Mathematics

Mathematics: Key Stage 3

 

Year Group

Areas of Study

7

Term 1

Multiplication & division, data and Pie charts, negative numbers, approximation,    algebraic expressions, types of number.

Term 2 

Decimals, angles, brackets in algebra, units of length, weight & volume, probability, co-ordinates.

Term 3

Averages, perimeter & area, substituting into formulae, solving equations, sequences.

Term 4

Circles, percentages, ratio, time & timetables, divisibility.

Term 5

Reflection & rotational symmetry, construction, quadrilaterals, nets, plans & elevations, prime factorisation, scatter graphs.

Term 6

Standard form, inequalities and equations, polygons, tessellation.

8

Term 1

Averages, frequency polygons, distributions, bounds, straight line graphs & equations, simultaneous equations.

Term 2

Percentage change, indices, rearranging formulae, standard form, transformations.

Term 3

Probability & relative frequency, Pythagoras, expanding & factorising.

Term 4

Cumulative frequency, volumes of prisms & cylinders, quadratics.

Term 5

Trial & improvement, inequalities & constructions.

Term 6

Sequences, recurring decimals, loci, simultaneous equations.

9

Term 1

Reverse percentage, trigonometry, quadratic equations, questionnaires.

Term 2

Probability tree diagrams, negative & fractional indices, transformations.

Term 3

Bearings, angles of elevation & depression, curved graphs.

Term 4

Parallel and perpendicular lines, direct and inverse proportion, volume and surface area.

Term 5

Circle theorems, similar shapes, areas and volumes, rearranging formulae.

Term 6

Arcs & sectors, trigonometric graphs, exponential growth & decay, £d trigonometry & Pythagoras, cumulative frequency, compound measures.

 

Mathematics: Key Stage 4

 

Subject:                               Mathematics                                               (Edexcel)

Link to other subjects/degrees/careers:

Maths has applications in many subjects including Sciences (especially Physics), Business studies/Economics, Geography, Computing, Design and Psychology.  Careers such as Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy and Actuarial Science will require strong Maths skills whilst Maths is a valued supporting subject for many other degrees and careers. 

 

A minimum C grade pass at GCSE Maths is now a requirement of many employment and education opportunities.  Students without a C grade are required, for example, to continue to study Maths GCSE in the sixth form. 

 

Skills/competencies developed:

You will develop logical and problem-solving skills which can be applied to many different contexts. 

Content :

Year 10

Rational and irrational numbers, exact answers & surds, linear, quadratic and cubic sequences,  algebraic fractions, compound interest, angles & proof, rearranging complex formulae, planes of symmetry, the constant of proportionality, simultaneous equations, calculations with bounds, linear and quadratic inequalities, volume and surface area of complex solids, speed & density, reciprocal and exponential curves, transformations of functions, laws of indices, loci & construction, congruence, circle geometry, vectors.

 

Year 11

Random & stratified sampling, further simultaneous equations, circles and tangents, equations involving algebraic fractions, completing the square, histograms, vector arithmetic & proof, using graphs to solve equations, sine & cosine rules, conditional probability, algebraic proof.

 

Students in top sets will also cover the content of the Edexcel Algebra Award (Level 3) and may be invited to take IGCSE Further Pure Maths as an additional exam. 

 

Maths is assessed by examination only, with two papers of 1h 45m each (calculator & non-calculator)