Mathematics Head of Department: Miss S King

Dept Office:

Staff Team:

Miss C Lawley

Miss K Ray

Mr G Telfer

Mrs A Bujor

Miss B Castel

Mrs V Coote

Mrs L Johnson

Mrs A MacDonald

Ms A Ousalem

Miss S Ramsey

Mrs V Humphrey

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Maths Year 7

What is the Aim of the Year?

The Year 7 Mathematics curriculum is designed to further develop your understanding of mathematics, preparing you to tackle GCSE Mathematics in Years 10 & 11.  Throughout the year you will be appropriately challenged in your understanding of the various concepts that are introduced and in how you apply mathematics to solve problems.  The Mathematics Curriculum will be differentiated to meet the needs of all students, whilst following a similar curriculum in terms of the topics studied.

What are the Big Ideas?

Content Fluency – develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.

Problem solving – acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.

Mathematical Reasoning – reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions.

Mathematical Communication – comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms, appropriate to the information and context.

What will I Do?

Term 1: Place Value, Calculations, Algebraic Manipulation, Number Properties,

Term 2: Co-ordinates & Graphs, Data Handling, Transformations, Solving Equations, Mensuration

Term 3: Proportional Reasoning, Constructions, Sequences, Geometry, Probability, Measures, Applied Data Handling

Assessment

Throughout the year you will be assessed in a number of ways, which include;

• - An initial baseline test
• - Regular Topic Tests that will enable you to see whether you are able to demonstrate the ideas that you have recently covered in lesson, with an emphasis on formative feedback rather than grades, the topic tests are designed to probe the students’ development of the Big Ideas.
• - Periodic assessments, 3 across the year, approximately every 8 weeks
 Assessment 1 (Autumn 2) Assessment 2 (Spring 1) Assessment 3 (Spring 2) Fractions Place Value Calculations Algebraic Manipulation Number Properties Coordinates & Graphs Statistical Skills Transformations Equations Mensuration

• - An end of year examination during the whole school assessment week for Year 7, covering the following topics.
 Number Algebra Shape & Space Data Handling Calculations with whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Collecting like terms Perimeter and Area of 2D shapes Probability Rounding Substitution Volume of a cuboid Interpreting and constructing pie charts Multiplication facts Sequences – describing and continuing Shape names Interpreting types of chart and table including pictograms Number properties – factors, multiples, primes etc Expressions Types of angle Calculating the three average and range Converting between fractions, decimals, percentages and mixed numbers Angle rules Percentage of an amount Nets of 3D solids Using indices Tessellation Expressing one amount as a percentage of another

Maths Year 8

What is the Aim of the Year?

The Year 8 Mathematics curriculum is designed to further develop your understanding of mathematics, preparing you to tackle GCSE Mathematics in Years 10 & 11.  Throughout the year you will be appropriately challenged in your understanding of the various concepts that are introduced and in how you apply mathematics to solve problems.  The Mathematics Curriculum will be differentiated to meet the needs of all students, whilst following a similar curriculum in terms of the topics studied.

What are the Big Ideas?

Content Fluency – develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.

Problem solving – acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.

Mathematical Reasoning – reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions.

Mathematical Communication – comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms, appropriate to the information and context.

What will I Do?

Term 1: Number Properties, Calculations, Algebraic Manipulation, Place Value, Data Handling,

Term 2: Sequences, Constructions, Coordinates & Graphs, Solving Equations, Mensuration,

Term 3: Transformations, Proportional Reasoning, Probability, Measures, Geometry

Assessment

Throughout the year you will be assessed in a number of ways, which include;

• - Regular Topic Tests that will enable you to see whether you are able to demonstrate the ideas that you have recently covered in lesson, with an emphasis on formative feedback rather than grades, the topic tests are designed to probe the students’ development of the Big Ideas.
• - Periodic assessments, 3 across the year, approximately every 8 weeks
 Assessment 1 (Autumn 1) Assessment 2 (Spring 1) Assessment 3 (Summer 1) Number Properties Calculations Algebraic Manipulation Place Value Statistical Skills Sequences Constructions Solving equations Mensuration Coordinates & Graphs

•  - An end of year examination during the whole school assessment week for Year 8.
 Number Algebra Shape & Space Data Handling Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Solving equations Perimeter and Area of 2D shapes Probability Ratio & Proportion Simplifying expressions & expanding brackets Volume and surface area of cuboids & prisms Interpreting and constructing pie charts Number properties Sequences Shape names Interpreting types of chart and table including pictograms Using formulae Types of angle Calculating the three average and range, including from a table Straight line graphs Angle rules Interpreting 2-way tables Distance time graphs

Maths Year 9

What is the Aim of the Year?

The Year 9 Mathematics curriculum is designed to further develop your understanding of mathematics, preparing you to tackle GCSE Mathematics in Years 10 & 11.  Throughout the year you will be appropriately challenged in your understanding of the various concepts that are introduced and in how you apply mathematics to solve problems.  The Mathematics Curriculum will be differentiated to meet the needs of all students, whilst following a similar curriculum in terms of the topics studied.

What are the Big Ideas?

Content Fluency – develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.

Problem solving – acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.

Mathematical Reasoning – reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions.

Mathematical Communication – comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms, appropriate to the information and context.

What will I Do?

