# Mathematics

#### GCSE mathematics broadly falls into three categories

1. Algebra

2. Number

3. Data handling

4. Shapes, Space and Measure

In Year 11, students will follow either Foundation (Grades 1-5) or Higher Tier (Grades 4-9), depending on their ability level.  Regardless of their tier, all students will sit two Calculator papers and One non-calculator paper.

 Module Year 9 1 Powers and roots Quadratics Indices and standard form Expressions and formulae Number calculations Sequences and equations 2 Inequalities, equations and formulae Collecting and analysing data Dealing with data Multiplicative reasoning Statistics Fractions, decimals and percentages 3 Multiplicative reasoning Non-linear graphs Constructions Equations, inequalities and proportionality Geometry in 2d and 3d Algebraic and real-life graphs. 4 Accuracy and measures. Circles, Pythagoras and prisms. Multiplicative reasoning. 5 Graphical solutions Trigonometry Sequences and graphs Probability Algebraic and geometric formulae Probability 6 Mathematical reasoning Comparing shapes Polygons and transformations Module Year 10 1 Foundation Averages and range Perimeter, area and volume 1 Higher Area and volume Transformation and constructions 2 Foundation Graphs Higher Equations and inequalities 3 Foundation Transformations Higher Probability 4 Foundation Ratio and proportion Higher Multiplicative reasoning 5 Foundation Right-angled triangles Higher Similarly and congruence More trigonometry 6 Foundation Probability Multiplicative reasoning Higher Further statistics
 Year 11 GCSE Topics Higher Tier 1 Number problems and reasoning.  This will include work with fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion. 2 Algebra.  This will include algebraic manipulation, equations and inequalities, sequences and functions. 3 Data handling.  This will include a variety of statistical analysis and presentation methods. 4 Shape and Space.  This will include angles, triangles, transformations and constructions. 5 Mixed revision Foundation Tier 1 Number.  This will include work with rounding, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion. 2 Algebra.  This will include algebraic manipulation, equations and inequalities and sequences. 3 Data handling.  This will include averages as well as a range of statistical diagrams and their interpretation. 4 Shape and Space.  This will include a variety of work with 2D and 3D shapes such as area, angles, transformation and constructions. 5 Mixed revision

There will also be frequent applied and functional tasks in order to improve students’ ability to think for themselves, apply the topics learned and form strategies (A02).

A02: Analysing problems presented as “larger” questions, where the traditional step by step question structure has been removed.  Putting subject skills and facts to use in the context of solving problems.  Using strategies to break down problem into a series of manageable tasks.  Spotting rules and patterns and communicating these mathematically.  Pupils are expected to know more formulae as there are no formulae sheets given.  However, some questions will include the necessary formulae.

Assessment:

Objective A01: (Content)

Weighting 50% spread between both papers.

Objective A02: Assess the validity of an argument and critically evaluate a given way of processing information.

Examinations:

2 Calculator Papers and

A Non-Calculator Paper

Foundation