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Department Introduction


The Mathematics Department at Philips High School has a ‘can do’ approach to Mathematics – we believe that all students can, and should be mathematically confident. All staff recognise the importance of providing children with a wide variety of mathematical experiences and of promoting a positive mathematics culture.

Students study the Mathematics National Curriculum and through this we aim to develop in our students:

A positive attitude towards Mathematics as well as competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.

An ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and logically.

The skills to use their own initiative and an ability to work both independently and in co-operation with others.

An ability to communicate through mathematics, and to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.

If you would like to find out more information about our subject, please contact the head of department.

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KS3 Curriculum
KS3 Curriculum 

Year 7 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Mode, Median, Range, Mean %, Fractions, Decimals Negative Numbers
Bar Charts % of Amounts Substituting Formula
BIDMAS Add and Subtract Fractions Plotting Coordinates
Factors/Multiples/Primes/Squares Simplify and Sharing Ratio Rotational Symmetry
Area of Shapes Probability Line Symmetry
Converting Metric Units Simple Direct Proportion (Topics from Autumn Term)
Manipulating Algebraic Expressions (Topics from Autumn Term) (Topics from Spring Term)
 Year 8 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
HCF/LCM Dividing into a Ratio Drawing Pie Charts
Prime Factor Decomposition x and  by Decimals Interior and Exterior Angles
Area of Triangles Using Inequality Symbols Calculating the Mean
Surface Area of Cuboids Forming Equations Lines of Best Fit
Expanding Brackets Arithmetic with Fractions Manipulating Expressions
Distance Time Graphs Geometric Proofs (Topics from Autumn Term)
Solving Equations (Topics from Autumn Term) (Topics from Spring Term)
 Year 9 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Surds Averages Linear Graphs
Standard Form Scatter Graphs Quadratic Graphs
Solving Equations Fractions Area & Perimeter
Simplifying Expressions Ratio Volume
Expanding & Factorising Percentages Transformations
HCF/LCM/Prime Factorisation Missing Angles Bearings
x and  with Decimals Pythagoras & Trigonometry Constructions


Assessment Details
Each Pupil at KS3 will sit a KAT every half term. A full revision list of the topics that will appear on the exam will be given to them 2 weeks prior to the actual exam.
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KS4 Curriculum
KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Solving Quadratics Similarity and Congruence Quadratic Graphs
Simultaneous Equations Trigonometry & Pythagoras Cubic Graphs
Tree Diagrams Sine & Cosine Rule Circle Theorems
Venn Diagrams Trigonometric Graphs Rearranging Formula
Direct/Inverse Proportion Cumulative Frequency Algebraic Fractions
Compound Interest Box Plots Surds/Composite Functions
Converting Units of Speed Histograms Algebraic Proofs
 Year 11 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Pupils in year 11 know which tier of entry they are currently studying and therefore need to know all of the topics required for their exam in the summer.

Every pupil will receive a full revision list for each of their KATs/Mock exams that they complete.


Assessment Details
Pupils in Year 10 will sit a KAT each half term and will receive a full revision list of topics.

Pupils in Year 11 will sit two sets of Mock exams and will be completing a past paper every week on their return from the Christmas Holidays.

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