All pupils at Fairfield High School for Girls study Mathematics for eight hours every fortnight. Each year group is divided into 2 halves and pupils are then placed into their ability groups with 4 pairs of parallel sets in Years 7 and 8 and 5 pairs of parallel sets in Years 911. Pupils are regularly assessed to monitor progress and attainment and ensure they are in the correct set for their needs and potential. Regular assessment also allows teachers, pupils and parents to identify strengths and areas for development as pupils are given lots of time to reflect and analyse their performance in assessed work. Home learning is set by Maths teachers for all pupils every week and this is marked with feedback given. Pupils are regularly given 'MAD time' (Make a Difference) to work in responding to feedback and making their 'next steps' to progress.
Study of the GCSE Maths curriculum formally begins at the start of Year 9 when all pupils begin their Edexcel Linear GCSE at either the Foundation or Higher tier as appropriate for their current ability and potential progress. Pupils in Years 10 and 11 are given regular exam paper home learning in order to familiarise themselves with exam style practice and demonstrate progress throughout Key Stage 4. All pupils have access, with individual accounts, to resources and support on the MyMaths website and the MathsWatch Virtual Learning Environment. GCSE pupils also have access to online textbooks via Kerboodle.
The Faculty enters able pupils for the UKMT Junior and Intermediate individual and team challenges. We also run a Maths Puzzle of the Week with half termly prizes for the top 3 students as well as a lucky dip prize for all entrants. Maths Club takes place on Friday lunchtimes as a place for pupils to get help with home learning or complete additional study or revision. The Faculty also has an intensive programme of targeted intervention from Years 7 to 11, ensuring that all pupils are supported in making outstanding progress in Maths during their time with us.
Year 7

· Place Value
· Rounding and Estimation
· Written Methods
· Measures, Perimeter and Area
· Negative Numbers
· Factors and Multiples
· Using a Calculator
· Volume and Surface Area
· Expressions and Formulae
· Fractions
· Decimals and Percentages
· Angles
· Equations and Inequalities
· Ratio and Proportion
· Circles

Year 8

· Whole Numbers and Decimals
· Measures, Perimeter and Area
· Expressions and Formulae
· Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
· Angles and 2D Shapes
· Graphs
· Decimal Calculations
· Statistics
· Transformations and Scale
· Equations
· Powers and Roots
· Constructions and Pythagoras
· Sequences
· 3D Shapes and Trigonometry
· Ratio and Proportion
· Probability

Year 9

Foundation Tier:
· Place Value and Rounding
· The Four Operations
· Simplifying Expressions
· Expanding and Factorising
· Ratio and Proportion
· Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
· Angles and Line
· Angles in Polygons
· Solving Linear Equations
· Handling Data
· Inequalities
· Sequences
· Formulae
· Quadratics
· Area and Perimeter
· Bearings
· Straight Line Graphs
· Transformations
· Factors, Powers and Roots
· Probability
· Calculator Methods
· Volume and Surface Area
· Measures and Accuracy
Higher Tier:
· Rounding and Estimating
· Bounds
· Written Methods
· Expressions
· Indices
· Solving Linear Equations
· Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
· Area
· Ratio and Proportion
· Angles
· Pythagoras
· Calculating with Fractions
· Algebraic Fractions
· Handling Data
· Quadratics
· Sequences
· Congruency and Similarity
· Formulae
· Percentages
· Trigonometry
· Compound Measures
· Transformations
· Algebraic Proof
· Circle Theorems
· Probability
· Bearings and Scale Drawings

Year 10
Year 11

Foundation Tier:
· Expanding and Factorising
· Solving Linear Equations
· Inequalities
· Formulae
· Area and Perimeter
· Circles
· Constructions and Loci
· Angles and Lines
· Angles in Polygons
· Rounding and Estimating
· Ratio and Proportion
· Percentages
· Fractions
· Algebraic Graphs
· Real life Graphs
· Transformations
· Volume and Surface Area
· Pythagoras
· Handling Data
· Averages
· Calculations
· Factors, Powers and Roots
· Compound Measures and Bounds
· Graphs 2
· Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
· Pythagoras
· Trigonometry
· Indices and Standard Form
· Vectors
· Probability
· FDP and Ratio
· Rounding and Estimating
· Quadratic Equations
· Sequences
· Percentages
· Compound Measures
· Proportion
· Simultaneous Equations
· Area and Perimeter
· Volume and Surface Area
Higher Tier:
· Estimation and Measure
· Bounds
· Solving Linear Equations
· Solving Quadratic Equations
· Iteration
· Probability
· Solving Simultaneous Equations
· Functions
· Solving inequalities
· Circles
· Circle Theorems
· Construction and Loci
· Proportion
· Percentage Change
· Factors and Multiples
· Indices
· Surds
· Trigonometry
· Equation of a Straight Line
· Properties of Quadratic Functions
· Real Life Graphs (Kinematic Graphs)
· 3D Shapes, Volume and Surface Area
· Transformations
· Standard Form
· Graphs
· Grouped Data
· Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry
· Graphs
· Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
· Compound Units
· Gradients and Areas Under a Curve
· Equation of a Circle and Circle Geometry
· Vectors
· Venn Diagrams and Set Notation
· Tree Diagrams and Conditional Probability
· Bounds and Error Intervals
· Sequences
· Ratio
· Proportion
· Angles Review
· Similar Shapes
· Proof
· Sampling
· Functions
· Iteration
· Quadratic Inequalities
· Rates of Change (Growth and Decay)

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