Mathematics

Department members: Miss L Boyle- Head of Department

Miss S Boyle

Mrs J Donnell

Mr N Troughton

Timetable allocation: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Key Stage 5
6 x 35 min 6 x 35 min

10 x 35 min (FM Y11)

9 x 35 min (FM Y12)

8 x 35 min
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Key Themes
Year 8 Term 1 Decimals, negative numbers, expressions, simplifying expressions
Term 2 Approximations, multiples, factors and primes, equations, perimeter and area
Term 3 Formula, pie charts. Scatter graphs
Year 9 Term 1 Sequences. Fractions, percentages. Angle rules
Term 2 Averages and range, probability, graphs, powers and roots
Term 3 Standard form, ratio and proportion, units and scales, transformation.
Year 10 Term 1 Year 10 students begin their GCSE Mathematics program of study.
Term 2
Term 3
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Year 11 Exam Board CCEA
Overview The aims of the GCSE Mathematics specification are to encourage students to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding in applying mathematical methods and concepts. It enables students to reason mathematically, draw conclusions and make deductions and inferences.

Students learn how to comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of appropriate forms.

Students also have the opportunity to achieve a recognition of achievement in Functional Mathematics.

Students sit one paper out of a choice of 4.

M1 – awards up to grade D

M2 – awards up to grade C*

M3 – awards up to grade B

M4 – awards up to grade A*

Unit Title Assessment Weighting Availability
M1 – M4 Examination 45% Jan / June
Year 12 Exam Board CCEA
Overview Students sit one paper out of a choice of 4.

M5 – awards up to grade D

M6 – awards up to grade C*

M7 – awards up to grade B

M8 – awards up to grade A*

Unit Title Assessment Weighting Availability
M5-M8 Examination 55% Jan / June
CCEA: GCSE Further Mathematics – Pure (2hr), Mechanics (1 hr), Statistics (1 hr)

This qualification is offered to a selected group of Year 11 students who demonstrate considerable flair in their Mathematics study. Selection for GCSE Further Math’s depends on a good performance in Year 10 examinations.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum
Year 13 / 14 Exam Board CCEA
Overview The aims of the GCE CCEA course includes:

• understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to

further study.

• understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected;

• apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general;

• use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and

communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly.

• use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, and recognise when

such use may be inappropriate; and

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

Unit Title Assessment Weighting Availability
AS1 Pure Maths Exam – 1 hour 45 min 60% of AS

24% of A2

June
AS2 Applied Maths Exam – 1 hour 15 min 40% of AS

16% of A2

June
A21 Pure Maths Exam – 2 hours 30 min 36% of A2 June
AS2 Applied Maths Exam – 1 hour 30 min 24% of A2 June
Extra-Curricular
UKMC – our students enjoy the demands of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Math’s challenges
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