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Maths - Remote Learning During COVID-19 School Closure

Teachers will be setting work for each teaching group on Show My Homework, intended to provide a reasonable curriculum. All work will be set for online submission, with students saving work and using the Submit Work feature on SMHW. 

Students may also be directed to specific clips, activities and assignments on MathsWatch for submission on MathsWatch. Students have their login details.

Intent

Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. The teaching of mathematics enables students to be able to form their own conclusions, as it teaches them how to solve problems using logical steps and procedures.

Students follow the National Curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine situations.

The content is organised into broad topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Learning Journey

Five year learning journey map

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Curriculum Map 

KS3

Subject:

Y7 Content

Y7 Key Assessment

Y8 Content

Y8 Key Assessment

Y9 Content

Y9 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Sequences

 

Understand and use Algebraic Notation

 

Equality and Equivalence

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

Ratio and scale

 

Multiplicative change

 

Multiplying and dividing fractions

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter questions

 

Autumn 2

Place Value and ordering integers and decimals

 

Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

2 block tests

 

Formal assessment

Working in the Cartesian plane

 

Representing data

 

Tables and Probability

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

 

Formal assessment

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 2  

6 x chapter questions

 

Spring 1

Solving problems with addition and subtraction

 

Solving problems with multiplication and division

 

Fractions and percentages of amounts

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

Brackets, equations and inequalities

 

Sequences

 

Indices

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 3 

6 x chapter questions

 

Spring 2

Four operations with directed number

 

Addition and subtraction of fractions

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

2 block tests

 

Formal assessment

Fractions and percentage

 

Standard index form

 

Number sense

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

 

Formal assessment

 

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 4  

6 x chapter questions

 

Summer 1

Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation

 

Developing geometric reasoning

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

2 block tests

Angles in parallel lines and polygons

 

Area of trapezia and circles

 

Line symmetry and reflection

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

no change

End of Year 9 GCSE exam – 3 papers 

3 x chapter questions H/W 

 

Summer 2

Developing number sense

 

Sets and probability

 

Prime numbers and proof

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

3 block tests

 

Formal assessment

The data handling cycle

 

Measures of location

Alternate weeks: written worksheet

or

online quiz/cultural task

 

2 block tests

 

Formal assessment

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test  5

6 x chapter questions

 

 Further details from S.Biggar@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

KS4

Course:

Y10 Content

Y10 Key Assessment

Y11 Content

Y11 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter questions 

 

Foundation: 

Trigonometry 

Simultaneous Equations

Higher: 

Quadratic equations – solving algebraically

Distance/velocity time graphs; 

Acceleration 

Summative Unit Test: Test 1

6 x practice papers H/W 

 

Autumn 2

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter questions 

 

Foundation: 

Representing and interpreting statistics; 

Powers and Standard Form

 

Higher

 

Vectors

 

Quadratic Equations – plotting graphs

 

 

Pre public exams 1 GCSE exam – 3 papers 

3 x practice papers H/W

 

Spring 1

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter questions 

 

Foundation: 

Congruency and similarity 

Non linear graphs

Higher: 

Quadratic graphs; 

Algebraic fractions

Combined events

 

Summative Unit Test: Test 2  

6 x practice papers H/W

 

Spring 2

Foundation: 

Linear equations; 

Expressions and formulae 

Percentages

Higher: 

Right angles triangles - trigonometry

Sampling and more complex diagrams 

 

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter questions 

 

Foundation: 

Exam preparation and revision 

Higher: 

Composite functions and iteration

Advanced trigonometry; 

Trigonometric graphs; 

 

Pre public exams 1 GCSE exam – 3 papers 

3 x practice papers H/W

 

Summer 1

no change

Summative Unit Test: Test 1  

6 x chapter no change questions 

 

Foundation: 

Exam preparation and revision 

Higher: 

Exam preparation and revision 

 

6 x practice papers H/W 

Summer 2

Foundation: 

Pythagoras Theorem; 

Numbers and sequences 

Higher: 

Circle Theorems; 

Limit of accuracy; 

Permutations and combinations 

 

End of Year 10 GCSE exam – 3 papers 

3 x chapter questions H/W 

 

N/A

N/A

 Further details from S.Bowles@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

KS5

Course:

Y12 Content

Y12 Key Assessment

Y13 Content

Y13 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Algebra and Functions

 

Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

Baseline Test

 

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Functions and modelling

 

Series and sequences

 

The binomial theorem

 

Trigonometry

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Autumn 2

Further algebra

 

Differentiation

 

Trigonometry

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Differentiation

 

Parametric equations

 

Integration 1

 

Vectors (3D)

Weekly questions H/W

 

2 x AS Mock exams

Spring 1

Vectors (2D)

 

Integration

 

