Mathematics

Year 7

Units taught

Number, Sequences, Angles, Transformations, Percentages, Graphs, Algebra, Ratio and proportion, Interpreting data, Pie Charts, Fractions and decimals, Congruency, Circles, Probability.

 

Main skills developed

In Year 7 we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

How can parents help to support learning?

  • Ensure that your child comes to school equipped with at least, a pen, pencil, ruler and a scientific calculator. These can be bought from the library using ParentPay.
  • Encourage the need to complete homework in a timely manner – your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser task plus a Hegarty Maths task once per week
  • Encourage the need for revision in order to consolidate the topics taught – your child will have received a Maths revision guide/workbook and can be working through this at home for extra practice.

 

Useful websites

 

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact the head of department, Ms Dawson.

 

Extra-curricular opportunities

Hegarty Maths Club and STEM Club available after school

(Day and time TBC after Covid Restrictions)

STEM Club available

 

SMSC and British Values

 Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Mathematics therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

   

Year 8

Units Taught

Percentages and multipliers, Polygons and angles, Substitution, Equations, Venn diagrams, Area, Expanding brackets, Plotting quadratics, Volume, Standard form, Pythagoras, Speed, distance, time, Ratio, Gradient

 

Main Skills developed

In Year 8 we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

How can parents help to support learning?

  • Ensure that your child comes to school equipped with at least, a pen, pencil, ruler and a scientific calculator. These can be bought from the library using ParentPay.
  • Encourage the need to complete homework in a timely manner – your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser task plus a Hegarty Maths task once per week
  • Encourage the need for revision in order to consolidate the topics taught – your child will have received a Maths revision guide/workbook and can be working through this at home for extra practice.

 

Useful websites

 

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact the head of department, Ms Dawson.

 

Extra-curricular opportunities

Hegarty Maths Club and STEM Club available after school

(Day and time TBC after Covid Restrictions)

STEM Club available

 

SMSC and British Values

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Mathematics therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

 

Year 9

Units Covered

 Foundation:

Number; Algebra; Graphs, Tables and Charts; Fractions and Percentages; Equations and Inequalities; Sequences; Angles; Averages and Range; Perimeter, Area and Volume.

Higher:

 Number; Algebra; Interpreting and Representing Data; Fractions, Ratio and Percentages; Angles and Trigonometry; Graphs; Area and Volume; Transformations and Constructions.

 

Main Skills developed

Whether taking the Foundation or Higher GCSE route, students will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time. Subsequently students will develop their conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. They will reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Students will be given opportunities to show they can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

  

How can parents help to support learning?

  • Ensure that your child comes to school equipped with at least, a pen, pencil, ruler and a scientific calculator. These can be bought from the library using ParentPay.
  • Encourage the need to complete homework in a timely manner – your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser task plus a Hegarty Maths task once per week
  • Encourage the need for revision in order to consolidate the topics taught – your child will have received a Maths revision guide/workbook and can be working through this at home for extra practice.

 

Useful websites

 

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact the head of department, Ms Dawson.

 

Extra curricular opportunities

Hegarty Maths Club and STEM Club available after school

(Day and time TBC after Covid Restrictions)

 

SMSC and British Values

 

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Mathematics therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject

 

Year 10

Units Covered

Foundation

Graphs; Transformations; Ratio and Proportion; Right Angled Triangles, Probability: Multiplicative Reasoning; Constructions, Loci and Bearings; Quadratic Equations and Graphs; Perimeter, Area and Volume

 

Higher

Equations and Inequalities; Probability; Multiplicative Reasoning; Similarity and Congruence; Trigonometry; Statistics; Equations and Graphs; Circle Theorems; Algebra

 

Main Skills developed

Whether taking the Foundation or Higher GCSE route, students will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time. Subsequently students will develop their conceptual understanding and the ability to rec

all and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. They will reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Students will be given opportunities to show they can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

How can parents help to support learning?

  • Ensure that your child comes to school equipped with at least, a pen, pencil, ruler and a scientific calculator. These can be bought from the library using ParentPay.
  • Encourage the need to complete homework in a timely manner – your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser task plus a Hegarty Maths task once per week
  • Encourage the need for revision in order to consolidate the topics taught – your child will have received a Maths revision guide/workbook and can be working through this at home for extra practice.

