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Maths

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Programme of study

The department follows the Active Teach 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: Mrs D Patel, Mr F. Chaudhry Mrs A. Rasheed and Mr O. Alami-Chaoouni, 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

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 additive, 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

Number - Add/Subtract, Place Value, Multiply &

 

Number - BIDMAS, Conversion Graphs & Travel

Divide, Rounding & Estimate, Prime, Square &

 

Graphs, Coordinates and Straight Line Graphs,

Triangular Numbers, Negative Number Operations

 

Sequences, Inequalities                          

Shape - Names & Properties of 2D shapes, Nets of

 

Shape - Names and Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes,

3D Shapes, Perimeter & Area, Volume

 

Perimeter and Area of shapes including circles,

Number - Converting between FDP, Fractions,

 

Surface area and volume    

Decimals, Percentages, Ratio

 

Number - Converting between FDP, Fractions,

Data - Bar Charts & Pctograms, Questionnaires

 

Decimals, Percentages, Ratio                            

Mean, Median. Mode and Range, Scatter Graphs,

 

Data - Bar Charts/ Pictograms and Stem and Leaf

Pie Charts    

 

Mean Median, Mode and Range, Scatter Graphs,

Algebra - Sequences, Simplifying, Substitution,

 

Pie Charts, robability                                              

Solving Equations  

 

Algebra - Sequences, Simplifying, Substitution,

Shape - Angles, Transformations

 

Solving Equations                                                  

 

Shape - Angles in Parallel Lines, Transformations

 

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 Foundation

Unit 1 Number (24)

Unit 2 Algebra (21) 

Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts (24)

Unit 4 Fractions and Percentages (18)    

Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences (19)       

Unit 6 Angles (16)

Unit 7 Averages and range (10 )

Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1 (16)

 

YEAR 10 Foundation

Unit 1 Number (16)

Unit 2 Algebra (11)

Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts (24)

Unit 4 Fractions and Percentages (18)    

Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences (19)       

Unit 6 Angles (16)

Unit 7 Averages and range (10 )

Unit 8 Perimter, area and volume 1 (16)

Unit 9 Graphs (14)

Unit 10 Transformations (11)

Unit 11 Ratio and proportion (9)

Unit 12 Right angled triangles (5)            

Unit 13 Probability (12)

Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning (7)

Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings (12)

 

YEAR 11 Foundation

Unit 1 Number

Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and percentages

Unit 2 Algebra

Unit 5 Angles and Trigonometry                         

Unit 6 Graphs

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9 Higher

Unit 1 Number (27)

Unit 2 Algebra (22)     

Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data (20)                                                 

Unit 4 Fractions, ratios and percentages (24)

Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry (16)

Unit 6 Graphs (25)         

Unit 7 Area and volume (22)

Unit 8 Transformations and constructions

 

 

Year 10 Higher

Unit 1 Number (15)

Unit 2 Algebra (14)                                                       

Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data (9)                                                 

Unit 4 Fractions, ratios and percentages (18

Unit 5 Angles and triognometry (12)

Unit 6 Graphs (2)         

Unit 7 Area and volume (7)

Unit 8 Transformations and constructions (13)

Unit 9 Equations and inequalities (13)

Unit 10 Probability (8)

Unit 11 Multiplicative Reasoning (8)

Unit 12 Similarity and congruence (6)                    

Unit 13 More trigonometry (15)

Unit 14 Further statistics (10)

Unit 15 Equations and graphs

 

Year 11 Higher

Unit 1 Number

Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and percentages

Unit 2 Algebra

Unit 5 Angles and Trigonometry                         

Unit 6 Graphs