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Year 9 Maths

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks )            Number – Integers, decimals and fractions. Standard form
Shape – angles, polygons
Algebra – simplify expressions, expand and factorise expressions
Data – representing data
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) Number – ratio and proportion
Shape – area and circumference
Algebra – sequences, equations and graphs
Data – probability
9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
9th February Parents’ Evening
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Number – percentages
Shape – transformations
Algebra – real life graphs
Data – scatter graphs
Week commencing 19th June: Year 9 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 10 Maths

Course title: GCSE Maths Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8300
How will students be assessed?
Three external examinations at the end of Year 11. Paper 1 is non-calculator, Paper 2 and 3 are both with calculators. All exams are 1 hour 30 minutes long and are worth 80 marks. Students may be entered for the Foundation Tier or the Higher Tier. Any content may be examined on either paper.
Half term Key content – foundation
1 (7 weeks)              Number – percentages and index notation
Shape – compound measures and bounds, bearings, construction and loci. Pythagoras’ Theorem
Data – statistical measures
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) Number – compare lengths using ratio
Shape – trigonometry, similarity and congruence, surface area
Algebra – solving linear equations and drawing linear graphs and calculating and interpreting gradients
9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Number – growth and decay
Shape – volume, using π, using vectors
Algebra – solving simultaneous equations and inequalities
Data – probability
27th April Parents’ Evening
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 2017-18

Half term Key content – foundation
1 (7 weeks)               Algebra – Advanced algebra, including quadratic equations and graphs.
Number – direct and inverse proportion, growth and decay
Shape – trigonometry
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) Algebra – Solving quadratics
Number – fractions, decimals, percentages recap
Shape –  angles recap
4 (6 weeks) Revision
5 (5 weeks)
Course title: GCSE Maths Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8300
How will students be assessed?
Three external examinations at the end of Year 11. Paper 1 is non-calculator, Paper 2 and 3 are both with calculators. All exams are 1 hour 30 minutes long and are worth 80 marks. Students may be entered for the Foundation Tier or the Higher Tier. Any content may be examined on either paper.
Half term Key content – higher
1 (7 weeks)               Number – percentages, index notation and surds
Shape – compound measures and bounds, similarity, bearings, construction and loci
Algebra – linear and quadratic sequences, including the algebraic manipulation of surds
Data – statistical measures
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) Number – convert recurring decimals to fractions
Shape – trigonometry
Algebra – solving linear equations and simultaneous equations, drawing linear, quadratic and other graphs
Data – interpret and manipulate data including using cumulative frequency and histograms.
9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Number – growth and decay
Shape – volume
Algebra – solving quadratic equations and inequalities
Data – probability
27th April Parents’ Evening
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
6 (7 weeks)

2017-18

Half term Key content – higher
1 (7 weeks)             Algebra – function notation, further quadratic functions and identities. Equation of a circle
Number – numerical methods, direct and inverse proportion
Shape – trigonometry
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) Algebra – transformation of graphs, rates of change, gradient and area under a curve. Algebraic fractions
Number – numerical methods
Shape –  vectors, circle theorems,
4 (6 weeks) Revision
5 (5 weeks)

 Year 11 Maths

Course title: Maths GCSE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8300
How will students be assessed?
Three external examinations at the end of Year 11. Paper 1 is non-calculator, Paper 2 and 3 are both with calculators. All exams are 1 hour 30 minutes long and are worth 80 marks. Students may be entered for the Foundation Tier or the Higher Tier. Any content may be examined on either paper.
Half term Key content – higher
1 (7 weeks)       Algebra – quadratic functions and graphs, equation of a circle, cubic and reciprocal graphs
Number – growth and decay, proportion
Shape – vectors17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) Algebra – transformation of graphs, rates of change, gradient and area under a curve.
Number – numerical methods
Shape – sine and cosine rule, circle theorems,
9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening
4 (6 weeks) Revision
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
5 (5 weeks)

Year 12 Maths

Course title: Maths Exam board: AQA Specification code: 5360
How will students be assessed?
A level Maths is currently unreformed. This means that the course is modular and will be assessed at the end of Year 12 with 3 examinations which lead to an AS qualification. The three modules are Pure Core 1 (non-calculator), Pure Core 2 and Mechanics. All exams are 90 minutes long, have a maximum mark of 75 and contribute to 1/3 of the AS final grade. There is no coursework.

The assessment objectives are common to both AS and A Level. The schemes of assessment will assess candidates’ ability to:

  1. AO1  recall, select and use their knowledge of mathematical facts, concepts and techniques in a variety of contexts;
  2. AO2  construct rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs through use of precise statements, logical deduction and inference and by the manipulation of mathematical expressions, including the construction of extended arguments for handling substantial problems presented in unstructured form;
  3. AO3  recall, select and use their knowledge of standard mathematical models to represent situations in the real world; recognise and understand given representations involving standard models; present and interpret results from such models in terms of the original situation, including discussion of the assumptions made and refinement of such models;
  4. AO4  comprehend translations of common realistic contexts into mathematics; use the results of calculations to make predictions, or comment on the context; and, where appropriate, read critically and comprehend longer mathematical arguments or examples of applications;
  5. AO5  use contemporary calculator technology and other permitted resources (such as formulae booklets or statistical tables) accurately and efficiently; understand when not to use such technology, and its limitations; give answers to appropriate accuracy.

