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Maths in Year 7

Purpose of the year 

  • To build on the progress that pupils make across all aspects of the Maths curriculum covered at Key Stage 2 and introduce them to new concepts and topics including algebra.
  • Work on building confidence of all learners and developing resilience – our mantra is “Try your best, leave no gaps!”

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

  • Using percentages.
  • Introduction to algebra.
  • Factor trees.
  • Using angle facts.
  • Profit and loss investigation.
  • Robert Recorde.
  • Investigating decimals.
  • Solving equations (using the arrow method).
  • Extending understanding of area, perimeter.
  • Designing a bedroom extended task.
  • Data analysis.
  • Using averages.
  • Extending understanding of fractions and percentages.
  • ESDGC Global Wealth inequalities.

Key assessments

End of topic open book assessments (at least one every half term).

End of topic open book assessments (at least one every half term).

Spring Term examination in the Hall.

WAG Numeracy assessments:-

  • Reasoning calculator exam (in class)
  • Procedural on-line exam.

Key vocabulary:

15 essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

Skills

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence - Research
  • Asking questions

 

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Numeracy
  • Asking questions
  • Working with others
  • Developing thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Asking questions

Additional Resources

The department encourages the use of the www.corbettmaths.co.uk website which has additional resources and clips of best practice strategies for all of the topics that we cover in class.

How parents can help

  • Encourage the use of 3 B4 Me

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

  • UKMT Maths Challenge

Homework expectations

  • One written homework per topic.

Maths in Year 8


 Purpose of the year

  • To build on the progress that pupils made in Year 7 with a particular focus on developing number work and consolidating key concepts and then extending understanding in Shape and Algebra.
  • Continue to build confidence of all learners and developing resilience (“Try your best, leave no gaps!”)

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

Developing a deeper understanding of fractions including the application of the four rules and use of mixed numbers and improper fractions.

Introduction to percentages on a calculator.

Area , perimeter, volume (including the circle – Pi).

Double-sided equations.

Use of the four rules with positive and negative numbers.

Extension of work on angles – angles and parallel lines / angles in polygons.

Data analysis – using scatter diagrams and pie charts.

RATIO.

Algebra extension – changing the subject.

Discrete and continuous data.

Investigate probability.

ESDGC – Global Health Inequalities

Key assessments

End of topic open book assessments (at least one every half term).

End of topic open book assessments (at least one every half term).

Spring Term examination in the Hall.

 

WAG Numeracy assessments:-

  • Reasoning calculator exam (in class)
  • Procedural on-line exam.

Key vocabulary:

15 essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

Skills

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence - Research
  • Asking questions

 

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Numeracy
  • Asking questions
  • Working with others
  • Developing thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Asking questions

Additional Resources

The department encourages the use of the www.corbettmaths.co.uk website which has additional resources and clips of best practice strategies for all of the topics that we cover in class.

How parents can help

  • Encourage the use of 3 B4 Me

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

  • UKMT Maths Challenge

Homework expectations

  • One written homework per topic.

Maths in Year 9

Purpose of the year

 

  • Whilst high expectations and challenge continue to be central to our delivery within the department, the depth of coverage of the topics varies between groups.
  • The development of number skills is key to progress for all learners but consolidation followed by the deepening of strong algebra skills and the use of key concepts in Statistics and Geometry are the focus in this cross-over year between KS3 and GCSE.
  • Continue to develop resilience (“Try your best, leave no gaps!”)

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

  • Straight line graphs.
  • Sequences and Nth term.
  • Trial and improvement.
  • Standard Form and indices.

 

  • Volume of prisms and extension of area work.
  • Percentages on a calculator.
  • Bearings and consolidation of angles work (including solving equations).
  • Averages from tables.
  • Frequency diagrams and polygons.
  • Equations and inequalities.
  • Probability extension work.
  • Welsh language study.

Key assessments

End of topic open book assessments (at least one every half term).

End of topic open book assessments (at least one every half term).

