Maths

Key Stage 3

In KS3 Mathematics pupils follow a two-year curriculum consisting of either 9 units or 17 units dependant upon the students’ ability in Mathematics. These units range from Data handling, Shape &; Space, Number and Algebra.

In Year 7 students will cover:

  • Unit 1 – Basic Number
  • Unit 2 – Basic Algebra
  • Unit 3 – Graphs, Tables and Charts
  • Unit 4 – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Unit 5 – Equations, Inequalities and Sequences
  • Unit 6 – Angles
  • Unit 7 – Averages and Range
  • Unit 8 – Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • Unit 9 – Real Life Graphs

In Year 8 students will either consolidate and improve their knowledge on Units 1 – 9 or extend their knowledge by studying the following units.

  • Unit 10 – Transformations
  • Unit 11 – Ratio and Proportion
  • Unit 12 – Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Unit 13 – Probability
  • Unit 14 – Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Unit 15 – Constructions and Loci
  • Unit 16 – Quadratics
  • Unit 17 – Area of Volume

The results from the formal assessments for these units, along with end of term exams, will be used to inform any set changes.

Assessments and exams are developed using the new GSCE specification and whilst challenging it will give pupils a good foundation for when they start KS4. It is very important that all pupils prepare well for each of these formal assessments and topic tests in order for them to show progress and identify strengths and weaknesses. Each topic test and assessment will be followed by bespoke intervention for your child. For this, they will be set questions based on the topics they found difficult in the test.

In order to make progress, pupils should be looking to seek help on topics they find difficult by visiting www.mymaths.co.uk or asking their teacher for help outside of lessons continuously throughout the year.

Key Stage 4

Pupils will work towards a GCSE linear examination at the end of the course. Pupils will be set on ability, split by tier (higher and foundation) and there will be frequent set movements based on results achieved in the mock exams.

Pupils will start the course in year 9 and will study topics such as:

Pupils will complete regular end of topic tests along with Mock Exams throughout the year to determine their Current Grade, areas of strength and development and we will move and set students based on the outcomes of the tests.

In year 10, pupils will complete a series of units which include the following topics:

Pupils will complete regular end of topic tests along with Mock Exams throughout the year to determine their Current Grade, areas of strength and development and we will move and set students based on the outcomes of the tests.

 

In year 11, pupils will meet the most demanding topics on the new GCSE. 

Throughout the year, Y11 will sit a series of mock exams and be provided with bespoke intervention after each test in order to allow them to make progress between the mocks and fulfil their potential come the end of the course.

There will be a greater emphasis on problem solving skills and application of skills taught in lesson due to the greater emphasis of these in the new exams.