Bingley Grammar School

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Maths

Mathematics is vital for everyday life and in understanding the world around us. It is not only essential to science, technology and engineering but is applied to many other subjects for example the use of statistics.

Our vision is to ensure that all pupils develop an appreciation of mathematics and have the best possible mathematics education to maximise their future opportunities. We have high expectations for all and set challenging targets all pupils.

In years 7 and 8 students our focus is developing an enjoyment of the subject. On developing creative solving problems, as well as being confident and fluent in using mathematical skills. As students progress, we have a range of pathways to both support and challenge all students. As well as the Mathematics GCSE in Year 11 (Edexcel), most students also sit GCSE Statistics (Edexcel) in Year 9 and the most able students also sit Level 2 Further Mathematics (AQA) in Year 11 in preparation for sixth form study.

In addition, we offer enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to enhance pupils’ enjoyment of mathematics such as afterschool clubs, external visits and the UK Maths Challenge. All students have access to Hegarty Maths, which is used sometimes for homeworks but is mainly expected to be used for independent study. It has videos that clearly demonstrate the skills needed and allows students to test and track their understanding.

Our ethos involves working with all learners to be the best they can be and faculty teachers working together as a team to achieve the best for our students. We greatly value the support that parents and carers give to our students and welcome all feedback.

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Pearson Edexcel GCSEs Mathematics (9-1)

Specification and papers can be found using link below.

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html >>

Enrichment

The mathematics department has an extensive enrichment programme. Outside of lessons we enter students from all year groups into the UKMT maths challenge that is a nationwide mathematics competition. In addition to this, girls in the 6th form can enter the Maths Olympiad for Girls (MOG).  Year 10 students get the opportunity to attend the Advanced Maths Support Programme Maths Feast event. Year 7 and Year 8 have a weekly after school maths club that is very well attended. We have a maths challenge within school as part of the house competition system where all year groups can enter to compete for their house. Inside the classroom we offer the top sets in Year 11 the opportunity to study A Level 3 Further Maths qualification alongside their GCSE studies as well as having a strong uptake of A-level Further Mathematics in sixth form. Weekly revision for Year 11 and A level students is offered from October half term onwards with Statistics GCSE sessions to follow later in the year.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7

Year 8

  • Term 1:

    • Integers
    • Decimals
    • Fractions
    • Algebraic Expressions
    • Equations and Inequalities
  • Term 2:

    • Shape and Angles (1)
    • Perimeter and Area
    • Collecting Data
    • Displaying Data
    • Averages and Spread

  • Term 3:

    • Construction and Loci
    • Transformations
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • End of Year Project
  • Term 1:

    • Percentages
    • Types of Number
    • A Brief Review of Fractions
    • Patterns and Sequences
    • Coordinates
    • Graphs

  • Term 2:

    • Quadratics
    • 3D Shapes, Volume, Surface Area
    • Symmetry, Similarity and Congruence
    • Measures and Compound Measures
    • Probability

  • Term 3:

    • Shape and Angles (2)
    • Pythagoras and Trigonometry
    • Formulae and Proof
    • The Zoo Project

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Statistics:

  • Number basics including fractions decimals percentages and number sense
  • Data and Sampling
  • Tabulation
  • Averages
  • Spread and Skew
  • Basic Data Representation
  • Cumulative Frequency and Box Plots
  • Further Statistical Diagrams
  • Economic and Social Statistics
  • Time Series
  • Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
  • Probability
  • Revision for GCSE Statistics
  • Algebra basics including expressions, equations and manipulation

Functional Skills:

  • Number sense, Indices, factors and multiples
  • Percentages, decimals and ratio
  • Fractions and money problems
  • Place value, estimating, error intervals and standard form
  • Planning and collecting data
  • Averages
  • Scatter graphs, Time series, Pie charts and stem and leaf diagrams
  • Probability
  • Preparations for Functional Skills exam
  • Algebra including expressions, equations and manipulation

All classes follow bespoke PLCs catered towards their current level and target grade.

