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Maths Department

Maths is one of the most important subjects you will study. You will require your maths skills in all aspects of your life. It is not just about numbers … it is about thinking logically and solving problems. Mathematicians are essential to make society function well.

KS3 Curriculum:

The KS3 Scheme of Work follows the National Strategy Framework for Mathematics. Students are set into ability groups to ensure that all students are helped, encouraged and challenged at an appropriate level.

The new programme of study emphasizes students ability to develop fluency, reason mathematically and be able to solve problems in an unfamiliar context.

Term 1 Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Coordinates, Negative Numbers, Mental Calculation, Interpret graphs, Place Value, Multiples, Factors, Primes, Square Numbers, Statistics, Averages and Range, Statistical Diagrams, Plan and Collect data. Equations, Angles, Fractions, Fractions and Decimals and Percentages, Probability, Calculator Methods. Written Methods, Perimeter and Area, Sequences and Functions, Ratio and Proportion, Constructions.
Year 8 Negative numbers, Powers and Roots, Angles, Sequences and Functions, Construction and Loci, Probability, Fractions, Fractions and Decimals and Percentages. Algebra, Area, Volume, Graphs, Place Value, Written methods, Calculator Methods, Transformations, Equations. Statistics, Plan and collect Data, Averages and Range, Statistical Diagrams, Ratio and Proportion, 2D and 3D shapes, Interpret graphs, Compare data.
Year 9 Measures, Circumference and Area of a Circle, Fractions, Probability, Equations, Angles, Powers and Roots, Averages, Statistical Diagrams, Place Value. Written Methods, Sequences, Functions, Graphs, Constructions and Loci, Ratio and Proportion, Fractions and Decimals and Percentages, Calculator Methods.

Statistics, Plan and Collect Data, Transformations, Volume and Surface Area.

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KS4 Curriculum:

At KS4 we follow the AQA Linear GCSE course.

Students are entered either at the Higher level (Grade A* – C) or the Foundation level (Grade C – G).

There are 2 written papers, a calculator paper and a non-calculator paper. There is no coursework.

Term 1 Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

F:- Written methods, Graphs, Angles, Averages, Integers and Powers, Algebra.H:- Written Methods, Percentages, Graphs, Angles, Circle Geometry, Averages, Integers, Powers, Standard Form, Algebra, Trial and Improvement. F:- Area, Probability, Fractions, Equations, Transformations, Presenting Data.H:- Area and Volume, Probability, Fractions and ratio, Simultaneous Equations, Transformations, Presenting Data. F:- Percentages, Circles, Pythagoras, Graphs, Sequences.H:- Proportion, Quadratics, Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Graphs, Sequences.
Year 11 F:- Ratio and proportion, Measurements, Constructions Sampling, Averages.H:- Inequalities, Vectors, Constructions, Sampling, Averages. F:- Inequalities, Standard Form, Formulae, Quadratic Graphs.H:- Transforming Graphs, Simultaneous Equations, Decimals and Surds, Rearranging Formulae, Proofs.

Revision.

Enrichment:

Additional Maths is studied by a small number of able students, as preparation for A level.

Functional mathematics, which helps develop thinking skills and real-life problem solving, is studied by all students as part of the course.

Some students are given the opportunity to enter a national maths challenge as an individual and as a team.

Useful Website Addresses:

www.mymaths.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize

www.murderousmaths.co.uk

Maths Staff

Mr Underwood
Head of Mathematics
Mr Butterworth
Teacher
Mrs Morgan
Teacher
Mrs Stennett
Teacher
Mrs Hutchinson
Teacher/One to One Tutor

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Mrs Pinkney
Teacher

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