Term 1: Calculations, Place Value, Number Properties, Algebraic Manipulation, Statistical Skills, Mensuration

Term 2: Mensuration, Solving Equations, Proportional Reasoning, Transformations, Sequences,

Term 3: Measures, Geometry, Constructions, Probability, Coordinates & Graphs

Assessment

Throughout the year you will be assessed in a number of ways, which include;

• - Regular Topic Tests that will enable you to see whether you are able to demonstrate the ideas that you have recently covered in lesson, with an emphasis on formative feedback rather than grades, the topic tests are designed to probe the students’ development of the Big Ideas.
• - Periodic assessments, 3 across the year, approximately every 8 weeks, one of which is undertaken during the Year 9 exam week in the School Hall
 Assessment 1 (Autumn 2) Assessment 2 (Spring 1) Assessment 3 (Spring 2) Calculations Number Properties Place Value Algebraic Manipulation Statistical Skills Mensuration Solving Equations Proportional Reasoning Transformations Sequences
•   - An end of year examination during the core subjects assessment week for Year 9 in June.
 Number Algebra Shape & Space Data Handling Fractions, Decimals & Percentages Solving equations, simultaneous equations & quadratic equations Perimeter and Area of 2D shapes Probability Ratio & Proportion Simplifying expressions & expanding brackets Volume and surface area of cuboids, prisms and other standard solids Interpreting & Constructing types of chart and table. Number properties Sequences Shape names Calculating the three average and range, including from a table Standard Form & Indices Using formulae & rearranging them Angle rules Interpreting 2-way tables Straight line, quadratic, cubic and reciprocal graphs Congruent Shapes Real life graphs Pythagoras’ Theorem & Trigonometry

GCSE Mathematics Year 10 and 11 AQA Code 8300

What is the Aim of the Course?

We aim to provide a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. They will be encouraged to develop confidence in mathematics, and a positive attitude towards all aspects of mathematics, and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives.

It should enable students to:

1. Show a good knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and ideas
2. Be able to, select appropriate mathematical techniques and apply them when problems  solving
3. Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
4. Understand and use mathematical information in a variety of forms and be able to communicate and reason.

Exam Assessment Details

• GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9).
• The exam is three papers at the end of year 11. One non-calculator and two calculator.
• The exam is a mix of question styles, from short single mark questions to multi-step problems. All content can be assessed on any of the three question papers. As such, some questions will draw together elements of maths from different topic areas.

What will I Do?

Topics in italics are higher paper only

Year 10:

Term 1:

• Basic number Factors and multiples
• Angles Scale diagrams and Bearings
• Basic Algebra
• Fractions and Decimals
• Coordinates and linear graphs
• Rounding
• Collecting and representing data
• Sequences
• Algebraic Fractions

Term 2:

• Basic Percentage
• Perimeter and Area
• Indices
• Standard Form
• Circumference and area
• Measures
• Real life graphs
• Properties of polygons
• Surds
• Numerical methods

Term 3:

• Congruence and similarity
• Equations
• Transformations
• Pythagoras’ Trigonometry
• Basic probability
• Algebra, quadratics, rearranging formulae and identities
• Ratio and proportion
• Gradients and rates of change

Year 11:

Term 1:

• Statistical measures
• scatter graphs
• 2D representations of 3D shapes
• Constructions and loci
• Probability
• Calculating with percentages
• Volume
• Further equations and graphs
• Simultaneous equations
• Pre- Calculus and areas under a curve
• Sine and Cosine rule

Term 2:

• Inequalities
• Vectors
• Direct and inverse proportion
• Sketching graphs
• Growth and decay
• Circle Theorems
• Transforming functions
• Equations of circles

Term 3:

• Past Papers
• Revision

Internal Assessments

There will be regular assessments throughout the two years to allow progress to be reviewed.  The assessments will be based on exam style questions focusing on the previous topics that have been taught.

Year 10

 Assessment 1 (Autumn 2) Assessment 2  (Spring 1) Assessment 3  (Spring 2) Assessment 4 (Summer 1) Basic number Factors and multiples Angles Scale diagrams and Bearings Basic Algebra Fractions and Decimals Coordinates and linear graphs Algebraic Fractions Rounding Collecting and representing data Sequences Basic Percentage Perimeter and Area Indices Standard Form Circumference and area Measures Real life graphs Surds Numerical methods Properties of polygons Congruence and similarity Equations Transformations Gradients and rates of change

Year 11

 Assessment 1 (Autumn 1) Assessment 2 (Spring 1) Assessment 3 (Spring 2) Statistical measures scatter graphs 2D representations of 3D shapes Constructions and loci Probability Pre- Calculus and areas under a curve Calculating with percentages Volume Further equations and graphs Simultaneous equations Sine and Cosine rule Inequalities Vectors Direct and inverse proportion Sketching graphs Growth and decay Circle Theorems Transforming functions Equations of circles

There will also be a year 10 exam in Summer 1 - after half term

 Number Algebra Shape & Space Data Handling Basic Number Factors and Multiples Basic Algebra Circumference and Area Collecting and representing data Fractions and Decimals Real life graphs Angles, Scale Diagrams and Bearings Basic Probability Rounding Sequences Perimeter and Area Basic Percentages Equations Properties of Polygons Indices Algebra, quadratics, rearranging formulae and identities Congruence and similarity Standard Form Coordinates and linear graphs Transformations

In year 11 there will be a mock in November and March.  This will be using a past paper, so will cover all GCSE topics.

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Past papers