Exponentials and logarithms

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

Integration 2

 

Numerical methods

 

Regression and correlation

 

Probability

Weekly Practice Paper

Spring 2

Statistical sampling

 

Data presentation and interpretation

 

Quabtities and units in mechanic

 

Kinematics 1

 

Forces and Newton’s laws 1

 

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

The Normal distribution

 

Moments

 

Forces at any angle

 

Application of kinematics

 

Application of forces

Weekly Practice Paper

 

2 x AS Mock exams

Summer 1

Probability

 

Statistical distributions

 

Statistical hypothesis testing

 

Forces and Newton’s Laws 2

 

Kinematics 2

 

Weekly questions H/W

 

Half Term Assessment

The Normal distribution

 

Further Kinematics

 

Revision

Weekly Practice Paper

 

1 x AS Mock exams

Summer 2

Revision

 

Proof

 

Algebraic and partial fractions

Weekly questions H/W

 

2 x AS Mock Exams

Revision

Weekly Practice Paper

 

Formal assessment

 Further details from S.Bowles@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

 

The Mathematics department is of fundamental importance in any school, and no less so at Barnwell. We look for success in both academic performance and in the development and progress of the students. 

The staff are well-qualified, experienced practitioners who take great pride in their practice and their professionalism and thoroughly enjoy their subject. 

All students follow a structured scheme of work that prepares them well for public exams. It also challenges them to think, to take an active role in lessons and helps them become independent learners. 

AIMS OF THE COURSE 

In Key stages 3 and 4 students will be provided with a rich experience of maths, enabling them to understand its importance in analysing problems related to both the real world and to mathematics itself.   

The AQA mathematics GCSEs will give students more opportunities to see how mathematics works in the real world (applications) and to engage in conceptual thinking (methods). Problem solving forms an integral part of the mathematics curriculum. 

We provide all GCSE students the ability to access the online Collins textbooks. 

COURSE CONTENT 

Students will study six main topic areas: 

            Number 

            Algebra 

            Ratio, proportion and rates of change 

            Geometry and Measures 

            Probability 

            Statistics 

Students will be expected to have a scientific calculator. The teacher will tell students which would be the best to get.  Students will learn how to use it properly and recognise when you make a mistake. 

There are now a revised set of Assessment Objectives, with an emphasis on decreasing rote learning and more problem solving, that will often require multi-step solutions. Questions in assessments will be less clearly structured and more open ended, frequently set within real world contexts. These fall into three bands: 

Use and apply standard techniques 

Students should be able to: 

  • accurately recall facts, terminology and definitions 
  • use and interpret notation correctly 
  • accurately carry out routine procedures or set tasks requiring multi-step solutions 

Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically 

Students should be able to: 

  • make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions from mathematical information 
  • construct chains of reasoning to achieve a given result 
  • interpret and communicate information accurately 
  • present arguments and proofs 
  • assess the validity of an argument and critically evaluate a given way of presenting information 

Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts 

Students should be able to: 

  • translate problems in mathematical or non-mathematical contexts into a process or a series of mathematical processes 
  • make and use connections between different parts of mathematics 
  • interpret results in the context of the given problem 
  • evaluate methods used and results obtained 

• evaluate solutions to identify how they may have been affected by assumptions made. 

METHOD OF STUDY 

Students will be in a set that is working together at one of two levels, foundation or higher depending upon ability.  Some of the time students will be listening, sometimes they may be working silently on their own; at other times they will be discussing an idea with the teacher or their set.  Students will be given opportunities to work in small groups in a problem solving activity or investigation.  Students will also work in some of these activities by themselves.  Students will have an exercise book for their work and you will require a scientific calculator in all lessons. 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT 

At the end of the GCSE course students will complete three exams. Paper 1 is non-calculator and equates to 33.3% of the final exam grade, papers 2 and 3 are calculator and equates to 33.3% each of the final exam grade. Grades 1 - 9 will be awarded. Students will be assessed throughout the course to ensure that targets are achieved. 

 

Full time Teaching Staff: 

Sharon Bowles - Head of Faculty - Email: S.Bowles@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Stephanie Biggar - Head of KS3 - Email: S.Biggar@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Perumal Naicker - Teacher - Email: P.Naicker@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Matt Roberts - Head of School - Email: M.Roberts@barnwell.herts.sch.uk   

Kim Collier - Teacher - Email: K.Collier@barnwell.herts.sch.uk  

Jordan Harris - Teacher - Email: J.Harris@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

Michelle Shearer – Teacher – Email: M.Shearer@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

Sandra Farquharson – Intervention Teacher – Email: S.Farquharson@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

Jane Gibson – Intervention Teacher – Email: J.Gibson@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

Gloria Woodard – Intervention Teacher – Email: G.Woodard@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

 

 

 

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