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Mathematics is a subject that all students need. In addition to the acquisition of vital numeracy skills needed for the future, it is also a field that should be enjoyed.


In developing the application of maths, necessary problem and logic skills are also developed. All students will find one area of mathematics that they enjoy. It is our goal to ensure that this enthusiasm and confidence in that area is transferred into all aspects of mathematics.


It is key that all students develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills. The Year 7 and Year 8 scheme of work builds on these skills and includes regular project and themed approaches to study. In addition to a more engaging approach, we focus on independence and developing students to assess their own work, whilst building a sound knowledge to guide them to further progress.
Our absolute aim is to ensure that every student has achieved his/her potential by the end of Year 11, with GCSE studies starting in Year 9. We currently offer GCSE Mathematics (EDEXCEL). 

Course Delivered

  • GCSE Maths (EDEXCEL)

 

Term by Term Subject Content

S3

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Number and probability/ statistics

Use all four operations;  Use positive and negative integers with all four operations

Understand and apply the use of BIDMAS in calculations: Recognise and state factors, multiples and primes; Evaluate indices

Understand place value; Find a percentage of an amount; Understand the different types of data; Represent data in diagrams; Interpret and compare data from diagrams; Find all averages from a data set; Find basic probabilities using decimal and fractions.

 

Number and Algebra

Find equivalence in fractions; Change fractions from mixed number to improper fractions; Change fractions to decimals to percentages; Find fractions of an amount

Calculate with fractions using all four operations; Effectively use a calculator

Round values to decimal places and significant figures; Estimate solutions to calculations; Perform Substitution into formula; You can continue and describe sequences; Simplify expressions using all 4 operations; Expand brackets; Factorise into brackets; Solve linear equations; Form algebraic expressions

 

 

 

 

Ratio, Proportion and Geometry

Use ratio to solve problems; Use proportion to solve problems with money; Plot real life graphs of conversion; Perform conversions with currencies and all required units, such as time, length and mass.

Understand properties of shapes and correct notation; Understand, explain and reason with basic angle rules; Find the area of simple and compound shapes; Find the perimeter of simple and compound shapes; Find the volume of prisms; Find the surface area of prisms

 

Year 8

Number

Understand and apply the use of BIDMAS in calculations; Recognise and state factors, multiples and primes; Evaluate indices; Find a percentage of an amount; Find fractions of an amount; Write numbers in standard form; Convert numbers to and from standard form. Change fractions from mixed number to improper fractions; Change fractions to decimals to percentages; Find fractions of an amount; Calculate with fractions using all four operations including mixed numbers; Effectively use a calculator; Round values to decimal places and significant figures; Estimate solutions to calculations.

 

 

Algebra and geometry

Perform Substitution into formula; Simplify expressions using all 4 operations; Expand brackets; Factorise into brackets; Solve linear equations; Form algebraic expressions.

Understand properties of shapes and correct notation; Understand, explain and reason with basic angle rules; Find the area of simple and compound shapes; Find the perimeter of simple and compound shapes. Perform all transformations; Construct shapes accurately using compasses; Perform all recognised constructions; Solve problems using Loci; Draw plans and elevations

 

 

 

Ratio, Proportion, Statistics & Probability

Use ratio to solve problems; Use proportion to solve problems with money; Plot real life graphs of conversion; Perform conversions with currencies and all required units, such as time, length and mass. Calculate with compound measures such as speed, distance time and mass, density and volume.

Represent data in diagrams; Interpret and compare data from diagrams; Find all averages from a data set; Find probabilities using decimal and fractions

 

 

KS4

Term 1

 

Term 2

Term 3

Year 9

EDEXCEL GCSE:

Number and Algebra

Graphs, tables and charts; Fractions and percentages; Equations, inequalities and sequences. Angles, averages and ranges. Perimeter, area and volumes.

 

 

EDEXCEL GCSE:  

Ratio and Proportion

Standard and compound units,

Scale diagrams and maps,

Relate ratios to fractions and to linear functions

Proportion and rate of change.

EDEXCEL GCSE:

Geometry & Measure,

Properties and constructions,

Mensuration and calculation

Vectors

Year 10

EDEXCEL GCSE:  

Number

Structure and calculation,

Fractions, decimels and percentages.

Measures and accuracy.

EDEXCEL GCSE:  

Algebra

Notation, vocabulary and manipulation,

Graphs,

Solving equations and inequalities.

Sequences.

 

 

EDEXCEL GCSE:  

Statistics & Probability

Ideas of randomness, fairness in data.

Sampling techniques.

Presentation of data using discrete, continuous and grouped data.

 

 

Year 11

EDEXCEL GCSE:

GCSE preparation tasks will be completed to ensure that students are working at a level of competency with all areas to be able to access higher level content.

 

EDEXCEL GCSE:

 

Revision and exam technique

 

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For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Marcia Gunson (Head of Maths)