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 |
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Integers and Decimals |
Decimals |
Powers and Roots |
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 |
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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 |
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Number including Irrational Numbers and Surds Scatter Graphs and Correlation Exterior and Interior Angles Quadratic and Simultaneous Equations Area of a Sector and Segment Probability including Venn Diagrams and Set Theory Problem Solving involving Similarity up to 3D |
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: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html
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 |
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Pure Maths Statistics Mechanics |
Pure Maths Statistics Mechanics |
Year 12FM |
Year 13FM |
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Students study all of the above plus: Pure Maths Mechanics |
Students study all of the above plus: Pure Maths Mechanics |
For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to this link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html.