Maths Curriculum

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Year 9 (AQA GCSE)

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, estimation, multiples, factors, powers and roots, indices, prime factors, percentages and fractions.

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, upper and lower bounds 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:
Decimals, standard form, upper and lower bounds, proportion, ratio and basic rules of algebra.

The higher classes will cover:
Surds, basic rules of algebra, equations, quadratic equations, formulae, functions and kinematic equations.

Summer Term

This term pupils will sit their number and algebra test. There will be a revision period in lessons and feedback lessons after the test has been marked. Students will do a problem solving week at the end of the summer term.

The foundation classes will cover:
Using brackets, equations, algebraic indices and formulae.

The higher classes will cover:
Quadratic equations, sequences, proof, linear graphs, simultaneous equations and all non-linear graphs.

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Year 10 (AQA GCSE)

Autumn Term

Pupils will be assessed throughout the term with small assessments, homeworks and tests in assessment weeks.

The foundation classes will cover:
Sequences and proof, trial and improvement, coordinates and linear graphs, quadratics and other non linear graphs, ratio and proportion, angles and measurement (estimation and using scales)

The higher classes will cover:
Equations of circles, direct proportion, inverse proportion, quadratic simultaneous equations, algebraic fractions, trail and improvement, angles, triangles, polygons, construction, compound shapes and 3D objects.

Spring Term

The foundation classes will cover:
Using different units, triangles, constructions, applied algebra within shapes, perimeter, area, volume, circles and cylinders.

The higher classes will cover:
Enlargement, circles, cylinders, cones and spheres, dimensional analysis, gradients, area under a curve, transformations, congruency and similarity.

Summer Term

The pupils will sit a cumulative exam at the end of Year 10. Students will do a problem solving week at the end of Year 10.

The foundation classes will cover:
All transformations, Vectors, congruency and similarity, speed, distance and time and density.

The higher classes will cover:
Constructions, loci, Pythagoras, trigonometry, trigonometric graphs, the sine rule, the cosine rule, circle theorems and transforming graphs.

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Year 11 (AQA GCSE)

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.

The foundation classes will cover:
Working with 3D shapes, Loci, Pythagoras theorem, trigonometry, collecting data, representing data, scatter graphs, time series graphs and averages.

The higher classes will cover:
Vectors, data collection, scatter graphs, histograms, time series graphs, averages and probability

Spring Term

Pupils will be continuing with linear papers and most will be either finished or nearly finishing the GCSE course.

The foundation classes will cover:
Working with probability, then revision.

The higher classes will cover:
Cumulative frequency, reviewing probability and then revision.

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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