Mathematical processes and applications, number and algebra, geometry and measures and handling data are integral and interrelated components of Mathematics.
Opportunities are provided for students to practise and develop competence in all of these aspects of the subject component, the aims of which are set out below.
Philosophically, the team is committed to various approaches to the teaching of mathematics, including:
This is linked with a comprehensive coverage of the National Curriculum with an awareness of the needs of students for whom English is a second language.
Our programme of study aspires to being rigorous, rounded and relevant, enabling BSK students to appreciate some of the ways in which mathematics is used to communicate quantitative data, underpin other academic pursuits and support business and industry.
Our ultimate philosophy is to promote a lifelong enjoyment and understanding of mathematics and to enable students to develop the kinds of mathematical skills that will be useful to them in employment and adult life.
Term 1: Place value, ordering and rounding; mental calculation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; pencil and paper procedures; word problems; 2D shape and space.
Term 2: Factors, multiples and primes; area and perimeter; fractions, decimals and percentages.
Term 3: Word problems relating to multiplication and division; symmetry, probability.
Term 4: Using algebraic notation; substitution, equations and simplifying; angles and construction; ratio and proportion; measures.
Term 5: 3D shapes and volume; Handling data.
Term 1: Decimal and negative numbers; word problems; expressions and formulae; perimeter, area and surface area; mode, median and mean.
Term 2: Sequences; coordinates and graphs; fractions.
Term 3: Angles; geometrical problems and construction; symmetry and tessellation; fractions, decimals and percentages.
Term 4: Solving equations; ration and proportion; probability.
Term 5: Interpreting data; 3D shapes.
Term 1: Integers, multiples, factors, prime numbers and sequences; angle proofs and problems, constructions; mutual exclusivity, experimental probability; fractions, decimals and percentages.
Term 2: Simplifying linear expressions and substitution; metric and imperial units; area, volume and surface area; mappings, straight line graphs and linear functions.
Term 3: Powers of 10, rounding, decimals and estimating; congruence, transformations; ratio and proportion; linear equations, substitution into formulae; surveys, stem and leaf diagrams, pie charts and scatter graphs.
Term 4: Fractions and multiplying and dividing of decimals; simplifying, linear equations and functions; analysis of problems, logical arguments; ratio.
Term 5: Scale drawings, constructions and loci; bearings; bar charts, frequency diagrams and assumed mean.
Term 1: Sequences, functions, graphs, fraction calculations, percentages, ratio, reciprocals, rounding and estimation; linear equations, simultaneous equations, linear inequalities.
Term 2: Pythagoras, congruent triangles; circle theorem, polygons; scatter graphs, correlation, lines of best fit, cumulative frequency graphs, estimating mean for grouped data; similar triangles; units of area and volume; Length of arc, area of sector, volume and surface area; standard form, rounding; recurring decimals, upper and lower bounds; calculator use.
Term 3: Index notation and laws; quadratic and cubic graphs; probability space; tree diagrams, experimental probabilities; enlargements.
Term 4: Trigonometry; angles of elevation and depression; expansion, factorisation, substitution, change of subject; solving problems.
Term 5: Statistics; symmetry; solving quadratic equations.
Term 1: Number and set notation; estimation and rounding; indices.
Term 2: Standard form; graphs in practical situations; algebraic manipulation; Pythagoras and trigonometry; shape and angle properties.
Term 3: Vectors, probability; percentages; area and length.
Term 4: Averages; equations; inequalities and formulae; displaying data; symmetry.
Term 5: Functions; straight line graphs.
Term 1: Graphs of functions; ratio, proportion and rate; surface area and volume.
Term 2: Construction and loci; similarity; further trigonometry.
Term 3: Linear programming; matrices; transformations.
Term 4: Investigations, practical and puzzles; revision.
Term 5: Revision; past paper practice.
Note: All students must take Core 1 and Core 2, but may choose between Mechanics 1, Statistics 1 or Decision Maths 1.
Core 1: Algebra and functions, equations and inequalities; sketching curves; co-ordinate geometry; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.
Core 2: Algebra and functions; exponentials and logarithms; co-ordinate geometry; binomial expansion; radian measures; sequences and series; trigonometry; differentiation; integration.
Mechanics 1: Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors, kinematics; statics; dynamics; moments.
Decision 1: Route inspection algorithms; Prim's and Kruskal's Algorithms; Matching problems; Sorting algorithms.
Statistics 1: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation; regression; discrete random variables; the normal distribution.
Students opting to also study Further Mathematics at AS Level will take Further Pure 1, Decision 1 and Decision 2.
Note: At A2, all students take Core 3 and Core 4. Students choose one of the applications modules (M1, D1 or S1) not previously taken at AS Level.
Core 3: Algebra and functions; exponentials and logarithms; numerical methods; transforming graphs; trigonometry; differentiation.
Core 4: Algebra partial fractions; co-ordinate geometry; binomial expansion; differentiation; vectors; integration.
Students opting to also study Further Mathematics at A Level will take Further Pure 2, Mechanics 2 and Statistics 2.
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