Maths

Maths

Key stage 3 course outline

Year 7

 

Pi (set 3)

Theta

Delta (sets 1 and 2)

Autumn

Analysing and displaying data

Analysing and displaying data

Analysing and displaying data

Calculating

Number skills

Number skills

Expressions, functions and formulae

Expressions, functions and formulae

Expressions, functions and formulae

Graphs

Decimals and measures

Fractions

Spring

Factors and Multiples

Fractions

Angles and shapes

Decimals and measures

Probability

Decimals

Angles and lines

Ratio and Proportion

Equations

Summer

Measuring and shapes

Lines and Angles

Multiplicative reasoning

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Sequences and graphs

Perimeter, area and volume

Transformations

Transformations

Sequences and graphs

 


 

Year 8

 

Pi (set 3)

Theta (set 2)

Delta (set 1)

Autumn

Number properties and calculations

Number

Factors and powers

Shapes and measures in 3D

Area and volume

Working with powers

Statistics

Statistics graphs and charts

2D shapes and 3D solids

Expressions and equations

Expressions and equations

Real-life graphs

Spring

Decimal calculations

Real-life graphs

Transformations

Angles

Decimals and ratios

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Number properties

Lines and angles

Construction and Loci

Summer

Sequences

Calculating with fractions

Probability

Fractions and percentages

Straight-line graphs

Scale drawings and measures

Probability

Percentages, decimals and fractions

Graphs

 


 

Year 9

 

Pi (set 4)

Theta (sets 2 & 3)

Delta (set 1)

Autumn

Number calculations

Indices and standard form

Powers and roots

Sequences and equations

Expressions and formulae

Quadratics

Statistics

Dealing with data

Inequalities, equations and formulae

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Multiplicative reasoning

Collecting and analysing data

Spring

2D shapes and 3D solids

Constructions

Multiplicative reasoning

Algebraic and real life graphs

Equations, inequalities and proportionality

Non-linear graphs

Multiplicative reasoning

Circles, Pythagoras and prisms

Accuracy and measures

Summer

Algebraic and geometric formulae

Sequences and graphs

Graphical solutions

Probability

Probability

Trigonometry

Polygons and transformations

Comparing shapes

Mathematical reasoning

 


Key stage 4 course outline

Year 10

 

Foundation

Higher

Autumn

Number

Number

Algebra

Algebra

Graphs, tables and charts

Interpreting and representing data

Fractions and percentages

Fractions, ratio and percentages

Equations, inequalities and sequences

Angle properties of triangles and quadrilaterals

Spring

Angles

Graphs

Averages and range

Perimeter and area

Perimeter, area and volume

Transformations and construction

Graphs

Equations and inequalities

Transformations

Probability

Summer

Ratio and proportion

Multiplicative reasoning

Right-angled triangles

Similarity and congruence

Probability

Trigonometry

Multiplicative reasoning

Statistics

Construction, loci and bearings

Equations and graphs

 

Year 11

Autumn

Construction, loci and bearings Transformations

Construction, loci and bearings Transformations

Number

Number

Algebra

Algebra

Statistics

Statistics

Fractions, percentages and ratio

Fractions, ratio and percentages

Spring

Angles

Angles

Perimeter, area and volume

Graphs

 Trigonometry

Perimeter and area

Probability

Probability

Revision

Trigonometry

Summer

 

 

Revision

 

Examination board information

Exam board: Edexcel

Specification: Edexcel GCSE Maths (1 – 9)

Grading: 9–1

Tiers of entry

  • Foundation with questions targeted at grades 1–5
  • Higher with questions targeted at grades 4–9

Each student will sit three papers (one non-calculator and one calculator).

Each paper will have a range of question types, utilising both structured and unstructured questions. Some questions on the papers will be set in context (both mathematical and non-mathematical). There will be common questions on Foundation and Higher tiers assess skill in the overlapping grades (Grades 4 and 5).


Why study maths?

Almost without us being aware of it, we all use Mathematics in some form in every day of our lives.  It could be something as simple as checking your change in a supermarket, estimating how many tins of paint you will need to decorate a room or calculating whether or not you will reach your destination in time.

In mathematics lessons we learn not just the skills to complete those tasks and more, but also how to effectively solve complex problems using our mathematical skills.   It is not possible to predict all of the mathematical skills that each person will use in their lifetime (we are all different), but students who have studied GCSE mathematics should have a basic foundation on which they can build in whatever career path they chose to follow.