The Mathematics department of Archbishop Lanfranc Academy believes that Maths is Life. Pupils are challenged to learn mathematical skills and content and apply these in solving real life mathematical problems. Both Years 7 and 8 will complete the same units of work but at varying degrees of challenge and depth. Pupils in Year 9 begin the Key stage 4 curriculum by following either the higher or foundation tier.
Assessment
Learners are given the opportunity to consolidate their understanding by a rigorous system of Assessment for Learning which includes set tasks and end of unit’s tests. This ensures that every learner is secured in their understanding of each topic and interventions are rightly targeted. Homework are set regularly both on line and on paper which is an essential part of the monitoring and tracking of progress of the learners.
GCSE Examination Board: Edexcel Examination Board
Suggested support at home Texts: Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Maths (Higher and Foundation)
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Content and Skills
Overview of the course
Key stage 3 Mathematics Curriculum:
Year 7
Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Year 8
Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Overview of assessment
The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier at the end of year 11.
Tier Topic area Weighting
Foundation
Number Algebra Ratio, Proportion and Rate of change Geometry and Measures Statistics & Probability Higher Number Algebra Ratio, Proportion and Rate of change Geometry and Measures Statistics & Probability |
22 – 28% 17 – 23% 22 – 28% 12 – 18% 12 – 18%
12 – 18% 27 – 33% 17 – 23% 17 – 23% 12 – 18% |
Year 9 Higher Tier Curriculum
Number 1 |
a | Calculations, checking and rounding |
b | Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations | |
c | Factors, multiples and primes | |
d | Standard form and surds | |
Algebra 1 | a | Algebra: the basics |
b | Setting up, rearranging and solving equations | |
c | Sequences |
Autumn Term
Statistics 1 | a | Averages and range |
b | Representing and interpreting data | |
c | Scatter graphs | |
c | Ratio and proportion | |
Geometry 1 | a | Polygons, angles and parallel lines |
b | Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry |
Spring Term
Geometry 1 | a | Polygons, angles and parallel lines |
b | Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry | |
Algebra 2 | a | Graphs: the basics and real-life graphs |
b | Linear graphs and coordinate geometry | |
c | Quadratic, cubic and other graphs | |
d | END OF YEAR 9 EXAMINATION |
Summer Term
Y10 Higher Tier Curriculum
Geometry 2 | a | Perimeter, area and 3D forms & volume |
b | Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres | |
c | Accuracy and bounds | |
Geometry & Measures | a | Transformations |
b | Constructions, loci and bearings | |
Algebra 3 | a | Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations |
b | Inequalities |
Autumn Term
Probability 1 | Probability | |
RPR 2 | Multiplicative reasoning |
Spring Term
Measures 2 | Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D | |
Geometry 3 | a | Graphs of trigonometric functions |
b | Further trigonometry | |
END OF YEAR 10 EXAMINATION |
Summer Term
Y11 Higher Tier Curriculum
Statistics 2 |
a | Collecting data |
b | Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms | |
Algebra 4 | Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics | |
Geometry 4 | a | Circle theorems |
b | Circle geometry |
Autumn Term
Algebra 5 | a
b c d e |
Changing the subject of formulae (more complex),
algebraic fractions, solving equations arising from algebraic fractions, rationalising surds, proof |
Geometry 5 | Vectors and geometric proof | |
Direct and inverse proportion |
Spring Term
Algebra 6 | Reciprocal and exponential graphs; Gradient and area under graphs | |
Revision and Past Papers | ||
GCSE Examination |
Summer Term
Year 9 Foundation Tier Curriculum
Number 1 |
a | Integers and place value |
b | Decimals | |
c | Indices, powers and roots | |
d | Factors, multiples and primes | |
Algebra 1 | a | Algebra: the basics |
b | Expanding and factorising single brackets | |
c | Expressions and substitution into formulae |
Autumn Term
Statistics 1 | a | Tables |
b | Charts and graphs | |
c | Pie charts | |
d | Scatter graphs | |
RPR 1 | Fractions, decimals and percentages |
Spring Term
Algebra 2 | a | Equations |
b | Inequalities | |
c | Sequences | |
Geometry & Measure 1 | a | Angles, lines and symmetry |
b | Polygons and parallel lines | |
c | Interior and exterior angles of polygons |
Summer Term
Year 10 Foundation Tier Curriculum
Statistics 2 | a | The averages |
b | Statistics and questionnaires | |
Geometry & Measure 2 | a | Perimeter and area |
b | 3D forms and volume | |
Algebra 3 | a | Real-life graphs |
b | Straight-line graphs |
Autumn Term
Spring Term
Geometry & Measures 3 | Transformations | |
RPR 2 | Ratio & Proportion | |
Geometry 1 | Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry |
Summer Term
Probability | Probability I & II | |
RPR 3 | Multiplicative reasoning |
Year 11 Foundation Tier Curriculum
Autumn Term
Geometry & Measures 4 | a | Plans, elevations and nets |
b | Constructions, loci and bearings | |
Algebra 4 | Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising | |
Quadratic equations: graphs | ||
Geometry & Measures 5 | Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres |
Spring Term
Number 2 | a | Fractions and reciprocals |
b | Indices and standard form | |
Geometry 2 | a | Similarity and congruence in 2D |
b | Vectors |
Summer Term
Algebra 7 | Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations | |
Revision and Past Papers | ||
GCSE Examination |