## Mathematics Staff

- Mr M Robertson – Learning Director in Mathematics
- Mr M Thomas – 2nd in Mathematics
- Mrs J Conyers-Davies – Mathematics Teacher
- Ms C Jacob – Mathematics Teacher
- Miss E Mozley – Mathematics Teacher
- Mr A Mohammed – Mathematics Teacher
- Ms K Hughes – Mathematics Teacher
- Mr P Mateusz – Mathematics Teacher

## 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.

Homework is set each week via the Maths Watch learning platform. To logon to the platform the username is the student’s full school email address; the password has a default of bemrose (with a lowercase b). Students can also use Maths Watch to undertake independent study.

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. Most students will follow the White Rose course; resources for parents can be found online.

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 Year 9-11 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, students following the HIGHER route can attain grades 4 to 9.

There is frequent recap and revisit 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.

**Maths Unit of Work**

## GCSE Revision – Grade 1/2

Topic | Example(s) | Exam Questions | Solutions |
---|---|---|---|

Addition and Subtraction | Revision | Addition and Subtraction | Solutions |

Multiplication and Division | Revision | Multiplication and Division | Solutions |

Rounding | Revision | ||

Estimating | Revision | ||

Powers and Roots | Revision | Powers and Square Roots | Solutions |

Factors and Multiples | Revision | Factors, Multiples and Primes | Solutions |

Fractions of an Amount | Revision | Fractions of an Amount | Solutions |

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages | Revision | Fractions, Decimals and Percentages | Solutions |

Negative Numbers | Revision | Negative Numbers | Solutions |

BIDMAS | Revision | BIDMAS | Solutions |

Simplifying Algebra | Revision | Collecting Like Terms | |

Angles | Revision | Angles | Solutions |

Area | Revision | Perimeter, Area and Volume | Solutions |

Perimeter | Revision | ||

Area of a Trapezium | Revision | ||

Averages | Revision | Mean, Median, Mode and Range | Solutions |

Frequency Polygons | Revision | Frequency Polygons | Solutions |

Stem and Leaf | Revision | Stem and Leaf | Solutions |

Pie Charts | Revision | Pie Charts | Solutions |

## GCSE Revision – Grade 3

## GCSE Revision – Grade 4

## GCSE Revision – Grade 5

## GCSE Revision – Grade 6

Topic | Example(s) | Exam Questions | Solutions |
---|---|---|---|

Recurring Decimals to Fractions | Revision | Converting Recurring Decimals to Fractions | Solutions |

Fractional and Negative Indices | Revision | Fractional and Negative Indices | Solutions |

The Product Rule for Counting | Revision | ||

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines | Revision | ||

Length of a Line | Revision | ||

Similar Shapes (Area and Volume) | Revision | Similar Shapes (Area and Volume) | Solutions |

Enlarging with Negative Scale Factors | Enlarging with Negative Scale Factors | Solutions | |

Circle Theorems | Revision | Circle Theorems | Solutions |

Cumulative Frequency and Box Plots | Revision | Cumlative Frequency and Box Plots | Solutions |

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

http://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html

**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 https://diagnosticquestions.com/MobileApp 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.