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

Year 7 MathsYear 8 MathsYear 9 MathsYear 10 MathsYear 11 Maths

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

Topic Example(s) Exam Questions Solutions
Fractions Revision Fractions Solutions
Writing and Simplifying Ratio Revision
Ratio Revision Ratio Solutions
Writing a Ratio as a Fraction or Linear Function Revision
Proportion Revision Proportion Ingredients Questions Solutions
Percentages Revision Percentages Solutions
Percentage Change Revision
Exchange Rates Revision Exchange Rates Solutions
Best Buy Questions Revision Best Buys Solutions
Substitution Revision Substitution Solutions
Solving Equations Revision
Solving Equations with an Unknown on Both Sides Revision Solving Equations Solutions
Drawing Graphs Revision Drawing Graphs Solutions
Area and Circumference of Circles Revision Circles
Transformations Revision Rotations Solutions
Transformations Revision Reflections Solutions
Transformations Revision Enlargements Solutions
Transformations Revision Translations Solutions
Transformations Revision Mixed Transformations Solutions
Area of Compound Shapes Revision Area of Compound Shapes Solutions
Probability Revision Probability Solutions
Two Way Tables Revision

GCSE Revision – Grade 4

Topic Example(s) Exam Questions Solutions
Compound Interest and Depreciation Revision Compound, Interest and Depreciation Solutions
Indices Revision Indices Solutions
HCF and LCM Revision HCF, LCM Solutions
Functional Maths Questions Functional Questions Solutions
Inequalities Revision Inequalities Solutions
Inequalities on Graphs Revision Inequalities on Graphs Solutions
Forming and Solving Equations Revision Forming and Solving Equations Solutions
Types of Sequences Revision
Generating Sequences Revision
Sequences (Nth Term) Revision Sequences (nth term) Solutions
Expanding and Factorising Revision Expand and Factorise Solutions
Pythagoras Revision Pythagoras Solutions
Angle Problems Revision Angles Solutions
Angles in Parallel Lines Revision Angles in Parallel Lines Solutions
Angles in Polygons Revision Angles in Polygons Solutions
Surface Area Revision Surface Area Solutions
Volume of Prisms Revision Volume of Prisms Solutions
Cylinders Revision Volume and Surface Area of Cylinders Solutions
Loci and Construction Revision Loci and Construction Solutions
Bearings Revision Bearings Solutions
Averages from Frequency Tables Revision Averages from Frequency Tables

GCSE Revision – Grade 5

Topic Example(s) Exam Questions Solutions
Reverse Percentages Revision Reverse Percentages Solutions
Standard Form Revision Standard Form Solutions
Speed and Density Revision Speed and Density Solutions
Changing the Subject of a Formula Revision Changing the Subject of a Formula Solutions
Expanding and Factorising Quadratics Revision Expanding and Factorising Quadratics Solutions
Solving Quadratics Revision Solving Quadratics Solutions
Drawing Quadratic Graphs Revision Drawing Quadratic Graphs Solutions
Drawing Other Graphs: Cubic/Reciprocal Revision Cubic/Reciprocal Graphs Solutions
Simultaneous Equations Revision Simultaneous Equations Solutions
Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically Revision Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically Solutions
Midpoint of a Line Segment Revision
Gradient of a Line Revision
Equation of a Line Revision Equation of a Line Solutions
Spheres and Cones Revision Spheres and Cones Solutions
Sector Areas and Arc Lengths Revision Sectors and Arcs Solutions
Similar Shapes (Lengths) Revision Similar Shapes (Length) Solutions
Exact trig values Revision
Congruent Triangles Revision Congruent Triangles Solutions
Probability Trees Revision Probability Trees Solutions
Venn Diagrams Revision Venn Diagrams Solutions

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:-

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.