# 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 arc theorem review similar shapes sequences YEAR 11 – HIGHER further sketching of graphs Transforming functions Algebra recap and review composite & inverse  functions Geometry and measures recap pre-calculus and area under a curve further equations and graphs Ratio vector proofs 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.

Other Useful Information

• 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 child

 1 Support past paper practice. 2 Encourage attendance at additional revision/study support sessions. 3 Encourage to use Mathswatch. 4 Use KO to quiz and support acquisition of key facts/formulas.