Mathematics

Aims

The course aims to equip students with the numeracy, logical thinking and problem solving skills that will enable them to thrive in a fast changing world.

Teaching and Learning

Most topics are taught in a traditional manner of explanation, example, practice, master. Mini whiteboards and practical equipment are used to enhance learning where possible.

Assessment for learning                            

Students will be tested at the end of each topic using a cumulative approach. This means each test will cover all the work they have done so far. After each test, we will analyse how students have done and make a plan to move their learning forward.

Home Learning

Home learning will be set regularly and will consist of worksheets, website work (such as mymaths), flipped learning or a variety of other tasks.

Show my Homework – all home learning activities will be published by individual staff members on the Show My Homework website which can be found by following the link on the school’s homepage. Students and parents can access this through their accounts or by filtering the results. Staff will add copies of resources (if available) and links to videos and websites if applicable to the task.

Equipment

Students will need a scientific calculator; the department will periodically send out letters letting you buy a suitable model at a discounted price. They will also need a ruler, protractor and compasses. Scissors and glue would also be helpful.

Key Stage 3

Maths

Programme of Study

Year 7

Extension

Core

Support

Topic 1

Whole numbers, decimals and standard form

Whole numbers and decimals

Whole numbers and decimals

Topic 2

Measures, perimeter and area

Measures, perimeter and area

Measures, perimeter and area

Topic 3

Whole number and decimal calculations

Whole number and decimal calculations

Whole number calculations

Topic 4

Squares, factors, primes

Properties of number

Factors and divisibility

Topic 5

Angles and 2D shapes

Angles and 2D shapes

Angles and 2D shapes

Topic 6

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Topic 7

Expressions and formulae

Expressions and formulae

Expressions and formulae

Topic 8

Averages and collecting data

Averages and charts

Averages and charts

Topic 9

Transformations and symmetry

Transformations and symmetry

Transformations and symmetry

Topic10

Equations

Equations

Equations

Assessments

Assessments are carried out at the end of every topic

Year 8

Extension

Core

Support

Topic 1

Rounding, indices and standard form

Rounding, indices and standard form

Negative numbers and rounding

Topic 2

Negative numbers and expression and formulae

Negative numbers and expression and formulae

Negative numbers and expression and formulae

Topic 3

Averages, scatter graphs and stem and leaf

Averages, scatter graphs and stem and leaf

Averages, bar and pie charts

Topic 4

Solving equations

Solving equations

Solving equations

Topic 5

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Topic 6

Graphs

Graphs

Graphs

Topic 7

Construction and loci

Construction and loci

Construction and loci

Topic 8

Probability

Probability

Probability

Topic 9

Area and Volume

Area and Volume

Area and Volume

Topic 10

Percentages

Percentages

Percentages

Topic 11

Sequences

Sequences

Sequences

Topic 12

Transformations

Transformations

Transformations

Topic 13

AOB

AOB

AOB

Assessments

Assessments are carried out at the end of every topic

 

Additional Information

Assessments take place at the end of each topic. All assessment is cumulative so each test will cover all the work done so far in the course. Maths clinic is available at lunchtimes for additional help or to catch up with work missed

How Parents/ Carers can help

The department subscribes to several useful websites. Mymaths contains lots of explanation and questions while MathswatchVLE contains explanatory videos and questions. Passwords for both sites can be obtained from your daughter’s Maths teacher.

 

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Mrs Pritchard or Mrs Wheelhouse the Key Stage 3 coordinators

Key Stage 4

Maths (Year 9, 10 & 11)

Programme of Study

Students follow the Edexcel syllabus

Links to the specification website:

HTTP://QUALIFICATIONS.PEARSON.COM/CONTENT/DEMO/EN/QUALIFICATIONS/EDEXCEL-GCSES/MATHEMATICS-2015.HTML

The aim of the course is to allow students to develop the skills so they can:

  • Use and apply mathematics to solve problems and answer questions.
  • Use number and algebra to solve and model real life situations.
  • Explore different areas of shape and space and measurement.
  • Use handling data skills to investigate different hypotheses and theories.

