KS4 Mathematics

Overview

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Exam Structure

Paper 1: non-calculator Paper 2: calculator Paper 3: calculator
What’s assessed

  • Content from any part of the specification may be assessed.
What’s assessed

  • Content from any part of the specification may be assessed.
What’s assessed

  • Content from any part of the specification may be assessed.
Assessment

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • written paper
  • 80 marks
  • 33⅓% of GCSE
Assessment

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • written paper
  • 80 marks
  • 33⅓% of GCSE
Assessment

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • written paper
  • 80 marks
  • 33⅓% of GCSE
Assessment

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

Assessment

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

Assessment

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

Students will be required to answer all questions on all papers.

GCSE FOUNDATION TOPICS – Year 10 & 11

YEAR 10 – FOUNDATION
Standard Form Graph Recap and Extension
Calculating with Percentages Further Circumferences and Area
Measures Review of Basic Probability
Algebra Recap and Extension Simultaneous Equations
Statistical Measures Properties of Polygons
Construction and Loci Congruency
Similarity Real Life Graphs
Introduction to Trigonometry Inequalities
Further Perimeter and Area Probability
YEAR 11 – FOUNDATION
Algebra, Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae and Identities Quadratic Graphs
Volume Solving Quadratic Equations
Algebra and Graphs Growth and Decay
Trigonometry Vectors
Algebra and Graphs/Graph Sketching

GCSE HIGHER TOPICS – Year 10 & 11

YEAR 10 – HIGHER
Calculating with percentages revision Linear and quadratic equations and their graphs
surds revision Sine and Cosine Rules
properties of polygons Direct and inverse proportion
collecting and representing data and Histograms Algebra further quadratics, rearranging formulae and identities
Algebra intro to quadratics and rearranging formulae statistics recap
Algebraic Proof representation of 3-D shapes
Volume Cones and Pyramids Probability
Congruency Vectors
Simultaneous Equations, Quadratic and linear Gradients and rate of change
Number recap and review Numerical methods
 YEAR 11 – HIGHER  
further sketching of graphs Transforming functions
Algebra recap and review composite functions
Geometry and measures recap pre-calculus and area under a curve
further equations and graphs
further sketching of graphs
equation of a circle

Homework: Homework is set in line with school policy. It can consist of both written and online tasks, in the form of MyMaths and Mathswatch.

Other Useful Information

  • MyMaths – Maths based website that all learners have access to via their own personal login and password
  • Mathswatch
  • United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) – Charity which runs the Junior and Intermediate challenges, available to our high ability learners. In addition to this, they also organise the team maths challenge
  • BBC Bitesize – Website that specialises in revision for KS3 and GCSE examinations
  • NRICH – Website that specialises in open-ended mathematical tasks. Designed to stretch our most able learners
  • Mathswatch VLE – online tutorials and worked examples arranged by grade/topic, accessed by a school login

5 ways I can help my son/daughter

1

Times tables and number bonds.

2

Basic algebra.

3

Encourage learners to use MyMaths/Mathswatch.

4

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

5

Check to ensure homework is complete.