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Blackfen School for Girls

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Mathematics

KEY STAGE 3: YEARS 7 AND 8

Year 7 and 8 are set by ability and follow an accelerated curriculum in Mathematics which enables them to take their end of Key stage 3 Teacher Assessment in the Summer Term of year 8. The Scheme of Work they follow is based on Kangaroo Maths, depending on their level students follow schemes at the following stages;

  • Stage 6 (support year 7)
  • Stage 7 (year 7)
  • Stage 8 (top year 7 and year 8)
  • Stage 9 (top year 8)

http://www.kangaroomaths.com

KEY STAGE 4 – YEARS 9 TO 11

In Year 9 all students start their GCSE Mathematics course, they will complete the course in Year 11, and take the final examination in June 2018

Candidates for this qualification are entered for one of two tiers. The grades available for each tier are as follows:

Exam Board: Edexcel

Year 9 will be sitting the new style GCSE with grade 1-9

Grades achievable:  Higher 4-9    Foundation  1-5

Term

Unit of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Higher Topics

  • Calculations, checking and rounding
  • Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations
  • Factors, multiples and primes

Foundation Topics

  • Integers and place value
  • Decimals
  • Indices, powers and roots
  • Factors, multiples and primes

Higher and Foundation

Students will learn about Powers, decimals, HCF and LCM, positive and negative, roots, rounding, reciprocals, and indices

Autumn Term 2

Higher Topics

  • Standard form and surds
  • Algebra: the basics
  • Setting up, rearranging and solving equations

Foundation Topics

  • Algebra: the basics
  • Expanding and factorising single brackets
  • Expressions and substitution into formulae

Higher

Students will learn about standard form, surds, expressions, substituting into simple formulae, expanding and factorising, equations, and inequalities, simple proof

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation

Students will learn about expressions, substituting into simple formulae, expanding and factorising

Spring Term 1

Higher Topics

  • Sequences
  • Collecting Data

Foundation Topics

  • Expressions and substitution into formulae
  • Indices and standard form

Higher

Students will learn about sequences  and collecting data

 

 

 

Foundation

Students will learn about substitute into formula and understand standard form.

Spring Term 2

Higher Topics

  • Scatter graphs
  • Averages and range
  • Representing and interpreting data

Foundation Topics

  • Tables
  • Charts and graphs
  • Pie charts
  • Scatter graphs
  • Fractions

Higher and Foundation

 

Students will learn about scatter graphs, lines of best fit and averages and range, collecting data, representing data,

drawing , interpreting graphs, tables and charts

Summer Term 1

Higher Topics

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Fractions

Foundation Topics

  • Sequences
  • The averages

Higher

ratio and proportion and how to solve factions involving different operations

 

 

Foundation

Students will learn about sequences , range, sampling, questionnaires, collecting data and  analysing data

Summer Term 2

Higher Topics

  • Percentages
  • Polygons, angles and parallel lines
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry
  • Graphs: the basics and real-life graphs
  • Linear graphs and coordinate geometry

Foundation Topics

  • Pie charts
  • Averages
  • Scatter Graphs
  • Proportion
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages

Higher

Students will learn about percentages Angles, polygons and parallel lines

Students will learn about right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry, real-life and algebraic linear graphs, quadratic and cubic graphs, the equation of a circle, plus rates of change and area under graphs made from straight lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation

Students will learn about angles, polygons and parallel lines , range, sampling, questionnaires, collecting data and  analysing data

Year 10
In Year 10 all students start their GCSE Mathematics course, they will complete the course in Year 11, and take the final examination in June 2017

Candidates for this qualification are entered for one of two tiers. The grades available for each tier are as follows:

Exam Board: Edexcel

Year 10 will be sitting the new style GCSE with grade 1-9

Grades achievable:  Higher 4-9    Foundation  1-5

Term

Unit(s) of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Higher

  • Collecting Data
  • Cumulative frequency, boxplot and histograms
  • Perimeter, area and 3D forms

Foundation

  • Angles, lines and symmetry
  • Polygons and parallel lines
  • Interior and exterior angles of polygons
  • Ratio

Higher

Students will be able to collect data, plot boxplots, histograms and calculate area and perimeter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation

Students will be able to understand angles in polygons and parallel lines and to understand and use the rules and interior and exterior angles

Autumn Term 2

Higher

  • Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations
  • Linear graphs and coordinate geometry
  • inequalities

Foundation

  • Proportion

  •  

    Sequences

    Perimeter and area

Higher

Students will learn how to solve equations and use simultaneous equations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation

Students will learn how to Problem solve and calculate perimeter, area and volumes for 2D and 3D shapes

Spring Term 1

Higher

  • Quadratic, cubic and graphs
  • Circles, cylinder, cones and sphere
  • Graphs: the basics and real- life graphs

 

Foundation

  •  Equations

  •  Straight –line graphs

    Inequalities

Higher

Students will learn about different styles of graphs by drawing and interpreting them. This will include distance-time graphs and velocity time graphs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation

Students will learn how to problem solve equations and draw straight line graphs

Spring Term 2

Higher

  • Accuracy and bounds
  • Transformations
  • Constructions, loci and bearings

Foundation

  • 3D forms and volume
  • Real-life graphs
  • Transformations

Higher

Students will learn how to use construct a range of shapes and measure bearing.

 

 

 

 

Foundation

Students will learn the different types of transformations and plot and interpret straight line graphs

Summer Term 1

Higher

  • Probability

Foundation

  • probability

Higher

Students will learn how solve a range of probability questions including tree diagram and mathematical formulas.

Foundation

Students will learning how to using the correct language in probability to solve real life problems

Summer Term 2

Higher

  • Multiplicative reasoning

Foundation

  • Right-angles triangles – Pythagoras and trigonometry

Higher

Students will learn how to use direct and inverse proportion, relating to graph form for direct, compound measures, repeated proportional change.

Foundation

Students will learn how to apply Pythagoras and trigonometry. Using the correct language in probability to solve real life problems

Year 11
Students in Year 11 are focused on the completion of their GCSE studies we offer Linear Foundation and Higher (Edexcel).

In Year 11, students will complete the GCSE schemes of work in the Autumn term and then the will work through a programme of revision and prepare for their exams by completing past papers. Students are also expected to design their own independent revision programmes to assist them in achieving their full potential. They will sit their final examination in June.

 The following websites are useful to aid students to achieve their potential;

www.edexcel.com

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

www.mymaths.co.uk

www.corbettmaths.com