The course will cover the following: 1 Number, 2 Algebra, 3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change,

4 Geometry and measures, 5 Probability and 6 Statistics

Accreditation Structure

 

Paper

Assessment

Length

Weighting

1

Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures; Probability; Statistics

Written Examination

 

Non-calculator assessment

 

(80 marks)

1 hour 30 mins

33.33% of the GCSE

2

Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures; Probability; Statistics

Written Examination

 

Calculators permitted

 

(80 marks)

1 hour 30 mins

33.33% of the GCSE

3

Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures; Probability; Statistics

Written Examination

 

Calculators permitted

 

(80 marks)

1 hour 30 mins

33.33% of the GCSE

There is no coursework

The students are following a new GCSE course and will be awarded grades 1 – 9 following their examinations.

Two tiers are available:

  • Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5
  • Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed)

Additional Information

Maths clinic is available at lunchtimes for additional help or to catch up with work missed

How Parents/ Carers can help

The department subscribes to several useful websites. Mymaths contains lots of explanation and questions while MathswatchVLE contains explanatory videos and questions. Passwords for both sites can be obtained from your daughter’s Maths teacher.

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Mr Dalley, KS4 coordinator.

 

Key Stage 5

Further Mathematics

Programme of Study

Students follow the Edexcel syllabus.

Specification number: 9371

Link to the specification website: HTTP://QUALIFICATIONS.PEARSON.COM/EN/QUALIFICATIONS/EDEXCEL-A-LEVELS/MATHEMATICS-2008.HTML

Year 12

Students study 3 modules:

C1 and C2 are compulsory

One applied module (M1, S1 or D1)

Year 13

Students study 3 modules:

C3 and C4 are compulsory

One further applied module (M1 and S1 or M1 and D1 or S1 and D1 or S1 and S2 or M1 and M2 or D1 and D2)

 

Accreditation Structure

 

Component

Mode of Assessment

Weighting

C1 Core Mathematics 1

 

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

June 33.3% of AS

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

C2 Core Mathematics 2

 

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

June 33.3% of AS

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

Optional Unit

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

June 33.3% of AS

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

C3 Core Mathematics 3

 

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

C4 Core Mathematics 4

 

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

Optional Unit

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

 

Additional Information

Maths clinic is available at lunchtimes for additional help or to catch up with work missed

How Parents/ Carers can help

The department subscribes to several useful websites. Mymaths contains lots of explanation and questions while MathswatchVLE contains explanatory videos and questions. Passwords for both sites can be obtained from your daughter’s Maths teacher.

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Mr Gaya, Head of Mathematics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme of Study

Students follow the Edexcel syllabus.

Specification number: 9372

Link to the specification website: HTTP://QUALIFICATIONS.PEARSON.COM/EN/QUALIFICATIONS/EDEXCEL-A-LEVELS/MATHEMATICS-2008.HTML

Year 12

Students study 3 modules: FP1 is compulsory and is a further pure module that uses the content of C1 and C2 from the Mathematics course and builds on it. It includes complex numbers, iteration, matrices and proof. Two applied modules are also studied from S1-5, M1-5 and D1-2. The exact modules will be chosen depending on the needs and preferences of the girls taking the course.

Year 13

Students study 3 modules: FP2 is compulsory and builds upon C3 and C4 from the A2 Mathematics course. It is a challenging module. Two additional modules are chosen from FP3 (similar to FP2) and the applied modules.

 

Accreditation Structure

 

Component

Mode of Assessment

Weighting

FP1

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

June 33.3% of AS

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

Optional Unit 1

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

June 33.3% of AS

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

Optional Unit 2

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

June 33.3% of AS

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

FP2

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

Optional Unit 3

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

Optional Unit 4

Written examination

1 hour 30 mins

75 marks

16.67% of Advanced GCE

 

 

Additional Information

Maths clinic is available at lunchtimes for additional help or to catch up with work missed

How Parents/ Carers can help

The department subscribes to several useful websites. Mymaths contains lots of explanation and questions while MathswatchVLE contains explanatory videos and questions. Passwords for both sites can be obtained from your daughter’s Maths teacher.

If you have any further questions about this course, to whom do I speak?

Mr Gaya, Head of Mathematics.

 

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