The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Mathematics

 

Head of Department: Miss S King

Dept Office: 

E-mail: sking@holytrinitycrawley.org.uk

 

 

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

 

Scroll down for Curriculum Details for each year group. 

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

 

 

 

 

Useful Links:

MathsWatch VLE

Doddle

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

 

 

Useful Links:

MathsWatch VLE

Doddle

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

 

 Useful Links:

MathsWatch VLE

Doddle

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.

Click the Link for:

Course Specification/ Syllabus

Past papers

Useful Links:

Maths Watch – Mathematical videos including examples