Mathematics
At Holte School we see mathematics not just as a collection of skills but a way of thinking. We aim to inspire our pupils to appreciate the beauty of mathematics and use its logic skilfully across all areas of the school curriculum and life. Pupils and staff work together safely and collaboratively to achieve success in an environment founded on mutual respect.
Year 7 – Maths Mastery SOW
Autumn 1  place value, addition and subtraction
Unit 1  place value (1) 

Unit 2 & 3 – Addition and subtraction (2) 

Unit 4 – Addition and subtraction of decimals (2) 

Autumn 2  Multiplication and division
Unit 5, 6, 7 & 8 multiplication and division (5) 

Spring 1  2D shapes
Unit 9 – Working with units (1) 

Unit 10 – Angles (1) 

Unit 11 & 12 – Triangles and quadrilaterals (2) 

Unit 13 Symmetry and tessellation (1) 

Spring 2  Fractions
Unit 14 – Understand and use fraction (2) 

Unit 15 – Fractions of amounts (1) 

Unit 16 – Multiplying and dividing decimals (2) 

Summer 1  Algebra
Unit 17 – Order of operations (2) 

Unit 18 – Introduction to algebra (2) 

Summer 2  Percentages and handling data
Unit 20 – Percentages (2) 

Unit 21 – Handling data (2) 

Year 8  SOW
Term 
Year 8 set 1 
Year 8 set 2 & 3 
Year 8 set 4 
Autumn 1 
1 Factors and powers 2 Working with powers 
1 Number 2 Area and volume 
1 Number properties and calculations 2 Shapes and measures in 3D 
Autumn 2 
3 2D shapes and 3D solids 4 Reallife graphs 
3 Expressions and equations 4 Reallife graphs 
3 Statistics 4 Expressions and equations 
Spring 1 
5 Transformations 6 Fractions, decimals and percentages 
5 Decimals and ratio 6 Lines and angles 
5 Decimal calculations 6 Angles 
Spring 2 
7 Constructions and loci 
7 Calculating with fractions 
7 Number properties 
Summer 1 
8 Probability 9 Scale drawings and measures 
8 Straightline graphs 9 Percentages, decimals and fractions 
8 Sequences 9 Fractions and percentages 
Summer 2 
10 Graphs 
10 Statistics, graphs and charts 
10 Probability 
Key Stage 4
Year 9 – Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (91) from 2015 – 100% Exam
Pupils will now start their Key Stage 4 Scheme of Work in Year 9 so as to allow for a more in depth study of the newer content.
The purposes of this qualification are to:
● provide evidence of students’ achievements against demanding and fulfilling content, to give students the confidence that the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding that they will have acquired during the course of their study are as good as that of the highest performing jurisdictions in the world
● provide a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to give students the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to help them progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education. This includes Level 3 mathematics courses as well as Level 3 and undergraduate courses in other disciplines such as biology, geography and psychology, where the understanding and application of mathematics is crucial
● provide (if required) a basis for schools and colleges to be held accountable for the performance of all of their students.
Year 10  Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (91) – 100% Exam
 Pupils in Year 10 will continue to follow the Edexcel linear specification (1MA1). They are set in one stream, based primarily upon their attainment at the end of Year 9.
Year 11  Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (91)  1MA0 – 100% Exam
 Pupils in year 11 follow the Edexcel linear specification (1MA1). They are set in one stream in year 11 based primarily upon their attainment at the end of Year 10.
Key Stage 5 – OCR Scheme of work
We offer OCR (H240) A level Mathematics two year course to pupils in the Sixth form. Pupils need to achieve a minimum grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics in order to access the study of Mathematics in the Sixth form.
In Year 12 pupils build on their existing skills, particularly in algebra and trigonometry, and are introduced to core and applied topics such as calculus, statistical sampling and distributions, and Newtonian forces.
Year 13 pupils further develop their understanding of these topics, with a real emphasis on modelling and problem solving, providing an excellent platform for further study in the fields of mathematics and engineering, for example.
The course is examined through three, two our written papers, sat at the end of Year 13.
Homework
Homework is set once a week for years 711. It can be finishing off classwork tasks, completing levelled worksheets, graded problems or project work. At KS5 homework usually is consolidation of classwork and questions which develop application of maths modelling. Homework may be set using the online resources that pupils have access to.
Resources
The mathematics department uses a range of resources: KS3 Maths progress books, Edexcel GCSE Higher & Foundation, OCR AS/A level textbooks and other resources tailor made to enhance the mathematics ability of Holte pupils such as doddlelearn.co.uk, vle.mathswatch.co.uk and GCSEpod.com
Mathematics reading list: Please click here to see list of textbooks used in all Key Stages and recommendation for further reading.
Extracurricular Activities
Staff are always willing to support pupils beyond the school day and Saturday, after school and holiday sessions may be offered to pupils who would benefit. Parents and carers will be contacted by letter to request permission for pupils to attend. We also offer a Chess club that currently runs on a Thursday during lunch time. Our strongest Mathematicians at KS3 and KS4 take part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Challenges.
We are committed to promoting our school values of ‘Collaboration, Aspiration, Respect, Equality and Responsibility’ to pupils at every opportunity.
We take every opportunity to ensure that our school’s Safeguarding Policy is adhered to in full at all times.