Pupils will follow a course based upon the New National Curriculum designed for students working towards the achievement of the new GCSE grade 4 by the end of Year 7. Achievement of the new GCSE Grade 5 will be aimed for at the end of Year 8.
The structure of the course is such that each assessment objective: A01: “Use and apply standard techniques”, A02: “Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically” and AO3: “Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts” is encountered throughout the course.

Content 
Autumn Term 
Transition Unit Number Concepts: Types of number, approximation, mental calculations and orders of operations. IPM Assessment : Number Assessment 1 Algebra Concepts: Expressions, formulae and equations. IPM Assessment : Algebra Assessment 1 Geometry and Measures Concepts: Perimeter, area and volume, measures, lines, angles and constructions. IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 1 
Spring Term 
Statistics Concepts: Planning, collecting, analysing and representing data. IPM Assessment : Statistics Assessment Number Concepts: Fractions, percentages, Ratio Proportion and Rates of Change Ratio and proportion. IPM Assessment : Number Assessment 2 
Summer Term 
Independent Investigation Algebra 2 Concepts: Sequences, functions and graphs. Investigation Assessment IPM Assessment : Algebra Assessment 2 Geometry and Measures 2 Concepts: Coordinates, transformations and constructions. IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 2 

Content 
Autumn Term 
Number Concepts: Decimals, powers, root, directed numbers, mental calculations, estimation, prime numbers, order of operations and Indices. IPM Assessment : Number Assessment 1 Algebra Concepts: Expressions, formula, equations and inequalities. IPM Assessment : Algebra Assessment 1 Investigation IPM Geometry and Measures Concepts: Lines, angles, shapes, construction, loci and Pythagoras’ Theorem. IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 1 
Spring Term 
Statistics Concepts: Planning, collecting, analysing and representing data. IPM Assessment: Statistics Assessment Number 2 Concepts: Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion. IPM Assessment: Number Assessment 2 Probability Concepts: Probability, interpreting and representing bivariate data. IPM Assessment: Probability Assessment 
Summer Term 
Algebra 2 Concepts: Sequences, functions and straight line graphs. IPM Assessment: Algebra Assessment 2 Geometry and Measures 2 Concepts: Coordinates, transformations, measures, perimeter, area, volume and circles. IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 2 Towards the end of Year 8 students will sit a setting assessment in order to give a crossyear comparison for the setting of students in Year 9. 