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Park High School

 Welcome to the Mathematics Department

"Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country."  - David Hilbert

Head of Department:

Mrs Bayar

e-mail: M.Bayar@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Determination to succeed brings great GCSE (9-1) Maths results

Members of the Department:

Mrs Bayar

Mrs Prakash

Miss Halai

Mrs Dassanayake

Mr Khalil

Mr Mukarram

Miss Spyrou

Ms Woodun

Dr Masala

Miss Malik

Mr Manchorov

Mr Hooper

Mathematics is important in everyday life and we all use it daily. Your child will find that many jobs require an understanding of mathematical concepts and college places depend on good results. Most subjects use ideas encountered in Mathematics. It is a core subject and it is therefore compulsory and is studied up to the school leaving age of 16. Studying Mathematics will allow your child to develop Problem solving, Logical reasoning and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Typically Mathematics lessons involve project-based tasks with group investigational activates, whiteboards, peer teaching and mathematical puzzles. We find that students enjoy their mathematics and become more confident once they have more freedom to pursue and explore the subject.

Don’t forget to make sure your child is properly equipped for Mathematics, they should have a ruler, protractor, pair of compasses, calculator, black pen, blue pen, green pen, pencil and their maths books for every lesson. Equipment packs and calculators are available to purchase from the Mathematics Department.

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 mathematics curriculum is designed to develop in our students a strong grasp of number facts and arithmetic as the basis for much of which will follow. When young people’s knowledge, skills and understanding of number are sound, we move to algebra – algebra being essentially generalised arithmetic - so the move is made from the concrete (arithmetic) to the abstract (algebra). This will include the solving of simple linear equations and the formation of formulae to describe patterns and sequences in the first instance and later develop into factorising and solving quadratic expressions and equations and solving simultaneous linear equations. We also look at graphical representation of algebraic equations. 

An understanding of shape and space in the world around us is developed through studying geometry, which includes traditional methods of construction using pencils, compasses and straight-edges. Geometry is also probably the richest context in which we get to teach formal reasoning, something that is at the heart of mathematicians’ art of persuading others of the truth of their discoveries! 

In order that our young people develop into active, participating citizens, we must equip them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to interpret and question statistical information with which they may be presented in the press or in broadcast media, including how to recognise potential bias. We do this through a study of data-handling techniques and of probability, beginning with very simple representations such as bar charts and line graphs, moving to pie charts when we are certain that the young people’s skills with a protractor are good enough. 

The mathematics curriculum is the very essence of a spiral or helical curriculum: these are the four areas to which we return, time after time, going a little deeper at each iteration, building upon that which has been previously learnt.

Year 7 

Mathematics in Year 7 is taught in mixed ability groups. They will have 5 lessons a week. Typically, students will experience a variety of lessons across the year, which consists of puzzles, activities, problem solving, investigations and project based learning.

They will also be building upon this learning by using and applying the Mathematical skills they have learnt, in solving contextual problems.

Autumn Spring Summer

Number – Calculations, types of numbers, fractions

Algebra – Expressions, Graphs

Statistics – collecting and recording data

Algebra - Sequences

Geometry – 2D & 3D shapes, transformations

Statistics – Constructing and analysing graphs

Geometry – Angles, constructions

Number - Decimals

Number - Percentages

Probability

Algebra – Linear equations

Ratio and Proportion

Across the academic year, students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to a variety of tasks such as the Frogs Investigation, the Bedroom Project, and the Planning a Holiday project.

KS3 Assessment:

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis. Typically, this will take the form of MyMaths. It may also consist of any project based learning or investigative work to supplement class work.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision (www.mymaths.co.uk, www.emaths.co.uk) should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 8 

Mathematics in Year 8 is taught in mixed ability groups. They will have 4 lessons a week. Typically, students will experience a variety of lessons across the year, which consists of puzzles, activities, problem solving, investigations and project based learning.

