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Maths

Programme of study

The department follows the MyMaths scheme of learning together with Edexcel exam board. The programme of study mainly comprises: Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Rates of change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. The key skills we target include: Interpreting, Representing, Applying, Evaluating, Calculating, Analysing, Collaborating, Communicating, Reflecting and Problem solving.

 

UKMT Maths Challenge

Our students actively take part in the UKMT Maths Challenge competitions. They continuously produce commendable results which seamlessly compare with top performing pupils within the same age group, nationally. Thanks to the tremendous efforts that the students and their Math teachers: Mr F. Chaudhry, Ms S. Stoeva, Mrs A. Rasheed and Mr S. Dean, keep demonstrating.

 

STEM for Maths

Our students are always exposed to the several STEM curricular opportunities that the academy provides. Students are always encouraged to conduct projects that help enhance their application of Mathematics. Students also actively take part in the several of the STEM related educational visits.

 

Our Aims

Our aims of teaching and learning Mathematics are to encourage and enable students to:

 

  • appreciate the usefulness, effectiveness, influence and beauty of Mathematics
  • recognize that mathematics permeates all aspects of our lives and the world around us
  • become more confident in using Mathematics to analyse and solve problems
  • develop patience, persistence and resilience when solving problems
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in Mathematics
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that would enhance their employability chances.
  • develop critical thinking and the ability to reflect critically upon their work and the work of others
  • Our Strategy

SOLO Level

Meaning in relation to a student’s learning and progress

Pre-structural

I am not able to understand or solve this problem

Uni-structural

I am able to identify, name, draw, find, label, match, follow a procedure

Multi-structural

I am able to describe, list, outline, complete, continue and combine different ideas

Relational

I am able to classify, distinguish, argue, compare and contrast different ideas

Extended Abstract

I am able to generalise, predict, justify and theorise ideas within abstract contexts

With the unified belief that every individual has the capacity to always do better at Mathematics and its mastery, our strategy of teaching and learning of the subject is fundamentally based on the structure of observed learning outcomes of students – also known as SOLO Taxonomy.

 

KS3   Core Objectives

§ Use language and properties precisely to analyse numbers, algebraic expressions, 2-D and 3-D shapes, probability and statistics.

§ Understand and use variables effectively, and express relations between variables algebraically and graphically.

§ Interpret when the structure of a numerical problem requires additivee, multiplicative or proportional reasoning.

§ Reason deductively in geometry, number and algebra, including using geometrical constructions.

§ Explore what can and cannot be inferred in statistical and probabilistic settings, and begin to express arguments mathematically.

§ Evaluate appropriate concepts, methods and techniques to apply to unfamiliar and non-routine problems.

§ Model situations mathematically and express the results using a range of formal mathematical representations.

§ Move freely between different numerical, algebraic, graphical and diagrammatic representations to solve more complex problems.

§ Make and test conjectures about patterns and relationships; look for proofs or counter-examples.

§ Use algebra to generalise the structure of arithmetic, including to formulate mathematical relationships.

 

 

YEAR   7

YEAR   8

AU1 - Whole numbers and decimals

AU1 - Whole numbers and decimals

AU2 - Measures, perimeter and area  

AU2 - Measures, perimeter and area  

AU3 - Expressions and formulae  

AU1 - Expressions and formulae  

          Case study 1 – Diary farm

          Case study 1: Why do bikes have gears?

AU4 - Fractions, decimals and percentages  

AU1 - Fractions, decimals and percentages  

AU5 - Angles and 2D shapes  

AU1 - Angles  

SP6 – Graphs  

AU1 – Graphs    

          Case study 2: Recycling and energy

          Case study 2: Jewellery business

SP7 - Whole number calculations  

SP7 - Decimal calculations  

SP8 - Statistics

SP8 - Statistics  

SP9 - Transformations and symmetry  

SP9 - Transformations and scale  

          Case study 3: Rangoli

          Case study 3: Climate change

SP10 - Equations  

SP10 - Equations  

SP11 - Factors and multiples  

SP11 -   Powers and roots  

SU12 - Constructions and 3D shapes  

SU12 - Constructions and 3D shapes  

          Case study 4: Labyrinths and mazes

          Case study 4: Garden design

SU13 - Sequences  

SU13 - Sequences  

SU14 - Decimal calculations  

SU14 – 3D Shapes  

          Case study 5: Electricity in the house

          Case study 5: Golden rectangle

SU15 - Ratio and proportion  

SU15 - Ratio and proportion  

SU16 - Probability  

SU16 - Probability  

          Case study 6: School fair

          Case study 6: Crime scene investigation

GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel)

GRADES

Grades 9 — 1     (Foundation tier: 5 — 1, Higher tier: 9 — 4)

ASSESSMENT

§  3 equally weighed written exams for each tier.

§  A student must take all 3 papers at the same tier.

§  Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

§  Each paper is allocated a total of 80 marks.

 

·           Paper 1 is a NON Calculator paper.

·           Papers 2 and 3 are Calculator papers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Compulsory Core Curriculum Subject.

RECOMMENDED PRACTICE

MyMaths, Kerboodle, MathsWatch and CGP Edexcel Mathematics.

PROGRESSION PATHWAYS

Employment, A Level, Degree and Research.

CAREERS

Medicine, Engineering, Architecture, Business, Accountancy, Science, Banking, Computing, Marketing, Teaching, Pharmacy, Psychology ...

 

Course Information

 

Mathematics is a universal language. It is a way of communicating, being able to describe, to illustrate, to interpret, to predict and to explain. It is a creative subject in which pupils have the chance to explore for themselves, and create beautiful and elegant objects, patterns and arguments. It develops the essential numerical skills that enable students to understand and interact with the modern world, the ability to think in abstract ways and solve problems.

