Mathematics

Mathematics 2018-06-20T13:52:20+00:00

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students receive 3 lessons of Maths per week. Students will start with a baseline assessment to assess if there are any gaps in their mathematical knowledge. This will allow students to follow a scheme of work that covers all aspects of the national curriculum and be exposed to reasoning, logic and problem solving questions to test their ability to apply mathematical skills in real world situations.

Assessment & Homework

Students will be assessed through appropriate formative and summative assessments throughout each term, any topics showing a lack of understanding will be revisited and then re-tested.

A variety of homework tasks will be set and published on ‘show my homework’. Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes. Examples of Homework include; research tasks, worksheets, MyMaths on-line tasks, exam questions and learning of times tables

 

KS3

Subject Maths Year group 7
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

·         Place Value and Decimals.

·         Multiplying/Dividing by powers of 10.

·         Rounding to powers of 10, decimal places and significant figures.

·         Written methods of calculation.

·         Mental methods of calculation.

·         Order of operations.

·         Tests of divisibility.

 

Review 1 topics plus:

·         Multiples, Factors, HCF, LCM and primes.

·         Direct and inverse proportion.

·         Negative numbers.

·         Algebraic manipulation and substitution.

·         Solving equations (one step, two step and unknowns on both sides).

Review 1 and 2 topics plus:

·         Fractions.

·         Equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentages.

·         Graphs.

·         Percentages.

 

 Assessment method

 

 

Review 1 – 1-hour written exam

Mixed questions from the content.

 

Throughout the year students will complete mini-assessments after each topic – these are 15 minute tests with 20 multiple choice questions on each.

 

Review 2 – 1-hour written exam

Mixed questions from the content.

 

Throughout the year students will complete mini-assessments after each topic – these are 15 minute tests with 20 multiple choice questions on each.

 

Review 3 – Two 1-hour written exams

Mixed questions from the content – one calculator and one non-calculator.

 

Throughout the year students will complete mini-assessments after each topic – these are 15 minute tests with 20 multiple choice questions on each.

 

Teacher & Department responses Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student.

Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. intervention for student into Y8.

 

Subject Maths Year group 8
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

·         Multiples, Factors, HCF, LCM and primes, including product of prime factors.

·         Functions and sequences using nth term notation and generating sequences.

·         Calculating angles in triangles/at a point/ on a straight line.

·         Coordinates in all 4 quadrants.

·         Construction and Loci

·         Probability and experimental probability.

 

Review 1 topics plus:

·         Mental methods of calculation using all 4 operations.

·         Fractions, decimals and percentages equivalence and ordering.

·         Applying fraction of amounts and all 4 operations with fractions.

·         Percentages of amounts and percentage increase and decrease.

·         Simplifying expressions, substitution and solving simple equations.

·         Calculating Area, Perimeter and Volume of shapes using a variety of units.

·         Drawing plans and elevations, recognising nets of solids

·         Converting metric and imperial units.

·         Representing, interpreting and analysing data.

Review 1 and 2 topics plus:

·         Identifying and drawing straight line graphs.

·         Place Value, ordering and rounding or whole numbers and decimals.

·         Written methods of calculation using all 4 operations.

·         Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence.

·         Transformation of shapes including translations, reflections, rotations and enlargements.

·         Identifying Congruence.

·         Converting metric units of length/Mass/Capacity and applying to calculations of speed/density/pressure.

·         Collecting data, analysing data and comparing distributions.

 

 Assessment method

 

 

Review 1 – 1-hour written exam

Mixed questions from the content.

Throughout the term students will complete short assessments to review progress as the teacher sees necessary.

Review 2 – 1-hour written exam

Mixed questions from the content.

Throughout the term students will complete short assessments to review progress as the teacher sees necessary.

Review 3 – Two 1-hour written exams

Mixed questions from the content – one calculator and one non-calculator.

 

Throughout the term students will complete short assessments to review progress as the teacher sees necessary.

Teacher & Department responses Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. intervention for student in am registration

Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Improvement in progress from previous review will result in being removed from the intervention program.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. intervention for student in am registration

 

Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Improvement in progress from previous review will result in being removed from the intervention program.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. intervention for student in am registration

 

 

KS4

Subject Maths Year group 9
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

·         Basic calculation skills including all 4 operations, negative numbers and BODMAS.

·         Multiples, Factors, HCF, LCM and primes.

·         Algebraic manipulation and substitution.

·         Functions and sequences using nth term notation and looking at special sequences.

 

Review 1 topics plus:

·         Properties of 2D shapes and 3D solids.

·         Construction and Loci.

·         Expanding two brackets and factorising a quadratic expression.

·         Solving equations (one step, two step and unknowns on both sides), also quadratic and simultaneous equations.

·         Using graphs to solve equations.

Review 1 and 2 topics plus:

·         Calculating angles in parallel lines.  External and Internal angles in polygons.

·         Fractions using all 4 operations including equivalence of fractions and simplifying.

·         Equivalence of fractions and decimals and ordering them.

·         Applying all 4 operations to decimals and rounding decimals.

·         Converting metric units of length / Mass / Capacity and applying to calculations of speed /density/pressure.

 

 Assessment method

 

 

Review 1 – 1-hour written exam

Mixed questions from the content based on GCSE style questions.

 

Throughout the term students will complete short assessments to review progress as the teacher sees necessary.

Review 2 – 1-hour written exam

Mixed questions from the content based on GCSE style questions.

 

Throughout the term students will complete short assessments to review progress as the teacher sees necessary.

Review 3 – Two 1-hour written exams

Mixed questions from the content – one calculator and one non-calculator.

 

Throughout the term students will complete short assessments to review progress as the teacher sees necessary.

Teacher & Department responses Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

Significant lack of progress results in a.m. registration maths intervention

Teachers will mark assessments.

Feedback given in class.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

Teacher monitoring throughout.

An improvement in progress made will allow students to no longer attend the a.m. intervention program.

Significant lack of progress results in a.m. intervention.

 

GCSE Maths information can be found Here

A Level Maths information can be found Here

A Level Further Maths information can be found Here

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