results.

We ensure that every student reaches their full potential in Mathematics, to provide them with the skills and knowledge to make informed financial and data decisions and positively contribute to future society.

About the Maths Curriculum at BCHS

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What do students study in Mathematics?


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied
7

Autumn: Algebraic thinking, Place value and proportion

Spring: - Applications of number, directed number and fractional thinking

Summer: Lines and angles, Reasoning with number

8

Autumn: Proportional reasoning, representations 

Spring: Algebraic techniques, developing number 

Summer: Developing Geometry, Reasoning with data

9

Autumn: Reasoning with algebra, Shape and space, constructions 

Spring: Reasoning with number, Reasoning with geometry  

Summer: Reasoning with proportion, Representations and revision


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

Year
Topics Studied

10

Foundation

Autumn: Number, algebra, data representations and reasoning with number 

Spring: Algebraic equations, Properties of angles, shape and space and linear graphs 

Summer: Transformations, Ratio and Proportion, Probability and Circles

11

Foundation

Autumn: Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry, reasoning with number and proportion, constructions, quadratics 

Spring/Summer: Students study a bespoke curriculum to fill any knowledge gaps.

10

Core

Autumn: Number, algebra, data representations and reasoning with number

Spring: Reasoning with geometry, Algebraic graphs, shape and space and quadratics

Summer: Probability, multiplicative change, constructions and transformations.

11

Core

Autumn: Similarity and congruence, trigonometry, representing and interpreting data, circle theorems and reasoning with algebra.

Spring and Summer: Students study a bespoke curriculum to fill any knowledge gaps.

10

Higher

Autumn: Number, algebra, data representations and reasoning with number, Reasoning with geometry

Spring: Algebraic graphs, shape and space, quadratics and probability

Summer: Multiplicative change, congruence and similarity, representing and interpreting data, and transformations

11

Higher

Autumn: Trigonometry, Graphs, circle theorems, Reasoning with algebra, vectors

Spring and Summer: Students study a bespoke curriculum to fill any knowledge gaps.

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