 

Useful websites

 

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact the head of department, Ms Dawson.

 

SMSC and British Values

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Mathematics therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

  

 

Year 11

Units Covered

Foundation

Fractions, Indices and Standard Form; Congruence, Similarity and Vectors; Algebra; Problem Solving.

Higher

Vectors and Geometric Proof; Proportions and Graphs; Problem Solving.

 Once the course is completed students will begin

 

 

Skills developed

Whether taking the Foundation or Higher GCSE route, students will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly

complex problems over time. Subsequently students will develop their conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. They will

reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical

language. Students will be given opportunities to show they can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and

persevering in seeking solutions.

   

How can parents help to support learning?

  • Ensure that your child comes to school equipped with at least, a pen, pencil, ruler and a scientific calculator. These can be bought from the library using ParentPay.
  • Encourage the need to complete homework in a timely manner
  • Encourage the need for revision in order to consolidate the topics taught – your child will have received a Maths revision guide/workbook and can be working through this at home for extra practice.
  • Your child will receive a GCSE Past Paper task every Friday which is due in the following Friday and a Hegarty Maths task once per week
  • Ensure your child attends the after-school Intervention lessons as this is where we will be giving additional support towards revising for the GCSE exam in the summer.
  • Ensure that your child has somewhere quiet to complete their homework, free from mobile phone interference, and that they get enough sleep to help them deal with the pressures of Year 11.

 

Useful websites

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact the head of department, Ms Dawson.

 

SMSC and British Values

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Mathematics therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

 

Year 12

 Units taught: 

A-Level Mathematics

Pure: Quadratic functions, Coordinate geometry, logarithms, trigonometric functions, Introduction to calculus

Mechanics: Introduction to kinematics, motion with constant acceleration, force and motion

Statistics: Probability, Statistical hypothesis testing

 

A-Level Further Mathematics

Pure: Complex numbers, Hyperbolic functions, Polar coordinates, Matrices

Mechanics: Work, energy and power, Momentum and collisions, Circular motion

Statistics: Poisson distribution, Chi-squared tests, Continuous distributions, Further hypothesis testing

 

Level 3 Mathematics Studies (Core Maths)

Estimation

Personal Finance

Data Analysis

Probability

Expectation and Expected Value

Confidence intervals

 

 

Year 13

 

Units taught:

A-Level Mathematics

Pure: Functions, Further transformations of graphs, Sequences and series, Radian measure, Further differentiation, Further integration techniques, Differential equations

Mechanics: Projectiles, Motion with constant acceleration, Forces in context

Statistics: Probability, Statistical hypothesis testing

 

A-Level Further Mathematics

Pure: Complex numbers, Hyperbolic functions, Polar coordinates, Matrices

Mechanics: Work, energy and power, Momentum and collisions, Circular motion

Statistics: Cumulative distribution functions, Hypothesis testing with t-tests, Confidence intervals

 

 

Main Skills Developed (A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics)

Mathematics underpins everything we do in modern society. It develops problem solving, reasoning and analytical skills, which lead into applications in the scientific, mechanical and financial worlds. The course prepares you for further study not only in Mathematics and Accountancy, but leads into sciences, Medicine, Business and Economics. We build on the GCSE course and study many new areas including proof, calculus, mechanics and statistics.

 

Main Skills Developed (Core Maths)

Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) is a qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE.  Core Maths has the same number of UCAS tariff points as an AS level qualification and is studied in a single year at Trinity Academy.

Studying Core Maths helps students develop their quantitative and problem-solving skills. This is valuable preparation for the quantitative skills they will need for many degree courses, particularly subjects such as psychology, geography, business-related courses, sports and social sciences, and natural science courses that do not require AS/A-Level Mathematics.

 

 

How can parents help to support learning?

 

Homework is usually set after every lesson so parents can help organising workload and ensuring work is completed in good time. Students are expected to ask staff for help if they unable to complete or need help with finishing homework before the deadline.

Students receive a monthly test on everything taught up to that point in the course. Regularly revising course content will help with these tests.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

SMSC and British Values

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Mathematics therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. It is a global language that not only spans land mass but cultures throughout history from the Ancient Babylonians, Ancient Chinese, Ancient Greeks and Persia.