Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & 8)
In Year 7 and 8 your child will follow a progressive scheme to ensure their potential is achieved. In line with the new National Curriculum, we provide a mathematical education through which your
- Develop fluency in applying mathematical ideas.
- Learn to reason mathematically
- Develop a range of problem solving techniques.
Learning follows a mastery approach as pupils progress through grades of content. In Year 7 & 8, pupils will complete the following levels of work:
- High ability pupils will follow a scheme of work including topics such as solving Linear Equations and Circumference of Circles.
- Middle ability pupils will follow a scheme of work including work on Venn Diagrams and Linear Functions.
- Lower ability pupils will follow a scheme of work including topics such as Enlargement and Conversion Graphs.
KEY STAGE 4 CURRICULUM (Year 9, 10 & 11)
What is the qualification?
GCSE Mathematics Higher tier grade 9 – 4, Foundation tier grades 5 – 1
What will I be doing on the course? How will it be structured?
The Mathematics department follows a linear GCSE syllabus.
This course develops the work covered in Key Stage 3.
In line with the new National Curriculum, we provide a mathematical education through which your child will: develop fluency in applying mathematical ideas; learn to reason mathematically; and develop a range of problem solving techniques.
Pupils follow schemes that cover: Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures; Probability and Statistics.
The course is assessed by 100% terminal examination at the end of Year 11.
Pupils progress is tracked through continuous internal timely assessments throughout the GCSE course.
What skills do I need to develop to be successful at this course?
You need to be able to problem solve, communicate effectively using numbers and symbols, be able to explain and justify solutions and have the ability to interpret and discuss data.
What could I use this qualification for?
GCSE Mathematics provides you with improved opportunities for further education, training and employment. A good qualification in Mathematics is necessary for most careers. It is essential for further study in many subjects for example Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry.
Lordswood Boys' School • Hagley Road • Harborne • Birmingham • B17 8BJ
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