Mathematics

Teaching British Values through Mathematics

In maths promote British values through advocating and teaching acceptance of all individuals regardless of their differences.  We also enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through our many independent learning websites

Key Stage 3

Year 7

We begin KS3 maths by reviewing mental and written calculation methods and understanding the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes.    In the second half of autumn term we introduce algebra, extend our number work to include decimals and introduce a variety of ways to represent and summarise data.  The accelerated groups go on to work with indices, fractions and complex 3D shapes.

In the spring term we develop understanding of fractions, probability and angles with additional consolidation of number and algebra for lower ability groups.

In the summer term we apply algebra to sequences and graphs, consolidate our earlier work on angles and examine the impact of different transformations on shapes.

Throughout the year we assess units every 2-3 week ensuring that students have a good grasp of topics as they are taught.  We encourage students to apply their learning through open-ended investigations to develop problem-solving techniques.

Year 8

Year 8 starts with number, algebra, statistics and shape for all groups.  Lower ability groups focus on written and mental calculation and problem solving methods, algebraic manipulation, graphing and surface area and volume.  For higher ability groups this extends to working with indices and standard form, introducing quadratic algebra, Pythagoras and statistical calculations and complex graphs.

In the spring term we focus on decimals and ratio, number properties and angle rules with top sets going on to constructions and transformations and extended probability.

In the summer we consolidate the pre-GCSE requirements focusing on fractions, decimals and percent and applying algebra to sequences and graphs ensuring that students are ready to start their GCSE course at the beginning of year 9.

Key Stage 4

Students begin Key Stage 4 in year 9. Students will follow 1 of 2 routes to GCSE, Foundation or Higher.

Year 9 - either Foundation or Higher  
   
GCSE (9-1) Foundation GCSE (9-1) Higher
Unit 1 Number Unit 1 Number
Unit 2 Algebra Unit 2 Algebra

Christmas Assessment Units 1-2

Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data
Unit 4 Fractions and percentages Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion
Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry

Easter Assessment Units 1-5

Unit 6 Angles Unit 6 Graphs
Unit 7 Averages and range Unit 7 Area and volume
Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1 Unit 8 Transformation and constructions

Summer Assessment Units 1-8

   
 

 

Year 10 - either Foundation or Higher

 
   
GCSE (9-1) Foundation GCSE (9-1) Higher
Unit 9 Graphs Unit 9 Equations and inequalities
Unit 10 Transformations Unit 10 Probability
Unit 11 Ratio and proportion Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning

Christmas Assessment Units 1-11

Unit 12 Right-angled triangles Unit 12 Similarly and congruence
Unit 13 Probability Unit 13 More trigonometry
Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning Unit 14 Further statistics

Easter Assessment Units 1-14

Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings Unit 15 Equations and graphs
Unit 16 Quadratic equations and graphs Unit 16 Circle theorems
Unit 17 Perimeter, area and volume 2 Unit 17 More algebra

Summer Assessment Units 1-17

   
Year 11 - either Foundation or Higher  
   
GCSE (9-1) Foundation Year 4 GCSE (9-1) Higher
Unit 18 Fractions, indices and standard form Unit 18 Vectors and geometric proof
Unit 19 Congruence, similarity and vectores Unit 19 Proportion and graphs
Unit 20 More algebra  

 Christmas Mock exams

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Feb Mock exam

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March Mock exam

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April Mock exam

 

Key Stage 5

There are 2 A levels, Maths and Further Maths. Each A level requires 6 modules over the 2 years.

Year 12

Maths Modules include: Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1.

Further Maths modules are: Further Pure 1, Decision 1 and then Mechanics 1.

Year 13

Maths Modules are: Core 3 and Core 4 and Mechanics 1

Further Maths modules are: Further Pure 2, Mechanics 2 , Statistics 2 and Mechanics 3