Maths (Y10-13)


Mathematics is the ubiquitous language that holds solutions to a wide range of problems. The skills learnt at here will be used to further education, inspire research and to pay your gas bill. Mathematics can describe how the planets orbit the sun, the optimum size for a drinks bottle and to budget for your personal finances.

Not all areas of maths are useful or accessible to all, what we will do is allow the students to discover the importance of the subject for their individual needs whilst guiding them to an important qualification. The school will offer a scheme of work to a learner led audience.

A typical maths lesson will not be didactic or conventional; it will provide an opportunity to explore functional problems as well as discuss abstract concepts. We will offer the opportunity to innovate and research as well as offer the support and guidance to those whom the subject does not come naturally.

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Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Year 10 Number Skills - Indices, standard form, surds, fractions decimals and percentages
1) Indices, standard form, surds.(1.5weeks) • Fractional and negative indices, calculations in standard form, manipulating surds.
2) Fractions, decimals and percentages. (1 weeks) • Operations with fractions, decimals and percentages including appreciation and depreciation. . Algebra - formulae, equations and sequences.
3) Formulae. (1 week) • Substitution and rearrangement.
4) Equations and sequences. (2 weeks) • Solving equations involving fractions, linear and quadratic sequences. Representing Data- graphs, tables and charts.
5) Graphs, tables and charts. (1 week) • Back to back stem&leaf, averages from grouped data. Angles and Trigonometry.
6) Angles & trigonometry (2 weeks) • Angles in parallel lines, exterior and interior angles, triangles. • Using Pythagoras, sin, cos and tan ratios.
Area and volume
1) Area and volume. (2 weeks) Prisms, sectors, cylinders, spheres, pyramids and cones.
2) Graphs (2 weeks) • Linear graphs, rates of change, distance-time graphs and reallife graphs, quadratic graphs, cubic graphs. Equations and Inequalities.
3) Equations and inequalities. 2 weeks) • Completing the square, quadratic formulae, linear and quadratic simultaneous equations, linear and quadratic inequalities. Probability.
4) Probability (1 weeks) • Conditional probability, Venn diagrams and set notation. Multiplicative Reasoning.
5) Multiplicative reasoning. (1 week) • Growth and decay, compound measures, direct and inverse proportion.
Similarity and Congruence
1) Similarity and congruence (1 week) Geometric proof and similarity, similarity and 3D solids. Trigonometry
2) Graphs, sine, cosine rule, area of triangle (2weeks). • Trig graphs, sine and cosine rule, area of triangle, transformations of trig graphs Further Statistics
3) Sampling and representing data (2 weeks) • Sampling, cumulative frequency, box plots, histograms. Algebra - equations and graphs.
4) Quadratics and cubic graphs (2 weeks) • Solving quadratics graphically, solving simultaneous equations graphically, representing inequalities graphically, graphs of cubic functions.
Year 11 Circle theorems
1) Circle theorems and application.(1.5weeks) • Angles in circles, tangents and chords, application of circle theorems. Algebra - formulae and equations.
2) Formulae and equations. (2 week) • Rearrangement, algebraic fractions, surds, functions. Vectors and Geometric Proof.
3) Vectors and proof. (2 weeks) • Vector notation, vector arithmetic, solving geometric problems. Proportion and Graphs.
4) Proportion and graphs (2 weeks) • Direct and inverse proportion, exponential functions, non-linear graphs, graphical translations and transformations. Excess weeks allowed for assessment and regular revision weeks.
This term is devoted to formal mocks and a review of the syllabus. General revision of entire syllabus before mocks approx. 2 weeks.
1) Review: Area and volume. (1 weeks)
2) Review: Graphs (1 weeks) Review: Equations and Inequalities. (1 week)
3) Equations and inequalities. Review: Probability.
4) Probability (1 weeks) . Review: Trigonometry (2 weeks) Review: Algebra - equations and graphs (2 weeks). Review: Multiplicative Reasoning. (1 week)
This term is devoted to exam preparation which includes a formal mock, exam paper analysis, exam technique analysis, and a review of topics linked to PLC’s.

