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
email: M.Bayar@parkhighstanmore.org.uk
Determination to succeed brings great GCSE (91) 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 projectbased 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 straightedges. 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 datahandling 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 :
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 
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.
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: Noncalculator
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, FarrarStraus 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