Welcome to Evelyn Grace Academy’s Mathematics Department
Our vision is to develop students into enthusiastic and confident mathematicians who enjoy, and are adept at, contextualising their learning in a range of circumstances.
EGA Mathematics Aims:
- For all pupils to reach their potential within the subject.
- To develop pupils’ problem solving skills and their ability to think as an independent learner
- For every pupil to develop the confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems.
- For pupils to be able to calculate using appropriate mental methods.
- For pupils to be able to access Numeracy across the curriculum.
- For every pupil to fully appreciate the importance of Mathematics as a subject.
Our Head of Department is Mr Vastazos
The Key Stage 3 Curriculum has been designed to give a good grounding in Mathematics skills. At Key Stage 3 students cover work from National Curriculum Level 3 up to Level 8.
The content of the course has been grouped into topic areas:
- 1. Number
- 2. Algebra
- 3. Geometry
- 4. Data handling
- 5. Functional maths
Autumn 1: Writing and Ordering Whole Numbers/Adding and Subtracting/ Ordering Decimals/Rounding/ Perimeter
Autumn 2: Multiples and Factors/ Multiplication Methods/Dividing Integers and Decimals/Mean/Estimate and Measure Lengths/Conversion of Units
Spring 1: Measuring and Drawing Angles/Angle Properties/Drawing Triangles/Parallel and Perpendicular Lines/Angles in Quadrilaterals
Spring 2: Adding and Subtractions of Fractions/Converting Fractions to Decimals/Writing a Number as a Fraction of Another/Calculation with Mixed Fractions
Summer 1: Order of Operations/Sequences/Write and Describe Algebraic Expressions/Substitution
Summer 2: Interpreting Pie Charts/Percentages as Fractions/Using Percentage Change/ Finding the Whole when given a Percentage
Autumn 1: Sequences and Mapping/The 4 operations/Area & Perimeter
Autumn 2: Fractions/Probability & Averages/Substituting Formulae
Spring 1: Coordinates and Angles/Collecting and interpreting Data/Mental Measures
Spring 2: Functions & mapping/Angles & Bearings/Ratio & Proportion
Summer 1: Constructing & Solving Equations/Transformations/Collecting, Interpreting and Comparing Data
Summer 2: Intro to GCSE/Factors, Primes, Multiples and Number Properties
Autumn 1: Integers, Decimals, Number types/Angles, Lines and Triangles
Autumn 2: Scales & Units/Collecting & Interpreting Data/Fractions
Spring 1: Intro to Algebra/Patterns & Sequences/Similarity, Symmetry & Congruence
Spring 2: Coordinates, Constructions and Properties of Quadrilaterals
Summer 1: Pie Charts/Fractions, Decimals & Percentages/Ratio & Proportion
Summer 2: Powers & Brackets/Equations and Inequalities/Perimeter & Area/3D Shapes
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
About the course
As part of the Accelerated Curriculum, Key Stage 4 students complete the Edexcel GCSE Linear Mathematics A course over 2 years. The GCSE Mathematics course encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This course prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices. GCSE mathematics is also a pre-requisite for those planning to study Mathematics at A-Level and University.
Overview of content:
Autumn 1: Types of Number/Index Notation and Surds/Averages and Range/Compound Measures (SDT)
Autumn 2: Transformations/Transformations of Functions/Quadratic Functions, Equations and Graphs/Further Graphs and Functions
Spring 1: Circle Theorems/Sine and Cosine Rules/Vectors
Spring 2: Transformations/Transformations of Functions/Quadratic Functions, Equations and Graphs/Further Graphs and Functions
Summer 1: Revision and Review
Summer 2: Examination
Autumn 1: Types Of Number, Index Notation and Surds, Averages and Range, Compound Measures
Autumn 2: Circle theorems, Sine and Cosine Rules, Vectors
Spring 1: Transformations, Transformation of Functions, Quadratic functions, Equations and Graphs
Spring 2: Probability, Pythagoras and Trigonometry, Formulae
Summer 1: Revision and Assessment
Summer 2: Examination
How to support your child:
- Refer to the homework timetable for your child’s year group. Homework should be set on those specific days so please check and support your child complete their home learning to the best of their ability.
- We believe in Open communication between teachers and parents. We are committed to sharing information that will support student’s development both inside and outside of the classroom so please let us know of any issues or ways of approach that can go towards supporting your child’s learning.
- Make sure there is a quiet space for them to study.
- Revising with the radio on or with loud music is not a good idea, but having their favourite music in the background may help.
- Check how they are doing by letting them explain something they have just learned. If you can follow their explanation…they should be able to produce a good answer in the exam.
- Encourage them to keep talking to their teachers! They should feel confident about asking for help.
- Monitor and check over their homework, due date should be in their planners.
- Supporting academic interventions and liaising with the school with regards to any issues that may impact on the student’s learning.