-Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 we build on our Key Stage 3 knowledge and prepare for the formal GCSE exams. The knowledge and skills already developed will be used to solve problems and, in the process of investigating these problems, new mathematics will be developed and learned.
Full setting continues in year 10 and 11 and pupils are following the AQA GCSE course; which is a two-year GCSE course with a final exam in the summer of Year 11. The examination consists of three papers; Paper One is without a calculator, Paper Two and Paper Three is with a calculator. The examinations are on different days and last one and half hours each.

Year 10

Term 1: Number, expressions and sequences, fractions, decimals and estimation, angles and polygons, collecting and recording data, measure, congruence, symmetry and similarity, number, angles, collecting and recording data, algebra, decimals and rounding, 2D shapes. Linear Graphs, Expressions and Formulae, Ratio and Proportion, Area and perimeter, Transformations, Probability and events, Volumes and surface areas of prisms.

Term 2:  Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry, graphs and equations, quadratic and simultaneous equations, area and volume, line diagrams and scatter graphs, indices, standard form and surds, similar shapes, sequences, 3d shapes, graphs, circles, constructions and loci, percentages, equations and inequalities.

Term 3:  Proportion, probability, advanced Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry, transformations of functions, circle geometry, algebraic fractions and proof vectors, transformations, ratio and proportion.

 

Year 11

Term 1:  Construction and loci, linear equations, percentages, graphs, ratio and proportion, transformations, data, inequalities and formula, algebra, decimals and rounding, angles, fractions, using a calculator.

Term 2:  Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry, graphs and equations, quadratic and simultaneous equations, area and volume, line diagrams and scatter graphs, indices, standard form and surds, similar shapes, sequences, 3d shapes, graphs, circles, constructions and loci, percentages, equations and inequalities.

Term 3:  Revision for exams.

New GCSE Assessments

New GCSE Grade Descriptors for 9 to 1 Grades