Maths

KS4 Subject Information for Parents / Students

Please see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 4. You will also find more information about the knowledge and skills covered booklet in a hyperlink below.  During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks’ to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go ‘beyond the expected standards ‘and providing additional challenge.

Autumn 1 MES Year 9 Indices and Surds

Autumn 1 MES Year 10 FDPR

Autumn 2 MES Year 9 Bounds Estimations Approximations

Autumn 2 Minimum Expected Standard Year 10 Functions, graphs measures

SOW 2018-19 and assessment dates

Spring 1 student mapping simultaneous equations

Spring 1 student mapping Year 10 Quadratic graphs

Spring 2 MES Year 9 trig and pythag

Spring 2 MES Year 10 Trigonometry

STUDENT MAPPING – Year 11 Autumn 2 Algebra

STUDENT MAPPING Year 11 Autumn 1 Data and Constructions

Summer 1 MES Year 9 Transformations and Similarity

Summer 1 MES Year 10 Vectors

 

 

Subject: Mathematics
GCSE Exam board: Edexcel
Assessment structure:

  • 100% examination at the end of year 11
Key assessment dates:

Year 9:

–       Half termly topics tests

–       Three summative tests covering a range of topics (November, March and June- dates to be given by your child’s class teacher)

Year 10:

–       Half termly topics tests

–       Three summative tests covering a range of topics (November, March and June- dates to be given by your child’s class teacher)

Year 11:

–       Practice papers in exam conditions each half term

–       Trial Examinations in December and March (full set of GCSE papers)

Subject specific websites to support revision and independent learning:

www.vle.mathswatch.co.uk  user name: obtainable from mathematics teacher;   password: mathswatch
https://corbettmaths.com/

http://www.mathedup.co.uk/gcse-maths-takeaway/

Follow us on Twitter @TGASMaths

Recommended subject guides:

  • Edexcel Revision Guide and Workbook obtainable from mathematics department ( £2.75 each).
Other:

  • Study supports available through mathematics teacher upon request.

 

STUDENT MAPPING Year 11 Autumn 1 Data and Constructions

STUDENT MAPPING – Year 11 Autumn 2 Algebra

Minimum Expected Standard Year 9 Bounds Estimations Approximations

Minimum Expected Standard Year 9 Indices

Minimum Expected Standard Year 10 FDPR

Minimum Expected Standard Year 10 Functions, graphs measures

SOW 2017-18

 

In their Mathematics lessons during Key Stage 3, students are studying a mastery curriculum, focused on fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. This has been specifically designed to prepare students for studying the new, more challenging, GCSE course, which they begin to study in year 9. During each half term, students study one big topic area of Mathematics. Currently, these are:

 

Year 7

–          Integers

–          Place Value

–          Expressions

–          Fractions

–          2D Shapes

–          Probability and Venn Diagrams

 

Year 8

–          Percentages

–          Linear Sequences, Equations and Graphs

–          Ratio and Proportion

–          Angles

–          3D Shapes

–          Statistics

 

For further detailed information on the curriculum content, please see the attached Expected Standards sheet.

SOW 2018-19 and assessment dates