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Mathematics

We strive to provide all students with the necessary education in Mathematics that will serve as part of a foundation for life-long learning and preparation for further education and employment.

It is our aim to increase levels of attainment for all students, by providing opportunities to enhance their skills in mathematics.

It is important to us to establish a safe and stimulating environment for students rooted in mutual respect, which allows all students to learn, making wide links and developing reasoning skills and logical thinking. Students are encouraged to reflect on their progress and to consider how to reach their full potential.

“Maths is great – it’s like solving lots of puzzles. It’s OK to make mistakes, because you learn for next time and the more you do the better you get.”

“Maths teachers are always willing to spend as much time as you need on things you don’t understand.”

KEY STAGE 3 

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Integers and Decimals
Sequences and Functions
Measures, Perimeter & Area
Fractions, decimals, %
Represent and interpret data
Expressions and formulae
Calculation and measure
Probability
2-D shapes and construction
Ratio and proportion
Expressions and equations
Transformations and symmetry
Surveys & data calculations
Equations and graphs
3D shapes and construction

Decimals
Fractions, decimals, %
Sequences
Collect & represent data
Ratio and proportion
Algebra
Construction and 3D shapes
Analyse and interpret data
Equations
Surveys
Measures
Calculations
Graphs
Angles
Enlargements
Probability

Powers and Roots
Fractions, Decimals & %
Calculations
Constructions and loci
Angles and polygons
Sequences
Area and perimeter
Standard form
Transformations and Scale
Probability
Averages and range
Straight line graphs
Pythagoras’ Theorem
Equations & Expressions
Formulae
Volume of a Prism

KEY STAGE 4 

Accordion content

Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the Edexcel 9-1 specification. During the course, the following topics are covered:

Year 10  Foundation

Year 11  Foundation

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

Expanding and Factorising

Scatter Graphs and Correlation

Equations, Inequalities, Sequences

Exterior and Interior Angles

Averages, Range, Sampling Methods

Perimeter, Area, Volume 1

Graphs

Transformations

Ratio & Proportion

Trigonometry

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Venn Diagrams

Probability Trees

Multiplicative Reasoning

Constructions, Loci and Bearings

Quadratic Equations

Perimeter, Area Volume 2

Indices and Standard Form

Similarity and Enlargement

Vectors

Algebraic Proof

Rearranging Formulae

Simultaneous Equations

Year 10  Higher

Year 11  Higher

Number including Irrational Numbers and Surds
Expanding and Factorising

Scatter Graphs and Correlation

Exterior and Interior Angles

Quadratic and Simultaneous Equations
Completing the Square
Inequalities
Non-linear sequences including Quadratic
Volumes and Surface Areas of 3D solids
Quadratic, Cubic and Reciprocal Graphs
Transformations, Constructions and Loci
Multiplicative Reasoning
Arcs and sectors
Conditional Probability
Trigonometry, Sine and Cosine Rules

Area of a Sector and Segment

Probability including Venn Diagrams and Set Theory

Problem Solving involving Similarity up to 3D
Irrational numbers and surds

Sampling

Cumulative Frequency

Histograms and Frequency Polygons

Solution of Simultaneous Equations where at least one is non-linear

Problem Solving involving Inequalities

Problem Solving involving Graphs of Quadratics

Equation of a Circle

Circle Theorems

Error Bounds

Rearranging Complex Formulae

Vectors and Geometric Proof

Direct and Inverse Proportion

Functions including Exponential

Translating, reflecting and stretching graphs of functions including trigonometric graphs

Solving Algebraic Fraction Equations

Kinematics Formulae

 

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics

A LEVEL 

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the Edexcel specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12

Year 13

Pure Maths
Algebra Techniques
Graphs and Transformations
Coordinate Geometry
Polynomials
Trigonometric Ratios, Identities & Equations
Calculus
2D Vectors
Exponentials and Logarithms

Statistics
Data presentation and Interpretation
Probability and Statistical Distributions Statistical Sampling
Hypotheses testing

Mechanics
Kinematics
Newton’s Laws of Motion
Variable Acceleration
Vectors

Pure Maths
Algebraic Proof
Functions
Sequences and series
Further Calculus
Numerical Methods
Further Trigonometry
Parametric equations
3D Vectors
Differential equations

Statistics
Regression
Correlation
The Normal Distribution
Study of large data set

Mechanics
Applications of Kinematics
Applications of Forces
Moments

 

Year 12FM

Year 13FM

Students study all of the above plus:

Pure Maths
Matrices
Complex Numbers
Calculus continued
Identities and Roots of Equations
Further Vectors

Mechanics
Momentum and Impulse
Equilibrium of Frameworks
Centre of Mass

Students study all of the above plus:

Pure Maths
Calculus continued
Further Complex Numbers
Polar Co-ordinates
Further Differential Equations
Hyperbolic Functions

Mechanics
Energy, Work and Power
Successive Impacts of Particles
Elastic Strings and Springs

 

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.