Mathematics

KS3

Year Group

Areas of Study

7

Term 1: Multiplication and division, data and Pie charts, negative numbers, approximation, algebraic expressions, types of number

Term 2: Decimals, angles, brackets in algebra, units of length, weight and volume, probability, co-ordinates

Term 3: Averages, perimeter and area, substituting into formulae, solving equations, sequences

Term 4: Circles, percentages, ratio, time and timetables, divisibility

Term 5: Reflection and rotational symmetry, construction, quadrilaterals, nets, plans and 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 and equations, simultaneous equations

Term 2: Percentage change, indices, rearranging formulae, standard form, transformations

Term 3: Probability and relative frequency, Pythagoras, expanding and factorising

Term 4: Cumulative frequency, volumes of prisms and cylinders, quadratics

Term 5: Trial and improvement, inequalities and constructions

Term 6: Sequences, recurring decimals, loci, simultaneous equations

9

Term 1: Reverse percentage, trigonometry, quadratic equations, questionnaires

Term 2: Probability tree diagrams, negative and fractional indices, transformations

Term 3: Bearings, angles of elevation and 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 and sectors, trigonometric graphs, exponential growth and decay, 3d trigonometry and Pythagoras, cumulative frequency, compound measures

Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11

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 4 grade pass at GCSE Maths is now a requirement of many employment and education opportunities. Students without a 4 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, quadratic methods.

Year 11

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, direct and inverse proportion, graph transformation.

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 three papers of 90 minutes each.