They will also be building upon this learning by using and applying the Mathematical skills they have learnt, in solving contextual problems.

Autumn Spring Summer

Number – Calculations, number properties, negatives, decimals, accuracy

Number - Fractions, percentages

Geometry – Properties of shape, nets and surface area

Geometry – Area and perimeter, angles, constructions

Algebra – Equations, functions

Algebra – Straight line graphs, real life graphs, index notation

Algebra - Expressions, expanding, factorising, sequences

Geometry – Units, volume, angles, construction, loci

Statistics – Statistical diagrams, statistical measures, data

Statistics – Statistical diagrams

Ratio and Proportion

Probability

Data Project

Across the academic year, students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to a variety of tasks such as the Hurdles Investigation, the Cake Shop Project, and the Statistics project.

KS3 Assessment:

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis. Typically, this will take the form of MyMaths. It may also consist of any project based learning or investigative work to supplement class work.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision (www.mymaths.co.uk, www.emaths.co.uk) should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Key Stage 4

During KS4 students are taught in two bands each consisting of sets 1 to 3 and two mixed ability groups. Mixed ability groups are smaller groups allowing for bespoke support and differentiated teaching. Assessment and scheme of learning are at a level appropriate for each ability group where students are prepared for Higher and Foundation tier.

In the Summer Term, Year 9 and Year 10 students sit a formal internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Year 11 students will sit a formal internal mock exam in November and will sit an external GCSE Mathematics exam using Edexcel Exam board.

The Schemes of Learning are organised in six strands which comprises of Numbers and Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape Space and Measures, Statistics and Probability, Using and applying Mathematics for problem solving.

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly on MyMaths. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision is uploaded on Canvas to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 9 

Autumn Spring Summer

NUMBER - Multiples, Factors & Primes 

ALGEBRA - Straight Line Graphs

G & M - 2D Solids Area and perimeter

NUMBER - Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

ALGEBRA - Algebraic Manipulation

G & M - 3D Solids : Surface Area and Volume

NUMBER - Using Percentages and Reverse Percentages

ALGEBRA – Sequences

G & M - Symmetry, Shapes & Angles

ALGEBRA - Expressions & Formulae and  Linear Equations 

NUMBER - Powers & Roots : Standard Form 

G & M - Bearings

ALGEBRA – Factorising linear expressions and equations

NUMBER – Using Ratio , Direct and Inverse Proportion

G & M Similarity and Congruency

G & M – Pythagoras Theorem

S & P - Graphical Representations

NUMBER – Surds

G & M – Transformations and Constructions

S & P - Scatter Graphs

NUMBER – Significant Figures  and Bounds

S & P – Probability:  Tree Diagrams and Venn Diagrams

S & P - Averages from a Table

Multiplicative Reasoning

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Useful Reading Material:

Edexcel GCSE (9  1)  Pearson Mathematics Higher Student Book

Edexcel GCSE (9  1) Pearson Mathematics Foundation Student Book

Year 10
 

Autumn Spring Summer

ALGEBRA : Linear expressions

NUMBER : Indices & Standard form

G & M : Compound measures

ALGEBRA : Linear equations

NUMBER  : Surds 

NUMBER : Rounding and bounds

ALGEBRA : Straight line graph

ALGEBRA : Quadratic expressions

ALGEBRA : Rearranging formulae

ALGEBRA : Linear inequalities   

ALGEBRA : Quadratic equations 

ALGEBRA : Sequences

NUMBER :  Fraction and Ratio

G & M : Similarity and Congruency

ALGEBRA : Algebraic proof

NUMBER : Percentages

S & P : Probability  

G & M : Loci and Constructions

S & P : Graphs, Tables and Charts

ALGEBRA : Simultaneous equations

G & M : Pythagoras theorem

S & P : Interpreting and representing data

ALGEBRA : Graphs

NUMBER:  Proportion

G & M : Vectors

G & M : Angles and properties of shapes

G & M :  Trigonometry with right angle triangle

G & M : Transformations 

G & M : Volume and surface area shapes

G & M : Arcs and sectors

The new GCSE Mathematics specification covers a broader and deeper mathematical content, delivered through a single extended GCSE which can be taken at higher level or foundation level. Higher tier will include questions that will stretch the most able. Foundation tier will focus on core mathematical understanding and skills for all students to master.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Useful Reading Material:

