Mathematics is taught in 10 ability sets with students able to move between the sets depending on progress.
We aim to:
- provide learners with a rich experience of Mathematics
- provide learners with greater opportunities for using and interpreting Mathematics
- improve attitudes towards Mathematics
- inspire and prepare young people to continue Mathematics studies beyond GCSE
What resources are available?
A variety of materials are available in lessons with each student assigned a copy of the higher or foundation text book. Each student is also given access to the MyMaths web site which has a large database of lesson resources and worksheets.
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Aut.1||Angles, Scale diagrams, HCF/LCM, Algebra||Probability, Shapes in 2D & 3D, Scatter graphs|
|Aut.2||Linear Graphs, Sequences, Circles||Simultaneous equations, Graph sketching|
|Spr.1||Real life graphs, Equations, Indices & SIF||Proportion, Pythagoras and Trigonometry|
|Spr.2||Probability, Measures, Transformations||Quadratics, quadratic graphs, vectors|
|Sum.1||Percentages, Pythagoras, Loci||Revision|
|Sum.2||2D representations, Statistical analysis|
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Aut.1||Angles, Algebra, Linear Graphs||Algebra, Probability|
|Aut.2||Approximation, Sequences, Circles, Compound shapes||Graph sketching, proportion, Inequalities|
|Spr.1||Real life graphs, Equations, Indices & SIF, Surds||Vectors, Transformation of functions, Eqn of circle|
|Spr.2||Standard Index form, Measures, Transformations||Circle theorems, Algebraic fractions, Non RAT trig|
|Sum.1||Percentages, Loci, Congruence||Pre-Calculus and Revision|
|Sum.2||Statistical Analysis and Algebra|
How is it assessed?
Students follow either the linear Higher or linear Foundation AQA syllabuses. Students sit three exam papers, one non-calculator and two calculator papers, all of which are taken at the end of Year 11. Each paper is marked out of 80 and is worth 33% of the exam.
There is no coursework in Mathematics.
What can it lead to?
Many students go on to study Mathematics at A Level and beyond at university. Mathematics is a highly respected qualification that demonstrates the ability to think logically and solve problems.
Sixth Forms, colleges and employers require either a grade 4 or 5 or above in Mathematics. We guide pupils towards the route that is most likely to deliver this outcome.
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You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use maths on the BBC Bitesize website.
For example careers leading from this subject, click here.