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 KS3  Subject: Y7 Content Y7 Key Assessment Y8 Content Y8 Key Assessment Y9 Content Y9 Key Assessment Autumn 1 Foundation and Higher:  Analysing and displaying data;  Number Skills Summative Unit Test: Test 1   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Number;  Area and volume  Higher:  Factors and powers;  Working with powers Summative Unit Test: Test 1   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Basic number;  Angles  Higher:  Fractions, ratio and proportion;  Angles Summative Unit Test: Test 1   6 x chapter questions  1 x formula test Autumn 2 Foundation:  Expressions, functions and formulae;  Decimals and Measure  Higher:  Expressions, functions and formulae;  Fractions Summative Unit Test: Test 2   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Statistics, graphs and charts;  Expressions and equations  Higher:  2D shapes and 3D solids;  Real life graphs Summative Unit Test: Test 2   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Probability and events; Measures and scale drawing  Higher:  Transformations, constructions and loci:  Exploring and applying probability Summative Unit Test: Test 2   6 x chapter questions   1 x formula test Spring 1 Foundation:  Fractions;  Probability  Higher:  Angles and shape;  Decimals Summative Unit Test: Test 3   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Real life graphs;  Decimals and ratio  Higher:  Transformations;  Fractions, decimals and percentages Summative Unit Test: Test 3   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Approximations;  Ratio, speed and proportion  Higher:  Percentages;  Best buys;  Compound measure Summative Unit Test: Test 3   6 x chapter questions   1 x formula test Spring 2 Foundation:  Ratio and proportion;  Lines and angles  Higher:  Equations;  Multiplicative reasoning Summative Unit Test: Test 4   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Lines and angles;  Calculating with fractions  Higher:  Construction and loci;  Probability Summative Unit Test: Test 4   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Constructions and loci:  Expressions and formulae  Higher:  Transformations, constructions and loci;  Linear graphs 1 Summative Unit Test: Test 4   6 x chapter questions   1 x formula test Summer 1 Foundation:  Sequences and graphs;  Properties of 2D and 3D shape  Higher:  Properties of 2D and 3D shape  Perimeter, area and volume Summative Unit Test: Test 5   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Straight line graphs;  Data collection and questionnaires  Higher:  Scale drawing and measure;  Data collection and questionnaires Summative Unit Test: Test 5   3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Linear graphs  Higher:  Linear graphs;  Number skills End of Year 9 GCSE exam – 3 papers  3 x chapter questions H/W  1 x formula test Summer 2 Foundation:  Transformations;  Fibonacci investigation; Problem solving  Higher:  Sequences and graphs;  Fibonacci investigation; Problem solving End of Year 7 exam – 2 papers  3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Percentages, decimals and fractions;  Logic week;  Isometric drawing, plan views and elevations  Higher:  Graphs;  Logic week;  Rounding and accuracy End of Year 8 exam – 2 papers  3 x chapter questions H/W  3 X quiz H/W  1 x formula test Foundation:  Transformations;  Charts, tables and averages  Higher:  Algebraic manipulation;  Powers and standard form;  Statistical diagrams and averages Summative Unit Test: Test 5  6 x chapter questions   1 x formula test

 KS4  Course: Y10 Content Y10 Key Assessment Y11 Content Y11 Key Assessment Autumn 1 Foundation:  Number Properties;  Algebraic expression and formulae  Higher:  Number and sequences;  Length, area and volume 1 Summative Unit Test: Test 1   6 x chapter questions  1 x formula test Foundation:  Representing and interpreting statistics;  Trigonometry  Higher:  Quadratic equations;  Limit of accuracy;  Permutations and combinations;  Distance/velocity time graphs;  Acceleration Summative Unit Test: Test 1   6 x practice papers H/W  1 x formula test Autumn 2 Foundation:  Perimeter and area;  Decimals and fractions  Higher:  Length, area and volume 2;  Equations and inequalities 1;  Right angles triangles 1 Summative Unit Test: Test 2   6 x chapter questions  1 x formula test Foundation:  Curved shapes and pyramids;  Numbers and sequences;  Congruency and similarity  Higher:  Quadratic graphs;  Properties of circles;  Algebraic fractions Pre public exams 1 GCSE exam – 3 papers  3 x practice papers H/W  1 x formula test Spring 1 Foundation:  Volume and surface area of prisms;  Percentages and compound measures  Higher:  Algebraic Manipulations;  Similarity Summative Unit Test: Test 3  6 x chapter questions  1 x formula test Foundation:  Simultaneous equations;  Non-linear graphs;  Distance time graphs  Higher:  Probability of combined events;  Equations of proportionality;  Change subject of equations;  Functions of functions;  Iteration Summative Unit Test: Test 2   6 x practice papers H/W  1 x formula test Spring 2 Foundation:  Linear equations;  Expressions and formulae  Higher:  Right angles triangles 2:  Sampling and more complex diagrams Summative Unit Test: Test 4   6 x chapter questions  1 x formula test Foundation:  Exam preparation and revision  Higher:  Advanced trigonometry;  Trigonometric graphs;  Complex graphs;  Vectors Pre public exams 2 GCSE exam – 3 papers  3 x practice papers H/W  1 x formula test Summer 1 Foundation:  Curved shapes and pyramids;  Combined events  Higher:  Counting, accuracy, powers and surds;  Simultaneous equations Summative Unit Test: Test 5   6 x chapter questions  1 x formula test Foundation:  Exam preparation and revision  Higher:  Exam preparation and revision 6 x practice papers H/W  1 x formula test Summer 2 Foundation:  Pythagoras Theorem;  Numbers and sequences  Higher:  Properties of circles;  Limit of accuracy;  Permutations and combinations End of Year 10 GCSE exam – 3 papers  3 x chapter questions H/W  1 x formula test n/a n/a

 KS5  Course: Y12 Content Y12 Key Assessment Y13 Content Y13 Key Assessment Autumn 1 Algebra and Functions  Statistical sampling  Data Presentation and Interpretation  Quantities and Units in Mechanics  Kinematics 1 (constant acceleration) 1 x Baseline Test  6 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Half Term Assessment Functions and modelling  Series and sequences  The binomial theorem  Probability  Forces at any angle 7 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Half Term Assessment Autumn 2 Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane  Further algebra  Data presentation and interpretation  Kinematics 1 (constant acceleration) 6 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Half Term Assessment Trigonometry  Parametric equations  The Normal distribution  Applications of kinematics 2 x AS mock examinations  6 x HW Exam Questions Spring 1 Trigonometry  Probability  Statistical distributions  Forces & Newton’s laws 6 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Half Term Assessment Differentiation  The Normal distribution  Applications of forces 6 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Half Term Assessment Spring 2 Vectors (2D)  Differentiation  Statistical hypothesis testing  Forces & Newton’s laws 6 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Half Term Assessment Numerical methods  Integration    Vectors (3D)  The Normal distribution  Further kinematics 2 x A level mock examinations  6 x HW Exam Questions Summer 1 Integration  Exponentials and logarithms  Statistical hypothesis testing  Kinematics 2 (variable acceleration) 6 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Half Term Assessment Integration  Revision for external examinations 6 x HW Exam Questions  Practice Exam Paper HW Booklets Summer 2 Proof  Algebraic and partial fractions  Regression and correlation  Moments Formal Examination (AS) if applicable  2 x Mock Examinations  5 x HW Exam Questions  1 x Summer Work Pack Revision for external examinations Practice Exam Paper HW Booklets

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 - Deputy Headteacher - 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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