“Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty”

 

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Subject Staff

 

Name Role Contact
Miss R Price Head of Maths Contact
Miss R Holmes Classroom Teacher Contact
Mr S Natha Classroom Teacher Contact
Mr A Moore Classroom Teacher, Head of Year 10 Contact
Mr G Clark Classroom Teacher, Head of Year 9 Contact
Mrs B Prestwood Classroom Teacher, Head of Year 7 Contact

 

Our Intent:

 

In Mathematics at Central Lancaster High School the subject is designed with the intention that all pupils will be able to explore a variety of representations of mathematical structures through different approaches. Pupils arrive to Central Lancaster High School with different attitudes to mathematics, so the appropriate blend of co-operative and independent learning helps to build their confidence whilst also discovering mathematical formulae and deepening their understanding. Pupils develop so that they can articulate their reasoning and think mathematically, whilst also having the resilience and resource to be able to organise their own thinking and devise strategies independently. Pupils will develop their fluency across a broad range of topics including number, algebra, shape, statistics and ratio and proportion.

 

KS3 Overview of Units:

 

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 7
  • Sequences
  • Understand and use algebraic notation
  • Equality and equivalence 
  • Place value and ordering integers and decimals
  • Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence
  • Solving problems with addition and subtraction
  • Solving problems with multiplication and division
  • Fractions and percentages of amounts 
  • Operations and equations with directed number 
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions
  • Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation
  • Developing geometric reasoning 
  • Developing number sense 
  • Sets and probability 
  • Prime numbers and proof 
Year 8
  • Factors, multiples and primes
  • Algebraic expressions 
  • Indices 
  • Directed numbers
  • Place value
  • 2D shapes
  • Ratio 
  • Calculations, BIDMAS and using a calculator
  • Substitution
  • Solving equations and inequalities 
  • Time
  • Estimation and approximation
  • Using measures and scales 
  • Fractions 
  • Percentages 
  • Averages 
  • Angles 
  • Sequences 
  • Plotting graphs 
  • Area and perimeter 
  • Circles 
  • Probability 
  • Transformations
Year 9
  • Estimation
  • Measures 
  • Algebraic Manipulation
  • Collecting data and averages
  • Types of numbers 
  • Percentages
  • Representing data 
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages 
  • Substitution
  • Sequences
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Angles 
  • Solving equations
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem 
  • Trigonometry 

 

Parents / carers can best support pupils by: ensuring pupils know their times tables and encouraging them to use Times Table Rockstars and complete any homework set. 

 

Key Stage 4:

Edexcel GCSE Maths (Higher and Foundation)

Web link to specification: 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/gcse-maths-2015-specification.pdf

 

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 10
  • Substitution
  • Sequences
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Angles 
  • Solving equations
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Trigonometry 
  • Indices 
  • Area and Perimeter 
  • Calculations and BIDMAS
  • Similarity and congruence 
  • Quadratics 
  • Probability 
  • Linear Graphs 
  • Transformations 

Year 11

Foundation

  • Area and perimeter 
  • Calculations and BIDMAS 
  • Similarity and congruence 
  • Quadratics 
  • Probability
  • Linear graphs
  • Transformations 
  • Inequalities 
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Constructions and loci
  • Volume and surface area
  • Preparation for Exams 

Year 11

Crossover

  • Solving equations
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Trigonometry 
  • Indices 
  • Area and perimeter 
  • Calculations and BIDMAS 
  • Similarity and congruence
  • Quadratics 
  • Probability 
  • Linear graphs 
  • Transformations
  • Inequalities 
  • Simultaneous equations 
  • Constructions and loci
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  • Volume and surface area 
  • Preparation for Exams
     

Year 11

Higher

  • Area and perimeter 
  • Calculations and BIDMAS 
  • Similarity and congruence 
  • Quadratics 
  • Probability
  • Linear graphs
  • Transformations 
  • Inequalities 
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Constructions and loci
  • Volume and surface area
  • Preparation for Exams 

 

Assessment:

Paper 1 Non Calculator 1 hour 30 minutes 33.3 ̇%
Paper 2 Calculator 1 hour 30 minutes 33.3 ̇%
Paper 3 Calculator 1 hour 30 minutes 33.3 ̇%

 

Parents / carers can best support pupils by: encouraging pupils to use Hegarty Maths to both consolidate their learning and reduce gaps in knowledge, attend revision sessions and complete all homework set. 

 

Additional materials to support study and revision:

Resource Link
Hegarty Maths  https://hegartymaths.com/login/learner
Times Table Rockstars  https://ttrockstars.com/
Corbett Maths  https://corbettmaths.com/contents/
Maths Made Easy  https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/gcse-maths-revision

 

 

 

 

 

 

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