Subject Maths
Members of staff Mr C Orwin – Curriculum Leader, Miss B Draper – Subject Teacher,  Mr S Caffrey – Subject Teacher, Mrs A Khan – Subject Teacher, Miss V Fritche – Subject Teacher, Mrs E Duckworth – Subject Teacher, Mr C Tueart – Subject Teacher, /NBR/LBA
  Subject overview

The Mathematics Department will provide students with exciting, relevant and challenging Mathematics.

Students will understand the underlying principles of the mathematics they learn, making links and developing reasoning and problem-solving skills. Students will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

They will progress towards being independent mathematicians who can identify correct and incorrect work for themselves. Where work is incorrect, students will be encouraged to use these mistakes to make further improvements and ultimately increasing resilience when faced with challenging topics.

Building confidence in mathematics will be at the forefront of lessons and students will be consistently challenged in order to maximise their true potential.

To achieve this, staff provide interesting and effective teaching ideas, accurately diagnose weaknesses in every student and ensure rapid and concise interventions take place in order to ensure good progress for all students

 

Key Stage 3

Content Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn term 1 Place Value and Addition and Subtraction Fractions 2 Algebra 3
Autumn term 2 Multiplication and Division

 

Percentages Geometry—Transformations
Spring term 1 Fractions 2

 

Algebra 2 Geometry – Angles and Constructions
Spring term 2 Statistics and Negative Numbers

 

Geometry – Circles and Area Statistics
Summer term 1 Algebra 1 Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change Probability
Summer term 2 Geometry – Lines and Angles Statistics 2 and Geometry – 3D Shapes Number – Standard Form
Geometry – Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Key Stage 4
Content Year 10 Foundation Year 10 Higher Year 11 Foundation Year 11 Higher
Autumn term 1 Number Recap and Extend

Algebra Recap and Extend

Graphs, Tables and Charts

 

Number Recap and Extend

Algebra Recap and Extend and Sequences

Interpreting and Representing Data

 

Quadratic Equations and Graphs

Perimeter, Area and Volume 2

Fractions, Indices and Standard Form

Circle Theorems

More Algebra

 

Autumn term 2 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Equations and Inequalities

Perimeter, Area and Volume

 

Fractions, Ratio and Percentages

Angles and Trigonometry

 

Congruency, Similarity and Vectors

 

Rearranging Equations, Simultaneous Equations and functions

Vectors and Geometric Proof

 

Proportion and Graphs

Spring term 1 Angles

Averages and Range

 

Graphs

Area and Volume

Transformations and Constructions

The majority of year 11 will be used to revisit and recap topics taught in Years 9 and 10 alongside a Diagnose, Therapy and Test strategy designed to ensure students reach their full potential and achieve the best possible GCSE grade. The majority of year 11 will be used to revisit and recap topics taught in Years 9 and 10 alongside a Diagnose, Therapy and Test strategy designed to ensure students reach their full potential and achieve the best possible GCSE grade.
Spring term 2 Graphs

Transformations

Equations and Inequalities

Probability

Summer term 1 Ratio and Proportion

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Probability

Multiplicative Reasoning

Similarity and Congruence

More Trigonometry

Summer term 2 Multiplicative Reasoning

Construction, Loci and Bearings

Further Statistics

Equations and Graphs

  Revision links for GCSE course

www.hegartymaths.co.uk

The maths resource for GCSE students. Videos and quizzes for every maths topic from a Grade 1 to a Grade 9. Homework will be set through Hegarty Maths

https://corbettmaths.com/

Revision worksheets and videos. Five a day worksheets are ideal for home revision.

  How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Encourage your student to use Hegarty Maths for a least one hour a week for independent study.

Don’t say ‘I was never any good at Maths’

Talk to them about what they learned in maths that day

Showing them examples of maths in daily life (decorating a room or booking a holiday are just a couple of examples)

Create a space at home for your child to work on their Independent Study without distractions.

  Extra-Curricular Activities

The Mathematics department enters pupils for the UK Mathematical Challenge every year. This is organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust from the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds. The challenges are intriguing multiple choice question papers which are designed to stimulate an interest in mathematics and to develop problem-solving skills.

Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates are awarded to the best 40% of national participants. The most successful participants are also invited to enter follow-on rounds.

There are three levels of challenge Junior, Intermediate and Senior.

Intervention sessions aimed at ensuring the best outcomes at GCSE run at regular times during the week.

 

Key Stage 5
Content Year 12 Year 13
Autumn term 1 Pure:

Quadratics: sketching and solving

Solving and sketching quadratic inequalities

Transformation of graphs

Statistics:

Data collection

Measures of location and spread

Mechanics:

Modelling in mechanics

Constant acceleration

Pure:

Partial fractions

Sequences and series

Binomial expansion

Radians

Statistics:

Regression, Correlation and Hypothesis Testing

Mechanics:

Moments

Autumn term 2 Pure:

Coordinate geometry (straight lines and circles)

Algebraic methods including algebraic division

Binomial expansion

Trigonometry

Statistics:

Representations of data

Correlation

Mechanics:

Vectors

Pure:

Trigonometric identities

Parametric equations

Statistics:

Conditional probability

Mechanics:

Application of forces

Spring term 1 Pure:

Differentiation

Statistics:

Probability

Mechanics:

Forces and motion

Vectors

Pure:

Differentiation

Numerical methods

Statistics:

The Normal distribution

Mechanics:

Further kinematics

Spring term 2 Pure:

Integration

Statistics:

Statistical distributions

Mechanics:

Variable acceleration

Pure:

Integration

Statistics:

Revision of Year 12 and 13 content

Data set

Mechanics:

Vectors

Projectiles

Summer term 1 Pure:

Exponentials and logarithms

Statistics:

Hypothesis testing

Mechanics:

Revision of Year 12 content

Revision of Year 12 and 13 content.

Diagnose, Therapy and Test strategy designed to ensure students reach their full potential and achieve the best possible A Level grade.

Summer term 2 Revision of Year 12 content.

Diagnose, Therapy and Test strategy designed to ensure students reach their full potential and achieve the best possible AS Level grade.

Start of Year 13 course.

Revision of Year 12 and 13 content.

Diagnose, Therapy and Test strategy designed to ensure students reach their full potential and achieve the best possible A Level grade.

Revision links for A level course

www.hegartymaths.co.uk

The maths resource predominantly for GCSE students but they have and continue to add content for A Level.

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com

The maths resource contains full worked solutions of each question in their textbook. The website also includes a bank of past exam papers with mark schemes.

https://www.examsolutions.net

The maths resource is explanatory videos for each strand within A Level maths. There are also videos available to model exam question solutions.

The best revision tool for students is completing as many past exam questions as they can which can be found on Physics and Maths tutor or in their textbook.