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Mathematics Staff

  • Mr A Mistry : Learning Director in Mathematics
  • Mrs D Doughty : 2nd in Mathematics
  • Mr M Robertson : 2nd in Mathematics
  • Mr M Thomas : 2nd in Mathematics
  • Mr R Handley : Deputy Senco and Mathematics Teacher
  • Mrs J Conyers-Davies : Mathematics Teacher
  • Dr K Satinderpal : Mathematics Teacher
  • Ms C Jacob : Mathematics Teacher
  • Miss E Mozley : Mathematics Teacher
  • Mr P Mateusz : HLTA in Mathematics

Maths Course Outline

Across our school, we have a culture of ‘everyone can do maths’ for both adults and children. We want all pupils to experience success no matter what their starting point and our curriculum means that every student will leave the secondary phase with a formal qualification in Mathematics.

We encourage all of our pupils to progress further in their education and recognise the central importance of maths to: functioning as citizens in an ever-changing world; securing education, employment or training; and, to local industry.

At The Bemrose School every pupil will learn to reason mathematically and will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.  Every pupil will be able to enquire and rationalise. Every pupil will feel safe in their maths environment and confident in the mathematical knowledge they have gained.

Year 7 and 8 at the Bemrose School aims to give a foundation for the students to achieve the best result they can at GCSE.

During this time students will cover the following in Year 7:

Autumn – Algebraic Thinking, Place Value and Proportion, Fractions, Decimal and Percentages

Spring – Applications of number

Summer – Line and angles, Probability

Students will cover the following in Year 8:

Autumn – Proportional reasoning, Representations of number using diagrams

Spring – Algebraic Techniques and further developing number skills.

Summer – Further Geometry and Statistics

During Y9-11 students concentrate on the AQA GCSE (Maths 8300) syllabus either following the FOUNDATION or HIGHER route.

Students following the FOUNDATION route can attain grades 1-5, those on higher can attain 5 to 9.

There is frequent recap of older topics to retain knowledge from past topics, as well as end of term tests and full trial exams.

The final GCSE entails 3 papers each lasting 90 minutes:

Paper 1 – Non Calculator

Paper 2 – Calculator

Paper 3 –  Calculator

Any topic could be examined in any paper and therefore retention of knowledge is extremely important.

Assessment Plan

Autumn 1:

Year 7 Baseline

Autumn 2:

Year 11 mock exams

Year 9 and 10  Foundation/Higher Paper 1

Year 7 and 8 Assessment

Spring 2:

Year 11 Mock

Year 9 and 10 Foundation/ Higher Paper 2 (full or part)

Year 7 and 8 Assessment

Summer 2:

Year 9, and 10 foundation/Higher  paper 3

Year 11 foundation and crossover

Year 7 and 8 Assessment.

TopicExample(s)Exam QuestionsSolutions
Writing and Simplifying RatioRevision
Writing a Ratio as a Fraction or Linear FunctionRevision
ProportionRevisionProportion Ingredients QuestionsSolutions
Percentage ChangeRevision
Exchange RatesRevisionExchange RatesSolutions
Best Buy QuestionsRevisionBest BuysSolutions
Solving EquationsRevision
Solving Equations with an Unknown on Both SidesRevisionSolving EquationsSolutions
Drawing GraphsRevisionDrawing GraphsSolutions
Area and Circumference of CirclesRevisionCircles
TransformationsRevisionMixed TransformationsSolutions
Area of Compound ShapesRevisionArea of Compound ShapesSolutions
Two Way TablesRevision
TopicExample(s)Exam QuestionsSolutions
Reverse PercentagesRevisionReverse PercentagesSolutions
Standard FormRevisionStandard FormSolutions
Speed and DensityRevisionSpeed and DensitySolutions
Changing the Subject of a FormulaRevisionChanging the Subject of a FormulaSolutions
Expanding and Factorising QuadraticsRevisionExpanding and Factorising QuadraticsSolutions
Solving QuadraticsRevisionSolving QuadraticsSolutions
Drawing Quadratic GraphsRevisionDrawing Quadratic GraphsSolutions
Drawing Other Graphs: Cubic/ReciprocalRevisionCubic/Reciprocal GraphsSolutions
Simultaneous EquationsRevisionSimultaneous EquationsSolutions
Solving Simultaneous Equations GraphicallyRevisionSolving Simultaneous Equations GraphicallySolutions
Midpoint of a Line SegmentRevision
Gradient of a LineRevision
Equation of a LineRevisionEquation of a LineSolutions
Spheres and ConesRevisionSpheres and ConesSolutions
Sector Areas and Arc LengthsRevisionSectors and ArcsSolutions
Similar Shapes (Lengths)RevisionSimilar Shapes (Length)Solutions
Exact trig valuesRevision
Congruent TrianglesRevisionCongruent TrianglesSolutions
Probability TreesRevisionProbability TreesSolutions
Venn DiagramsRevisionVenn DiagramsSolutions
TopicExample(s)Exam QuestionsSolutions
Recurring Decimals to FractionsRevisionConverting Recurring Decimals to FractionsSolutions
Fractional and Negative IndicesRevisionFractional and Negative IndicesSolutions
The Product Rule for CountingRevision
Parallel and Perpendicular LinesRevision
Length of a LineRevision
Similar Shapes (Area and Volume)RevisionSimilar Shapes (Area and Volume)Solutions
Enlarging with Negative Scale FactorsEnlarging with Negative Scale FactorsSolutions
Circle TheoremsRevisionCircle TheoremsSolutions
Cumulative Frequency and Box PlotsRevisionCumlative Frequency and Box PlotsSolutions

For GCSE Grade 8/9 Revision click on below link:-

Learn on the move by using Diagnostic Questions.

Complete class assignments whenever and wherever you are with our iPhone and Android apps just click on the link to download your app.  Ask your teacher for your logon.

The Mathematics Department at the Bemrose School are a hardworking team who want the best for all of our students. We follow the Edexcel exam board and offer help after school every Tuesday and Thursday.