    ## Our School # Faculty of Mathematics

Faculty Leader:  Ms. Z. Afzal, Director of Learning for Mathematics
Department Leader: Ms. S. Iqbal, KS3 lead; Mr. G. Barker, KS4 lead.

The Faculty of Mathematics offers the following courses:

Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4

• Mathematics (GCSE)

Please note that the Faculty of Mathematics also offer qualifications at KS5 (ages 16-18). More information can be found via the Sixth Form curriculum pages.

#### Curriculum

All pupils study Mathematics throughout Year 7 and 8. In Year 9 (a foundation curriculum year), Year 10, and Year 11 students are divided into either foundation or higher bands. The curriculum content differs depending upon which band your child is allocated.

## Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8, & 9)

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programme of study for key stage 3 is organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should build on key stage 2 and connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge in science, geography, computing and other subjects. The structure is designed to bridge between KS2 and KS4, building both within and between key topic areas. The structure also builds the complexity levels within topics and gives a greater variation in the challenge given to pupils.

The following modules are studied:

• Analysing and displaying data
• Number skills
• Expressions, functions, and formulae
• Decimals and measures
• Fractions
• Probability
• Ratio and proportion
• Lines and angles
• Sequences and graphs
• Transformations
• Area and volume
• Statistics graphs and charts
• Expressions and equations
• Real life graphs
• Decimals and ratio
• Calculating with fractions
• Straight line graphs
• Percentages, decimals, and fractions
• Angles and trigonometry
• Area and volume
• Transformations and constructions
• Equations and inequalities
• Probability
• Multiplicative reasoning

## Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11)

In Year 10 and Year 11, the following modules are studied:

• Averages and range
• Perimeter, area, and volume
• Graphs
• Transformations
• Ratio and proportion
• Pythagoras and trigonometry
• Probability
• Multiplicative reasoning
• Constructions, loci, and bearings
• Quadratic equations and graphs
• Fractions, indices, and standard form
• Congruence, similarity, and vectors
• Equations and inequalities
• Further statistics
• Equations and graphs
• Circle theorems
• Vectors and geometric proof