GCSE Maths
Higher Maths
Exam Board: AQA
Module 
Start Date 
Finish Date 
Homework 
Parental/Carer Support 
Calculating. Estimate powers and roots. Calculate with roots and integer, negative and fractional indices. Calculate with surds.Limits of accuracy (bounds). 
Sept 2016 
Sept 2016 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Solving equations and inequalities 1 Find approximate solutions to equations using iteration. Solve 2 linear simultaneous equations. 
Sept 2016 
Oct 2016 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Mathematical movement 1 Identify, describe and construct similar shapes. Enlargement inc. fractional SF. Links between similarity and SF.Changes and invariance achieved by combinations of transformations. 
Oct 2016 
Oct Half Term 
Assessment MyMaths Cheat sheet Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Investigating properties of shapes. Make links to similarity inc. trig. ratios and SF. Know exact values of Sin∂ and Cos∂ for 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°. Know trig. ratios.Find angles and lengths in R.A triangles in 2D. 
Nov 2016 
Dec 2016 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Algebraic proficiency. Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions inc. fractions. Manipulate algebraic expressions by expanding products of more than 2 binomials. Simplify algebraic expressions including surds. Factorise quadratic expressions. 
Dec 2016 
Christmas Holidays 
Assessment MyMaths Cheat sheet Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Proportional reasoning. Direct and inverse proportion. Interpret graphs that illustrate proportion. 
Jan 2017 
Feb 2017 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club(see below) 
Calculating space. Calculate surface area and volume of spheres, pyramids, cones and composite solids. Apply concepts of congruence and similarity including relationships between length, area and volumes in similar figures. 
Feb 2017 
Feb Half Term 
Assessment MyMaths Cheat sheet Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Pattern sniffing. Deduce expressions to calculate the nth term of quadratic sequences. Geometric progressions. 
March 
March 2017 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club(see the next page) 
Algebraic proficiency – visualising. Plot and interpret graphs inc. exponential and Reciprocal. Calculate gradient and areas under graphs. Interpret gradient at a point.Identify and interpret roots, intercepts, turning points of quadratic functions graphically. 
March 
Easter 
Assessment MyMaths Cheat sheet Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Exploring FDP. Convert between recurring decimals and fractions. Set up, solve and interpret answers to growth and decay problems, inc. compound interest. 
April 2017 
April 2017 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Solving equations and inequalities 2 Solve quadratic equations algebraically by factorising. Find approx. solutions using a graph. Deduce roots of quadratic functions algebraically. 
May 2017 
May Half Term 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Understanding risk. Apply systematic listing strategies inc. use of product rule. Calculate and interpret conditional probabilities. 
June 2017 
June 2017 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Analysing statistics. Sampling. Cumulative frequency graphs. Interpret, analyse and compare distributions. 
June 2017 
July 2017 
‘Skills, Challenge stretch homework and Mymaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Mathematical movement 2 Add, subtract and multiply vectors. Proof if vectors are parallel. 
July 2017 
Summer 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Support/Study Guides Available:
Title 
Available From 
Approximate Cost 
MyMaths  www.mymaths.co.uk  Free 
BBC Bitesize  www.bbc.co.uk/education  Free 
Mathswatch CD  Maths staffroom  £3.00 
CGP revision guide  Maths staffroom  £6.50 
Extra Support:
What 
When 
Where 
Homework support  Every lunch, 12.20 – 12.50  C2 
Example cheat sheets and blank templates available on request from teacher  Will be needed before assessment at the end of each half term  Maths staffroom 
Worksheets  As needed  From Miss Webb (based in Room 32) 
Other ways in which parents/carers can help:

Foundation Maths
Exam Board: AQA
Module 
Start Date 
Finish Date 
Homework 
Parental/Carer Support 
Calculating Indices. SIF. Use of calculator and functions.Inequality notation.Rounding.Limits of accuracy (bounds). 
Sept 2016 
Sept 2016 
MyMaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Visualising and constructing. Constructions using compasses. Loci problems. 2D shapes.Plans and elevations. 
Sept 2016 
Oct Half Term 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Calculating space. Circle definitions and theorems. Arc lengths, area of sectors and segments. Surface area of right prisms.Calculations with multiples of Pi.Pythagoras’ theorem. 
Nov 2016 
Nov 2016 
MyMaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Conjecturing. Congruency criteria for triangles. Angle facts. Properties of quadrilaterals.Pythagorean triples.Construction of mathematical proof. 
Dec 2016 
Christmas Holidays 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Algebraic proficiency. Expressions, equations and identities. Collect like terms. Simplify expressions by multiplication.Expand brackets.Factorise expressions.Prove expressions are equivalent.Write expressions, equations and formulae. 
Jan 2017 
Jan 2017 
MyMaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Algebraic proficiency 2 Linear graphs (y=mx+c). Find the equation of a line from 2 points. Interpret gradient.Recognise, sketch and interpret quadratic graphs.Recognise, sketch and interpret cubic graphs.Plot and interpret graphs including reciprocals. 
Feb 2017 
Feb Half Term 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Solving equations and inequalities 1 Understand concepts and vocabulary of inequalities. Solve linear inequalities. Represent the solution set to an inequality on a number line.Use a number line to find a set of values that are true for 2 inequalities. 
March 
March 2017 
MyMaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Pattern sniffing. Recognise and use Fibonacci type sequences. Recognise and use quadratic sequences. Substitute values into a quadratic sequence to generate terms.Find the nth term of quadratic sequences. 
March 
Easter Holidays 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Proportional reasoning. Direct and inverse proportion. Concepts of congruency and similarity. Compound units. 
April 2017 
May 2017 
MyMaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Understanding risk. Probability of independent and dependant events. Enumerate sets and combinations using tree diagrams.Relative frequency.Theoretical probability. 
May 2017 
May Half Term 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Solving equations and inequalities 2 Solve linear, simultaneous equations. Derive equations and solve them. Find solutions using a graph. 
June 2017 
June 2017 
MyMaths  Check students are getting “green” and if not students need to attend h/w club (see below) 
Presentation of data. Interpret and construct tables, charts ,diagrams. Draw scatter graphs, LOBs, explain correlation and interpolate and extrapolate information. 
June 2017 
Summer Holidays 
Assessment MyMaths Assess skills against assessment checklist 
Students will need to produce cheat sheets as part of revision 
Support/Study Guides Available:
Title 
Available From 
Approximate Cost 
MyMaths  www.mymaths.co.uk  Free 
BBC Bitesize  www.bbc.co.uk/education  Free 
Mathswatch CD  Maths staffroom  £3.00 
CGP revision guide  Maths staffroom  £6.50 
Extra Support:
What 
When 
Where 
Homework support  Every lunch, 12.20 – 12.50  C2 
Example cheat sheets and blank templates available on request from teacher  Will be needed before assessment at the end of each half term  Maths staffroom 
How 2 do maths(PPTs on basic skills)  As needed  School website 
Teacher recommended resources, video clips and websites  Throughout the year  Student email – students should check their school email address regularly as Miss Trueman (KS4 Coordinator) emails year groups with information 
Worksheets  As needed  From Miss Trueman (based in T13) 
Other ways in which parents/carers can help:
