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If you look hard enough, you'll see math emerge from some of the most unlikely places. The fact is, we all use math in everyday applications whether we're aware of it or not.

Mathematics is the universal language of our environment, helping mankind explain and create within it for thousands of years. From playing games to playing music, maths is vital to helping students fine tune their creativity and turn their dreams into reality. 

Potential career paths and further study

Ask any contractor or construction worker - they'll tell you just how important math is when it comes to building anything. To create something of lasting value out of raw materials requires creativity, the right set of tools, and a broad range of mathematics.

Figuring the total amount of concrete needed for a slab; accurately measuring lengths, widths, and angles; and estimating project costs are just a few of the many cases in which math is necessary for real-life home improvement projects.

Some students may say they don't plan on working in construction. While this may be true, many will own a home at some point in their life. Having the ability to do minor home improvements will save a lot of money and headache. Armed with math, these homeowners will also know how to check construction and project estimates, ensuring they're getting the best value.

The opportunity to solve challenging problems is very rewarding. I love discovering new things on my own in maths.
Year 9 student

MATHS CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 7-11

Year

Term

Units of Work

Assessments

 7

Autumn

Number and Calculations  

Factors and Multiples 

Area and Volume 

Charts and Averages  

· One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Spring

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Expressions 

Shapes and Angles 

Ratio 

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Summer

Equations 

Sequences

Graphs

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 8

Autumn

Area and Volume

Expression

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Probability  

· One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Spring

Equations

Shapes and Angles

Ratio

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Summer

Graphs

Sequences 

Charts and Averages 

Transformations  

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 9

Autumn

Factors and Multiples 

Number and Calculations

Expressions & Equations

Charts and Averages

· One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Spring

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Ratio

Shapes and Angles

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Summer

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Sequences and Graphs

Probability 

Transformations

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 10 Higher

Autumn

Cumulative Frequency

Equations 2

Area and Volume 2

Graphs

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

 

Spring

Constructions

Equations 3

Circle Theorems

· One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Summer

Graphs 2

Further Trigonometry

Proof and Functions

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 10 Foundation

Autumn

Expressions 2

Area and Volume 2

Graphs

Constructions

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Spring

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 2

Graphs 2

Equations 2

·One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

 

Summer

Ratio

Vectors

Equations 3

Transformations

· One topic test per unit.

·Cumulative end of term test.

11 Higher

Autumn

Constructions

Equations 3

Circle Theorems

·One topic test per unit.

·Autumn Progress Exam

 

Spring

Further Trigonometry

Proof and Functions

Vectors

·One topic test per unit.

·Spring Progress Exam.

11 Foundation

Autumn

Equations 2

Ratio 2

Vectors

Equations 3

·One topic test per unit.

·Autumn Progress Exam

 

Spring

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Shapes and Angles

·One topic test per unit.

·Spring Progress Exam.

GCSE COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

GCSE in Mathematics

Foundation – OCR , Higher - Edexcel

Course Content (for A level, how this follows on from GCSE)

 

Potential Career paths

 

Assessments (inc. field work / assessed practicals)

The assessments will cover the following content headings:

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change

4 Geometry and measures

5 Probability

6 Statistics

Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher (content is defined for each tier).

The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers

One paper is non Calculator and the other two a scientific calculator is permitted

Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.

The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.

Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.

Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed).

Core or Option

 Core

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 1

 

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

 1