Mathematics

 

We will teach an exciting, relevant and thorough curriculum. This will produce better developed, and more creative thinking skills and an increased academic performance.
We will develop our own best practice, and contribute to innovation across the school.
As a department we aim to produce students who
  • Apply mathematics to practical, everyday situations
  • Enjoy and are enthusiastic about Mathematics
  • Have a feeling of confidence about their mathematical ability
  • Are numerate
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of their progress
  • Work at and to their maximum potential
  • Have perseverance and patience when problem solving
  • Achieve excellent exam results at GCSE, AS and A2 level
  • Continue to want to develop and study mathematics, whether as post 16 students, lifelong learners or recreationally
In our department, we
  • Will be consistent in practice
  • Are enthusiastic about our subject, and believe in what we are teaching
  • Employ varying teaching and learning styles
  • Value all student and staff contributions
  • Will be thorough and precise
  • Believe that all children can learn and enjoy maths
  • Expect high standards of behaviour, punctuality and work
  • Will be supportive of staff and students
  • Value homework as part of the learning process
  • Will be efficient in all aspects of our job
  • Will work as effective team players
  • Value our own professional development
Maths Staff
Mr S Bullock               DLA Maths
Mrs K Lymer               Transition KS2 to KS3
Mrs S Hillerby             Transition KS3 to KS4
Mrs J Harper               ITT coordinator
Miss R Freed
Mr S Meir
Miss R Munden
Mrs J Bentley
Miss S Coppenhall
Dr T Shave

Maths overview

Year 7 and 8 curriculum
Students are taught in sets according to ability and study the national curriculum for maths.
The work in maths is divided into the areas of number, shape, algebra and statistics and probability and incorporates knowledge of content and skills acquisition. As well as the development of problem solving, reasoning and interpretation skills.
Students follow a progressive pathway in year 7 and 8 depending on their prior attainment and target.
 
This is linked to old national curriculum levels 3 to 8 based on previous attainment and ability.  The assessment is now linked to the new GCSE numbered grades 1 to 9.  Students follow a progressive pathway in year 7 and 8 depending on their prior attainment and target.

 

Expressions and Formulae
Four Operations
Sequences
Angles
Fractions
Equations
 
Present & Interpret Data 1
2D Shapes
 
Algebraic Graphs
Transformations
 
Decimals & Estimation
Present & Interpret Data 2
Percentages
Probability
Property of Number
3D Shapes
Measures
Ratio & Proportion
Angles & Constructions

Students each half term by a formal assessment where an overall level of progress is given and targets for improvement are set and all students have the minimum target of 2 sub levels of progress over the school year.

 

Years 9 and 10 curriculum for 2017
 
Introduction
To prepare for the new GCSE in 2017 where grades will change to numbers from  1 to 9, we have introduced a new scheme of work to cover the new content and assessment objectives
Students study for OCR GCSE J560.
 
From year 9 students will now follow a curriculum pathway with the starting point is determined by prior attainment and target level.   Students will complete 2 or 3 of these  pathways throughout years 9, 10 and 11 leading to entry at either Foundation level or Higher level.
Grades G to A* will be replaced by a number from 1 to 9.
 
Pathway 1 to 3  F
Pathway 4 to 5 F & H
Pathway 6 to 7  H
Pathway 8 to 9 H
Term 1
Term 1
Term 1
Term 1
F Number 1 – operations and integers
Factors, multiples, primes, HCF, LCM
F Number 1 – operations and integers
Prime factors, HCF, LCM
H Number 1
Factors, multiples, primes, HCF, LCM, Indices, standard form, surds
H Algebra 9
Transformations of functions
Algebra 1  - Expressions Simplifying expressions, brackets, factors, substitution
Algebra 1  - Expressions Simplifying expressions, brackets, factors, substitution
Algebra 1  - Expressions Simplifying expressions, brackets, factors, substitution
Algebra 8 - Simultaneous Equations
Linear/quad, eqn of circle, tangent to circle
Geometry and measures 1
Angles, parallel lines, bearings polygons
Geometry and measures 1
Angles, parallel lines, bearings polygons
Geometry and measures 1
Circle theorems 1
 Geometry and measure 1
Circle theorems inc. formal proofs
Data 1 – Averages and charts,
Averages and range, stem and leaf diagrams
Data 1 – Average and charts
Averages and range, stem and leaf diagrams, scatter diagrams, time series
Data 1 – Average and charts
Sampling methods
Data 3 Probability
Conditional probability
Number 2 – Decimals -  decimals, estimation, including bounds
Number 2 – Decimals -  decimals, estimation, including bounds
Number 2 - Decimals
Fractions, decimals, calculations with upper and lower bounds
Algebra 1
Factorise by grouping
Geometry and measures 2
2D shapes, perimeter and parts of a circle
Geometry and measures 2
2D shapes, perimeter and parts of a circle
Geometry and measures 2
Arcs and sectors
Algebra 4 - Graphs
Exponential functions
Average rate of change
Gradient at a point as instantaneous rate of change
Algebra 2 – Equations
Solve equations
Algebra 2 – Equations
Harder linear equations, quadratics
Algebra 2 – Equations
Linear equations and graphs, including simultaneous equations
Algebra 5 – Inequalities
Solve quadratic inequalities in one variable using set notation & on a graph
Number 3  - Fractions
Number 3 Fractions
 
