At Heyford Park School we aim to provide a mathematical experience that prepares students for their next level of education, for the workplace, and the mathematical literacy and problemsolving skills needed in life. We strive to enable students to develop the confidence to learn through making mistakes and reflecting effectively on their learning. This is accomplished through teachers’ commitment to excellence in teaching, a welldesigned curriculum and a supportive environment where students take pride in their work and progress. We ensure our pupils develop a deep understanding of whole number, fractions, geometry and algebra, and help embed in them a natural ability to use mathematical language. This is achieved using a wealth of methods including handson resources, visual modelling and abstract examples.
KS1 AND KS2 Mathematics
In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we are currently moving from our established maths curriculum to a Maths Mastery model.
Click here to read our established Maths Curriculum
Click here to see an overview of our emerging Maths Mastery curriculum
Click here to read more about Maths Mastery from the National Centre of Excellence for the teaching of Maths
KS3 AND KS4 Mathematics
Year 7
 Coordinates, sequences and introduction to solving equations
 Ordering numbers, the four operations, and the order of operations
 Geometry vocabulary and notation, angles, and transformations
 Fractions, percentages and ratio
 Data collection and presentation, including mean, mode and median
 Functions, inverse operations, the rules of algebra and substitution
 Accuracy, estimating answers, identifying and using prime numbers
 Using mathematical equipment, area of a trapezium and volume
 The four operations using fractions and problems using percentages

Year 8
 Sieve of Eratosthenes, factors, multiples and the order of operations
 Working with fractions, ratio and the four operations using decimals
 Area and perimeter of different shapes, including skew squares
 Data presentation, including calculating the averages from tabulated data
 Working with directed numbers and introduction to curvy graphs
 Reflection, rotation, translation, enlargement, nets and tessellation
 Manipulating algebraic expressions and solving harder equations
 Loci, scale drawings, constructions, plans and elevations

Year 9
 Angle properties, introduction to Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry
 Recap of all number skills covered in Year 7 and Year 8
 Graphs of quadratic equations and advanced algebraic simplification
 Congruent and similar shapes, perimeter and area of circles
 Data collection techniques and experimental and theoretical probability
 Proportion, powers, value for money, fractions and percentages
 Transformations, constructing triangles and accurate nets
 Working with fractions, prime factor decomposition leading to HCF/LCM
 Further manipulation of algebraic expressions and solving equations

At KS4 all students follow a linear GCSE course working towards either the higher or foundation tier. Those sitting the higher tier can achieve grades 9 to 4, whilst those sitting the foundation tier can achieve grades 5 to 1.
The GSCE course content is split into modules which spiral up through the grades over the two years. The exact topics and order in which modules are covered will depend on the tier a student is working towards.
GCSE HIGHER TIER
YEAR 10

 Algebra 1  Simplifying, substitution and graphs
 Number 1  Fractions, decimals, percentages and indices
 Geometry 1  Transformations, area, angles, circles, construction and Pythagoras' Theorem
 Algebra 2  Algebraic manipulation, solving equations and inequalities
 Probability 1  Averages, charts, sampling, probability of independent events
 Ratio 1  Ratio, percentage change, direct and inverse proportion
 Algebra 3  Factorising, quadratics and simultaneous equations
 Geometry 2  Congruence, trigonometry and volumes of 3D shapes
 Probability 2  Probability of dependent events, cumulative frequency and histograms

YEAR 11

 Algebra 4  Iteration and the quadratic formula
 Geometry 3  Circle theorems and similar shapes
 Number 2  Indices, surds and bounds
 Algebra 5  Proof, graphing functions and regions
 Geometry 4  Sine and cosine rules, vectors
 Algebra 6  Functions, quadratic sequences and algebraic fractions

GCSE FOUNDATION TIER
YEAR 10

 Algebra 1  Simplifying, substitution and graphs
 Number 1  Place value, decimals and negatives
 Geometry 1  Polygons, angles and area
 Probability 1  Averages, charts and simple probability
 Number 2  Decimals and fractions
 Ratio 1  Ratio and simple proportion
 Geometry 2  Circles, construction and Pythagoras' Theorem
 Algebra 2  Algebraic manipulation, solving equations and inequalities

YEAR 11

 Number 3  Fractions, decimals, percentages and indices
 Algebra 3  Factorising, quadratics and simultaneous equations
 Ratio 2  Percentage change and similar shapes
 Probability 2  Sampling, independent and dependent events
 Geometry 3  Trigonometry and volumes of 3D shapes