 

Almost all jobs and careers require a Mathematics GCSE. The key to success in the subject is small amounts of regular practice of Mathematics. Students who make good progress are those who invest very good effort in completing both their classwork and homework promptly and sufficiently. Students who make excellent progress are those who invest extra time and effort in their independent study outside school (for example MyMaths), and also seek extra support with any topics they might find challenging.

 

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

AUT 1 – Arithmetic

·      Place value                          

·      Adding and subtracting        

·      Multiplying and dividing        

·      Financial problems                

·      Negative numbers                

AUT 13 – Number properties

·      Divisibility                              

·      Factors & multiples              

·      Prime factorisation                  

·      LCM and HCF                        

·      Algebraic proof                        

AUT 25 – Surds

·      Simplifying surds                    

·      Adding & subtracting                

·      Multiplying & dividing                

·      Rationalising denominators        

·      Calculating with surds              

AUT 2 - Expressions

·      Terms and expressions      

·      Forming expressions            

·      Simplifying expressions        

·      Expanding brackets            

·      Factorising                          

AUT 14 – Equations

·      One step equations                

·      Multiple step equations             

·      Simultaneous equations          

·      Fractional equations               

·      Quadratic equations               

AUT 26 – Quadratics  

·      Forming                                   

·      Factorising                                

·      Quadratic formula                      

·      Fractional equations                    

·      Simultaneous equations             

AUT 3 - Fractions

·      Simplifying fractions              

·      Fractions of amounts          

·      Operations with fractions      

·      Mixed numbers                        

·      Recurring decimals                  

AUT 15 – Percentages    

·      Percentages & decimals          

·      Percentages of amounts          

·      Percentage change                  

·      Reverse percentages                

·      Compound interest                    

AUT 27 – Variation

·      Unitary method                             

·      Compound measures                  

·      Direct proportion                        

·      Inverse proportion                      

·      Growth & decay                           

AUT 4 – Angles

·      Measuring                                

·      Basic angle reasoning             

·      Angle reasoning in polygons  

·      Parallel lines                          

·      Bearings                                

AUT 16– Circles

·      Properties                              

·      Area & circumference            

·      Sectors & Segments              

·      Circle theorems                     

·      Equations                                

AUT 28 – Similarity

·      Enlargement                              

·      LSF                                         

·      ASF                                         

·      VSF                                            

·      Proof                                           

SPR 5 – Measures and accuracy

·      Metric units                          

·      Rounding                            

·      Estimation                            

·      Calculator use                      

·      Currency exchanges              

SPR 17 –   Proportionality

·      Scaling                                  

·      Recipes                                   

·      Simplifying ratios                     

·      Dividing into ratios                   

·      Compound measures              

SPR 29– Bounds

·      Lower bound                            

·      Upper bound                            

·      Adding and multiplying            

·      Subtracting & dividing              

·      Working with formulae                

SPR 6 – Formulae

·      Formulae & expressions        

·      Substitution into expressions  

·      Substitution into formulae        

·      Re-arranging formulae 1          

·      Re-arranging formulae 2          

SPR 18 – Functions  

·      Function machines                   

·      Tabulations & graphs              

·      Using functions                        

·      Composite functions             

·      Inverse functions                    

SPR 30 – Inequalities

·      Identifying integers                    

·      Number line                               

·      Simultaneous inequalities             

·      Shading regions                           

·      Describing regions                     

SPR 7 – 2D   Shapes

·      Properties                              

·      Area                                       

·      Perimeter                              

·      Congruence                           

·      Transformations                    

SPR 19– 3D   Shapes

·      Properties                              

·      Volume                                  

·      Surface area                      

·      Composite shapes              

·      Elevations                          

SPR 31 – Vectors

·      Interpretation                                

·      Adding & subtracting                    

·      Multiplying by a scalar                  

·      Simplifying                                    

·      Constructing proof                        

SPR 8 – Sequences

·      Describing                              

·      Generating terms                  

·      Linear sequences                    

·      Quadratic sequences                

·      Other sequences                      

SPR 20 – Graphs

·      Coordinates                          

·      Real life graphs                    

·      Linear graphs                        

·      Non-linear graphs                  

·      Area under the curve            

 

 

REVISION

&

EXAMS

 

 

 

 

 

SUM 9 – Indices

·      Powers & roots                      

·      Index notation                          

·      Standard form (Large)            

·      Standard form (Small)            

·      Standard form (Calculations)  

SUM 21 – Constructions and loci

·      Triangles                              

·      Perpendicular bisector          

·      Angular bisector                    

·      Other loci                                

·      Perpendicular from a point    

SUM 10– Statistics and probability

·      Averages 1                              

·      Organising data                      

·      Representing data                  

·      Probability revision                  

·      Tree diagrams                          

SUM 22- Statistics 2

·      Interpreting data                    

·      Presenting data                    

·      Averages 2                            

·      Spread                                    

·      Sampling                                   

SUM 11– Pythagoras’ theorem

·      Hypotenuse                            

·      Shorter lengths                        

·      Diagonals                                

·      Coordinates                             

·      3D Pythagoras                         

SUM 23– Probability 2

·      Describe likelihood of events  

·      Single event                          

·      Multiple events                      

·      Sets                                          

·      Tree diagrams                        

SUM 12– Trigonometry 1

·      Sine                                            

·      Cosine                                     

·      Tangent                                   

·      Angles 0,30,45 and 60            

·      Application                                  

SUM 24– Trigonometry 2

·      Pythagoras & Trigonometry 1  

·      Sine rule                                    

·      Cosine rule                               

·      Area of triangle                         

·      Application