Spring Term examination in the Hall.

 

WAG Numeracy assessments:-

  • Reasoning calculator exam (in class)
  • Procedural on-line exam.

Key vocabulary:

15 essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

Skills

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence - Research
  • Asking questions

 

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Numeracy
  • Asking questions
  • Working with others
  • Developing thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Asking questions

Additional Resources

The department encourages the use of the www.corbettmaths.co.uk website which has additional resources and clips of best practice strategies for all of the topics that we cover in class.

How parents can help

Encourage the use of 3 B4 Me

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

EAS Maths Group Challenge.

Homework expectations

One written homework per topic.

Maths in Year 10

Purpose of the year

 

  • A transition year to move on to tackling the demands of the GCSE courses in Maths Numeracy and Maths at Foundation, Intermediate and Higher tiers.
  • GCSE Mathematics Numeracy which will focus on the mathematics needed for everyday life.
  • GCSE Mathematics which will give learners the mathematical skills they need for further mathematical, scientific or technical study.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

 

This does vary between groups – for a more detailed version please contact the Head of department.

  • Indices.
  • Algebraic manipulation.
  • Investigating angles and dimensions – leading on to Trigonometry and Pythagoras Theorem.
  • Money – from the basics to tax and interest rates.
  • Area, volume and dimensional analysis.
  • Equations and inequalities.

 

  • Averages and measures of spread.
  • Venn diagrams.
  • Extending work on graphs.

Key assessments

End of topic open book assessments (one each half term).

Closed book assessment on topics covered (before half term).

March examination in the Hall – GCSE style with past paper questions.

Two further assessments – first one a “class test” based on topics covered with the second assessment a past paper style exam (closed book).

Key vocabulary:

15 essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

Skills

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence - Research
  • Asking questions
  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Numeracy
  • Asking questions
  • Working with others
  • Developing thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Asking questions

Additional Resources

The department encourages the use of the www.corbettmaths.co.uk website which has additional resources and clips of best practice strategies for all of the topics that we cover in class.

How parents can help

  • Encourage the use of 3 B4 Me
  • Each pupil needs their own calculator – available to buy from the school.

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

  • Visit to Coleg Gwent to look at STEM opportunities.

Homework expectations

  • One written homework per topic.

Maths in Year 11

Purpose of the year

 

  • GCSE Mathematics Numeracy which will focus on the mathematics needed for everyday life.
  • GCSE Mathematics which will give learners the mathematical skills they need for further mathematical, scientific or technical study.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

 

This does vary between groups – for a more detailed version please contact the Head of department.

  • Investigating shape.
  • Solving equations at different levels.
  • Tackling the most difficult number problems.
  • Transformations.
  • Interpreting graphs.
  • Loci.
  • Similarity.
  • Proportion.
  • Exam preparation.
  • Plenty of past papers.
  • Targeted focus on key topics (decided by pupil ebis)

Key assessments

  • Past paper assessment (September)
  • Maths PPE Unit 1 + 2 (November)
  • Numeracy PPE Units 1 + 2 (December)
  • Topic based assessment (January)
  • Maths Past Paper practice Units 1 + 2 (March)

Actual GCSEs;-

  • Numeracy both units early May.
  • Maths Unit 1 late May and Unit 2 early June.

Key vocabulary:

15 essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW

Skills

  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence - Research
  • Asking questions
  • Working with others
  • Developing Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Numeracy
  • Asking questions
  • Working with others
  • Developing thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Improving own learning
  • Literacy
  • Digital competence- Research
  • Asking questions

Additional Resources

The department encourages the use of the www.corbettmaths.co.uk website which has additional resources and clips of best practice strategies for all of the topics that we cover in class.

How parents can help

  • Encourage pupils to take advantage of after school revision sessions.
  • Look through the regular past papers that will be brought home – stress importance of ebi identification.

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

  • Visit from Coleg Gwent lecturers to explain about opportunities for further study in Maths related courses.

Homework expectations

  • Regular past papers.