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KS3:

Year 7

Students will study a broad spectrum of topics from the six strands of mathematics (Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Ratio and Statistics). Topics include sequences and rules, area and perimeter, properties of 3D shapes, fractions and decimals, terms and expressions, reading data from tables and graphs, data collection, square and triangular numbers, measuring and drawing angles, percentages, introduction to ratio and proportion, the four averages, symmetry and tessellation. Students will also be able to develop the fundamentals of mathematics through mathematical reasoning, problem solving and spoken language.     

Main Textbooks: Collins connect book 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3.

 

Year 8

Students will build on their experiences in year 7 and develop further skills in problem solving and mathematical reasoning. Students will also cover topics such as highest common factors and lowest common multiples, negative numbers, angles facts, parallel lines, properties of quadrilaterals, adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions, percentage increase and decrease, algebraic shorthand, like terms and simplification, converting units of measurement, area and perimeter of compound shapes, coordinates in all four quadrants, constructing triangles, bearings, puzzle mapping, order of operations, comparison of data, interpreting pie charts, frequency tables and drawing frequency diagrams.    

Main Textbook: Collins connect book 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3.

 

Year 9

Students will consolidate their studies from years 7 and 8 and prepare for GCSE examinations. They will learn about sequences from patterns, nth term of a sequence, combined function mappings, graphs of functions, BIDMAS, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying and dividing decimals, percentage change, constructing pie charts, interpreting graphs and diagrams, two way tables, constructing frequency diagrams, formulae, constructing equations, straight line graphs, alternate and corresponding angles, angles in triangles and quadrilaterals, interior angles of polygons, the circle and its parts, calculating and estimating probability, volume and surface area, powers and roots and prime factor trees.

Main Textbook: Collins connect book 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3.

 

 

KS4:

Year 10 (first year GCSE)

Students will study a recommended series of topics from Number, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability that are based on recommended coverage from the EDEXCEL linear GCSE programme of study. Topics include sampling methods, data collection, two way tables, sources of bias, types of data, area and perimeter of 2D shapes, volume and surface area of 3D shapes, manipulation of fraction, decimals and percentages, powers and roots including cubed numbers, simplifying expressions, solving equations, equations with brackets, solving equations with unknowns on both sides, factorising, calculating the assumed mean, quartiles and the interquartile range, probability tree diagrams, conditional probability, multiplying and dividing in index form, transformations, trigonometry, scatter graphs, nets plans and elevations, mutually exclusive outcomes and independent events.    

Main Textbook EDEXCEL specification A textbook foundation/higher (book 1, 2 and 3).

 

Year 11 (second year GCSE)

Students will continue to build on their studies from year 10, complete a mock exam assessments and develop their knowledge leading to their exams in May/ June. Topics covered will include solving angle problems including exterior angles of polygons, expanding double brackets, quadratic expressions, theoretical probability and expected frequency, percentage multipliers through percentage increase and decrease, multiplying and dividing fractions, converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa, gradients of straight lines, multiplying and dividing negative numbers, 3D coordinates, volume of prisms, stem and leaf diagrams, box and whisker plots, cumulative frequency graphs, midpoints, changing the subject of the formula, Pythagoras theorem, quadratic graphs, compound measures, reciprocals, factors and multiples, circles and tangents, equations and inequalities, find the mean of grouped data, surds, trial and improvement and linear sequences.  

Main Textbook EDEXCEL specification A textbook foundation/higher (book 1, 2 and 3).

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