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Mathematics

Tab 1

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.

 Maths

 

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

Tab 3

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

 

Tab 4

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.