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Mathematics

At Ludlow CE School our aims are:

• To develop students who are functional in mathematics and able to think independently in applied and abstract ways
• To enable students to reason, solve problems and assess risk
• To enable students to use mathematical thinking for personal decision-making
• To develop creativity
• To enjoy mathematics for its own sake

Overview of KS3

During the first two years of Key Stage 3, students will build on their knowledge of number, algebra, geometry & measures and handling data.  The course is based around the White Rose Mathematics Curriculum.  https://whiterosemaths.com/

What will be studied in Year 7:

 Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6 Sequences  Understanding and using algebraic notation  Equality and equivalence Place value and  ordering integers and decimals Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence Solving problems with addition and subtraction Solving problems with multiplication and division Four operations with directed number Addition and subtraction of fractions Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation Developing geometric reasoning Developing geometric reasoning Developing number sense Sets and probability Prime numbers and proof

What will be studied in Year 8:

 Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6 Ratio and Scale Multiplicative change Multiplying and dividing fractions Working in the Cartesian plane Collecting and representing data tables Brackets, equations and inequalities Sequences Indices Fractions and percentages Standard Index Form Number Sense Angles in parallel lines and polygons Area of Trapezia and Circles Line Symmetry and reflection The data handling cycle Measures of location

Year 9 is a preparation for the rigours of the GCSE course, where students revisit and develop their learning to ensure that they are secure in the knowledge and skills they will need to access GCSE.

MATHEMATICS – GCSE

Examination Board: Edexcel

The format of the GCSE Mathematics exam is three 1 hour 30 minutes exams, two of which are calculator papers and one non-calculator.  There are two tiers of entry – Higher (grades 9 – 4) and Foundation (grades 5 – 1).

Year 9 will begin a three-year GCSE course, based on the Edexcel specification.

Year 10 will continue the Edexcel course, based on the Edexcel specification.

Year 11 will complete the Edexcel specification.

Course content:

The new specification covers the following content headings:

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

Assessment:

Each assessment paper will cover a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.

The following Assessment Objectives will be covered in differing weightings by both tiers of entry

• AO1 Use and apply standard techniques
• AO2 Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically
• AO3 Solve problems within mathematics and other contexts.

Further information from Mr R Thomas