# Mathematics

‘Building powerful knowledge to grow confident & creative global citizens.’

The overarching aim of the department is to develop cohorts of student that are numerate and appreciate and understand the value and significance of mathematics not only in the mathematics curriculum, but in its widest possible context within student’s everyday lives and as fundamental building block for other subjects such as engineering, science and art, thus improving their life chances by enabling them so see and explore the relevance of Mathematics in a wider context.  Another aim of the Mathematics department is to foster a culture of success and ambition, with students encouraged to participate in after school clubs which as well as supporting both the higher and lower ability learners also offer experience to the wider uses of Mathematics and allow students to develop socially within a supportive and caring environment.  All students in Yr7-11 follow a curriculum that reflects the national curriculum in Mathematics and give appropriate diligence to the knowledge, skills and understanding that students need to be successful in the curriculum area.  There are members of the teaching team who are involved in national assessment of Mathematics and we use their expertise to remind us of those expectations.

Year 7

Module 1

• Place Value
• Ordering Numbers
• Rounding
• Inverse operations
• Problem solving

Module 2

• Powers of 10
• Division, including decimals
• Primes and factors
• Integer powers
• Problem solving with area
• Calculating the mean

Module 3

• Representing fractions using diagrams
• Identify equivalent fractions
• Compare and order fractions
• Mixed and improper fractions
• Convert fractions to decimals
• Addition and subtraction of fractions in context

Module 4

• The data handling cycle
• Collect and organise data
• Pie charts and line graphs
• Negative numbers
• Problem solving

Module 5

• Form expressions
• Use and interpret algebraic notation
• Simplify and manipulate expressions
• Solve linear equations
• Sequences

Module 6

• Constructing accurate drawings of 2D shapes
• Angles
• Properties of angles
• Parallel lines
• Proofs of sums of angles
• Problem solving

Year 8

Module 1

• Multiplying fractions
• Dividing fractions
• Fractions of amounts
• Fractional increase and decrease

Module 2

• Define percentages
• Interpret percentages as operators
• Interpret percentages as fractions and decimals
• Percentage changes

Module 3

•   Substitution into formulae
• Manipulate expressions maintaining equivalence
• Expanding binomials
• Solve equations that need rearranging
• Use inequalities
• Rearrange formulae where the subject appears twice

Module 4

• Convert between different units of area
• Areas of composite shapes
• Circles

Module 5

• Sharing in a ratio
• Change freely between different units
• Use compound units
• Solve problems involving direct and inverse proportion

Module 6

• Statistics
• Geometry and 3D shapes

Year 9

Module 1

• Drawing graphs
• Equations of graphs
• Rearranging more complex equations
• Real life direct and inverse proportion

Module 2

• Use graphs to find solutions of equations
• Recognise and generate geometric sequences
• transformations

Module 3

•  scale factors
• Using maps
• Construct and enlarge shapes
• Use standard ruler and compass constructions

Module 4

• Scatter graphs
• Frequency polygons
• Probability
• Venn diagrams

Module 5

• Standard form
• Surds
• Fractional and negative indicies

Module 6

• Pythagoras
• Congruency in triangles
• trigonometry

Year 10 - 11.  Edexcel GCSE Mathematics

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/gcse-maths-2015-specification.pdf

Year 12 - 13.  Edexcel A Level Mathematics

The mathematics course focusses on 3 main areas of mathematics; Statistics, Mechanics and pure Mathematics.

Throughout the course students learn skills in;

• Manipulating Algebra; Co-ordinate Geometry; Differentiation/Integration; Sequences and Series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and Logarithms.

• Probability; Correlation and Regression; Discrete Random Variables; Discrete Variables and the Normal Distribution.

• Forces, Statics of a Particle, Kinematics of a particle, Moments and Vectors.

The course is assessed with three examinations which are sat at the end of Year 13.