TERM

PROGRAMME OF STUDY

ASSESSMENT TASKS

AUTUMN

Unit 1 Pattern Sniffing –
 Generate a sequence from a termtoterm rule and
positiontoterm rule; nth term of linear sequences
 Prime numbers, highest common factors, lowest common
multiples, prime factorisation, product notation and
unique factorisation theorem.
Unit 2 Investigating Number Systems –
 Interpret standard form (i.e. convert into and out
of)
 Round numbers to appropriate accuracy (including dp
and sf)
Unit 3 Solving Calculation Problems –
 Calculate with numbers in standard form
 Apply four operations to integers, decimals and
fractions (including mixed numbers); use conventional
order of operations for these calculations
 Substitute into formulae; change the subject of a
formula; use algebraic notation.
Unit 4 Exploring Shape –
 Angles on parallel lines
 Derive and use sum of angles in a triangle; interior
and exterior angles of regular polygons
Unit 5 Generalising Arithmetic –
 Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions by
factorising
 simplify expressions involving sums, differences and
products including the laws of indices.
 Understand and write simple inequalities

End of term 
test 1

SPRING

Unit 6 Reasoning with Measures –
 Calculate perimeters of 2D shapes including circles;
 Calculate areas of circles and composite shapes;
 Know and apply formulae to calculate volumes of right
prisms and cylinders
Unit 7 Discovering Equivalence –
 Work with percentages greater than 100%;
 Solve percentage change problems including original
amount and simple interest problems;
 Work interchangeably with terminating decimals and
their fraction equivalents
Unit 8 Investigating Statistics –
 Use and interpret scatter graphs; Recongise
correlation
 Interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of
data sets through appropriate graphical representation
(discrete, continuous and grouped data)
 Interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of
data sets through appropriate measures of central
tendency and spread
 Apply statistics to describe a population
Unit 9 Solving Number Problems –
 Solve linear equations with unknown on both sides
 Find approximate solutions to linear equations using
a graph
Unit 10 Reasoning with Fractions –
 Calculate exactly with fractions
 Apply the property of probabilities summing to 1
 Enumerate sets, outcomes etc systematically using
tables, grids and Venn diagrams
 Construct theoretical possibility spaces and use them
to calculate theoretical probabilities

End of term 
Test 2

SUMMER

Unit 11 Visualising Shape –
 Measure line segments and angles in geometric
figures, including interpreting scale drawings and maps
 Use bearings
 Standard ruler and compass constructions
(perpendicular bisector, perpendicular from/at a given
point, angle bisector)
 Use constructions to solve loci problems
 Interpret plans and elevations of 3D shapes
Unit 12 Exploring Change –
 Plot graphs of equations that correspond to straight
line graphs
 Identify and interpret gradients and intercepts of
functions graphically and algebraically
 Recognise, sketch and interpret graphs of linear and
quadratic functions
Unit 13 Proportional Reasoning –
 Recognise a ratio problem; apply ratio to real
problems;
 Express a multiplicative relationship as a ratio or
fraction;
 Understand and use proportion as equality of ratios;
 Relate ratio to fractions and to linear functions;
 Compare lengths, areas and volumes using ratio
notation;
 Use scale factors, scale diagrams and maps; identify
and work with fractions in ratio problems; solve problems
involving direct and inverse proportion using graphical
and algebraic representations.
Unit 14 Describing Position –
 Identify, describe and construct similar shapes
(including on coordinate axes) using enlargement
Unit 15 Measuring and Estimating –
 Use compound units; change freely between compound
units in numerical contexts
 Plot and interpret graphs of nonstandard functions
in real contexts and use to solve simple kinematic
problems

End of year 
Test 3
