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Year 9 Maths 2017-2018

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 any paper. There is no coursework option.

 

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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

31 October Tutor Evening

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 weeks) Number – ratio and proportion

Shape – area and circumference

Algebra – sequences, equations and graphs

Data – probability

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Number – percentages

Shape – transformations

Algebra – real life graphs

Data – scatter graphs

Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)

 

 Year 10 GCSE Maths (Foundation) 2017-2018

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 any paper. There is no coursework option.

 

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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 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

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Number – growth and decay

Shape – volume, using π, using vectors

Algebra – solving simultaneous equations and inequalities

Data – probability

19  April Parents’ Evening

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)

 2018-19

Half term Key content – foundation
1 Algebra – Advanced algebra, including quadratic equations and graphs.

Number – direct and inverse proportion, growth and decay

Shape – trigonometry

2
3 Algebra – Solving quadratics

Number – fractions, decimals, percentages recap

Shape –  angles recap

4 Revision
5 Revision and the beginning of exams

 

Year 10 GCSE Maths (Higher)

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 any paper. There is no coursework option.

 

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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 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.

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Number – growth and decay

Shape – volume

Algebra – solving quadratic equations and inequalities

Data – probability

19 April Parents’ Evening

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)

 2018-19

Half term Key content – higher
1 Algebra – function notation, further quadratic functions and identities. Equation of a circle

Number – numerical methods, direct and inverse proportion

Shape – trigonometry

2
3 Algebra – transformation of graphs, rates of change, gradient and area under a curve. Algebraic fractions

Number – numerical methods

Shape –  vectors, circle theorems,

4 Revision
5

 Year 11 GCSE MATHEMATICS (Foundation)– 2017-2018

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 – foundation
1 (7 weeks) Algebra – quadratic functions and graphs,

Number – growth and decay, direct proportion

Shape – volume,

Data – probability

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 weeks) Algebra – solving quadratic equations

Number – numerical methods

Shape – trigonometry, vectors

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 11 GCSE MATHEMATICS (Higher)  – 2017-2018

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 – vectors

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

2 (8 weeks)
3 (5 weeks) Algebra – transformation of graphs, rates of change, gradient and area under a curve.

Number – numerical methods

Shape – sine and cosine rule, circle theorems,

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 Year 12 Maths A Level 2017 2018

Course title: Maths Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7357
How will students be assessed?
A level Mathematics is a linear course which is assessed at the end of year 13 with three examinations. Each exam is marked out of 100 and lasts for 2 hours. The papers are all calculator papers and are equally weighted, each being worth 33% of the final mark. Each paper has a mix of question styles varying from short single mark questions to longer unstructured questions. Paper one examines Pure Mathematical methods only, paper two examines topics from Pure Mathematics and Mechanics, paper three is Pure Mathematics and Statistics.

The A level syllabus requires students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge through the application of problem solving techniques and with the use of clear, precise and appropriate mathematical language.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Surds and Quadratic equations
Inequalities
Polynomials
Proof
Trigonometry
Graphs16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (8 weeks) Coordinate geometry
Differentiation and integration
Binomial expansions
Exponentials and logarithms
3 (5 weeks) Vectors
Kinematics
Sampling
Data presentation and interpretation
Probability1 Feb  Mock Exams
4 (6 weeks) Forces and Newton’s laws
Binomial distributions
Hypothesis testing26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)8  March Parents’ Evening
5 (6 weeks) Variable acceleration
Working with a large data set11 June Reports Open27 June – 3 July Exam Week9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

  

Year 13 Maths 2017-2018

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.

 

  Key content
Half term Teacher 1 Teacher 2
1 (7 weeks)

 

 

PC3 – Transformations of graphs

PC3 – Trigonometrical identities

PC3 – Inverse trigonometric functions

PC3 – The number e

PC3 – Numeric methods

18 September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

S1 – Variance and standard deviation

S1 – Probability

S1 – Discrete random variables

S1 – Binomial distribution

 

18 September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks)

 

PC3 – Further differentiation – product rule, quotient rule, chain rule

PC3 – Volume of revolution

PC3 – Further integration – integration by parts and substitution

PC3 – Volumes of revolution

12 December Parents’ Evening

S1 – Finish Binomial distribution

S1 – Normal distribution

S1 – Estimation

S1 – Confidence intervals

 

 12 December Parents’ Evening

3 (5 weeks)

 

PC4 – Partial fractions and algebraic fractions

PC4 – Binomial expansion

PC4 – Parametric equations

PC4 – Trigonometrical identities

PC4 – Trigonometry – double angle identities

1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams

Mock exam – Pure Core 3

 

S1 – Linear regression

S1 – Correlation

PC4 – Exponential growth and decay

PC4 – Vectors

 1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams

Mock exam – Pure Core 3

4 (6 weeks)

 

PC4 – Differential equations

PC4 – Implicit differentiation

PC4 – Using trigonometric identities in integration

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

PC4 – Finish vectors

 26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

5 (6 weeks)

 

Prepare and revise for external exams

 23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)