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# Maths

Our Curriculum Intent:

Our mission statement is:

"Using mathematics, you see the world beyond your imagination”

[Nilesh Prasad]

Mathematics is required for everyday life and understanding our world’s economy. It is also essential for designing, art, engineering, and understanding the world and the wider universe. It is fundamentally important to ensure that all students have the best possible mathematics education. They need to understand the mathematics they learn so they can be creative in solving problems, as well as being confident in using the mathematical skills which are necessary and transferable for life. A fundamental outcome from the study of mathematics is the understanding that "every problem has a solution”.

At Merrill, our Mathematics curriculum aims to teach the following skills:

1.      Fluency in the fundamental concepts and processes of Mathematics

2.      Reasoning ability, i.e. to be able to provide a Mathematical argument to follow lines of enquiry; generating and testing hypotheses; proof; address misconceptions with Mathematical reasoning

3.      Problem Solving through applying fluency to novel problems in systematic ways

4.      Knowledge Retrieval

KS3 Curriculum map KS4 Curriculum map – GCSE Maths: Edexcel

At the end of Year 9 students are assessed using the Edexcel GCSE Baseline test to decide whether they should follow the Foundation or Higher route in years 10 and 11.

 Year 10 Year 10 GCSE (9-1) Higher Route GCSE (9-1) Foundation Route Unit 1 Number Unit 1 Number Unit 2 Algebra Unit 2 Algebra Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion Unit 4 Fractions and percentages Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences Unit 6 Graphs Unit 6 Angles Unit 7 Area and volume Unit 7 Averages and range Unit 8 Transformation and constructions Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1 Unit 9 Equations and inequalities Unit 9 Graphs Unit 10 Probability Unit 10 Transformations Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning Unit 11 Ratio and proportion Unit 12 Similarly and congruence Unit 12 Right-angled triangles Unit 13 More trigonometry Unit 13 Probability Unit 14 Further statistics Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning Unit 15 Equations and graphs Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings MOCK EXAM MOCK EXAM

The Year 11 course content is split into six strands:

Number, Algebra, Geometry, Ratio, Proportion and Rate of Change, Probability and Statistics

Each class teacher writes a medium-term scheme of learning which is bespoke to the needs of their group. These are identified from the careful analysis of the year 10 mock exam.

Homework:

Homework is an important part of the course and will be set once a week. The nature of the tasks set will vary and may include the follow up of class-work activities, computer set tasks, combination of electronic homework and paper-based homework are used.

Head of Faculty

Mr N Prasad

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