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Curriculum Information

Year 9 Maths 2018-2019

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 (8 weeks) Number – Integers, decimals and fractions. Standard form
Shape – angles, polygons
Algebra – simplify expressions, expand and factorise expressions
Data – representing data
2 (7 weeks)
3 (6 weeks) Number – ratio and proportion
Shape – area and circumference
Algebra – sequences, equations and graphs
Data – probability
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Number – percentages
Shape – transformations
Algebra – real life graphs
Data – scatter graphs
6 (7 weeks)

 

Year 10 GCSE Maths  Foundation 2018-2019

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 (8 weeks) Number – percentages and index notation
Shape – compound measures and bounds, bearings, construction and loci. Pythagoras’ Theorem
Data – statistical measures
2 (7 weeks)
3 (6 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
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Number – growth and decay
Shape – volume, using π, using vectors
Algebra – solving simultaneous equations and inequalities
Data – probability
6 (7 weeks)

 2019-20

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 2018/2019

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.

 2018-19

Half term Key content – higher
1 (8 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
2 (7 weeks)
3 (6 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.
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Number – growth and decay
Shape – volume
Algebra – solving quadratic equations and inequalities
Data – probability
6 (7 weeks)

 2019-20

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

 

 

Y11 GCSE MATHEMATICS – Foundation 2018-2019

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 (8 weeks) Algebra – quadratic functions and graphs,
Number – growth and decay, direct proportion
Shape – volume,
Data – probability 
2 (7 weeks)
3 (6 weeks) Algebra – solving quadratic equations
Number – numerical methods
Shape – trigonometry, vectors 
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Revision
6 (7 weeks)  

 

 

 Y11 GCSE MATHEMATICS – Higher 2018-2019

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 (8 weeks) Algebra – quadratic functions and graphs, equation of a circle, cubic and reciprocal graphs
Number – growth and decay, proportion
Shape – vectors
2 (7 weeks)
3 (6 weeks) Algebra – transformation of graphs, rates of change, gradient and area under a curve.
Number – numerical methods
Shape – sine and cosine rule, circle theorems,
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 

Year 12 Maths A Level 2018 2019

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 (8 weeks) Surds and Quadratic equations
Inequalities
Polynomials
Proof
Trigonometry
Graphs
2 (7 weeks) Coordinate geometry
Differentiation and integration
Binomial expansions
Exponentials and logarithms
3 (6 weeks) Vectors
Kinematics
Sampling
Data presentation and interpretation
Probability
4 (6 weeks) Forces and Newton’s laws
Binomial distributions
Hypothesis testing
5 (5 weeks) Variable acceleration
Working with a large data set

 

 Year 13 Maths A Level 2018 2019

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 (8 weeks) Trigonometry and circular measure
Further differentiation
Further integration
Binomial Theorem, sequences and series
Functions and transformations
Parametric equations
2 (7 weeks) Numerical methods
Partial fractions and integration
Trigonometry
3 (6 weeks) Differential equations
Kinematics in two dimensions
Further probability
Equilibrium and resolving
4 (6 weeks) Statics and dynamics
Moments
Statistical distributions
Statistical Hypothesis testing
5 (5 weeks) Exam preparation and revision