**Head of Department: **Mrs J Cleveland

**Faculty Staff: **Miss M Davis (Second in Department)**, **Mr S Arnold, Mr D Cooper, Mr A Niamir, Mr R Purcell, Mrs H Richardson, Mrs L Wilford

**Level of teaching: **Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 at The New Sixth (Maths and Further Maths)

As a department we are committed to the philosophy that during their time with us, every student will have a positive experience of learning Mathematics. They will show continuous progression and improvement and achieve their full potential. We aim to achieve this by creating a supportive, controlled, learning environment. Also by ensuring that objective-led lessons, interactive teaching styles, and assessment for learning are embedded in our schemes of work and teaching.

In particular, we wish each student to develop a genuine feeling of how numbers fit together; the ability to carry out calculations, understand the significance of results and estimate whether or not an answer is reasonable. We want our students to be secure and confident in the ability to apply mathematics in everyday situations and develop an understanding of the part which mathematics plays in the world. We strive to ensure students have the confidence to experiment and make mistakes, and persevere when problems arise.

**Key Stage 3 **(Years 7-9)

Students are taught in ability sets from the start of Year 7. There will be opportunities throughout the year to move up and down sets based upon student progress. Students will have a termly assessment and this will focus on the topics covered that term, however they will also be expected to use prior knowledge to solve problems.

The Key Stage 3 program of study forms the building blocks for the Key Stage 4 curriculum.

The new curriculum for mathematics introduces topics not previously taught in KS4 mathematics. These now focus on a more holistic approach to mathematics. There continues to be three main areas of study, Number, Geometry and Statistics, but with an emphasis on processing skills and application of functional skills.

We aim to encourage students not to focus on one area of mathematics at a time, but to see how a topic sits within a multitude of other mathematical ideas and concepts.

**Year 7**

**Terms 1 & 2**

Basic Number

Basic Measures

Area and Perimeter

3D Shapes

Sequences

Averages

Probability

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Basic Algebra

**Terms 3 & 4**

Basic Number

Coordinates

Angles

Graphs and Charts

Constructions

2D Shapes

Ratio

Percentages

Drawing Graphs

**Terms 5 & 6**

Transformations

Graphs and Charts

Probability

Real Life Graphs

Brackets

Area and Perimeter

Maps and Scale

Volume and Surface Area

**Year 8**

**Terms 1 & 2**

Negatives

Sequences

2D Shapes

Angles

Construction

Probability

Algebra

Measures

Area and Perimeter

Volume and Surface Area

Circles

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

**Terms 3 & 4**

Decimals

Ratio

Transformations

Real Life Graphs

Drawing Graphs

Algebra

Averages

Graphs and Charts

Data Collection

Fractions

Decimals

**Terms 5 & 6**

Graphs

3D Shapes

Bearings

Constructions

Maps and Scale

Circles

Averages

Coordinates

Graphs and Charts

**Year 9**

**Terms 1 & 2**

Number

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Ratio

Sequences

Algebra

Graphs

Measures

Area and Perimeter

Surface Area and Volume

Construction

Angles

Pythagoras

**Terms 3 & 4**

Number

Decimals

Graphs

Probability

Transformations

Maps and Scales

Algebra

Trigonometry

**Terms 5 & 6**

Algebra

Graphs and Charts

Angles

Transformations

**Key Stage 4 **(Years 10-11)

**Course Code: **GCSE **Mathematics A (linear)** Edexcel 1MA0

**Exam Board Specification: **www.edexcel.com/quals

The GCSE course encourages students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. This should help learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics, and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives, as well as preparing them to make informed decisions about technology, the management of money and further learning opportunities and career choices.

There are three overlapping areas of study:

**Statistics and Number**

This includes working with numbers and the number system, fractions, decimals and percentages, ratio and proportion, the language of algebra, sequences, functions and graphs, the data handling cycle, data collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation, and probability.

**Number and Algebra**

This includes working with numbers and within the number system, further skills relating to fractions, decimals percentages and ratio, expressions and equations, sequences, functions and graphs.

**Geometry and Algebra**

This includes further work on expressions and equations, sequences, functions and graphs, trigonometry, properties of angles and shapes, mensuration, vectors.

Students will prepare for the Edexcel Linear Mathematical course. There are two tiers of assessment, Foundation (covering grades 1 to 5) and Higher (covering grades 4 to 9). Candidates will be entered at the tier most appropriate to their attainment at the time of entry.

Topics covered may change in order but include:

**Year 10 **

**Terms 1 & 2**

Integers, Place Value and Rounding

Factors Multiples and Primes

Indices, Roots and BIDMAS

Decimals and Standard Form

Algebra: The Basics

Expanding and Factorising

Expressions and Substitution

Averages and Range

Tables, Graphs and Charts

Fractions

Decimals and Percentages

**Terms 3 & 4**

Statistics and Questionnaires

Angles, Lines and Symmetry

Polygons and Parallel Lines

Setting Up, Rearranging and Solving Equations

Inequalities

Sequences

Perimeter and Area

3D Forms and Volume

Real-Life Graphs

Straight-Line Graphs

**Terms 5 & 6**

Transformations

Ratio and Proportion

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Probability

Multiplicative Reasoning

Plans, Elevations and Nets

Constructions, Loci and Bearings

**Year 11 **

**Terms 1 & 2**

Trial and Improvement

Quadratic Equations

Circle Geometry and Theorems

Fractions and Reciprocals

Indices and Standard Form

Similarity and Congruence in 2D

Vectors

Cubic, Reciprocal and Exponential Graphs

**Terms 3 & 4**

Algebra

Further Trigonometry

Further Quadratics

Accuracy and Bounds

**Key Stage 5** (Years 12-13)

**Course Code: **A Level **Mathematics** Edexcel

**Course Code: **A Level **Further Mathematics** Edexcel

**Exam Board Specification**: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html

**A Level Mathematics: **Students will have a minimum of a High Grade 6 at GCSE to be able to access this course. Maths at this level consists of the study of pure mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics to the physical world through:

- Statistics (understanding and interpreting information);
- Mechanics (understanding how and why physical objects move and behave as they do);
- Pure Maths forming the building blocks to access higher levels of Maths.

**A Level Further Mathematics:** Students will have at least a grade 7 in GCSE mathematics. They will need to be confident in the application of algebraic and other mathematical skills and have an interest in solving real life problems using these skills together with logical mathematical argument. Further Mathematics is required by many universities as a prerequisite to study mathematics at degree level. It is also useful for accounting, financial subjects, law, engineering and sciences.

Mathematics at this level consists of the study of pure mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics to the physical world through:

- Statistics (understanding and interpreting information);
- Mechanics (understanding how and why physical objects move and behave as they do);
- Decision mathematics (uses discrete mathematics to construct mathematical models to arrive at an optimal solution to real life problems).

For more information on A Level Mathematics and the course requirements and specification, click here.

For more information on A Level Further Mathematics and the course requirements and specification, click here.

**Enrichment and Links:**

Throughout their time at school students have the opportunity to take part in the National Maths Challenges at Junior, Intermediate and Higher levels. We participate in the Masterclass program run annually by Bath University and often offer students the opportunity to attend the Kilve Court Gifted and Talented courses.

**Mathematics News**