Maths Foundation tier (Spring 2)

Following on from their mock exams, we will be reteaching topics that individual classes have struggled with.

Pupils will return to a unit on statistics, where they will look at calculating the mean, median, mode and range from a list of data and frequency tables. They will need to know how to analyse this information further. They will then move on to similarity and congruence.

Pupils will be able to recognise and enlarge shapes by calculating scale factors. They will explore and understand the links between the length, area, and volume scale factors. Pupils will understand and recognise the various congruency rules. Pupils will also be looking at plans and elevations of 3D shapes. They will be expected to draw the plans and front and side elevations of a 3D shape, they will also need to be able to draw a 3D shape from the plans and elevations. Pupils will re-cap the terms face, edge and vertex in relation to 3D shapes. In this unit, pupils will also learn about bearings, where they will need to apply their knowledge and understanding of angles.

How parents can get involved:

  • Complete homework on Hegarty maths
  • Use the Hegarty Maths for revision
  • Use websites such as Maths Genie to do further exam question practice

Maths Higher tier (Spring 2)

Following on from their mock exams, we will be reteaching topics that individual classes have struggled with.

Pupils will be learning about vectors and use this for geometric proof problems. They will use vectors to describe translations and will use Pythagoras’ Theorem and the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals. They will then move on to similarity and congruence.

Pupils will be able to recognise and enlarge shapes by calculating scale factors. They will explore and understand the links between the length, area, and volume scale factors. Pupils will understand and recognise the various congruency rules.

Pupils will re-cap the main transformations which are translations, reflections, enlargements and rotations. This is a topic that pupils will have studied in KS3 but will need to know for their GCSE exams.

How parents can get involved:

  • Complete homework on Hegarty maths
  • Use the Hegarty Maths for revision
  • Use websites such as Maths Genie to do further exam question practice

Maths Foundation tier (Spring 1)

This half term, pupils will be focusing on the shape, ratio and proportion topics.

Pupils will also be looking at types of angles, angle facts, angles in parallel lines and interior/exterior angles. There are exam questions where pupils are expected to form equations based on their angle’s knowledge, so pupils will be revisiting skills learnt in the Autumn Term.

Pupils will also be looking at perimeter, area, surface area and volume of shapes. They will spend time calculating this for various 2D and 3D shapes and then spend time looking at functional exam questions. Some of this topic will be re-capping on topics learnt earlier in school and then building on prior skills

Pupils will then move on to looking at ratio and proportion questions. Ratio and Proportion questions make up 25% of the foundation paper, so this is a vital topic for all pupils.

How parents can get involved:

  • Remind pupils to look over classwork from previous term
  • Use mock QLA to address misconceptions
  • Using Hegarty Maths to practice and build confidence with these basic skills
  • Remind pupils to revise thoroughly for end of unit tests

Maths Higher tier (Spring 1)

This half term, pupils will be focusing on the shape, ratio and proportion topics.

Pupils will be focusing on Trigonometry where they will be using the sine and cosine rule to find missing lengths and angles in non-right-angled triangles. They will also learn a new formula for area of a triangle. Pupils will be given these formulae in the 2022 GCSE exams, but they need to learn how to apply them.

Pupils will look at different types of graphs and the transformations of various graphs and functions. They will look at reciprocal, trigonometrical, cubic and quadratic graphs. They should be able to recognise, plot, sketch and complete transformation for these graphs.

Pupils will be focusing on the multiplicative reasoning chapter this half term. They will be looking at the density, speed, and pressure formulae. Some of these topics may also have been covered in their science lessons.

How parents can get involved:

  • Remind pupils to look over classwork from previous terms
  • Use mock QLA to address misconceptions
  • Using Hegarty Maths to practice and build confidence with these skills
  • Looking at graphs in real life context
  • Give pupils time to practice exam questions online using websites such as Mathsgenie.co.uk
  • Reminding pupils to revise thoroughly for end of unit tests

Maths Foundation tier (Autumn 2)

Following the mocks, pupils will be focusing on Statistics and Probability. Pupils will be learning how to draw and calculate probabilities from Tree Diagrams and Venn Diagrams; the more advanced questions on these topics will overlap with the algebra unit from half term 1.

Pupils will then move on to calculating and interpreting averages. Pupils will be expected to learn how to calculate all averages from tables and certain graphs. They will then look at drawing and interpreting various statistical graphs such as scatter graphs, frequency polygons and histograms.

How parents can get involved:

  • Remind pupils to look over classwork from previous years
  • Use Hegarty Maths to practice and build confidence in these basic skills
  • Remind pupils to revise thoroughly for end of unit tests

Maths Higher tier (Autumn 2)

Following the mocks, pupils will be focusing on Statistics and Probability. Pupils will be learning how to draw and calculate probabilities from Tree Diagrams and Venn Diagrams; the more advanced questions on these topics will overlap with the algebra unit from half term 1.

Pupils will then move on to calculating and interpreting averages. Pupils will be expected to learn how to calculate all averages from tables and certain graphs. They will then look at drawing and interpreting various statistical graphs such as scatter graphs, frequency polygons and histograms.

How parents can get involved:

  • Remind pupils to look over classwork from previous years
  • Use Hegarty Maths to practice and build confidence in these skills
  • Look at graphs in real life context
  • Give pupils time to practice exam questions online using websites such as Mathsgenie.co.uk
  • Remind pupils to revise thoroughly for end of unit tests.

Maths Foundation tier (Autumn 1)

Pupils will be learning and revisiting all the basic Algebra skills such as solving equations, using index notation, simplifying expressions and understanding the difference between expressions, equations, formulae and identities.

Pupils may have encountered some of these topics in previous years, meaning that teaching time may focus on application or consolidation of prior learning. In the Year 10 mocks, it was identified that a lot of pupils still need to build confidence in these topics, so we will be bridging any gaps to prepare them for their summer exams.

How parents can get involved:

  • Remind pupils to look over classwork from previous years
  • Using Hegarty Maths to practice and build confidence with these basic skills

Maths Higher tier (Autumn 1)

Pupils will be revisiting all the basic Algebra skills such as solving equations, factorising, iterations and surds. Pupils will then be focusing on Quadratics. They will be looking at how to solve quadratics, forming and solving quadratic equations and exploring quadratic graphs

Pupils may have encountered some of these topics in previous years, meaning that teaching time may focus on application or consolidation of prior learning. In the Year 10 mocks, it was identified that a lot of pupils still need to build confidence on these topics, so we will be bridging any gaps to prepare them for their summer exams. Most of the quadratic topic will be new learning and is a vital topic for pupils to achieve a grade 7 or higher in Mathematics.

How parents can get involved:

  • Remind pupils to look over classwork from previous years
  • Using Hegarty Maths to practice and build confidence with these skills
  • Give pupils time to practice exam questions online using websites such as Mathsgenie.co.uk