**What is the Department Vision?**

To teach students the mathematics they will need to prepare them for life beyond school. This includes wider curriculum areas such as contexts in science, computing, finance, etc.

To teach an appreciation of the subject to develop problem solving skills. The aim being that students will appreciate mathematics for its own sake and be able to think logically to solve puzzles, develop strategies whilst playing games, and understand simple proofs.

To enable students to be successful in National Mathematical examinations and achieve the qualifications for further study and employment.

**KS3**

**What will my child be studying?**

## Year 7 |
## Year 8 |

CO-ORDINATES | DIRECTED NUMBERS |

SYMMETRY | ANGLES |

NUMBER & DECIMALS 1 | NUMBER |

FOUR RULES RECAP | GRAPHS |

ANGLES | FRACTIONS (& DECIMALS) |

DRAWING & MEASURING | AREA (& PERIMETER) |

DECIMALS 2 | INDICES, FACTORS, ORDER OF OPERATIONS & ESTIMATION |

PROPERTIES OF NUMBERS | ENLARGEMENT SCALE-DRAWING & TESSELLATION |

ALGEBRA & EQUATIONS | BASIC ALGEBRA |

TRIANGLES | PERCENTAGES (MONEY) |

FRACTIONS | SYMMETRY, RELECTION & ROTATION |

DATA HANDLING & PROBABILITY | RATIO, PROPORTION, IMPERIAL & METRIC UNITS |

PLANE AND SOLID SHAPES | PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

AREA & PERIMETER | EQUATIONS |

FUNCTIONS & FORMULA | 3D-SHAPES & VOLUME |

CALCULATOR & NEGATIVE NUMBERS | CONSTUCTIONS AND LOCI |

FRACTIONS, PERCENTAGES, RATIO & PROPORTION | SERIES AND STRAIGHT LINE GRAPHS |

GRAPHS | FORMAL INVESTIGATIONS |

FORMAL INVESTIGATIONS |

**What equipment will my child need?**

Pen, scientific calculator, pencil, eraser, ruler, protractor, compasses.

**How can I support my child through KS3 Maths?**

- Ensure they have the right equipment
- Discuss their homework with them
- Visit websites such as www.mymaths.co.uk which is useful for students of all levels

**How will my child be assessed in KS3 Maths?
**Students are initially setted into appropriate ability. The class teacher regularly assesses progress in class and through homework. Typically class teachers set a test once a half term. Regular monitoring allows sets to be flexible if students demonstrate rapid improvement. At least one formal whole year group assessment takes place each year.

**KS4**

**What exam board do we use?
**EDEXCEL GCSE code 1MAO http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse10/maths/maths-a/Pages/default.aspx

With 2 available Tiers; Foundation Grades G-C, Higher Grades D-A*

**How is the course assessed?**

By two 2 hour papers at the end of year 11. A 2 hour non calculator exam and a 2 hour calculator exam, each worth 50% of the grade.

**Are there controlled assessments?**

No, the course is entirely assessed by the final exams.

**What is covered on the course?**

The 4 main braches of Maths; Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data and Probability.

**What websites would you recommend?**

Your child will be given a login and password for www.mymaths.co.uk , other revision websites such as BBC GCSE Bitesize.

**What equipment will my child need?**

Pen, scientific calculator, pencil, eraser, ruler, protractor, compasses.** **

**KS5**

**What exam board do we use?**

AQA http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/a-level/mathematics-6360

**How is the course assessed?**

6 Exams each carry the same weighting of marks

**How long are the examinations?**

Each exam is 1hour 30mins

**Are there controlled assessments?**

No

**What is covered on the course?
**Core 1, Core 2 and one of Mechanics or Statistics in year 12, Core 3, Core 4 and the other of Mechanics or Statistics in year 13

**What websites would you recommend?**

Again www.mymaths.co.uk has A level material.

**What equipment will my child need?**

Pen, scientific calculator, (graphical calculator optional)