# Hodge Hill College                    # Mathematics

## Introduction

Mathematics is the study of the science of numbers! We use mathematics to develop our understanding of abstract number (pure mathematics) or mathematics applied to the real world, for example in physics, engineering or physical education (applied mathematics).

At Hodge Hill College, we use maths lessons to develop students’ reasoning and communication skills, as well as logic and critical thinking. Through hard work and determination, students will be able to frame problems using mathematics, and in so doing, find efficient and effective solutions to those problems.

Students will study key topics from Algebra, Number, Shape & Space, and Data Handling throughout KS3; in KS4, students will build on this knowledge in preparation for their GCSE. Due to the nature of the subject and specification we use (Edexcel), students begin preparing for their final exams immediately in year 7, with some examinable topics being taught from their first year.

Students sit final year exams at the end of each of year 7, 8, 9 and 10.

GCSE Mathematics is examined in three 1.5 hour exams taken in year 11. ## Tab 2

### Key Stage 3

 Term Year 7 SU02 (7 Weeks) AU01 (8 Weeks) Basic Number Factors, Multiples and Primes Fractions Decimals FDP AU02 (7 Weeks) Simplifying expressions and substitution Expanding and Factorising Solving and Forming Equations Sequences Coordinates and Linear Graphs SP01 (6 Weeks) Averages Area and Perimeter Angles SP02 (7 Weeks) Properties of 3D Shapes Surface area and Volume Percentages Ratio and Proportion SU01 (4 Weeks) Probability Representing and Interpreting Data

 Term Year 8 SU02 (7 Weeks) Coordinates and Linear Graphs Calculator skills Circles Pie Charts AU01 (8 Weeks) Number Calculations Negative Numbers and Bidmas Multiples, Factors and Primes Fractions AU02 (7 Weeks) Simplifying Expressions Substitution Expanding Factorising Solving and Forming Equations SP01 (6 Weeks) Averages Area and Perimeter SP02 (7 Weeks) Angles Properties of 3D Shapes Surface Area and Volume SU01 (4 Weeks) Probability Representing and Interpreting data

 Term Year 9 SU02 (7 Weeks) Using a calculator Number - FDP, Bidmas , Calculations with decimals Perecnetages- simple/compund interest Factors, Multiples and Primes AU01 (8 Weeks) Numbers Review Ratio and Proportion Probability Sequences AU02 (7 Weeks) Simplifying Expressions and  Expanding Brackets Substitution Equations Rearranging Formulae Factorising Inequalities SP01 (6 Weeks) Area and Perimeter Averages SP02 (7 Weeks) Averages Angles Bearings Pythagoras SU01 (4 Weeks) 3D Shapes and their properties Representing Data and Graphs

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### KS4

 GCSE Maths Exam board Edexcel Course Code MA1 Examined by Three exam papers at the end of year 11; (two with use of a calculator and one without) of 1hour 30 minutes each. Two tiers of entry available, Higher (grades 9-4) and Foundation (grades 5-1) Key topics taught Number skills and calculations Algebra and problem solving Graphs, proportion and rates of change Geometry Data handling, statistics and probability
 Term Year 10 SU02 (7 Weeks) Inequalities Sequences Ratio and Proportions Volume and Surface Area AU01 (8 Weeks) Fractions Decimals Percentages Angles and Polygons Circle Theorems AU02 (7 Weeks) Graphs Pythagoras Trigonometry Indices Standard form SP01 (6 Weeks) Averages Circles Probability SP02 (7 Weeks) Data Representation Scatter Graphs Cumulative Frequency Box plots Transformations SU01 (4 Weeks) Solving Quadratics Simultaneous equations

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### Support

Throughout KS3, students are welcome to attend Maths Watch club on a Tuesday after school; this club gives students the opportunity to complete homework with maths staff, or to use iPads and other resources to revise.

In years 10 and 11, students are afforded time at break times and afterschool on an ad hoc basis for extra revision. Additionally, students in year 11 are given dedicated “Masterclasses” for each subject, usually, 3 or 4 per term for Maths. These masterclasses are on a Tuesday and Thursday afterschool.