 
 
Algebra 7
Add and subtract fractional expressions                                                                      Multiply & divide
Write quadratic expressions in the form of 'completing the square'
Algebraic proof
Geometry and measures 3
Transformations
Geometry and measures 3
Transformations
Geometry and measures 3
Transformations
Algebra 7
Solve equations with algebraic fractions
Problems involving quadratic equations
Use iteration to find approximate solutions to equations
Algebra 3
Formula
Algebra 3
Formula
Algebra 3
Formula and sequences
Geometry and measures 9
Vectors
Number 4
Percentages
Number 4
Percentages
Number 3
Percentages
 
Term 2
Term 2
Term 2
Term 2
Data Handling 2
Presenting data
Bar chart, pie chart
Data Handling 2
 
Geometry and measures 4
Trigonometry 1
Revision
Geometry and measures 4
Volume and surface area
Geometry and measures 4
Volume and surface area
 Geometry and measures 5
3D shapes, surface area and volume
 
 
Algebra 4
Sequences
Algebra 4
Sequences and graphs
Algebra 4
Graphs – quad, cubic, reciprocal, exponential
 
Number 5 – Ratio and proportion
Number 5 Ratio and proportion
Number 4 – Ratio and proportion
 
 
 
Algebra 5
Graphs
Algebra 5
Graphs
Algebra 5 – Inequalities including graphical solutions
 
Data 3 – Probability
Data 3 – Probability
Data 3 Probability
 
 
Algebra 6
Inequalities – notation on a line
Algebra 6
Inequalities
Algebra 6
Further Factorising Quadratics ; Manipulate & simplify algebraic fractions
 
Number 6– Indices
Simple powers, squares, cubes
Number 6 – Indices
Rules of indices, standard form
Geometry 6 – Loci construction and congruence
 
Term 3
Term 3
Term 3
Term 3
Geometry and measures 5
Measure, conversion, graphs
Geometry and measures 5
Measure, conversion, graphs
Algebra 7 – Solve quadratic equations,
Revision
Number 6 – Approximation
Rounding and estimation
Number 6 – Approximation
Appropriate accuracy, complex calcs
Geometry 7
Trigonometry 2
Sine rule, cos rule, trig graphs
 
Geometry 6 – Trigonometry 1
 
Geometry 6 – Trigonometry 1
 
Geometry 8
Similar shapes
 
Algebra 7 –Simultaneous equations
Algebra 7 – Simultaneous Equations
 
Algebra 8 - Simultaneous Equations
Linear/quad, eqn of circle, tangent to circle
 
 
Geometry 7 – Loci construction and congruence
Geometry 7 – Loci construction and congruence
Geometry and measures 9
Vectors
 
Geometry 8 – Vector Geometry
Geometry – Vector Geometry
 

 

 

Year 11

Students study Unit A and B and C from the OCR GCSE specification A

There are two tiers of study – Foundation and Higher depending on ability.

Content for Unit A and Unit B is as follows and this was covered in Years 9 and 10

 

 

Content for unit B is as follows

There are topic assessments throughout the year and also a mock exam for unit B in February.  All students are set challenging progress targets in line with or above in many cases nationally expected progress targets

This is the content covered in Year 11

 

There are topic assessments throughout the year and also a mock exam for all three units in November.  All students are set challenging progress targets in line with or above, in many cases, nationally expected progress targets.