Mathematics

Head of STEM: Mrs A Caines
Faculty Staff: Mrs R Edmunds, Miss D Taylor, Mrs A Caines
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 A Caines 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 7
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

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

Year 7 Set 1

Year 7 Set 2&3

Year 7 Set 4&5

Year 8 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

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

Year 8 Set 1

Year 8 Set 2

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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For further information on what is studied at Year 9 and how you can support your child, please see here.

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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 here.

GCSE Statistics Edexcel 1STO

This course is offered to selected students in years 10 and 11, for examination in year 11.

Exam Board Specification: Statistics Course Code & Spec

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

 

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 here for Foundation and here for Higher.

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 here for Foundation and here for Higher.

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

Courses

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