Maths Studies

Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Numbers and Algebra
The Story of 1 DVD, international mindedness
Basic use of four operations; order of operations
Prime numbers, factors, and multiples
Ratio, percentage, and proportions
Evaluating expressions; manipulating algebraic expressions and rearranging formulae
Solving linear equations in one variable
Solving linear inequalities
Natural numbers, N; integers, Z; rational numbers, Q; and real numbers, R
Approximation: decimal places, significant figures.
Percentage errors
Scientific notation
Operations with Scientific notation
SI (Systeme International) and other basic units of measurement
Currency conversions - using commonly accepted world currencies
Mathematical Models Concept of a function, domain, range, and graph Function notation, e.g. f(x), v(t), C(n)
Equation of a line in two dimensions: the forms y = mx + c and ax + by + d = 0 Gradients; intercepts Point of intersection of lines
Lines with gradients, Linear models
Linear functions and their graphs
Coordinates in two dimensions. Midpoints, distance between points. The distance between two points; eg between two vertices or vertices with midpoints or midpoints with midpoints
Drawing accurate graphs Creating a sketch from information given Reading, interpreting and making predictions using graphs
Included all the functions above and additions and subtractions
Logic Sets and Probability - Probability of an event
Probability of a complementary event Expected value Probability of combined events, mutually exclusive events, independent events Use of tree diagrams, Venn diagrams, sample space diagrams and table of outcomes. Probability using ‘with replacement’ and ‘without replacement’ Conditional probability
Descriptive Statistics
The collection of data and its representation in bar charts, pie charts and pictograms
Classification of data as discrete or continuous Simple discrete data: frequency tables
Grouped discrete or continuous data: frequency tables; Frequency histograms cumulative frequency curves, median, and quartiles Box-and-whisker diagram Measures of central tendency: for simple discrete data Measures of dispersion: range, interquartile range, and standard deviation
We will use this time to introduce the project to students. Math Studies SL will be informed that they must carry out a project which demonstrates their knowledge of the course objectives. We will discuss the purpose of the project, the guidelines of student’s responsibilities, and students will have time to brainstorm and begin the development of their project.
Year 13 Statistical Application Normal distribution
The concept of a random variable; of the parameters μ and s; of the bell shape; the symmetry about x = μ Diagrammatic representation [using GDC]
Normal probability calculations Expected value
Inverse normal calculations Bivariate data: the concept of correlation
Scatter diagrams; line of best fit, by eye, passing through the mean point
Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient, r. Interpretation of positive, zero and negative, strong, or weak correlations
The regression line for y on x
Use of the regression line for prediction purposes
The x2 test for independence: formulation of null and alternative hypotheses; significance levels; contingency tables; expected frequencies; degrees of freedom; p-values
Project An individual piece of work involving the collection of information or the generation of measurements, and subsequent the analysis and evaluation. Geometry and trigonometry Introduction to different calculus EXAMS

Maths Standard

Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Algebra
Laws of indices and Laws of Logs
Binomial expansions and their applications
Exponentials and logs
Solving equations involving exponentials and logs
Circle geometry
Transforming graphs
Calculus 1 (Introduction)
Calculus 2 (applications)
Calculus 3 (Intro to integration)
Calculus 3 ( applications of integration)
Calculus 4( more functions)
Descriptive stats and diagrams including types of data
Statistical measures including quantiles mean and variance etc
Bivariate data
Probability theory
Binomial distribution
Normal distribution
Year 13 Exploration Introduction to the process and an opportunity to talk about some ideas and look through examples
Exploration (practice)
Opportunity to do a practice exploration with the support of peers to really understand what is required and the time constraints involved
Extension of Differentiation Chain rule, product and quotient rule
Applications of differentiation using more advanced techniques
Extension of Integration of trig functions. Sight integrals and a more formal approach by using integration by substitution
Volumes of revolution
Mathematical exploration
Introduction Proposal
Vectors 1definition of a vector and the manipulation of vectors
Calculation of the magnitude of a vector
Mathematical exploration
First draft
Vectors 2
Mathematical exploration
Final submission
Feedback on draft given and time then allowed for final version to be completed and handed in.
Remainder of year to be used to review and prepare for exams.

Maths Higher

Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Quadratic Equations and Functions
Graphing and Transforming Functions
Review of Sequence and Series
Review of Log and Exponential
Counting and Binomial Expansion
Mathematical Induction
Advanced trigonometry
Graphs of circular Functions
Solutions of Trig Equations
Solutions of Triangles
Complex Numbers
Mathematical Exploration
Year 13 Vectors
Statistical Distributions
Vectors: Lines and Planes in Space
Calculus: Integration Option Consolidation and Review EXAMS