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.
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.
Graphs, tables and charts
Fractions and percentages
Fractions, ratio and percentages
Equations, inequalities and sequences
Perimeter, area and volume 1
Angles and trigonometry
Area and volume
Transformations and constructions
Equations and inequalities
Ratio and proportion
Similarity and congruence
Constructions, loci and bearings
Transition into Year 11
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
School Login - Allerton
School Password – Triangle
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