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Mathematics

Key Stage 3

For Mathematics, Year 7 and Year 8 work on building fluency in core skills in the five topic areas - Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change, Geometry and Measures & Statistics and Probability - which transcend the three Edexcel Assessment Objectives to prepare them for the new GCSE qualification:

Students receive four hours of Mathematics lessons per week, and are expected to complete up to 30 minutes of homework each week to independently consolidate learning.

Topics covered by the Year 7 and Year 8 curricular are outlined below.

Year 7 Year 8
Winter Term Winter Term

1.  Place Value & Powers of 10

2.  Rounding and Estimating

3.  Adding and Subtracting Decimals

4.  Mental Calculations

5.  Written Calculations

6.  Factors, Multiples and Primes

7.  Proportional Reasoning

1.  Algebraic Indices

2.  Expressions and Substitution

3.  Percentages

4.  Proportional Reasonings

5.  Units and Conversions

Spring Term Spring Term

8.  More Calculations

9.  Introduction to Algebra - Expressions

10.  Equations

11.  Basic Angles

12.  Properties of Shapes

13.  Fractions

6.  Equations

7.  Circles

8.  Ratio

9.  Fractions

10.  Probability/Mutually Exclusive

11.  Powers and Root

Summer Term Summer Term

14.,  Percentages

15.  Graphs

16.  Data Collection

17.  Graphs and Charts

18.  Mean and Range

 

12.  Pythagoras' Theorem

13.  Sequences

14.  Volume

15.  Construction

16.  Congruence and Similarity

17.  Median and Modular

Key Stage 4

In Year 9, students begin a three year Scheme of Work.

Details of the course structure/materials etc. can be found at qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/gcse-maths-2015-specification

Interventions for Key Stage 4 occur weekly on an 'Office Hours' basis to support student's independent learning and where necessary students will be selected to take part in compulsory targeted intervention sessions planned to develop fluency in the core skills.

Key Stage 5

The Bridge Academy offers A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics on a modular structure.

Details of the course structure/materials etc. can be found at:

A Level Mathematics (Edexcel): qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Mathematics/2017/specification-and-sample-assesment/a-level-l3-mathematics-specification

A Level Further Mathematics (MEI): www.ocr.org.uk/Images/308768-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-further-mathematics-b-mei-h645

Interventions for Key Stage 5 occur each day after school on an 'Office Hours' basis and students are encouraged to attend to develop their mathematical fluency skills.

Learning Ladders

In Mathematics, the Learning Ladders support students to understand what skills and understanding they will need to demonstrate to complete a GCSE paper.

All Learning Objectives are linked to the relevant MathsWatch video which explain mathematical concepts and provides additional practice questions to build fluency.

Useful Links

This is a list of sites that are helpful for your revision.

You should find the topic that you are studying and use the information to revise.  You can do this in many ways but you could try making flashcards, drawing mind-maps, or completing additional questions on MathsWatch.  Make sure you use the Learning Ladders too to guide your independent learning.

GCSE questions packs ordered by topic (with written solutions): mrbartonmaths.com/students/legacy-gcse/gcse-maths-takeaway

MathsWatch videos and practice questions (students provided with login): vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle

BBC Bitesize revision website: www.bbc.com/education/examspecs/z9p3mnb

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