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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

Ahmad Amani , Head of Maths Department

Susan Biggins
Adrian Grzywinski
Adam Justice-Mills
Neville Ranks

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