Curriculum Overview

The programme of study for key stage 4 is organised into 6 key areas, but pupils should develop and consolidate connections across mathematical ideas. Students should build on learning from key stage 3 to further develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge wherever relevant in other subjects and in financial contexts and develop the numeracy skills to prepare themselves for the working world and further studies beyond GCSE.

Topics: Broad topic headings below:
(Depending on tier of entry, the depth of topic)

Number :
Structure and calculation of integers and decimals
Measure and accuracy
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Algebra :
Notation, vocabulary and manipulation
Solving equations and inequalities
Ratio, proportion and rates of change :
Compound measures
Geometry and measures :
Properties of Shapes
Scale drawing and bearings
Area and perimeter
Circle Theorems
Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Probability :
Probability of events
Experiments and Sample diagrams
Theoretical and relative frequencies
Probability Trees Venn diagrams
Charts, tables and diagrams
Calculating averages and spread
Scatter graphs

Wider Impact
Contribution to Cultural Capital/British Values and Wider Society/Careers/SMSC Mathematics underpins the world around us. Just by paying bills, measuring home improvements and making everyday decisions, people do maths, often without realising. Maths helps shape our understanding of computing, art, music, science, nature and the world at large. It is used in everyday life and is used in many careers: Actuary, Accountant, Data analyst, Maths teacher, Statistician, Systems developer, Financial trader, Insurance underwriter, Meteorologist, Quantity surveyor, Software tester.

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