## Subject Team

Mr. Henning (Head of Department)

Mr. Gamble

## Subject Overview

Maths is made up of different topics, including number work, algebra, geometry, measurements and handling data. In year 8 there is a focus on working without calculators and building up Numeracy skills, whereas in year 9 and 10 there is a mix of calculator and non-calculator work. Maths is a core subject that has to be studied for GCSE and many jobs/ courses require pupils to have achieved at least a C grade at GCSE.

## What You Will Learn

#### Year 8:

- Factors/ Multiples/ Primes/ Square
- Adding and subtracting fractions
- Finding percentages of amounts
- Area and perimeter
- BODMAS
- Negative numbers
- Algebra collecting terms
- Algebra- Substitution
- Algebra- Solving Equations
- Probability (Sample space diagrams)
- Measurements (adding decimals)
- Averages
- Angles
- Drawing and reading pie charts
- Sequences-nth term
- Scatter Graphs
- Graph work

#### Year 9:

- HCF, LCM, Prime factor decomposition
- Rounding and estimating
- Circles- Area and circumference
- Pythagoras Theorem
- Algebra- solving equations with x on both sides
- Forming and solving equations
- Ratio
- Proportion
- Percentages (increase and decrease)
- Percentages- expressing as a percentage
- Formulas and substitution
- Volume of prisms
- Transformations
- Experimental Probability (Relative frequency and tree diagrams)
- Angles on parallel lines
- Averages from a frequency table and stem and leaf
- Expanding Double brackets
- Simultaneous equations
- Trial and Improvement
- Bearings and constructions

#### Year 10:

- Multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals
- Law of indices and standard form
- Significant figures and upper and lower limits
- Simple and compound interest
- Averages from grouped data
- Cumulative frequency
- Algebra- factorisation
- Volume and surface area
- Probability of multiple events
- Transformations- enlargements
- Straight line graphs
- Inequalities and change the subject of the formula
- Quadratic equations
- Similar triangles
- Trigonometry
- Questionnaires and sampling

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