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Maths

Edexcel GCSE for Maths

Students follow the new national curriculum throughout Key Stage 4. This is designed for students to be stretched and challenged and ensures problem-solving, fluency and reasoning questions are involved in all lessons. Students are given strategies to approach problem-solving questions, for example using bar modelling. There are also real-life contextualised questions to help students explore how mathematical problem-solving can be applied to practical activities.

Assessment

Students in Year 10 are assessed three times during the year, including one PPE (Pre Public Exam) at the end of Year 10. This formal assessment is complemented by a series of regular topic tests which take place approximately every three weeks, throughout the year.

Year 10 students are entered for their exams in two tiers of entry: Higher and Foundation.

  Foundation

 

Higher

 

Autumn 1

Number

Graphs, tables and charts

Fractions and percentages

Number

Algebra

Fractions, ratio and percentages

Autumn 2

Equations, inequalities and sequences

Perimeter, area and volume 1

Angles and trigonometry

Graphs

Area and volume

Transformations and constructions

Spring 1

Graphs

Transformations

Equations and inequalities

Probability

Spring 2

Ratio and proportion

Right-angled triangles

Multiplicative reasoning

Similarity and congruence

Summer 1

Multiplicative reasoning

Constructions, loci and bearings

Transition into Year 11

More trigonometry

Equations and graphs

 

Students are encouraged to become independent and resilient learners. Revision sessions take place once every week, giving them opportunities to develop their Mathematical skills in the areas of Algebra, Data, Number, Shape and Probability. We also work on other skills in the classroom such as, teamwork, leadership and thinking skills, as well as regular peer and self-assessment.

Students are offered additional support in after school sessions and consistently encouraged to speak to their teachers if they have any questions and/or require further help.


Recommended revision resources

www.mymaths.co.uk 

School Login - Allerton

School Password – Triangle

 

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk

Pupil login – Username@allertongrange (students are given their username at the start of the year)

Pupil password – (pupil date of birth written in the following format) dd/mm/yyyy

 

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