The use of clear, precise and appropriate mathematical language is expected as an inherent part of the assessment of AO2.

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)

Monday 5th Sept-Friday 22nd October

PC1 – Algebraic Manipulation, Quadratic Equations & Simultaneous Equations
PC1 – Surds
PC1 – Graphs, Linear & Quadratic Inequalities
PC1 – Straight Lines & Circles
17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks)

Monday 31st October-Friday

PC1 – Differentiation
PC2 – Differentiation
PC1 – Integration
M1 – Kinematics in One Dimension
M1 – Forces
M1 – Kinematics in two dimensions
3 (7 weeks)

Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 17th February

M1 – Momentum
M1 – Newton’s law of motion 1
M1 – Newton’s law of motion 2
PC2 – Binomial Expansions
PC2 – Trigonometry and circular measure
PC2 – Logarithms and exponentials
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb
4 (6 weeks)

Monday 27th Feb-Friday 7th April

M1 – Projectiles
PC2 – Sequences and series
PC2 – Trapezium rule
PC2 – Integration
Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March
5 (5 weeks)

Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May

Revision and external exams
External exams May 2017. Dates tbc
Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May
6 (7 weeks)

Monday 5th June-Friday 21st July

Begin A2 work:
PC3 Functions, notation, vocabulary and forming composite functions
PC3 Inverse functions
PC3 The modulus function
Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July

Year 13 Maths

Course title: Maths Exam board: AQA Specification code: 6360
How will students be assessed?  A level Maths is currently unreformed. This means that the course is modular and will be assessed at the end of Year 13 with 3 examinations which lead, together with AS modules, to an A2 qualification. The three modules are Pure Core 3, Pure Core 4 and Statistics. There is no coursework.  All exams are 90 minutes long, have a maximum mark of 75 and contribute to 1/6 of the A2 final grade. There is no coursework.
The assessment objectives are common to both AS and A Level. The schemes of assessment will assess candidates’ ability to:

  1. AO1  recall, select and use their knowledge of mathematical facts, concepts and techniques in a variety of contexts;
  2. AO2  construct rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs through use of precise statements, logical deduction and inference and by the manipulation of mathematical expressions, including the construction of extended arguments for handling substantial problems presented in unstructured form;
  3. AO3  recall, select and use their knowledge of standard mathematical models to represent situations in the real world; recognise and understand given representations involving standard models; present and interpret results from such models in terms of the original situation, including discussion of the assumptions made and refinement of such models;
  4. AO4  comprehend translations of common realistic contexts into mathematics; use the results of calculations to make predictions, or comment on the context; and, where appropriate, read critically and comprehend longer mathematical arguments or examples of applications;
  5. AO5  use contemporary calculator technology and other permitted resources (such as formulae booklets or statistical tables) accurately and efficiently; understand when not to use such technology, and its limitations; give answers to appropriate accuracy.

The use of clear, precise and appropriate mathematical language is expected as an inherent part of the assessment of AO2.

Half term Teacher 1 Teacher 2
1 (7 weeks)

Monday 5th Sept-Friday 22nd October

PC3 – Transformations of graphs
PC3 – Trigonometrical identities
PC3 – Inverse trigonometric functions
PC3 – The number e
PC3 – Numeric methods17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
S1 – Variance and standard deviation
S1 – Probability
S1 – Discrete random variables
S1 – Binomial distribution17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (7 weeks)

Monday 31st October-Friday 16th Dec

PC3 – Further differentiation – product rule, quotient rule, chain rule
PC3 – Volume of revolution
PC3 – Further integration – integration by parts and substitution
PC3 – Volumes of revolution17th November Year 13 Reports Released
Year 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December
S1 – Finish Binomial distribution
S1 – Normal distribution
S1 – Estimation
S1 – Confidence intervals17th November Year 13 Reports Released
Year 13 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 7th December
3 (7 weeks)

Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 17th February

PC4 – Partial fractions and algebraic fractions
PC4 – Binomial expansion
PC4 – Parametric equations
PC4 – Trigonometrical identities
PC4 – Trigonometry – double angle identities
Year 13 Data Drop 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb
Mock Exam Pure Core 3
S1 – Linear regression
S1 – Correlation
PC4 – Exponential growth and decay
PC4 – Vectors
Year 13 Data Drop 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb
4 (6 weeks)

Monday 27th Feb-Friday 7th April

PC4 – Differential equations
PC4 – Implicit differentiation
PC4 – Using trigonometric identities in integration
Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
PC4 – Finish vectors

Year 13 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

5 (5 weeks)

Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May)

Prepare and revise for external exams