Maths

Subject Overview

This course is about developing your numeracy, problem solving and analytical skills and applying these in everyday life. It will teach you how to break problems down into small steps, spot patterns and analyse data.

Our Mission: To realise and engage the Mathematician inside all of us – everything involves Maths; to see the connections, is to see the world we live in.

Our Values: With our staff, students, parents and community at the heart of what we do, we embrace these values:

  • • Creating an open, honest and kind atmosphere, where anyone can take part and everyone is included
  • • Providing an engaging curriculum, where perseverance, independent discovery and a growth mind set are synonymous with success
  • • Understanding that mistakes happen and that learning from them is an essential part of being a Mathematician
  • • Working together, taking collective responsibility for our achievements and results
  • Teaching and Learning

    Students are taught in ability groups from year 7. These are based on their KS2 SAT result and their CAT scores, which they sit at the start of year 7. They follow the National Curriculum which covers Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures and Handling Data. Years 7-9 will follow the 2015 Edexcel Specification (1-9).

    Year 7

  • Terms 1 and 2
  • Place Value (inc decimals)
  • Add and Subtract (inc decimals)
  • Use of brackets
  • Estimation and rounding (decimal places and significant figures)
  • Perimeter
  • Word Problems
  • Factors HCF, Roots
  • Multiply and Divide (inc decimals)
  • Order of operations (4 operations and brackets)
  • Area of rectangle and triangle, length of side
  • Calculate the mean
  • Terms 3 and 4
  • Draw, measure and name acute and obtuse angles
  • Draw various polygons
  • Find unknown angles (straight lines, at a point, vertically opposite)
  • Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Area of parallelogram and trapezium
  • Multiples LCM
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Compare and order fractions and decimals
  • Change mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Terms 5 and 6
  • Substitution
  • Simplify algebraic expressions
  • Solve word problems with expressions
  • Sequences (term to term, not nth term)
  • Construct and interpret statistical diagrams including pie charts
  • Convert between percentages, vulgar fractions and decimals
  • Fraction of a quantity
  • Multiply and divide fractions
  • Percentage of a quantity
  • Find the whole given the part and the percentage
  • Year 8

  • Terms 1 and 2
  • Primes, indices and roots
  • Prime factorisation to find LCM, HCF
  • Order of operations
  • Venn diagrams
  • Enumerating sets
  • Add and Subtract fractions
  • Negative numbers and inequality statements
  • Formulate and evaluate expressions
  • Linear equations
  • Expressions and equations from real world situations
  • Linear sequences: nth term
  • Terms 3 and 4
  • Draw accurate triangles and quads (ruler, protractor, pairs of compass)
  • Find unknown angles (including parallel lines)
  • Conversion between length units and between area units
  • Areas and perimeters of composite figures
  • Convert between percentages, vulgar fractions and decimals
  • Percentage inc and dec, finding the whole given the part & the %
  • Ratio (equivalent, of a quantity) and rate
  • Speed, distance, time
  • Terms 5 and 6
  • Rounding, significant figures and estimation
  • Circumference and area of a circle
  • Visualise and identify 3D shapes and their nets
  • Volume of a cuboid, prism, cylinder, composite solids
  • Collect and organise data
  • Interpret and compare statistical representations
  • Mean, median and mode averages
  • The range and outliers
  • Y9-11

    Y9-11 will follow the 2015 Edexcel Specification (1-9). This is 100% examination, which consists of three 1.5 hour long exams at the end of year 11. Pupils will either follow the foundation or higher scheme of work. The topics covered are:-

    Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    Autumn 1 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 1 Calculations
    (4 weeks)
    Ch 2 Expressions
    (3 weeks)

    Autumn 2 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 2 Expressions
    ( 1 week)
    Ch 3 Angles and polygons
    (6 weeks)

    Spring 1 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 4 Handling data 1
    (6 weeks)

    Spring 2 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 5 FDP
    (6 weeks)

    Summer 1 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 6 Formulae and functions
    (4 weeks)
    Ch 7 Working in 2D
    (2 weeks)

    Summer 2 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 7 Working in 2D
    (2 weeks)
    Ch 8 Probability
    (4 weeks)
    Autumn 1 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 9 Measures and accuracy (4 weeks)
    Ch 10 Equations and inequalities (3 weeks)

    Autumn 2 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 10 Equations and inequalities (3 week)
    Ch 11 Circles and constructions (4 weeks)

    Spring 1 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 12 Ratio and proportion (4 weeks)
    Ch 13 Factors, powers and roots (2 weeks)

    Spring 2 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 13 Factors, powers and roots (2 weeks)
    Ch 14 Graphs 1 (4 weeks)

    Summer 1 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 15 Working in 3D (4 weeks)
    Ch 16 Handling data 2 (2 weeks)

    Summer 2 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 16 Handling data 2 (2 weeks)
    Ch 17 Calculations (4 weeks)
    Autumn 1 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 10 Equations and inequalities (2 weeks)
    Ch 11 Circles and constructions (2 weeks)
    Ch 12 Ratio and proportion (2 weeks)
    Ch 13 Factors, powers and roots (1 week)

    Autumn 2 - 7 Weeks
    Ch 13 Factors, powers and roots (1 week)
    Ch 14 Graphs 1 (2 weeks)
    Ch 15 Working in 3D (3 weeks)
    Ch 16 Handling data (1 week)

    Spring 1 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 16 Handling data 2 (2 weeks)
    Ch 17 Calculations 2 (1 week)
    Ch 18 Graphs 2 (2 weeks)
    Ch 19 Pythagoras and trigonometry (1 week)

    Spring 2 - 6 Weeks
    Ch 19 Pythagoras and trigonometry (1 week)
    Ch 20 Combined events (2 weeks)
    Ch 21 Sequences (1 week)
    Ch 22 Units and proportionality (2 weeks)

    Summer
    Revision

    Assessment

    At KS3 and KS4 students complete assessments during each unit throughout the year and sit an end of year exam in the summer term.

    In year 11 students sit additional mock exams in November and February. Each of these are three 1.5 hour long papers.

    Homework

    Homework is set 2-times per week in accordance with the homework timetable. Examples of homework tasks set are mymaths online homeworks and booster packs, research or revision homeworks, investigation activities or consolidation tasks.

    Homework is easily accessible to students through Show my Homework: https://peacehaven.showmyhomework.co.uk

    Teaching Staff

    Ms Fiona McMahon, Head of Faculty: fmcmahon@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr Danny Prowse, Lead Practitioner: dprowse@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Ms Rosemary Bird, Maths Teacher/Senior Leadership Team: rbird@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr Adam Kanakri, Maths Teacher: akanakri@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mrs Alison McQuade, Maths Teacher: amcquade@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Mr Scott Sherwood, Maths Teacher: ssherwood@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Ms Sarah Painter, Maths Teacher: spainter@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk
    Ms Gill Tait, Higher Teaching & Learning Assistant: gtait@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk

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