Maths Curriculum

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Year 9 (AQA GCSE new for 2017 first sitting)

Autumn Term
To give students a firm mathematical grounding we will start by studying number and algebra topics. Pupils will be doing small bi-weekly assessments and half termly tests.

The foundation classes will cover:
Basic number, factors and multiples, rounding, basic percentages, calculating with percentages, basic fractions, basic decimals, ratio and proportion, basic algebra, sequences, coordinates and linear graphs and standard form.

The higher classes will cover:
Basic number, factors and multiples, rounding, basic percentages, calculating with percentages, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, basic algebra, sequences, equations, indices, surds and standard form.

Spring Term
Pupils will continue their preparation for their number and algebra test after Easter. Alongside this they will continue with their bi-weekly tests and larger half termly tests.

The foundation classes will cover:
Quadratics, rearranging formulae, inequalities, simultaneous equations, graphs (including sketching graphs) and more proportion.

The higher classes will cover:
Quadratics, rearranging formulae, coordinates and linear graphs, real life graphs, equations and graphs (including sketching graphs), simultaneous equations and direct and indirect proportion.

Summer Term
This term pupils will sit their number and algebra test. We will be using AQA Unit 2 as internal assessment for this. There will be a revision period in lessons and feedback lessons after the test has been marked. After feedback pupils will move onto handling data.

The foundation classes will cover:
Solving quadratic equations and graphs, growth and decay, probability and scatter graphs.

The higher classes will cover:
Inequalities, transforming functions, equations of a circle, growth and decay, collecting and representing data and statistical measures.

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Year 10 (AQA GCSE new for 2017 first sitting)

Autumn Term
The current Year 10s will be studying number and algebra topics to work towards an internal AQA Unit 2 exam in January. They will be covering number topics touched on in Year 9 and learning new algebra topics. Pupils will be assessed throughout the term with tests in assessment weeks.

The foundation classes will cover:
Equations, inequalities, indices, basic percentages, calculating with percentages, coordinates and linear graphs, quadratic graphs, ratio and proportion, sequences, factors and multiples and basic fractions.

The higher classes will cover:
Equations, inequalities, fractions, decimals, calculating with percentages, indices, surds, coordinates, linear graphs, quadratics, direct and inverse proportion and simultaneous equations.

Spring Term
This term pupils will do their internal AQA Unit 2 exam, then will move onto handling data topics in preparation for an internal AQA Unit 1 exam after the Easter break. Pupils will be assessed throughout the term with tests in assessment weeks.

The foundation classes will cover:
Probability, scatter graphs, collecting and representing data and statistical measures.

The higher classes will cover:
Collecting and representing data, statistical measures, probability, scatter graphs and statistical measures.

Summer Term
This term pupils will sit their internal AQA Unit 1. There will be a revision period in lessons and feedback lessons after the test has been marked. After feedback pupils will move onto shape, space and measure.

The foundation classes will cover:
Perimeter and area, circumference and area, volume, angles, scale diagrams, bearings and properties of polygons.

The higher classes will cover:
Angles, scale diagrams, bearings, perimeter and area, circumference and area, volume, properties of polygons, congruence and similarity and transformations.

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Year 11 (AQA GCSE new for 2017 first sitting)

Autumn Term
Pupils are nearly at the stage where they are finishing the GCSE course. Therefore all of their assessments will be full AQA linear papers. Pupils will be doing a paper every 4 weeks. Sets 11e1 and 11q1 will be doing Further maths GCSE additionally to GCSE maths so they will start this qualification this term.

The foundation classes will cover:
Fractions, decimals, indices, transformations, formulae, construction and loci, coordinates and graphs, equations and formulae.

The higher classes will cover:
Quadratic equations and functions, transformations, measures, trigonometry, construction, loci and simultaneous equations.

Spring Term
Pupils will be continuing with linear papers and most will be either finished or nearly finishing the GCSE course. GCSE Further maths classes will still be covering new content.

The foundation classes will cover:
Quadratics, measures, percentages, decimals, rounding and revision.

The higher classes will cover:
Surds, cubic, circular and exponential functions, algebra, fractions, decimals, equations and formulae.

Summer Term
This term we will be preparing for the exam with past papers and revision in class.

The foundation and higher classes will cover revision topics.

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Year 12 (OCR)

Autumn Term
In Year 12 pupils do 3 modules; Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1. There will be lessons and lectures. In this first term we will be teaching Core 1 and Statistics 1 simultaneously. Pupils will do short topic tests and longer assessments in assessment weeks. Tests will be made up of previous exam questions.

Core 1 topics: Polynomials, quadratics, inequalities, coordinate goniometry, circles, indices, surd and differentiation.

Statistics 1 topics: Probability, discrete random variables, binomial and geometric distributions, representing data, mean, mode and range, mean and standard deviation, correlation and regression, permutations and combinations.

Spring Term
In this term we will finish off Core 1 topics and do mocks for Core 1 and Statistics 1. Then both teachers will teach Core 2. Pupils will do short topic tests for Core 2. Our aim is to finish the course by Easter.

Core 1 topics: Graphs and transformations of graphs.

Core 2 topics: Trigonometry, radians, sine and cosine rule, logs and exponentials, permutations and combinations, binomials, integration, trapezium rule and sequences and series.

Summer Term
After Easter pupils will be revising by recovering topics in class. After the exams pupils will start their Year 13 modules. Pupils will study Core 3, Core 4 and Mechanics 1 in Year 13.

AS: Revision

A2 Core 3: Calculus

A2 Mechanics 1: Equations of motion.

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Year 13 (OCR)

Autumn Term
In Year 13 pupils continue the 2 modules (Core 3 and Mechanics 1) that they started with their teachers after Year 12 exams (one teacher per module). There will be lessons and lectures. Pupils will do topic tests throughout the term. Pupils will work towards doing full mock papers in the January Assessment week.

Core 3: Trigonometry, numerical methods, functions, exponential growth and decay, transformations.

Mechanics 1: Force and motion, vertical motion, resolving forces, friction, motion due to gravity, Newton's third law, combination and split forces, forces in equilibrium, vectors and scalar products.

Lectures: Simpsons rule, modulus, momentum, rational functions.

Spring Term
Pupils will now move onto Core 4 with both teachers. Core 4 should be finished before the mock week in March and will do a full C4 mock then.

Core 4: Trigonometry, integration, parametric, scalar product, implicit differentiation, rational functions and binomials.

Summer Term
This term will be used for revision for all modules.

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