Programmes of Study

The framework for teaching mathematics in Years 7, 8 and 9 provides schools/departments/teachers with guidance on meeting the National Curriculum requirements for mathematics.

It sets out yearly teaching programmes showing how objectives for teaching mathematics can be planned from Year 7 to Year 9.

The yearly/termly outlines of study that follow are a summary of the framework.

At The Gryphon School we have set students according to ability and more detailed Medium Term Plans are followed by teachers depending on the level of group that they teach.

Maths Setting Information

Year 7

Year 7 is organised into 8 teaching groups which are taught all at once.

We have utilised our subject specific Teaching Assistant to create an extra set of 6-10 students for whom support is more individual. Groups are SET based upon KS2 SAT results.

3 x Extension Groups = Students at predominantly level 5

3 x Core Groups = Students at level 4

2 x Intervention Group = level 3/weak level 4

Support Group = Weak level 3 or below

Year 8

Year 8 is organised into 8 teaching groups which are taught in two equal ability year halves (4 groups per year half).
We have utilised our subject specific Teaching Assistant to create 2 extra sets of 6 students.

A-Half = 5 groups





B-Half = 5 groups


2 x Core



Groups initially set on KS2 results in year 7 have been tweaked from year 7 as a result of departmental assessment and teacher recommendations.

The intervention groups were split into a group aiming for level 5 in year 9 and a group still requiring further support aiming for level 4.

Year 9

Year 9 are split into 8 classes aiming for each tier of SAT paper namely Level 6-8, Level 5-7, Level 4-6 and Level 3-5.

The year group are taught simultaneously, making two groups at each tier of entry.

2x (Level 6 to 8)

2 x (Level 5 to 7)

2 x (Level 4 to 6)

2 x (Level 3 to 5)


GCSE Mathematics

Exam Board: AQA

Specification: 4360 (Foundation or Higher)

Course Information:

Unit 1 Statistics and Number 26.7% (calculator) currently sat in June of Year 10

  • The data handling cycle
  • Data collection
  • Data presentation and analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • Probability

Unit 2 Number and Algebra 33.3% (non-calculator) currently sat in March of Year 10

  • Working with numbers and the number system
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Expressions and equations
  • Sequences and linear functions

Unit 3 Geometry and Algebra 40% (calculator) currently sat in June of Year 11

  • Properties of angles and shapes
  • Geometrical reasoning and calculation
  • Measures and construction
  • Mensuration
  • Graphical methods
  • Solving problems with algebra
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