Edexcel GCSE (9  1)  Pearson Mathematics Higher Student Book

Edexcel GCSE (9  1) Pearson Mathematics Foundation Student Book

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Higher

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Foundation

Revision guide for the New GCSE Grade 9 1 Course

Practice workbook for the New GCSE Grade 9 – 1 Course

Practice papers with answers for the New GCSE Grade 9 – 1 Course

Year 11
 

Autumn Spring Summer

G & M : Circle and Circle theorem 

ALGEBRA REVISION: Quadratic expressions, equations, sequences

Past papers and Revision

 

 

 

 

ALGEBRA : Algebraic Fractions

S & P Revision: Interpreting and representing data

ALGEBRA : Gradients and area under curves

G & M Revision: Transformations 

ALGEBRA : Functions

ALGEBRA Revision : Nonlinear Graphs

ALGEBRA : Transforming Graphs

G & M Revision: Loci and Constructions with bearings

S & P : Histogram

S & P Revision: Probability  

ALGEBRA : Algebraic proof

NUMBER Revision:  Proportion

ALGEBRA : Graphical Inequalities

G & M Revision: Angles and properties of shapes

G & M  : Trigonometry

G & M Revision: Similarity and Congruency

Public Exam

NUMBER  : Indices and Surds

NUMBER Revision: Fractions, decimal percentages, rounding and bounds

G & M : Vectors

Problem Solving Revision

 

In the last year of this GCSE course, most students are expected to complete the course materials by the end of the first term, with an end of term mock examination. In the second term students will be consolidating their knowledge and preparing for their terminal examination. 

The new GCSE Mathematics specification covers a broader and deeper mathematical content, delivered through a single extended GCSE which can be taken at higher level or foundation level. Higher tier will include questions that will stretch the most able. Foundation tier will focus on core mathematical understanding and skills for all students to master.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE mathematics - 100% marks in terminal examination sat in June.

The GCSE Mathematics specification will be examined by three written papers, each of 1½ hours. The first paper will be assessed without the use of a calculator; calculators will be expected for papers 2 and 3. There will be no difference in the content or assessment objectives assessed in each of the papers.

GCSE Mathematics

Paper 1: Non-calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Paper 2: Calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Paper 3: Calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Examination Board :

Edexcel

 

Course Specification:

Edexcel 1MA1   GCSE Mathematics A Linear

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Mathematics Higher

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics Foundation

Useful Reading Material:

Edexcel GCSE (9  1)  Pearson Mathematics Higher Student Book

Edexcel GCSE (9  1) Pearson Mathematics Foundation Student Book

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Higher

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Foundation

Revision guide for the New GCSE Grade 9 1 Course

Practice workbook for the New GCSE Grade 9 – 1 Course

Practice papers with answers for the New GCSE Grade 9 – 1 Course

Useful Websites:

Additional Reading Material:

Innumeracy by John Paulos, Farrar-Straus edition 2001

Life by Numbers by Keith Devlin, John Wiley and sons.

How Maths works by Carol Vordenman, Dorling Kindersley Limited.

How Puzzling by Charles Snape and Heather Scott, Cambridge Universe Press.

Maths Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Puffin Books

Murderous Maths series by Kjartan Poskitt, Scholastic.

How Long is a Piece of string by Rob Eastway, Robson Books

Why Do Busses come in threes? by Rob Eastway, Robson Books.

1089 and all that by David Acheson, Oxford University Press

The Parrot’s Theorem by Denis Gued

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

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