Higher:

  • Number sense, Indices, factors and multiples
  • Percentages, decimals and ratio
  • Fractions and money problems
  • Place value, estimating, error intervals and standard form
  • Surds, proportion and bounds
  • Expanding, simplifying, factorising, solving and rearranging algebra
  • Iteration, sequences and proof
  • Substitution, completing the square, inequalities, algebraic fractions and simultaneous equations
  • Graphs and functions
  • Planning and collecting data
  • Averages
  • Scatter graphs, Time series, Pie charts and stem and leaf diagrams, cumulative frequency, boxplots and histograms
  • Probability
  • Angles, constructions and circle theorems
  • Circles, prisms, spheres, pyramids and cones
  • Transformations, Similarity and Congruence
  • Pythagoras, Trigonometry and vectors
  • Equation of a circle, graph transformations and estimating rates of change and area of graphs

Foundation:

  • Number sense, Indices, factors and multiples
  • Percentages, decimals and ratio
  • Fractions and money problems
  • Place value, estimating, error intervals and standard form
  • Expanding, simplifying, factorising algebra
  • Sequences, solving and rearranging algebra
  • Substitution, inequalities and simultaneous equations
  • Graphs
  • Planning and collecting data
  • Averages
  • Scatter graphs, Time series, Pie charts and stem and leaf diagrams
  • Probability
  • Angles and constructions
  • Circles, prisms, spheres, pyramids and cones
  • Transformations, Similarity and Congruence
  • Pythagoras, Trigonometry and vectors

All classes follow bespoke PLCs catered towards their current level and target grade

Further Maths:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Handling Data
  • Shape
  • Number

Higher:

  • Number sense, Indices, factors and multiples
  • Percentages, decimals and ratio
  • Fractions and money problems
  • Place value, estimating, error intervals and standard form
  • Planning and collecting data
  • Averages
  • Scatter graphs, Time series, Pie charts and stem and leaf diagrams, cumulative frequency, boxplots and histograms
  • Probability
  • Surds, proportion and bounds
  • Expanding, simplifying, factorising, solving and rearranging algebra
  • Iteration, sequences and proof
  • Substitution, completing the square, inequalities, algebraic fractions and simultaneous equations
  • Graphs and functions
  • Equation of a circle, graph transformations and estimating rates of change and area of graphs
  • Angles, constructions and circle theorems
  • Circles, prisms, spheres, pyramids and cones
  • Transformations, Similarity and Congruence
  • Pythagoras, Trigonometry and vectors

Foundation:

  • Number sense, Indices, factors and multiples
  • Percentages, decimals and ratio
  • Fractions and money problems
  • Place value, estimating, error intervals and standard form
  • Planning and collecting data
  • Averages
  • Scatter graphs, Time series, Pie charts and stem and leaf diagrams
  • Probability
  • Expanding, simplifying, factorising algebra
  • Sequences, solving and rearranging algebra
  • Substitution, inequalities and simultaneous equations
  • Graphs
  • Angles and constructions
  • Circles, prisms, spheres, pyramids and cones
  • Transformations, Similarity and Congruence
  • Pythagoras, Trigonometry and vectors

All classes follow bespoke PLCs catered towards their current level and target grade


Useful Resources and Revision Support

  • https://hegartymaths.com/ is our online homework tool as well a powerful revision resource. All students have a personal login and their teachers will track their progress online. Please see the relevant PLCs for topic clip numbers.

    Other exam support/helpful websites include:

    https://corbettmaths.com/ has videos, exam style questions and textbook exercises for all topics up to GCSE level. It also has ‘5-a-day’ worksheets that are excellent for revision.

    https://mrcartermaths.com/# has differentiated exercises with randomly generated numbers that help with repeated practice. It is currently mostly focused on topics up to GCSE level but it has started to have some A-level content too. Students need to ask their teacher for the login.

    https://justmaths.co.uk/ is another website with videos and exam-style questions, but with the focus being specifically the crossover between higher and foundation GCSE topics. Students need to ask their teacher for the login.