Mathematics

Key Stage 3

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Students study;

Number Topics, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, and negative numbers.

Algebra Topics, expressions, formulae, simplifying, substitution and solving equations.

Shape, Space and Measure Topics, drawing and calculating angles, recognising and using shape properties both 2D and 3D, rotational and reflective symmetry.

Data Handling Topics, the data handling cycle, averages, charts and graphs

Students will also complete a selection of cross curricular and functional maths projects, and be introduced to ICT resources that will support learning . There will also be opportunities to take part in numeracy days and maths challenges.

Through out the year students will also complete end of term and topic assessments as well as an end of year assessment.

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Students will study

Number topics, types of number, indices, surds,  standard form, fractions, decimals percentages, ratio and proportion

Algebra Topics, equations, inequalities, formulae,  trial and improvement, 3D and 2D coordinates and graphs, real life graphs, quadratics,  algebraic proof,  and sequences

Shape, Space and Measure Topics, angles (2D and 3D shapes ), bearings, scale, properties of polygons and circles, perimeter, area and volume linked with algebra (working with symbols, brackets and solving simple equations) constructions, loci, nets and elevations, transformations, vectors, Pythagoras and trigonometry.

Data Handling Topics,  the Data Handling Cycle, collecting, processing, representing, analysing data and probability

Students will also complete a selection of cross curricular and functional maths projects, and use ICT resources that will support learning . There will also be opportunities to take part in numeracy days and maths challenges.

Through out the year students will also complete end of term and topic assessments as well as an end of year assessment.

Some students will take part in the National “United Kingdom Maths Trust” Challenge.

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Students will study

Number topics, working with numbers and the number system, types of number (multiples, factors, primes, HCF’s and LCM’s), estimating, rounding and bounds, fractions decimals and percentages, ratio and proportion, indices standard form and surds.

Algebra Topics, working with symbols, sequences, coordinates (including 3D), straight line graphs, gradients, midpoints, parallel and perpendicular lines, curved graphs (quadratic, cubic, reciprocal and exponential), real life graphs, indices, equations (linear, quadratic and simultaneous), formulae (substitution and changing the subject), inequalities and trial and improvement

Shape, Space and Measure Topics,transformations, properties of 2D and 3D shapes, perimeter, area, volume and surface area, angles and bearings, conversions (imperial and metric units), loci and construction, Pythagoras’ theorem, trigonometry, circle properties vectors.

Data Handling Topics, collecting, representing data and interpreting information, graphs and charts (stem and leaf, cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms scatter diagrams and correlation), measure of average and spread, grouped frequency, stratified sampling and probability.

Students will also complete a selection of cross curricular and functional maths projects, and use ICT resources that will support learning . There will also be opportunities to take part in numeracy days and maths challenges.

Through out the year students will also complete end of term and topic assessments as well as an end of year assessment.

Key Stage 4

Some students in year 10 will take part in the National “United Kingdom Maths Trust” Challenge.

GCSE Mathematics

Course Title

Mathematics

Examination Board

AQA

Qualification

GCSE

Specification

Linear

QN Code

8300

Link to specification

http://allaboutmaths.aqa.org.uk/newspec8300

Summary of course content

Full Linear GCSE course content including

  • Statistics.
  • Number
  • Algebra.
  • Geometry and Measure
  • Probability
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change

(a full list of topics for the separate Higher/Foundation Tiers are available from the Maths department)

How will I be assessed?

The  exam is assessed as 3 separate papers;

Paper 1 is a non-calculator exam 1 hour 30 minutes long

Papers 2 and 3 are each, also 1 hour 30 minutes long  but allow the use of a calculator

Papers are taken on separate days but must be taken within the same exam series.

All exams are taken in June of year 11.

What type of activities take place in lessons?

The range of activities used at Key Stage 3 are also used at GCSE level:

  • Paired and group work is used as well as individual activities.
  • Matching/sorting activities.
  • Mathematical games
  • Practise Exam questions.
  • Use of ICT programmes such as Mymaths
  • Competitions and project work
  • Presentations of work/ideas to class

What type of homework tasks will be set?

Mymaths tasks

Revision/consolidation exercises of topics taught in lessons

Research

Exam question practise

Useful links

These are just a few of the resources available

BBC Bitesize

Mymaths.co.uk

Maths revision.net

http://studymaths.co.uk/

http://revisionmaths.com/gcse-maths-revision

http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-revision/syllabuses/GCSE/period-1/Higher/module.php

http://www.educationquizzes.com/gcse/maths/

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcse.htm

http://www.mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/index.htm

How will this help students in the future?

Maths is present in many aspects of life; using and managing money is just one example where mathematics is used by everyone.

A good GCSE Grade in maths is required by most colleges for a place on a course post 16 and is also required by many employers for job applications and apprenticeship places for example.

How will this course build on Key Stage 3?

GCSE topics have been taught throughout year 9.

These topics will be revised and assessed throughout years 10 and 11 along with other topics from the GCSE curriculum.

Most GCSE topics (with the exception of a few of the highest grade topics) build on previous skills and knowledge of mathematical processes and skills taking them up to GCSE level.

What Skills will I develop?

Skills already learnt will be developed and extended taking them to GCSE level.

You will learn to;

Collect, analyse and present data.

Use mental and written methods to perform calculations.

Manipulate algebra.

Solve problems involving shapes