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Head's Welcome

Sandbach School specialises in educating boys. Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools. We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men. But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success. Results academically are impressive: last year 89% achieved a level 4 or above in Maths, 80% in English and 75% gained the old measure of 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled. Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive. We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns


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Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students receive 3 lessons of Maths per week. Students will start with a baseline assessment to assess if there are any gaps in their mathematical knowledge. They will then follow a scheme of work that covers all aspects of the national curriculum and be exposed to reasoning, logic and problem solving questions to test their ability to apply mathematical skills in real world situations.


Assessment & Homework

Students will be assessed through appropriate formative and summative assessments throughout each term, any topics showing a lack of understanding will be revisited and then re-tested.

A variety of homework tasks will be set and published on ‘show my homework’.   Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes.  Examples of Homework include; research tasks, worksheets, MyMaths on-line tasks, exam questions and learning of times tables


Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Algebra – Sequences and functions

Number – Decimals, negative numbers, multiples, factors, primes, squares and roots, four operations, order of operations, using a calculator, Fractions and decimals, percentages.

Autumn 2

Geometry – Length and perimeter, area.

Statistics – Working with data, chance and probability.

Spring 1

Algebra – Formulae, functions and equations, expressions, functions and mapping.

Number –  Mental methods, written methods, inverse operations.

Spring 2

Geometry – Angles, shape, properties of parallel lines, measures, triangles, nets of 3-D shapes,

Statistics – Surveys and experiments, probability

Summer 1

Algebra – Functions and graphs, deriving expressions and formulae, using equations, graphs of real life situations.

Number – Fractions and percentages of amounts, ratio and proportion, adding and subtraction of fractions, integers, direct proportion.

Summer 2

Geometry – Reflection, rotation, translation, symmetry and transformations, solving geometrical problems.

Statistics – Comparing data, using statistics.



Assessment Map 2017/18 Year 7 can be found HERE


Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Algebra – generating sequences, rules of sequences

Number – Integers, powers and roots, multiple, factor and primes, fractions, percentages.

Autumn 2

Geometry – Angle properties, lines and coordinates, construction

Statistics – Chance, probability, experimental probability.

Spring 1

Algebra – Simplifying expressions, using equations and formulae, functions, mappings and graphs, y=mx+c

Number – Multiplying and dividing by decimals, rounding, and percentage.

Spring 2

Geometry – Area of triangle, parallelogram and trapeziums, volume, plans and elevations, congruence, reflection, rotation, translation and enlargement

Summer 1

Algebra – Forming and simplifying expressions, using graphs,

Number – Order of operations, brackets and powers, checking and ratio.

Summer 2

Geometry – Scale drawing, construction, loci, bearings

Statistics – Surveys, testing a hypothesis, analysing data, representing data, interpreting data, collecting data and comparing distributions.


GCSE Maths information can be found HERE.

A Level Maths information can be found HERE.

A Level Further Maths information can be found HERE.

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