Maths

Years 7-9

Mathematics is a compulsory course. Key stage 3 lessons build on the mathematical concepts and learning skills acquired in earlier years, whilst new topics of a more advanced level are introduced.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through regular tests and weekly homework activities.

Topics covered

  • Integers, powers and roots
  • Sequences, functions and graphs
  • Lines, angles and shape
  • Data, interpreting results
  • Construction and loci
  • Calculation and accuracy
  • Transformations
  • Simplifying and substitution
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Forming and solving equations
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Probability
  • Volume and Surface area
  • Fractions decimals and percentages
  • Measures
  • Inequalities
  • Statistical enquiry

Years 10 and 11

Mathematics is a compulsory course. Key stage 4 lessons build on the mathematical concepts and learning skills acquired in earlier years, whilst new topics of a more advanced level are introduced.

Specification Content

This is determined according to the tier of entry and covers the five attainment targets:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Probability and Statistics

Awarding Body

AQA http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300

Assessment

Assessment is external through three papers, all 1 hour 30 minutes long and worth 80 marks each. A range of questions will be on all of the papers and the first is a non-calculator paper whilst the other two are calculator papers.

For more details contact Mrs Owen, faculty leader, speak with your mathematics teacher and look on the Edexcel website.

Topics covered http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300/specification-at-a-glance

Recommended revision guides / course resources

  • My Maths
  • PiXL Maths app
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