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Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Head of Department: Ms Evans

Teachers: Mrs Abu-Hayyeh, Ms Buckles, Mr Dupont-Panon, Mrs Ganguli, Mr Lund, Mr Miller, Mr Morris, Ms Prins

Mathematics is a creative and interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. [updated October 2019]

Co-curricular activities

The Mathematics department organises individual Maths challenges run by the UK Mathematics Trust throughout the year for specific year groups. Each year, four Year 8 and 9 pupils are entered for the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. An inter-house Maths challenge is also organised for Year 7 pupils at the end of the academic year. The Maths Trail trip to Rye, and the Maths Inspiration Visit are some of the trips that are run during the year.

Maths Clinic offers help to pupils in Years 713. It is supervised by staff but gives Sixth Form mathematicians the opportunity to help younger students.

A mathematician can have his head in an oven and his feet in ice, but on average he will always be fine.

Years 7, 8 and 9

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Unit 1

Negative numbers

Number theory

Percentage

Unit 2

Order of operations

Angles and constructions

Algebra

Unit 3

Angles properties

Probability

Angles in polygons

Unit 4

Decimal numbers

Percentages

Pythagoras’ theorem

Unit 5

Area and volume

Area and volume

Trigonometry

Unit 6

Algebra

Straight-line graphs

Cumulative frequency

Unit 7

Cartesian coordinates

Algebra

Fractions

Unit 8

Statistics

Equations and formulae

Quadratic expressions

Unit 9

Formulae and sequences

Real-life graphs

Graphs

Unit 10

Fractions

Mixed numbers

Quadratic sequences

Unit 11

Fractions and percentages

Circles

Sectors and cylinders

Unit 12

Probability

Enlargement and map scales

Compound measures

Unit 13

Transformations

Proportion

Simultaneous equations

Unit 14

Equations

Standard form

Standard form and bounds

Unit 15

Ratios

Statistics

Proportion

Unit 16

Pie charts

 

Formulae

Unit 17

 

 

Similar shapes

Unit 18

 

 

Probability

 

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GCSE: Years 10 and 11

Exam Board: OCR

Assessment: Three 1½ hour papers of equal weighting, taken at the end of Year 11.

Higher Tier (grades 9 to 4) or Foundation Tier (grades 5 to 1) depending on individual progress.

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Year 10

 

Year 11

Unit 1

Number theory

Unit 24

Compound measures

Unit 2

Rounding and bounds

Unit 25

Vectors

Unit 3

Equations

Unit 26

Recurring decimals and surds

Unit 4

Indices and surds

Unit 27

Circle theorems

Unit 5

Sequences

Unit 28

Inequalities

Unit 6

Algebra

Unit 29

Volume

Unit 7

Standard form

Unit 30

Probability

Unit 8

Area and volume

Unit 31

Algebraic fractions and proof

Unit 9

Sampling

Unit 32

Functions

Unit 10

Percentage

Unit 33

Trigonometric graphs

Unit 11

Changing the subject

Unit 34

Non-right-angled triangles

Unit 12

Straight-line graphs

Unit 35

Proportion

Unit 13

Transformations/similarity

Unit 36

Congruency

Unit 14

Constructions and loci

Unit 37

Area under curves

Unit 15

Curved graphs

 

 

Unit 16

Right-angled triangles

 

 

Unit 17

Ratios

 

 

Unit 18

Data handling

 

 

Unit 19

Quadratics

 

 

Unit 20

Shapes of curved graphs

 

 

Unit 21

Histograms

 

 

Unit 22

Simultaneous equations

 

 

Unit 23

Iteration

 

 

A Level: Years 12 and 13

Exam Board: Edexcel (9MA0 Specification)

Qualifications needed: A grade 7 in Maths at GCSE is required. Students need to have covered grade 7/8 material and be proficient in algebra in order to access the A Level course. Further Maths requires GCSE Mathematics grade 8 or above.

Course Content: The A-level content is 100% prescribed, containing both Pure Mathematics (Algebra, Calculus and Functions), and Applied Maths drawn from Statistics (Data and Probability), and Mechanics (Forces and Motion).

A level Further Maths content contains 50% compulsory Core Pure and 50% of optional content, which currently consists of Decision Maths and Further Statistics.

All exams take place at the end of Year 13, all calculator papers. Overarching themes of mathematical argument, language and proof, problem solving and mathematical modelling underpin all parts of the qualifications. The use of technology in the classroom is expected and some exam questions will be based on a large data set that will students will have access to throughout the course which will be used as part of classwork and homework.

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Year 12

 

Year 13

Unit 1A

Sampling

Unit 14B

Binomial expansion

Unit 1B

Indices and algebra

Unit 15B

Parametric equations

Unit 2A

Measures of location and spread

Unit 16B

Differentiation

Unit 2B

Quadratics

Unit 17A

Exponential models

Unit 3A

Data representation

Unit 17B

Numerical methods

Unit 3B

Equations and inequalities

Unit 18A

Probability 3

Unit 4A

Correlation

Unit 18B

Integration

Unit 4B

Curved graphs

Unit 19A

Normal distribution

Unit 5A

Probability 1

Unit 20A

Moments

Unit 5B

Straight lines

Unit 21A

Inclined forces and planes

Unit 6A

Probability 2

Unit 22A

Projectiles

Unit 6B

Circles

Unit 23A

Statics and dynamics

Unit 7A

Hypothesis testing

Unit 24A

Vectors in 3D

Unit 7B

Algebra and proof 1

Unit 25A

Variable acceleration in 2D

Unit 8A

Trigonometry 1

 

 

Unit 8B

Binomial expansion

 

 

Unit 9A

Trigonometry 2

 

 

Unit 9B

Differentiation

 

 

Unit 10A

Vectors

 

 

Unit 10B

Integration

 

 

Unit 11A

Constant acceleration

 

 

Unit 11B

Exponentials and logarithms

 

 

Unit 12A

Newton’s laws of motion

 

 

Unit 12B

Algebra and proof 2

 

 

Unit 13A

Variable acceleration

 

 

Unit 13B

Functions

 

 

Unit 14A

Trigonometry 3 (radians)

 

 

Unit 14B

Sequences and series

 

 

Unit 15A

Trigonometry 4 (reciprocal)

 

 

Unit 16A

Trigonometry 5

 

 

Careers Education

We have a very successful track record of preparing students for studying Maths and related areas such as engineering, finance, computing and the sciences via some of the top university courses or straight entry to employment or apprenticeships. Year 1013 students can attend lectures and presentations on many applications of Maths in the real world.

Our co-curricular provision enables students to participate in a range of activities to enhance their experiences and employment or university prospects. These include supporting younger pupils, taking part in competitions such as code breaking and team challenges, Maths Inspiration Trips, and studying for additional examinations such as STEP.