# Mathematics

## KS3 (Years 7 to 9)

Explore, practise and develop the four strands of Mathematics - Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure and Handling Data.

Programme of study Y7

Number Booklet - Revision of techniques students have used in the past. Developing their skills with the four basic operations. Rounding and problem solving.

Shape and Space Booklet - Covers area, perimeter and volume. Knowledge of units of measurement to be used.

Algebra Booklet - An introduction to algebra, solving equations, substituting into formulae and worded problems.

MyMaths:

The work is based on the My Maths Book but teachers should supplement this with worksheets, ICT sheets, the National Strategy Framework for teaching mathematics and the National Curriculum. Not forgetting, and most importantly, the teacher’s own individual input. The professional judgement of colleagues is crucial in selecting appropriate materials, exercises, questions, worksheets and approaches to the work.

We aim to cover:

- Whole numbers and decimals;

- Measures, perimeter and area;

- Expressions and Formulae;

- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages;

- Angles and 2D shapes.

Programme of study Y8

MyMaths:

The work is based on the My Maths Book but teachers should supplement this with worksheets, ICT sheets, the National Strategy Framework for teaching mathematics and the National Curriculum. Not forgetting, and most importantly, the teacher’s own individual input. The professional judgement of colleagues is crucial in selecting appropriate materials, exercises, questions, worksheets and approaches to the work.

We aim to cover:

- Written and Calculator Methods;

- Graphs;

- Statistics;

- Transformations and Symmetry;

- Equations;

- Sequences;

- Ratio and Proportion.

Programme of study Y9

OCR J560 Course

This course covers a broad and deep curriculum and has demanding content. The course will follow the GCSE 9-1 grading system and will be examined in Summer 2025.

This year we will aim to cover the following:

- Basic Calculation Skills;

- Whole Number Theory;

- Algebraic Expressions;

- Functions and Sequences;

- Properties of Shapes and Solids;

- Construction and Loci;

- Angles;

- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages;

- Area and Perimeter;

- Volume;

Assessment

Ongoing end-of-topic exams and end of year exam for Year 9 students.

## KS4 (Years 10 & 11)

## GCSE Mathematics (A-Level Available)

Award: GCSE

Awarding Body: OCR

Specification Code: J560

Specification Website: OCR GCSE Mathematics

This course leads to an A-Level.

OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. It also provides a strong mathematical foundation for learners who go on to study mathematics at a higher level, post-16.

### Year 10

### Students will cover:

Approximation and estimation

Calculation with ratio

Probability and experiments

Powers and roots

Standard form

Surds (Higher tier only)

Further algebraic expressions and equations

Vector geometry

Straight line graphs

Transformations

Congruence and similarity

### Year 11

### Students will cover:

Algebraic formulae

Graphs of equations and functions

Pythagoras' theorem

Trigonometry

Circle theorems (Higher tier only)

Exponential growth and decay

Direct and inverse proportion

Statistical analysis and representation

Interpreting graphs

Algebraic inequalities

Graphical transformations (Higher tier only)

### Assessments

### Internal:

Students are continuously assessed in Years 10 and 11. They are given end-of-chapter exams after every chapter (or block of chapters). Students are closely monitored to check tier suitability.

Additionally, students are assessed during Mock week (in November for Year 11s) and around March/April time for Year 10s. They sit two exams, a non-calculator one and a calculator one.

### External:

Students sit their GCSE exams during May/June. They sit three papers - one is a non-calculator paper and the other two are calculator papers. Their GCSE depends solely on their performance in these three exams.

## Functional Skills Level 1 & 2 in Mathematics (Alternative Option)

Awarding Body: AQA

Specification Code: 8361; 8362

### Subject Content

Use of numbers and the number system

Use of measures, shape and space

Handling information and data

### Assessments

### Paper 1: Non-Calculator

What is assessed?

All subject content for the level.

How is it assessed?

Written exam: 30 minutes

Paper based

20 marks

25% of the AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics

Set and marked by AQA

Questions

Section A: Underpinning Skills

A mix of multiple choice and short response questions

Section B: Problem solving

Short response questions

### Paper 2: Calculator

What is assessed?

All subject content for the level.

How is it assessed?

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper based

60 marks

75% of the AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics

Set and marked by AQA

Questions

Section A: Underpinning Skills

A mix of multiple choice and short response questions

Section B: Problem solving

Short response questions

## KS5 (Years 12 & 13)

### A-Level in Mathematics

Award: AS, A-Level

Awarding Body: OCR

Specification Code: H240

Specification Website: OCR A-Level Mathematics

Institution: Bayside/Westisde

Students wishing to follow the Mathematics course will need to have passed GCSE Maths with a level 6 or higher. The course is very demanding and students who are not really confident with Maths often find it hard to cope. Mathematics at A level is worth studying not only as a supporting subject for the physical and social sciences, but in its own right. It is challenging but interesting. The course builds on the work the student will have met at GCSE (9-1) Mathematics, but also involves new ideas that some of the greatest minds of the millennium have produced. It provides a broad and widely applicable base of mathematical knowledge, including rigorous treatment of calculus and proof alongside statistics and mechanics, preparing learners for a wide range of destinations in Higher Education and employment.

### Subject Content

Students following this course will be expected to:

use and extend their mathematical skills and techniques to solve quite complicated and challenging problems by using mathematical arguments and logic;

use large data sets. Large data set is a pre-released set or sets of data that will be used throughout the course. The purpose is that learners experience and become familiar working with real data in the classroom and explore this data using appropriate technology.

understand calculator limitations when it is inappropriate to use such technology,

use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of context and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly.

construct mathematical proofs;

simplify real-life situations so that they can use mathematics to show what is happening and what might happen in different circumstances;

take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

### Assessment

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics and Statistics

50% of AS Grade

75 marks

1 hour 30 min

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics and Mechanic

50% of AS Grade

75 marks

1 hour 30 min

### A-Level in Further Mathematics

Award: AS and A-Level

Awarding Body: OCR

Specification Code: H245

Specification Website: OCR A-Level Further Mathematics

Institution: Bayside/Westside

OCR’s A Level in Further Mathematics A is both broader and deeper than A Level Mathematics. It is designed for students who wish to study beyond an A Level in Mathematics, and provides a solid foundation for progression into further study, particularly in mathematics, engineering, computer science, the sciences and economics.

The pure core content in A Level Further Mathematics A introduces fundamental mathematical ideas with wide applications in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences and computing. The non-core content includes different options that can enable learners to specialise in areas of mathematics that are particularly relevant to their interests and future aspirations, and gives learners the opportunity to extend their knowledge in applied mathematics and logical reasoning.

Students wishing to follow a Mathematics degree at university are advised to consider Further Mathematics as one of their options.

### Subject Content

Pure mathematics

Proof

Complex numbers

Matrices

Further vectors

Further algebra

Series

Hyperbolic functions

Further calculus

Polar coordinates

Differential equations

Mechanics

Dimensional analysis

Work, energy and power

Impulse and momentum

Centre of mass

Motion in a circle

Further dynamics and kinematics

Additional pure mathematics

Sequences and series

Number theory

Groups

Further vectors

Surfaces and partial differentiation

Further calculus

### Assessment

Pure Core 1

25% of A-Level

75 Marks

90 Minutes

Pure Core 2

25% of A-Level

75 Marks

90 Minutes

Mechanics

25% of A-Level

75 Marks

90 Minutes

Additional Pure

25% of A-Level

75 Marks

90 Minutes