Mathematics

We are an enthusiastic department committed to engaging and motivating all students in the world of Mathematics. We set by ability in Mathematics from the start of Year 7, based on KS2 results, enabling us to challenge all students and ignite their passion of Mathematics. They are assessed regularly to enable movement to the most appropriate set.

We actively encourage our highest achievers to take part in the UKMT National Maths Challenges, with Year 7 & 8 entering the Junior Challenge and Year 9-11 entering the Intermediate Challenge. Each year some succeed in the top 1% of mathematicians nationally, then participating in the International Kangaroo Challenge against other high achievers. Each year we also take part in the Junior and Intermediate Team Challenges in which our students have the opportunity to challenge other local schools before eventually students go on to the national rounds.

At KS3 we have Maths Challenge Week for all students. This is an exciting event that is tailored to each individual; it is always an enjoyable week for both staff and students. These events include Mathematical treasure hunts, Christmas shopping and Murder mysteries!

The Year 8 pupils take part in a business links project; we have representatives from local businesses to introduce how mathematics is used within their business. This project aims to build on the real life applications of a variety of areas in Mathematics.

The Year 9 students take part in finance week. This is a great opportunity for pupils to understand the world of finance, from home budgeting to running their own business, Dragon’s Den style!

At KS4, students will study the Linear AQA Mathematics GCSE, this consists of 3 exams totaling 4.5 hours, 2 calculator papers and 1 non-calculator. Foundation covers levels 1-5 and higher covers levels 5-9.

As a department we also offer an extensive range of enrichment activities, including reward trips for Year 7 & 8 and a trip to New York to use maths in real life, with visits to higher education establishments.

 

KS3

 

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

All students study the following topics at an appropriate level to their ability.

  1. Unit – Number 1
  2. Unit – Perimeter, Area and 2D shapes
  3. Unit – Scale Drawings and Measurements
  4. Unit – Angles, Lines and Shapes
  5. Unit – Expressions, Functions and Formulae
  6. Unit – Factors and Powers
  7. Unit – Number 2
  8. Unit – Sequences and Graphs
  9. Unit – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  10. Unit - Statistics

 

All students study the following topics at an appropriate level to their ability.

 

  1. Unit – Expressions and Equations
  2. Unit – Volume and 3D shapes
  3. Unit – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  4. Unit – Probability
  5. Unit – Ratio and Proportion
  6. Unit – Construction and Loci
  7. Unit – Real life graphs and compound measures
  8. Unit – Indices, Standard Form and Surds
  9. Unit – Pythagoras, Trig, Congruence and Similarity
  10. Unit - Transformations

 

 

KS4

Foundation – Year 9

Higher – Year 9

 

Unit 1 – Number
Unit 2 – Angles
Unit 3 – Collecting and Recording Data
Unit 4 – Algebra 1
Unit 5 – Decimals and Rounding
Unit 6 – 2D Shapes
Unit 7 – Angles 2
Unit 8 – Fractions
Unit 9 – Algebra 2
Unit 10 – Using a Calculator
Unit 11 – Measure
Unit 12 – Processing, Representing and Interpreting Data
Unit 13 – Sequences
Unit 14 – Perimeter and Area of 2D Shapes
Unit 15 – Graphs 1
Unit 16 – Averages and Range
Unit 17 – Circles
Unit 18 – Construction and Loci 

 

 

 

Unit 1 – Number
Unit 2 – Sequences
Unit 3 – Fractions
Unit 4 – Decimals and Estimation
Unit 5 – Angles and Polygons
Unit 6 – Collecting and Recording Data
Unit 7 – Measure
Unit 8 – Congruence, Symmetry and Similarity
Unit 9 – Expanding Brackets and Factorising
Unit 10 – Area and Volume 1
Unit 11 – Averages and Range
Unit 12 – Construction and Loci
Unit 13 – Linear Equations
Unit 14 – Percentages
Unit 15 – Graphs
Unit 16 – Ratio and Proportion
Unit 17 – Transformations
Unit 18 – Processing, Representing and Interpreting Data
Unit 19 – Inequalities and Formulae
Unit 20 – Pythagoras and Trigonometry

 

 

Foundation – Year 10

Higher – Year 10

Unit 19 – Percentages
Unit 20 – 3D Shapes
Unit 21 – Equations and Inequalities
Unit 22 – Graphs 2
Unit 23 – Transformations
Unit 24 – Ratio and Proportion
Unit 25 – Scatter Graphs
Unit 26 – Probability
Unit 27 – Pythagoras
Unit 28 – Formulae
Unit 29 – Standard Form
Unit 30 – Trigonometry 1

 

Unit 21 – More Graphs and Equations
Unit 22 – Quadratic and Simultaneous Equations
Unit 23 – Area and Volume 2
Unit 24 – Line Diagrams and Scattergraphs
Unit 25 – Indices, Standard Form and Surds
Unit 26 – Similar Shapes
Unit 27 – Proportion 2
Unit 28 -  Probability
Unit 29 – Pythagoras and Trigonometry 2
Unit 30 – Transformations of Functions
Unit 31 – Circle Geometry
Unit 32 – Algebraic Fractions and Algebraic Proof

Foundation – Year 11

Higher – Year 11

Unit 31 – Standard Form

Unit 32 – Algebra – Quadratics, Rearranging Formula
Unit 33 – Direct and Inverse Proportion

Unit 34 – Trigonmetry

Unit 35 - Vectors

Unit 33 – Vectors
Unit 34 – Functions
Unit 35 – Growth and Decay
Unit 36 – Equations of Circles
Unit 37 – Pre Calculus

 

maths puuzle.pngStudents should see their tutor or Maths teacher for the weekly Maths Puzzle of the Week Competition.

Put your entry in the box in room 37 by the end of the week for a chance of winning the weekly prize.  Good luck !

 

 

Maths Twilight:

These are run every week on a Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3.20pm to 4pm. It is an opportunity to get help with homework, class work and to get support with completing your individual targets.

Revision Guides

At certain points in the year we are able to order these at a discounted rate. Your child will bring a letter home detailing this information.

If you would like to purchase a revision guide from the shops, please ensure that it is for the new AQA 9-1 syllabus.

Practice Papers

Practice papers for the GCSE exam are available from your child's teacher. 

These are a great way to prepare for the GCSE exams.

Revision websites

These are a few of the websites that we recommend for revision: