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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
  • Averages and range
  • Representing and interpreting data

Foundation Topics

  • Tables
  • Charts and graphs
  • Pie charts

Higher

Students will learn about sequences ,averages and range, collecting data, representing data

Foundation

Students will learn about drawing and interpreting graphs, tables and charts

Spring Term 2

Higher Topics

  • Scatter graphs
  • Fractions

Foundation Topics

  • Scatter graphs
  • Fractions

Higher and Foundation

Students will learn about scatter graphs, lines of best fit and how to solve factions involving different operations

Summer Term 1

Higher Topics

  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Polygons, angles and parallel lines

Foundation Topics

  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Percentages
  • Statistics and questionnaires
  • The averages

Higher

Students will learn about percentages, ratio and proportion, Angles, polygons and parallel lines

Foundation

Students will learn about fractions, decimals, percentages, averages and range, sampling, questionnaires, collecting data, analysing data

Summer Term 2

Higher Topics

  • Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry
  • Graphs: the basics and real-life graphs
  • Linear graphs and coordinate geometry

Foundation Topics

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

Higher

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

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

 

Foundation

  • Perimeter and area
  • 3D forms and volume
  • Real life graphs

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 and calculate perimeter, area and volumes for 2D and 3D shapes.  Students will be able to plot real life graphs.

Autumn Term 2

Higher

  • Shapes
  • Accuracy and Bounds
  • Transformations

Foundation

  • Straight line graphs
  • Transformations

Higher

Students will learn how to calculate area and volume for 2D and 3D shapes. They will be able to calculate upper and lower bounds.

Draw and interpret the different transformations

Foundation

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

Spring Term 1

Higher

  • Construction, loci and bearing
  • Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations
  • Inequalities

 

Foundation

Higher

Students will learn how to use construct a range of shapes and measure bearing. Thill be able about to solve quadratic equations, inequalities and solve simultaneous equations in real life problems.

Foundation

Students will learn how to problem solve ratio and proportion using the correct mathematical language.

Spring Term 2

Higher

  • Probability
  • Multiplicative reasoning

Foundation

  • Right angle triangles

Higher

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

Summer Term 1

Higher

  • Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D
  • Graphs of trigonometric functions

Foundation

  • probability

Higher

Students will learn how to reflect, rotate, translate and enlarge shapes including negative enlargements. They will learn the rules of similarity and congruence and apply them to questions on shapes

Foundation

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

Summer Term 2

Higher

  • Further trigonometry Foundation
  • Multiplicative reasoning

Higher

Students will learn how to use the sine  and cosine rule and calculate the area of a non-right angle triangle in real life problems.

Foundation

Students will learn how to calculate more percentages, rates of change and compound measures.

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

KEY STAGE 5

Year 12
In Year 12, we offer AS Mathematics (Edexcel) for students who have achieved an A or above in Higher Level GCSE. The AS syllabus comprises of three teaching units these are Core 1 (non- calculator) Core 2 and the applications unit Statistics 1. Students will sit these exams in June 2016.

We offer Edexcels Level 3 Mathematics in context qualification to students who have achieved a C or above at GCSE Maths. The content areas covered in this qualification are applications of Statistics, probability, linear programming & sequences and growth.  This Level 3 course is delivered over a 2 year period. This qualification provides the mathematical skills to support students progression to higher education to study subjects that `use’ mathematics including , for example, biology, business, geography, health and social care, nursing and psychology. This qualification will be examined in June 2017.

Year 12 students who have gained below a C grade at GCSE maths will be required to resit the GCSE Maths qualification in November and June,  and will have the opportunity to study AQA’s Frees standing Maths qualification in Money management.

Year 13

In year 13 students who have achieved a D or above in AS mathematics will continue to follow the A level Maths course. The A2 in Mathematics must comprise of six units (three studied at AS). The units covered at A2 are Core 3, Core 4 and the applications unit Decision 1. Exams will be sat in June 2016.