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Mathematics

Subject: Mathematics
Contact: Mrs S Blears-Chalmers

Overview:

As one of the core subjects, Mathematics is studied by all students at Key Stages 3 and 4. The traditional topics of Number, Algebra, Shape and Data Handling are re-enforced with problem solving and real life applications.

Mathematics is taught by enthusiastic and dynamic teachers who are dedicated to ensuring every student reaches their potential.

KS3 

Overview:

Students in Key Stage 3 are taught in ability groups for Mathematics. Problem solving and real life applications are developed through various teaching strategies including Maths Mastery. Students are encouraged to discuss and justify their explanations in order for them to develop their deeper understanding of the concepts.

Curriculum content

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Number skills

Shape - Geometry

Numbers -Fractions, Percentages and

Decimals

Shape - Angles

Algebra -Equations

Shape –Area and Volume

Number- recap

Project work

Year 8

Number skills

Algebra

Data Handling-Probability

Number -Proportion

Algebra -Sequences

Shape-Angles/Bearings

Algebra -Equations

Shape- Area and Volume

Project work

Year 9

Number – Facts,  Indices, Standard form

Shape – Drawings

Data Handling- Probability

Algebra - Quadratics

Algebra – Sequences

Shape- Angles, Trigonometry, Area and Volume

Number – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Algebra – Graphs and equations

Data Handling – charts and analysis

Age related milestones

Handling Data
Algebra
Number
Shape & Space

 

KS4  

Overview

The Key Stage 4 curriculum follows the Edexcel new GCSE Specification. There are two tiers of entry – Foundation and Higher.

Students are taught in ability groups and build on the foundations of the Key Stage 3 curriculum.

Exam board and course

Curriculum Content

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

Number, Algebra, Shape

Data Handling data, Number, Algebra

Shape, Algebra, Number

Year 11

Data Handling data, Number, Algebra

Number, Algebra, Shape

Shape, Algebra, Number

Assessment components

All GCSE content is examined in each of the 3 exam papers that student sit at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1 is a non-calculator exam while in Paper 2 and 3 students are allowed calculators.

Enrichment opportunities:

Revision/Homework Club – Wednesday after school

Origami Club – Wednesday Lunchtime

Useful websites to support learning

www.mymaths.co.uk website
www.corbettmaths.co.uk website
www.desmos.co.uk website