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Year 9 Learning

At New College Leicester, we believe that all students can achieve in mathematics. However, it is important to recognise that some students take longer than others to acquire new skills. We allow some flexibility in the curriculum for students to progress at an appropriate pace. This means that the content will not be covered at the same time for each group. Typically, students in Year 9 will be working through the topics listed below.


Key content

Into the Unknown

  • Substitution
  • Rearranging formulae
  • Solving linear equations
  • Functions
  • Linear graphs


  • Patterns and sequences
  • Term-to-term rules
  • Arithmetic and Geometric sequence
  • Fibonacci sequences
  • The nth term of a linear sequence
  • The nth term of a quadratic sequence


  • The unitary method
  • Maps and scales
  • Conversion between metric units
  • Best buys
  • Proportion


  • The probability scale
  • Listing outcomes
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Sample space diagrams
  • Independent and mutually exclusive events
  • Tree diagrams
  • Relative frequency
  • Two-way tables
  • Venn diagrams


  • Angles and lines
  • Parallel lines
  • Angles in triangles
  • Special quadrilaterals
  • Angles in polygons
  • Bearings


  • Symmetry
  • Reflections
  • Rotations
  • Translations
  • (Enlargements including those with a fractional or negative scale factor)


  • Area of rectilinear shapes
  • Areas of circles and sectors
  • Properties of 3D shapes
  • Volume and surface area
  • Prisms and Pyramids
  • Cones and spheres


This is what students will know by the end of Year 9