**Subject Leader: H Reinecke**

**Deputy Subject Leader: B Kellham**

**Subject Team: V Wainwright, D Crocker, P Fox-Brewer, V Williams, J Hunt, J Lloyd and R Hallett **

**General Subject Statement **

Students study a wide range of Mathematics. Numerical competence is critical to mathematical success so these skills are honed and developed regularly. Whilst learning mathematical skills is vital, the application of these skills is critical to success in life beyond formal education. As such in addition to core mathematics skills our students study personal finance and consider how Mathematics is used in other subjects and employment.

### KS3 – Years 7&8

**Subject statement:**

Throughout year 7 and 8 students develop the fundamental skills necessary for success at GCSE. Beginning with number the course builds to develop efficiency and confidence in all topic areas.

Our aims for curriculum are;

- become
**fluent**in the fundamentals of Mathematics so that they are efficient in using and selecting the appropriate Mathematics to use - can
**solve problems**by applying their Mathematics to a variety of problems, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios - can
**reason mathematically**by following a line of enquiry and develop and present an argument or proof using mathematical language

**Details of any particular curriculum model followed**

Students engage in the development of mental strategies, written methods, practical work, investigational work, problem solving, mathematical discussion, consolidation of basic and functional skills and number facts. Students benefit from visual and interactive teaching methods in the classroom and e-learning opportunities at home. Students have an individual profile on www.mymaths.co.uk and are provided with the logins and passwords by their class teacher.

**Overview of topics covered:**

**Year 7**

Autumn term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Using Numbers Decimals Sequences Perimeter, area, volume Statistics Fractions |
Algebra Angles Coordinates Percentages Probability |
Symmetry Equations Intepreting data 3D shapes Ratio |

**Year 8**

Autumn term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Using numbers Algebra Equations Probability Percentages |
Sequences Area Graphs Geometry Interpreting data Fractions |
Proportion Circles Congruence Comparing data |

**Links to useful websites:**

### KS4 – Years 9-11

**Subject statement:**

From Year 9, students study towards their GCSE Mathematics. GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). The highest grade available on the Foundation paper will exceed the demands of the current GCSE grade C; additional content will reflect the increased challenge. The content is divided into broad topic areas;

Topic Area |
Foundation tier (%) |
Higher tier (%) |

Number |
25 |
15 |

Algebra |
20 |
30 |

Ratio, proportion and rates of change |
25 |
20 |

Geometry and measures |
15 |
20 |

Probability and Statistics |
15 |
15 |

**Exam board AQA: **http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300

**Overview of Topics Covered**

**Year 9 Foundation**

Year 9 Foundation |
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Autumn Term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Basic number Factors and multiples Fractions, decimals, % Algebra and equations Sequences and graphs |
Angles Area and perimeter Measures and graphs Ratio and proportion Circles 2D drawing |
Transformations Percentages Probability Data handling Constructions Bearings |

Year 9 Higher |
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Autumn Term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Basic number Factors and multiples Fractions, decimals, % Algebra and equations Sequences and graphs |
Standard form Angles Area and perimeter Measures and graphs Circles 2D drawing |
Transformations Ratio and proportion Percentages Probability Data handling Constructions |

Year 10 Foundation |
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Autumn Term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Standard form Measures and graphs Number and indicies Statistics Angles and polygons Algebra |
Pythagoras’ theorem Trigonometry Graphs Perimeter and area |
Simultaneous equations Probability Congruence and similarity Bearings and scale drawing |

Year 10 Higher |
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Autumn Term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Percentages Standard form Measures and graphs Surds and indicies Statistics Angles and polygons Algebra |
Congruence and similarity Pythagoras’ theorem Trigonometry Graphs Simultaneous equations Probability and statistics |
Quadratics Volume Polynomials Bearings and scale drawing |

Year 11 Foundation |
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Autumn Term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Volume and area Quadratics Inequalities Graphs Proportion Trigonometry |
Mock examinations Quadratics Growth and decay Vectors |
Revision GCSE examinations |

Year 11 Higher |
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Autumn Term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Quadratics Trigonometry Growth and decay Polynomials Circles Proportion Vectors |
Mock examinations Graphs Transforming functions Sine and cosine rules Numerical methods Circle theorems |
Rates of change Pre-calculus and area Algebraic fractions Revision GCSE examinations |

**Exam Information (Nature of Assessment)**

The examinations are taken are the end of year 11 and will consist of 3 question papers. Students must take the three question papers at the same tier. There is a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

**Links to useful websites:**

**KS5 – Years 12-13**

**Subject statement**

Mathematics at post-16 is vital or desirable across a wide range of careers and further education courses. They are challenging courses which require a level of dedication and commitment from students beyond that required or experienced at GCSE. Extensive support is available for students who take mathematics at this level.

**A Level Mathematics**

**Exam board AQA: **http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/as-and-a-level/mathematics-6360

**Overview of Topics Covered**

In addition to A Level mathematics some students also take Further Mathematics at A Level.

**Year 12 **

Autumn term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Core 1 Decision |
Core 2 Decision |
Examinations Pre year 13 preparation |

**Year 13 **

Autumn term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Core 3 Mechanics |
Core 4 Mechanics |
Examinations |

**Exam Information (Nature of Assessment)**

All examinations are 90 minutes and form one sixth of the overall marks for the final grade.

3 exams are taken at the end of each year 12 and year 13.

**Links to useful websites:**

www.mymaths.co.uk

Level 3 Core Mathematics – Mathematical Studies

**Exam board AQA: **http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/mathematical-studies-1350

**Overview of Topics Covered**

**Year 12**

Autumn term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Spreadsheets Data Fermi estimation Percentages |
Equations of straight lines Critical path analysis Perimeter and area Finance |
Pythagoras’ Critical analysis Surface area Project work |

**Year 13 **

Autumn term |
Spring Term |
Summer Term |

Data – graphical Data – numerical Graphs Critical analysis |
Taxation Finance – tax and credit Critical path and risk analysis Critical analysis |
Examinations |

**Exam Information (Nature of Assessment)**

Two exams, each 90 minutes are taken at the end of year 13.

**Links to useful websites:**

www.mymaths.co.uk