Mathematics at KS4

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Course ID
Edexcel 1MA1
Faculty
Mathematics
Department
Mathematics
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Faculty
M. Gomez
Head of Department
M. Gomez

All students continue to develop their understanding in Number, Algebra, Ratio Proportion and Rates of Change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Handling Data, whilst being able to use and apply these skills appropriately.

Class lessons include discussion of topics, but students also work individually completing questions related to the skills taught and applying these to problem solving questions. Homework plays a very important part in the learning process. There are two homeworks a week:

  1. A Hegarty homework on the computer to revise topics covered about 6 weeks ago.
  2. Generally, a written worksheet to either check their skills or an application worksheet, giving them practise on more exam type problem solving questions.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Chapter 1 – Calculations 1.
Chapter 2 – Expressions.
Chapter 3 – Angles and Polygons.
Skills and Application. Assessments on Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Module Test 1 – Exam questions on all 3 chapters (1, 2, and 3).
Autumn 2 Chapter 4 – Handling data 1.
Chapter 5 – Fractions, decimals and percentages.
Skills and Application Assessments on Chapters 4 and 5.
Spring 1 Chapter 5 – Fractions, decimals and percentages continued.
Chapter 6 – Formulae and functions.
Skills and Application. Assessments on Chapters 5 and 6. Module Test 2 – Exam
questions on all 3 chapters (4, 5, and 6).
Spring 2 Chapter 7 – Working in 2D
Chapter 8 – Probability
Skills and Application Assessments on Chapters 7 and 8.
Summer 1 Chapter 8 – Probability continued
Chapter 9 – Measures and accuracy
Skills and Application Assessments on Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Module Test 3 – Exam questions on all 3 chapters (7, 8
and 9).
Summer 2 Chapter 10 – Equations and inequalities part 1 End of year exam (Chapters 1 to 9).

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Chapter 17 – Calculations 2 and Chapter 18 Graphs 2 completed.
Chapter 19 – Pythagoras and trigonometry.
Skills and Application. Assessments on Chapters 17 and 18. Module Test 6 – Exam questions on all 3 chapters (16,
17 and 18).
Autumn 2 Chapter 19 – Pythagoras and trigonometry.
Chapter 20 – Combined events.
Chapter 21 – Sequences.
Skills and Application. Assessments on Chapters 19, 20 and 21. End of Year Exam (Chapters 1 to 16).
Spring 1 Chapter 22 – Units and proportionality. Skills and Application. Assessments on Chapters 22. Module Test 7 – Exam questions on all 3 chapters (19, 20, 21 and 22).
Spring 2 Revision.
Practise papers and past papers.
 
Summer 1 Revision.
Practise papers and past papers.
 
Summer 2 GCSE Examination. GCSE Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Kerboodle – for textbook; Maths Watch – for video clips to help with skills tests – revision papers for Year 11; Hegarty Maths – more videos and homework assignments; Corbett Maths – videos, worksheets and past papers; Maths Genie – more revision; On Maths – online extra topic tests. Higher and Foundation Edexcel GCSE Maths by Oxford – textbook. Maths Watch or Hegarty Maths. Homework clubs for completing Maths Watch or Hegarty Maths homeworks.

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Kerboodle – for textbook; Maths Watch – for video clips to help with skills tests – revision papers for Year 11; Hegarty Maths – more videos and homework assignments; Corbett Maths – videos, worksheets and past papers; Maths Genie – more revision; On Maths – online extra topic tests. Higher and Foundation Edexcel GCSE Maths by Oxford – textbook. Maths Watch or Hegarty Maths. Homework clubs for completing Maths Watch or Hegarty Maths homeworks.

 

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