# Maths

**Key Stage 3 Maths**

Throughout KS3 students develop their mathematical skills in preparation for the GCSE in either Y10 or Y11.

Students have four lessons per week and cover a range of topics from Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measure, and Statistics. In addition, they look at ‘Real life’ maths through functional skills and problem solving.

Examples of topics, in each of the areas, is given below.

**YEAR 7 + 8**

NUMBER: Reading and writing numbers, the four operations, Fractions, Money

ALGEBRA: The language of algebra, Coordinates, Writing in algebra, simplifying

GEOMETRY and MEASURE: 2D and 3D shapes, Time, Angles, Perimeter

STATISTICS: Types of data, Collecting data, Presenting data

**YEAR 9**

NUMBER: BIDMAS, Percentages

ALGEBRA: Sequences, Substitution

GEOMETRY and MEASURE: Transformations, Area

STATISTICS: Averages, Probability

**Key Stage 4 Maths**

At KS4 students follow the AQA Mathematics syllabus (8300). They cover a range of topics from Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measure, and Statistics.

Students have four lessons per week in Y10, increasing to five lessons in Y11.

All students work towards the GCSE at Foundation level. However, some students will be offered early entry at Foundation Level GCSE in Y10. If successful, they will study Higher Level material in the following year, with a further Higher Level GCSE entry.

A further option, on offer in Y11, is Entry Level Certificate.

**YEAR 10**

NUMBER: Ratio, Proportion

ALGEBRA: Powers, solving equations

GEOMETRY and MEASURE: Travel graphs, circle formulae

STATISTICS: Pie charts, Frequency tables

**YEAR 11 FOUNDATION**

NUMBER: Interest, Standard form

ALGEBRA: Factorising quadratics, Solving quadratic equations

GEOMETRY and MEASURE: Bearings, Constructions

STATISTICS: Probability trees, Interpreting pie charts

**YEAR 11 HIGHER**

NUMBER: Surds, Direct and indirect proportion

ALGEBRA: Factorising quadratics, Solving quadratic equations by formulae

GEOMETRY and MEASURE: Bearings, Constructions

STATISTICS: Cumulative frequency, Histograms

For more information please contact Mrs Lewis.