Mathematics

Head of STEM: Mrs R Edmunds
Faculty Staff: Mrs A Caines, Mrs V Graham
Level of teaching: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 at The New Sixth (Maths and Further Maths)

As a department, we are committed that every student will have a positive experience in learning Mathematics.  The students will show continual progression and improvement and we will aim to support all students to achieve their full potential.

For further information about this course, please email the Head of Faculty, Mrs R Edmunds or telephone her on 01225 312661.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8)

The Key Stage 3 programme of study forms the building blocks for the Key Stage 4 curriculum.

Year 7A Topics
Using Number
Sequences
Perimeter, Area and Volume
Decimal Numbers
Working with Numbers
Statistics
Algebra
Fractions
Angles
Coordinates and Graphs
Percentages
Probability
Symmetry
Equations
Interpreting Data
3D Shapes
Ratio

Year 7B Topics
Using Number
Sequences
Perimeter and Area
Decimal Numbers
Working with Numbers
Statistics
Algebra
Fractions
Angles
Coordinates and Graphs
Percentages
Probability
Symmetry
Equations
Interpreting Data
3D Shapes
Ratio

For further information on what is studied at Year 7 and how you can support your child, please see:

Year 7A Route Map (112.4 KiB)

Year 7B Route Map (103.3 KiB)

Year 8A Topics
Working with Numbers
Geometry
Probability
Percentages
Congruent Shapes
Surface Area and Volume of Prisms
Graphs
Number
Interpreting Data
Algebra
Shape and Ration
Fractions and Decimals
Proportion
Circles
Equations and Formulae
Comparing Data

Year 8B Topics
Working with Numbers
Geometry
Probability
Percentages
Sequences
Area
Graphs
Simplifying Numbers
Interpreting Data
Algebra
Congruence and Scaling
Fractions and Decimals
Proportion
Circles
Equations and Formulae
Comparing Data

For further information on what is studied at Year 8 and how you can support your child, please see:

Year 8A Route Map (95.1 KiB)

Year 8B Route Map (102.1 KiB)

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10, 11) 

Course Codes:

GCSE Mathematics Higher and Foundation Edexcel 1MA1
Exam Board Specification: http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/gcse-maths-2015-specification.pdf

GCSE Further Mathematics AQA Certificate 8360
Exam Board Specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/further-mathematics-8360

The GCSE in Maths is started at the beginning of Year 9 to maximise time on the content needed. There is also an option to study the AQA certificate in Further Mathematics in Year 11 for students wanting to continue to study Maths post-16.

Year 9 Foundation Topics
Calculations
Expressions
Angles and Polygons
Handling Data
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Formulae and Functions
Working in 2D
Probability 1

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Year 9 Higher Topics
Number Calculations
Algebra 1
Angles and Polygons
Handling Data
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Formulae and Functions
Working in 2D
Probability
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For further information on what is studied at Year 9 and how you can support your child, please see:

Year 9 Foundation Route Map (127.5 KiB)

Year 9 Higher Route Map (115.1 KiB)

Year 10 Foundation and Higher Topics
Measures and Accuracy
Equations and Inequalities
Circles and Constructions
Ratio and Proportion
Factors, Powers and Roots
Graphs 1
Working in 3D
Handling Data 2
Calculations 2

For further information on what is studied at Year 10 and how you can support your child, please see:

Year 10 Foundation Route Map (132.1 KiB)

Year 10 Higher Route Map (143.5 KiB)

Year 11 Foundation and Higher Topics
Graphs 2
Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Combined Events
Sequences
Units and Probability

For further information on what is studied at Year 11 and how you can support your child, please see:

Year 11 Foundation Route Map (110.7 KiB)

Year 11 Higher Route Map (114.1 KiB)

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) taught at The New Sixth

Course Code: A Level Mathematics Edexcel
Course Code: A Level Further Mathematics Edexcel 

A Level Mathematics: Maths at this level consists of the study of pure mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics to the physical world through:

  • Statistics (understanding and interpreting information);
  • Mechanics (understanding how and why physical objects move and behave as they do);
  • Decision mathematics (uses discrete mathematics to construct mathematical models to arrive at an optimal solution to real life problems).

A Level Further Mathematics: Students will have at least an A grade in GCSE mathematics. They will need to be confident in the application of algebraic and other mathematical skills and have an interest in solving real life problems using these skills together with logical mathematical argument. Further Mathematics is required by many universities as a prerequisite to study mathematics at degree level. It is also useful for accounting, financial subjects, law, engineering and sciences.

Mathematics at this level consists of the study of pure mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics to the physical world through:

  • Statistics (understanding and interpreting information);
  • Mechanics (understanding how and why physical objects move and behave as they do);
  • Decision mathematics (uses discrete mathematics to construct mathematical models to arrive at an optimal solution to real life problems).

For more information on A Level Mathematics, click here.

For more information on A Level Further Mathematics, click here.

Enrichment and Links:
You will find useful help to support your learning in Maths here:

www.mymaths.co.uk
www.kerboodle.com
http://www.mrbartonmaths.com