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SUBJECT OVERVIEW

Mathematics is needed for Business and Finance, Engineering, Science and Technology. Mathematics is also a fascinating subject in its own right.  The ability to solve mathematical problems will have a significant effect on the life chances of your child.  A good qualification in mathematics allows one to follow a wide range of professions and careers and increases opportunities and life chances. 
The curriculum is designed to be accessible and meet the needs of all students.  Students will develop problem solving techniques and use practical activities to develop understanding.

 In year 7 sets 2, 3 and the SLC follow a catch up scheme of work addressing the gaps identified following their key stage 2 assessments.

Assessment

  • Internal examinations are taken each term throughout the course and regular testing of specific topic areas is also carried out.
  • Homework tasks are set weekly and will include activities which revisit topics studied earlier in the course. This ensures revision is taking place throughout each school year.

KEY STAGE 5

Mathematics is a very popular and successful subject at Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, and we offer A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics.  We have a dedicated team of specialist A level teachers, all on hand to support students throughout the course.
 
  • There are 3 main areas in mathematics at A Level:
  • Pure Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus (Differentiation and Integration and their applications.)
  • Mechanics: Application of Newtonian ideas to describe and predict real world situations; the main topics being Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics.
  • Statistics: Representation and analysis of data, including Probability, Probability Distributions, Linear Correlation and Linear Regression.

SCHEMES OF WORK

Students follow a differentiated scheme of work designed to build and develop their mathematical ability. The key principles of the scheme are:
  • Fluency
  • Problem Solving
  • Mathematics Reasoning
  • Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Reflection

 In year 7 sets 2, 3 and the SLC follow a catch up scheme of work addressing the gaps identified following their key stage 2 assessments.

Assessment

  • Internal examinations are taken each term throughout the course and regular testing of specific topic areas is also carried out.
  • Homework tasks are set weekly and will include activities which revisit topics studied earlier in the course. This ensures revision is taking place throughout each school year.

 

YEAR 7 BREAKDOWN

Year Group:

7 Set 1

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Number Skills

Analysing and Displaying Data

Equations, Functions and Formulae

Fractions

 

Angles and Lines

Decimals

Equations

Multiplicative Reasoning

Perimeter, Area and Volume

Sequences and Graphs

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

 

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Calculations

Factors, multiples and primes

Fractions

Percentages

Number Skills

Decimals and Measures

Analysing and Displaying Data

Expressions, Functions, Formulae

Fractions

Probability

Ratio and Proportion

Lines and Angles

Sequences and graphs

Transformations

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

7 Set 3

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Calculations

Factors, multiples and primes

Fractions

Percentages

Number Skills

Decimals and Measures

Analysing and Displaying Data

Expressions, Functions, Formulae

Graphs

Angles and Lines

Angles and Lines

Measure Shape

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Transformation

 

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

YEAR 8 BREAKDOWN

Year Group:

8 Set 1

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Indices and standard form

Expressions and formulae

Application of data

Transformations

Multiplicative reasoning

Construction

Equations, Inequality and proportionality

Circles, Pythagoras and Prisms

Sequences and Graphs

 

Sequences and Graphs

Probability

Comparing Shapes

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

 8 set 2

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Number

Area and Volume

Expressions and Equations

Real Life Graphs

Decimals and ratio

 

Decimals and ratio

Lines and Angles

Calculating with Fractions

Percentages, Decimals and Fractions

Percentages, Decimals and Fractions

Straight Line Graphs

Stats Graphs and Charts

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

Set 3/SLC

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Number properties and calculations

Shapes and measures in 3D

Statistics

Expressions and Equations

Decimal Calculations

Decimal Calculations

Angles and Lines

Number Properties

Sequences

Fractions and Percentages

Fractions and Percentages

Probability Stats Graphs and Charts

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

YEAR 9 BREAKDOWN

Year Group:

9 Set 1 and set 2

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Primes and factors

Indices, roots and standard form

Surds

Algebra

Sequences and quadratics

Statistical Diagrams

Interpreting data

 

Multiplicative Reasoning

Pythagoras and trigonometry

Straight line graphs

graphs

Perimeter, area and volume of prisms

Circles, arcs and sectors

Volume and surface area

Transformations

Construction

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

 9 set 3

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Calculation

Rounding and approximation

Factors multiples and prime

Indices

Algebraic expressions and substitution

Representing and interpreting data

Calculating with fractions

FDP

percentages

Algebra –solving equations

Inequaliites

Sequences

Angles

Averages and range

Area perimeter and volume

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

9 Set SLC

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Number Calculations

Sequences and Equations

Statistics

Fractions Decimals and percentages

Geometry in 2D and 3D

Algebraic and real life graphs

Multiplicative Reasoning

Algebraic and Geometric Formula

Probability

Polygons and Transformations

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

Requirements of the Course

All students are required to study Mathematics GCSE with the course having tiers of entry. Higher Tier (Grades 9 – 4) and Foundation Tier (Grades 5-1) The tier taken will be decided in year 10 but is subject to change.

Addiition Information

There is a wealth of support available to GCSE Mathematics students provided by the Mathematics Staff Team and through online resoures. Support includes

  • Lunch time and after school support sessions
  • Access to online study/revision resources including mathswatch VLE, and PixL
  • Twilight revision sessions in the run up to the exam
  • Colomendy revision weekend

Assessment

All students will sit three external examinations at the end of the GCSE course (June of year 11) One paper is non – calculator and in the second and third paper a calculator is allowed.

  • Internal examinations are taken each term throughout the course and regular testing of specific topic areas is also carried out.
  • There is no coursework component
  • Homework tasks are set weekly and will include activities which revisit topics studied earlier in the course. This ensures revision is taking place throughout each school year.

 

YEAR 10 BREAKDOWN

Year Group:

10 Set 1 and set 2

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Number/Algebra

Fractions, Ratio

Graphs

Area and Volume

Transformations and constructions

Equations and inequalities

Multiplicative Reasoning

Similarity and Congruence

Trigonometry

More Trigonometry

Further Statistics

Equations and graphs

Probability

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

 

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Number

Algebra

Graphs Tables and Charts

Fractions and percentages

Equations, inequalities and sequences

Angles

Averages and Range

Perimeter, Area and Volume 1

Graphs

Transformations

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

Year Group:

10 Set SLC

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Calculation

Rounding and approximation

Factors multiples and prime

Indices

Algebraic expressions and substitution

Representing and interpreting data

Calculating with fractions

FDP

percentages

Algebra –solving equations

Inequaliites

Sequences

Angles

Averages and range

Area perimeter and volume

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

 

YEAR 11 BREAKDOWN

Year Group:

11 Foundation

Course:

Maths

Exam board Specification

AQA GCSE Mathematics 8300 Foundation

External assessment

3 x 90 minute written exams (Paper 1 – non calc Paper 2 – calc, Paper 3 –calc)

Course Content

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Calculations

Fractions

Percentages

Basic Algebra

Multiplicative reasoning

Angles

Proportional Reasoning and Ratio

Averages and range

Statistical Diagrams

Algebra and Graphs

Probability

Data

Area and volume

 

Algebra 2

Transformations

Pythagoras Theorem

Trigonometry

Percentages 2

Revision topics

Useful Websites

www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

https://hegartymaths.com/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://vle.mathswatch.com/

PiXL Maths App

Specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300

Specimen papers: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300/assessment-resources

Exam Dates:

 24 May 2018 am  Paper 1 (non – calculator)-  1h 30m

07 June 2018 am  Paper 2 (calculator) -  1h 30m

12 June 2018 am  Paper 3 (calculator) - 1h 30m

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