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# Maths

## Mathematics

### Subject Overview

Through mathematics, we learn to make sense of things around us. As technology has mathematicised the workplace and statistics are key in any debate, the mathematical sciences have moved from being a requirement not only for future scientists but an essential ingredient in the education of all.

Today's students will live and work in the twenty-first century, in an era dominated by computers, by world-wide communication and by a global economy. Jobs that contribute to this economy will require workers who are prepared to absorb new ideas, to perceive patterns and to solve unconventional problems. Mathematics is a key requirement for these jobs.

Throughout the GCSE Statistics program, students are encouraged to think about 'the bigger picture' of modern statistics, logically and analytically. These fundamental statistical and lateral thinking skills are useful across all kinds of disciplines and careers. They also support students with other subjects such as geography and business, where statistics are regularly used.

Students have 4 lessons of Maths a week in KS3 and KS4

### Topic Overview

 KS3 Autumn Term Spring term Summer term Four rules of Number Surveys and Graphs Algebra - collecting terms Angle facts Primes, HCF/LCM Expressions & expanding brackets Decimals Fractions Algebra – rearranging Data and Averages Sequences & nth term Coordinates 2D Shapes Congruence & Similarity Scatter graphs Rounding Ratio & Proportion Straight line graphs Probability Percentages Circles 3D shapes and Volume Solving equations Solving Inequalities KS4 – Y10 Autumn Term Spring term Summer term Prime Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages Powers & Roots Algebra – simplifying & expanding Coordinates, straight line equation Ratio, % increase & % decrease Angles & Polygons Congruent & Similar shapes Pythagoras Probability basics Equations – forming and solving Rounding to significant figures, Estimating Metric & Imperial units conversions 2-way tables, bar charts, time series Quadratic, cubic, reciprocal graphs Long multiplication, long division, standard form Algebra - Multiply brackets, factorising Algebra – Substitution, equations from shapes Real-life graphs – travel, conversions Area, perimeter, circumference Constructions & Tessellations Estimated Mean Solving Inequalities Pie charts, scatter graphs, Venn diagrams 3D shapes – area & volume Projections Bearings & Vectors Simultaneous equations Trial & improvement Proofs Circle Properties Trigonometry Algebra – Sequences Four types of transformations KS4 – Y11 Autumn Term Spring term Summer term Prime Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Recurring decimals Algebra – simplifying & expanding Powers & Roots, Surds Straight line, perpendiculars % increase & % decrease, original value Angles & Polygons, quadrilaterals Congruent & Similar shapes Pythagoras, Trigonometry Probability, Tree diagrams, AND, OR Significant figures, Estimating, Bounds Forming and Solving equations Sampling and Bias Long Division and Multiplication Graphing – Quadratic, Reciprocal, Circle, Exponential, Trig, Graph transformations Quadratic formula & Completing the Square Real-life graphs – travel, conversions, Rate of Change 2D shapes – area & perimeter, Prisms Pythagoras, Trigonometry Combined units – speed, density, pressure, best buy Cumulative Frequency, Box plots Sequences, Inequalities, Regions Pie charts, Histograms Constructions & Loci Bearings & Vectors Simultaneous equations Functions, Proofs Trig rules Metric & Imperial unit conversion – area, volumes

### Examination Board

Pearson Edexcel

Course title: GCSE Mathematics (Higher and Foundation tiers) / GCSE Statistic

Reference Number : 1MA1 / Stats

### Additional courses at KS3 and KS4:

 Course outline/Key Skills: Edexcel Functional Skills in Maths equips learners with the basic, practical mathematical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace. The Functional Skills test in Maths can be taken by all students at two levels – Level 1 and Level 2 – according to their ability. Functional Skills Level 1 Normally, Level 1 is taken in Y10 Functional Skills Level 2 Level 2 is taken in Y11 Assessment: Single 2-hour examination, on one of four times each year.

### Learning beyond the classroom

Applying mathematics in real life with activities outside school

After school maths club

### Progression Pathways and Careers

Studying A level maths in sixth forms or in colleges

Maths teachers

Accountants and Finance

ICT

Engineering

### For further details Contact

Susan Biggins
Neville Ranks

• 58b Chandos Avenue
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