Mathematics

Faculty Vision

Every student should be able to choose appropriate strategies to solve mathematical problems and evaluate the result.

Curriculum Overview:

Year 7 – 4 periods per week following a maths mastery course
Year 8 – 4 periods per week continuing a maths mastery course
Year 9 – 5 periods per week beginning to develop the knowledge and skills for the GCSE

GCSE Course:

GCSE Mathematics (AQA) – Year 9/10/11

Alternative to GCSE

OCR Certificate of Achievement

Topics covered:

(please note that the content covered may vary slightly from set to set according to ability and readiness for these topics.)

Year 7

In Year 7, pupils start a maths mastery course which involves them learning a focused part of the curriculum each half term in depth. Students are encouraged to consolidate and strengthen skills through a variety of different resources. Students are encouraged to stretch themselves and a high standard is expected at all times. Pupils are set according to their maths ability, and this setting is reviewed regularly.

  • Half Term 1: Place Value including adding and subtracting, estimation, perimeter and negative numbers
  • Half Term 2: Multiplying and Dividing including area, mean and factors and primes
  • Half Term 3: Geometry including drawing and measuring angles, finding angles, properties of shapes
  • Half Term 4: Fractions including equivalence and comparing, multiples, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers and finding fractions of quantities
  • Half Term 5: Algebra including order of operations, substitution, simplifying, solving word problems, sequences and co-ordinates
  • Half Term 6: Percentages and Pie Charts including read and interpret pie charts, converting between fractions, decimals and percentages, percentage of quantity, solve percentage problems

Year 8

In Year 8, pupils continue to consolidate their skills. Pupils are set according to their maths ability, and this setting is reviewed regularly.

  • Half Term 1: Number including Indices, Prime factorisation to find LCM, HCF, squares, cubes,  Order of operations, Rounding, s.f. and estimation, Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers (include negatives) and Using a calculator
  • Half Term 2: Algebraic expressions including Negative numbers and inequality statements, Calculate and evaluate expressions with rational numbers, Algebraic manipulation, Linear equations and Expressions and equations from real-world situations
  • Half Term 3: 2D Geometry including Accurate construction, Find unknown angles (including parallel lines), Conversion between length units and between area units, Area and perimeter of composite figures, Area of trapeziums and Area of circles
  • Half Term 4: Proportional reasoning including Convert between FDP, Percentage increase and decrease, finding the whole given the part and the percentage, Ratio (equivalent, of a quantity) and rate, Speed, distance, time and  Multiply and divide fractions
  • Half Term 5: 3D Geometry including Conversion between volume units, Visualise and identify 3D shapes and their nets, Circumference a circle, Surface area and volume of cuboid, prism, cylinder, composite solids
  • Half Term 6: Statistics including Collecting & organising data, Venn diagrams Construction and interpretation of graphs – pictograms, bar charts, pie charts, histograms, line graphs and Interpret and compare statistical representations using range and median

Year 9

Pupils begin to build towards their knowledge and understanding for the GCSE exam

  • Half Term 1: Basic number and fractions, Cartesian coordinates, linear graphs, reflections, ratio and proportion.
  • Half Term 2: , Sequences: nth term, basic algebra, introduction to quadratics, angle properties, 2D representation of 3D shapes
  •  Half Term 3: Congruence and similarity, Enlargement, Perimeter and Area, circumference and area,
  • Half Term 4: Constructions and loci, equations and rearranging formulae, Inequalities, and graphing inequalities.
  •  Half Term 5: Pythagoras’ theorem, Translations and Rotation, volume of pyramids, cones and spheres
  • Half Term 6: Factors and multiples, scatter graphs, Comparing two data sets, Stem-and-leaf diagrams, Mean of grouped data, Recurring decimals and Probability.

Options offered at the end of Year 9

Units studied in year 10

Note: the content covered may vary slightly from set to set according to ability and readiness for these topics, and whether a candidate is entered for the foundation or higher maths exam.

  • Half Term 1: – Probability, estimating measures, surds, indices, standard form
  •  Half Term 2: – Rounding and bounds, simultaneous equations, expanding and factorising quadratics, solving quadratics, quadratic graphs.
  • Half Term 3: – Quadratic graphs, gradients and rate of change, real life graphs, equations of a circle, angles facts.
  • Half Term 4: – Properties of polygons, Circle theorems, Trigonometry
  •  Half Term 5: – Direct and inverse proportion, further graphs, functions, scale diagrams and bearings
  • Half Term 6: collecting and representing data, numerical methods

Units studied in year 11

Note from Easter onwards preparation for the GCSE will be taking place.

  • Half Term 1: – Linear and quadratic sequences, basic percentages, calculating with percentage, growth and decay, product rule, statistics – box plots + interquartile range, constructions and loci, plans and elevations.
  • Half Term 2: – Transformations, scale drawings, bearings, similarity, substitution and inequalities, solving quadratics, ratios
  • Half Term 3: – Perimeter and area, surface area and volume, algebraic fractions, vectors
  • Half Term 4: – Sine and cosine rule, transforming functions, pre-calculus and area under a curve.
September 4, 2017
  • INSET DAY - School closed to students
    September 4, 2017

September 5, 2017
  • HALF TERM 1 STARTS
    September 5, 2017

September 11, 2017
  • CATS Week
    September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

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Manchester
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