Mathematics
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.
It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
Mathematics, rightly
viewed, posseses not
only truth, but supreme
beauty.
Bertrand Russell
We provide a sequenced mathematics curriculum that inspires curiosity, allows for collaboration and develops student’s resilience whilst developing their understanding. Our curriculum develops fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. It allows students to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems. Gives students the opportunity to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.
Students at RFSS will be able to:

The ability to think critically about mathematics and communicate confidently through their writing and oracy.

The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed mathematical proof and evidence derived from a range of contexts.
What are they learning?
Year 7

Sequences 
Understand and use algebraic notation 
Equality and equivalence 
Place value and ordering integers and decimals 
Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence 
Solving problems with addition & subtraction 
Solving problems with multiplication & division 
Fractions and percentages of amounts 
Operations and equations with directed numbers 
Addition and subtraction of fractions 
Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation 
Developing geometric reasoning 
Developing number sense 
Sets and Probability 
Prime numbers and proof
Year 9
Potential Careers relating to your subject
Engineering / Accountancy / Investment Banking / Business Leadership / Economist / Scientist / Electrician / Carpentry / Data Analyst / Computer Programmer
Year 8

Ratio and scale 
Multiplicative change 
Multiplying and dividing fractions 
Working in the Cartesian plane 
Representing data 
Tables and probability 
Brackets, equations and inequalities 
Sequences 
Indices 
Fractions and percentages 
Standard Index Form 
Number sense 
Angles in parallel lines and polygons 
Area of trapezia and circles 
Line symmetry and reflection 
The data handling cycle 
Measures of location
GCSE
A vast amount of content is covered at GCSE at either foundation or higher tier. The content is broadly structured into the following six groupings: