Mathematics

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Mathematics

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Subject leader

Mr A Whitfield

Beauty Therapy

About the subject

At Robert Clack School we believe in providing all learners with access to and success in Mathematics learning.  We do this via a balance of concepts, skills and application and by employing the appropriate use of technology.  Robert Clack School’s Mathematics programme builds on what students already know, making learning meaningful and relevant; we take the formal language of Mathematics and then relate it to everyday language.  Our Mathematics curriculum provides a sequential, hands-on programme in which learners are encouraged to use a variety of concrete aids and resources, including calculators and computers.  Programmes of study follow the new National Curriculum which emphasises the use of problem solving, fluency and mathematical reasoning. Robert Clack School is responsible for ensuring that our learners develop the competence, confidence and interest needed to become life-long learners of Mathematics.

Year 7 Overview

The course in Year 7 is based on the National Curriculum. As well as being taught to confidently handle numbers, pupils are given the opportunity to develop their Mathematical thinking and functional skills.  Work is offered at a number of different levels so that each pupil, as well as being challenged by the tasks, experiences success. Higher sets concentrate more on algebraic topics, whilst lower sets do more number topics.

 

Autumn Term

Decimals and Rounding

Directed Numbers

Multiples and Factors

Prime Numbers

Square Numbers and Roots

Addition and Subtraction

Measuring and Perimeter

Multiplication and Division

Order of Operations

 

Spring Term

Algebra

Sequences

Expressions

Equations

Fractions

Decimals

Percentages

 

Summer Term

Angles

Construction of Triangles

Naming Triangles

Missing Angles

Data Handling Project

Measures

Ratio and Proportion

Year 8 Overview

The course in Year 8 is based on the National Curriculum. As well as being taught to confidently handle numbers, pupils are given the opportunity to develop their Mathematical thinking and functional skills.  Work is offered at a number of different levels so that each pupil, as well as being challenged by the tasks, experiences success.

Autumn Term

Directed Numbers

Powers and Roots

Lowest Common Multiples and Highest Common Factors

Sequences

Quadrilaterals

Mid-points

Construction

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

 

Spring Term

Area

Expressions

Indices

Equations

Equation of a line

Probability

Congruence

Transformations

 

Summer Term

Angles

Area

Data Handling

Graphs

Experimental Probability

Year 9 Overview

The course in Year 9 is based on the National Curriculum. As well as being taught to confidently handle numbers, pupils are given the opportunity to develop their Mathematical thinking and functional skills.  Work is offered at a number of different levels so that each pupil, as well as being challenged by the tasks, experiences success.

 

Autumn Term

Standard Form

Rounding and Estimation

Multiplication and Division

Laws of Indices

Expressions and Factorisation

Angles and Polygons

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Data

Area

Circles

Surface Area

 

Spring Term

Factors and Powers

Fractions

Linear Equations

Trial and Improvement

Linear Graphs

Simultaneous Equations

Inequalities

Non-linear Graphs

Transformations

Enlargement

Scale Drawing

Direct and Indirect Proportion

 

Summer Term

Percentages

Ratio

Construction

Congruence and Similarity

Trigonometry

Formulae

3D Shape and Volume

Probability

Year 10 Overview

Mathematics is for everyone. The GCSE course and qualification enable students to engage with, explore, enjoy and succeed in maths.  We love maths, it is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination.

Students learn the basics, then advance to apply them in different contexts. The students are challenged as they progress, easing them into the examination at the end of year 11.

From September 2015 the aims and objectives of the mathematics course are:

• To acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve real life problems

• To reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions

• To comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

During Year 10 students will begin studying a two year GCSE (9-1) for examination in Summer 2017. The qualification will be graded on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 where 9 is the highest grade.

 

Students will study:

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change

4 Geometry and measures

5 Probability

6 Statistics

 

The examination is two-tiered allowing all students to access the course at a level suitable for them.

Foundation - levels 1 to 5

Higher - levels 4 to 9

There will be 3 equally weighted written papers in each tier.

Each paper will be out of 80 marks and be of length 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

 

 

 

Year 11 Overview

Mathematics is for everyone. The GCSE course and qualification enable students to engage with, explore, enjoy and succeed in maths.  We love maths, it is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination.

Students learn the basics, then advance to apply them in different contexts. The students are challenged as they progress, easing them into the examination at the end of year 11.

From September 2015 the aims and objectives of the mathematics course are:

• To acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve real life problems

• To reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions

• To comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

 

During year 11 students will be completing the final year of their three year GCSE for examination in Summer 2016. This is the last year that students will be graded on the A*-G grade scale.

 

Students will study:

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Geometry

4 Measures

5 Statistics

6 Probability

 

The examination is two-tiered allowing all students to access the course at a level suitable for them.

Foundation - grades C-G

Higher – grades A*-D

There will be 2 equally weighted written papers in each tier.

Each paper will be out of 100 marks and be of length 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

 

 

Exam board used for GCSE

Year 10 – Edexcel 1MA1

Year 11 – Edexcel 1MA0

 

Link to the specification from the exam board

(A) Lower Site

Green Lane Lower Site

Dagenham

Essex

RM8 1AL

Tel: 02082704222

Fax: 020 8270 4220

(B) Upper Site

Gosfield Road Upper Site

Dagenham

Essex

RM8 1JU

Tel: 020 8270 4200

Fax: 020 8270 4210