# Maths

The Maths faculty aims to introduce pupils to the beauty and diversity inherent in the subject. Students learn through a combination of individual topic-based study, pair and group work and longer investigative tasks. Learning takes place in dedicated Mathematics classrooms, all with projection facilities. In addition, the faculty has one class set of laptop computers with wireless access for student use. Throughout years 7 - 11 pupils have eight lessons per fortnight.

KS3 Maths

 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Term 1 Numbers & calculations Basic algebraic manipulation Number types Sequences Setting up & solving simple equations Volume, surface area & conversion between units Coordinates Calculations with fractions & decimals Angles in polygons Averages & range Metric & imperial measures Correlation & cumulative frequency Angle facts Angles on parallel lines Sequences Accurate construction Enlargement Loci Term 2 Proportional reasoning Number types Approximation Mappings & graphs Volume & surface area Trial & improvement Fractions & simple calculations Plans, elevations & isometric drawing Algebraic manipulation & inequalities Algebra – use of symbols Sequences Probability – fair game Term 3 Number types Probability & links to proportional reasoning Pythagoras’ theorem & basic trigonometry Perimeter & area Data collection & analysis Nets, complex volume & surface area Reflection, rotation & translation Representing data & drawing conclusions Tree diagrams & Venn diagrams Simple probability

GCSE Mathematics (Core)

What will I learn?
You will follow the new 9-1 GCSE in mathematics. You will study mathematics for 4 hours each week, continuing with the focus on problem-solving that you will be used to from key stage 3.

• develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.
• acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.
• reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions.
• comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.
• develop confidence in mathematical problem-solving.

How will I be assessed?
All assessment is carried out in end of course written examinations. These will all occur at the end of year 11. You will sit a total of three exam papers, one assessing non-calculator skills and the other two allowing the use of a calculator. The exam board that we follow is OCR.

What can I progress to?
A good GCSE mathematics grade supports access to higher education and is a requirement for many courses and employment choices. The use of mathematics to model real-life situations is prevalent in a wide array of careers.

It is worth noting that mathematics counts in towards the English Baccalaureate qualification.

### Further Information

Mrs Bowen
Email: jbowen@aylestone.hereford.sch.uk