Maths
Mathematics is the study of all things number and problemsolving. It is an essential skill for children to develop throughout their school careers to prepare them for their lives.
A solid understanding of Maths will allow our students to make sensible financial decisions in their adult lives and be highly employable. A GCSE in Maths is a requirement for the majority of employers as it equips students with the ability to reason logically and be numerate in their working lives.
At Leeds East Academy we ensure that all students are working towards achieving fantastic GCSE Maths results from year 7 through our next steps curriculum. Students cover GCSE content through engaging lessons and challenging material in all year groups. This has led to significantly improved GCSE results in 2016/17.
Students will sit three GCSE exams at the end of Year 11 to determine their overall grade. They will sit either a foundation paper, which allows students to achieve grades up to a grade 5, or a higher paper, which allows students to achieve grades up to a grade 9.
For any further information regarding the maths offer at Leeds East Academy, please contact the Head of Maths: gill.p@whiteroseacademies.org
Courses in Maths

Foundation: Mathematics (OCR)

Higher: Mathematics (Edexcel)
KS3 Maths Curriculum Breakdown
Year 7 and Year 8
Half Term 
Topic 
Learning Outcomes 
Assessment 

Autumn 1 
Number 

Core skills assessment to be completed in exam conditions in lessons 

Autumn 2 
Algebra 

Mini – assessments on algebra take place through the half term in lessons 






Spring 1 
Number 

Number and Algebra assessment to be completed in exam conditions in lessons 

Spring 2 
Statistics & Probability Ratio & Proportion 

Mini – assessments on statistics & probability and ratio & proportion take place through the half term in lessons 






Summer 1 
Geometry & Measure 

Ratio, proportion, Geometry and measure and statistics and probability assessment to be completed in exam conditions in lessons 

Summer 2 
Revision & extension 

End of year assessment covering all topics completed in exam conditions in the hall 
KS4 Maths Curriculum Breakdown
Year 9 and 10
Half Term 
Topic 
Learning Outcomes 
Assessment 

Autumn 1 
Number 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 

Autumn 2 
Algebra 

Mini – assessments on algebra take place through the half term in lessons 






Spring 1 
Statistics & Probability 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 

Spring 2 
Geometry & Measure 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 






Summer 1 
Ratio & Proportion 

Mini – assessments on ratio & proportion take place through the half term in lessons 

Summer 2 
Revision & Extension 

Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 
Year 11
Half Term 
Topic 
Learning Outcomes 
Assessment 
Autumn 1 
Revision of year 10 core skills 
Four operations (including decimals) Ordering Fractions, Decimals, Percentages 2D Area and perimeter
Use of a calculator
Solving equations and Inequalities
Substitution
Charts & Diagrams
Sample Space 
Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 
Autumn 2 
Number 
Factors, multiples, primes Inequalities Multiples in context
Best value
Rounding and error intervals
Percentage of an amount
Interest and growth
Depreciation and decay
Reverse percentages
Fractions
Estimation
Sequences 
Mini – assessments on number take place through the half term in lessons 




Spring 1 
Algebra 
Expand and simplify Factorising
Rearranging equations
Index laws
Standard form
y = mx + c
forming and solving equations
Simultaneous equations
Pythagoras' Theorem 
Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 
Spring 2 
Statistics & Probability 
Two way tables Frequency trees
Averages
Averages from a table
Tree diagrams
Graphs
Sampling
Pie charts
Probability from a table
Venn diagrams 
Mock GCSE exams to take place in exam conditions in the hall 




Summer 1 
Ratio & Proportion
Geometry & Measure 
Ratio
Recipes/proportion
Exchange rates
Direct/inverse proportion
Coordinates
Compound Measures
Bearings
Alternate/corresponding angles
Interior/exterior angles
Plans and elevations
Scale drawing and constructions
Circles
Surface Area
Volume
Transformations 
GCSE examination period begins

Term by Term Schemes of Work