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Members of Staff and Roles/Responsibilities

Mr K Williams Curriculum Team Leader
Mr N Patel Deputy Curriculum Team Leader
Mr P Cooling Teacher of Mathematics and Senior Assistant Principal
Ms E Allison Teacher of Mathematics and Year Team Leader
Miss A O’Rorke Teacher of Mathematics with Responsibility Post
Mrs S Ram Teacher of Mathematics / Year Team Leader / Acting Assistant Principal
Miss H Miatry Teacher of Mathematics
Mr N Sube Teacher of Mathematics

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Subject Overview

The Maths Department staff will encourage students to develop their mathematical skills to the maximum possible at a pace appropriate to their current level of ability. We aim to foster:

  • a positive attitude to mathematics, including, confidence, enjoyment and perseverance.
  • an appreciation of the place of mathematics in society.
  • an ability to think mathematically and work independently.
  • an ability to use mathematics across the curriculum.
  • a firm foundation for appropriate further study.

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KS3 Structure

At the start of the autumn term in year 7, students are taught in mixed ability tutor group classes. After 2 or 3 weeks they are put into sets based on ability in Mathematics.
This continues in years 8 and 9.
Assessment is by formal test at the end of the autumn and summer terms and informal short term testing in class throughout the year.

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KS3 Content

YEAR 7
TOPICS COVERED

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Algebra
Sequences & Functions
Expressions & Formulae
Statistics
Data
Probability
Number
Integers & Decimals
Fractions
Percentages

 

Algebra
Integers
Functions
Graphs
Expressions & Formulae
Geometry
2D shapes
Transformations & Symmetry
Number
Percentages
Ratio
Proportion

 

Algebra
Equations & Graphs
Geometry
3D shapes & construction
Statistics
Surveys & Data
Revision

YEAR 8
TOPICS COVERED

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Algebra
Expressions & Formulae
Statistics
Probability
Functional maths
Planning trip to France
Geometry
Angles
3D Shapes
Measures
Number
Integers 
Decimals
Fractions
Percentages

 

Algebra
Equations & Graphs
Sequences & Roots
Statistics
Collecting and representing data
Functional maths
Sports day
Geometry
Transformations
Number
Calculations
Ratio & Proportion

 

Algebra
Algebra
Statistics
Analysing & interpreting data
Functional maths
Camp Life
Geometry
3D shapes & construction
Revision

YEAR 9
TOPICS COVERED

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Algebra
Sequences & graphs
Equations
Statistics
Surveys
Geometry
Geometrical reasoning & constructions
Measures
Number
Proportional reasoning

 

Algebra
Graphs
Statistics
Probability
Interpreting statistics
Functional maths
Building the schoolhouse
Geometry
Transformation & Scale
3D shapes
Number
Calculation

 

Functional maths
Raising the roof & laying the path
Geometry
3D Shapes
Trigonometry
Number
Calculation
Revision

 

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KS4 Structure

Students follow the new AQA unitised GCSE syllabus.  This is a modular course with three external examinations:-

  • March Year 10        (unit 2)
  • May / June Year 10 (unit 1)
  • May / June Year 11 (unit 3) 

Students on the ADSAN course will follow a one year linear course which has two external examinations at the end of Year 10.

In Year 11 they follow a numeracy course.

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KS4 Content

YEAR 10 - Foundation
TOPICS COVERED

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Algebra
Integers & Decimals
Patterns & Sequences
Algebra
Estimation & Reading scales
Factors & Multiples
Law of Indices
Metric, Imperial & Compounded units
Area
Fractions
Formulae
Number
Fractions
Ratio
Area, Perimeter & Volume
Percentages

 

Geometry
Circles
Shapes & Angles
Number
Ratio & Scale
The data handling cycle
Collecting Data
Real life graphs

 

Properties of polygons and circles
Transformations
Equations
Average
Bearings
Distance time graphs
Congruency and symmetry

YEAR 10 - Higher
TOPICS COVERED

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Algebra
Integers & Decimals
Algebra
Factors & Multiples
Law of Indices
Metric, Imperial & Compounded units
Linear graphs
Area
Fractions
Formulas
Fractions
Ratio
Area, Perimeter & Volume
Percentages
Lines and Angles
Standard form

 

Geometry
Circles
Patterns & Sequences
Ratio & Scale
Estimation
The data handling cycle
Collecting Data
Real life graphs

 

Properties of polygons and circles
Transformations
Equations
Average
Bearings
Distance time graphs
Congruency and symmetry
Scatter Graphs

YEAR 11 - Foundation
TOPICS COVERED

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Algebra
Linear Equations
Transformations
Further Fractions
Percentage problems
Trial & improvement

 

Drawing and interpreting graphs
3D shape nets & plans
Circles & Cylinders
Pythagoras’ Theorem
Construction and Loci
Further Units
Revision

 

Revision programme
Exams


YEAR 11 - Higher
TOPICS COVERED

 

AUTUMN

 

SPRING

 

SUMMER

 

Algebra
Percentages &  Fractions
Bounds
Standard form
Pythagoras’ theorem & Trigonometry
Straight line graphs
 

 

Graphs of Curves
Applications of  Pythagoras’ theorem & Trigonometry
Vectors
Transformations
Circle theorems
3D Shape

 

Revision programme
Exams

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Additional Information

A calculator is essential throughout the courses and it is strongly recommended that each student has her own. We can advise which scientific calculator is most suitable and they can be obtained through the Maths Shop.

We encourage independent learning, to support this, the mathematics faculty subscribes to a maths based website, MyMaths.  Every student has their own ID and password to access this site and record their homework.

To further support independent learning we strongly recommend the use of revision guides / workbooks and “Mathswatch” DVD's both of which are available through the College.

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