Year Group

Areas of Study


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


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


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


Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1)

Outline of the Course

  • Number: working with integers, fractions & decimals, order of operations, factors & multiples, powers & reciprocals, percentages, surds, standard form, units, estimation and limits of accuracy, indices.
  • Algebra: algebraic manipulation, linear & quadratic equations, functions, graphs, simultaneous equations, inequalities, linear & quadratic sequences, algebraic fractions, proof, exponential functions, graph transformations, circle equations, iteration, area under a curve.
  • Ratio & Proportion: compound units, direct & inverse proportion, growth & decay, scale factors, similar areas & volumes, percentage increase & decrease, rates of change.
  • Geometry: coordinates, construction, similarity & congruence, angles in polygons, angles in parallel lines, circles, bearings, Pythagoras’ Theorem, trigonometry, sine & cosine rules, transformations, circle theorems, areas & volumes, vectors.
  • Probability: listing outcomes, frequency trees & tree diagrams, relative frequency, Venn diagrams, independent and conditional probability, histograms.
  • Statistics: sampling, distributions, working with grouped data, types of charts, comparing data sets, scatter graphs, averages and spread.



Type of Assessment




Examination paper 1H (Non-calculator)

1 hour 30 minutes


(80 marks)


Examination paper 2H

1 hour 30 minutes


(80 marks)


Examination paper 3H

1 hour 30 minutes


(80 marks)