# Maths

## KS3

### Autumn

First half term

• Four operations and BIDMAS
• 2D shapes – area and perimeter
• Expressions and Formulae

Second half term

• Equations
• Percentages
• Measures

Spring

First Half Term

• Presenting and interpreting Data
• Fractions
• Probability

Second Half Term

• 3d shapes – volume and surface area
• Angles and constructions
• Sequences

Summer

First Half Term

• Algebraic graphs
• Properties of Numbers
• Angles
• Transformations

Second Half Term

• Decimals and Estimation
• Presenting and interpreting data
• Ratio and Proportion

## How is the course assessed

 Every pupil gets a check in assessment at the start of the topic to gauge their starting knowledge.  After the topic the pupil is given a check-out assessment to see where their understanding now is and to see if any misconceptions still exist

An end of term assessment is also given to give an idea of the overall level the pupil is working at

## How can you support your child at home

Involve your child when using numbers whenever you can. For example, when shopping get them to work out the cost of multiple items or to work out the change that should be given.

At home can they work out how long before a TV show is coming on or how long it runs for.

Spot check arithmetic questions are always good practice as well.

If you have access to a computer you can get your child to log onto mymaths.co.uk (login: brindley, password: addition) and get them to complete the topics that they have covered in that week’s lesson

## KS4

What courses are offered?

• GCSE Mathematics. Foundation/ Higher. 8300
•  Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics. Level 1 and 2 09865/09866
• Functional Skills in Maths at Entry Level. Entry Level1 09862, Entry Level 2 09863, Entry Level 3 09864
• Edexcel Award in Number and Measure Level 1 ANM10
• Edexcel Award in Statistical Methods Level 1 AST10

### Autumn

Foundation

• Number including LCM, HCF, Express a number as a product of prime factors.
• Algebraic expressions including substitution, expansion and factorisation.
• Angles in parallel lines and polygons.
• Averages and range.
• Decimals including estimation, upper and lower bounds.
• 2D shapes.

Higher

• Number including indices, standard form and surds.
• Expressions including substitution, expansion and factorising.
• Angles and circle Theorems.
• Statistics including data collection, sampling, averages and range.
• Fractions and decimals including upper and lower bound calculations.
• 2D shapes.

Spring

Foundation

• Equations including balancing and iterative method.
• Fractions
• Transformations including symmetry.
• Formulae including substitution and change of subject.
• Percentages.
• Presenting data including pie chart, scatter diagram and frequency polygon.
• 3D shapes.
• Sequences.
• Ratio and Proportion.

Higher

• Linear equations including algebraic and graphical solutions of simultaneous equations.
• Percentages.
• Transformations.
• Formulae and sequences.
• Trigonometry including Pythagoras’ and 3D shapes.
• Statistics including cumulative frequency ,box plots and histograms.
• 3D shapes.
• Algebraic graphs including cubic, reciprocal and exponential.
• Ratio and proportion including direct and inverse graphs.

### Summer

Foundation

• Algebraic Graphs.
• Measure.
• Inequalities.
• Powers and roots including rules for indices and standard form.
• Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry.

Higher

• Loci, constructions and congruence.
• Inequalities including graphical solutions.
• Probability.
• Further factorising quadratics, completing the square, simplify algebraic fractions.
• Trigonometry including sine/cosine rule, trig. Graphs and area formula.
• Solve quadratic equations including factorisation, completing the square and formula.
• Similar shapes including area and volume.
• Simultaneous equations – linear, quadratic and circle.
• Vectors.
• Transformation of functions.

## How is the course assessed

• 15 minute end of topic assessments.
• 1 full assessment termly.

## How can you support your child at home

The MyMaths and Corbettmaths websites provide useful videos and other resources that students can use to aid them in their studies. The MyMaths website username is Brindley and the password is addition.

All pupils will be setup with a login for Mathswatch where they can access videos, worksheets and online tasks. This is a valuable resource for revision and to cover topics that have been missed. When pupils complete exam papers as assessments their results are uploaded to Pinpoint Learning which produces a gap analysis linked to Mathswatch. The pupils will have folders that contain their gap analysis and personalised revision booklets. Please support them in using this to fill the gaps through Mathswatch. 