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

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

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

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

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
2017

March

2017

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
2017

Easter
holidays

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

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
Cheat sheet

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

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

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
2017

Assessment MyMaths
Cheat sheet

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:

 

  • Spelling tests of key words
  • Test times tables and mental arithmetic
  • Ask students to explain HOW they have worked something out
  • Make posters of important formulae and facts and test recall of these
  • All students should have the latest Casio calculator (available in most supermarkets and stationers) and will ideally have a maths equipment set including a protractor and a pair of compasses

 

 

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
Cheat sheet

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
Cheat sheet

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
Cheat sheet

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
2017

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
2017

Easter 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.
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
Cheat sheet

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
Cheat sheet

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:

 

  • Spelling tests of key words
  • Test times tables and mental arithmetic
  • Ask students to explain HOW they have worked something out
  • Make posters of important formulae and facts and test recall of these
  • All students should have the latest Casio calculator (available in most supermarkets and stationers)
    and will ideally have a maths equipment set including a protractor and a pair of compasses