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Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent in Mathematics is to understand the purpose beyond the classroom through the use of engaging and real life problem solving questions and being able to recognise the importance of Mathematics in life and within society. We focus on understanding what students already know and build on their prior knowledge, students focus on understanding the essentials, before extending their learning and going on to achieve excellence. 

Our curriculum is designed to give our students the best opportunities in both employment and personal growth by focusing on fluency and reasoning and problem solving. We place a real emphasis on teaching Mathematics from a first principle to allow students to gain a deeper understanding. Most career options require the ability to think logically and quantitatively in order to analyse and solve problems. Throughout our curriculum we place a real emphasis on incorporating these skills into our daily lessons, and ensuring students are assessed on these skills where appropriate allowing students to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses. 

We aim to inspire students to become deep, independent and analytical learners which will enable them to have the resilience to solve everyday problems. Mathematics is critical in Science, Technology and Engineering and necessary for the advancement of our future generations. At Grace Academy Coventry we want our students to develop an appreciation of the beauty of Mathematics as well as a sense of enjoyment and curiosity for the subject.

This term, we are studying… 



Why this? Why now?

Year 7

How do we use percentages and fractions in our day to day life?

How can we work out percentage of an amount in everyday life?

How can we use negative numbers in everyday life?

How can we use fractions in everyday life?

What are the properties of a number?

Students will begin their journey on calculating with fractions and percentages which are important number skills for real life.


Students will further investigate properties of numbers, and begin to classify numbers into groups.

Year 8

How do we calculate Area, Surface Area, Perimeter & Volume?

How can we use equations in everyday life?


How can we use ratio in everyday life?


How can we use angles in everyday life?


How can we use sequences in everyday life?


Being able to calculate Surface Area & Volume is important for real life scenarios, such as tiling, carpeting, gardening etc.

Students will further delve into their algebraic understanding by solving equations and inequalities. Students will learn the difference between ratio and proportion and how this can relate to real life scenarios.


Students will begin to use their prior knowledge on angles to begin investigating angles in missing shapes. Students will start to learn how probability and statistics are used to represent data.

Year 9

How can we use Indices & Surds to determine accuracy?

How can we use algebra in everyday life?


How can we use area in everyday life?

How can we use probability in real life?

How can we use negative numbers in everyday life?

Do I use Angles and Shapes every day in my life?

Students will also begin to explore Indices & Surds and how numbers can be defined.


Students will begin to explore quadratics and how these can be solved within equations and inequalities. Students will use their knowledge of area to calculate volume of prisms and will start to apply their knowledge to real life situations.


Students will learn new methods to represent data and will learn to make statements and conclusions.


Year 10

How do we determine accuracy with numbers?



What is the difference between Pythagoras theorem and Trigonometry?


What is the difference between equations and inequalities?

Students will begin to look at error intervals and rounding which allows us to make estimations for calculations.


Students will start to find missing lengths using Pythagoras theorem and begin to explore the use of Trigonometry to find missing angles and side lengths in a right- angled triangle.

Students will further their knowledge on solving quadratic equations, simultaneous equations and inequalities.

Year 11

Unit 1: Multiplicative reasoning

Unit 2: Geometric reasoning

Unit 3: Algebraic reasoning

Unit 4: Transforming & Constructing

Unit 5: Listing & describing

Students will revise key knowledge from the graphs, algebra, ratio & proportion, number and geometry and learn how to apply this to exam questions.


Year 12

Exponentials and Logarithms


Modelling in Mechanics
Constant Acceleration
Forces & Motion
Variable Acceleration

This term students will learn new content such as differentiation and integration this will teach them vital skills that will allow them to use calculus to ascertain minimum, maximum and solve problems.

We start to explore the applied side of maths, mechanics and learn how maths can be applied in real life situations

Links to physics.

Qualification information:

GCSE Foundation:

GCSE Higher:

Curriculum content:

Attached are the curriculum maps which outline the sequence we use in order to structure our learning. If you would like to support your child's learning, we have attached links to Oak National Academy who provide lessons, activities and resources for commonly taught topics. Please use the curriculum map for this subject before visiting:


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