Key Stage 4 – year 11 (Foundation)

Year 11 students continue to follow the new reformed Edexcel GCSE course as a 3 year period of study, internal assessments continue to use end of topic tests and half termly assessments. Students are prepared to sit their GCSE examination using the Edexcel Linear course, which contains 3 examinations (2 calculator and 1 non-calculator) at the end of year 11 with grades determined by performance across all papers, the final grade awarded will be on 9-1 scale. Students study at either Foundation or Higher Tier depending on their ability. Students are fully supported throughout the course with excellent resources, targeted teaching and many opportunities to attend extra support sessions

Students study the Mathematics National Curriculum and through this we aim to develop our students as follows:

  • a positive attitude towards mathematics, as well as competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills;
  • an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and logically;
  • the skills to use their own initiative and an ability to work both independently and in co-operation with others;
  • an ability to communicate through mathematics and to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
Year 11 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 116 Quadratic equations and graphs

17 Perimeter, area and volume 2

18 Fractions, indices and standard form

19 Congruence, similarity and vectors

20 More algebra

16.1 Expanding double brackets
16.3 Using quadratic graphs
16.4 Factorising quadratic expressions
16.5 Solving quadratic equations algebraically
17.1 Circumference of a circle 1
17.2 Circumference of a circle 2
17.3 Area of a circle
17.4 Semicircles and sectors
17.5 Composite 2D shapes and cylinders
17.6 Pyramids and cones
18.1 Multiplying and dividing fractions
18.2 The laws of indices
18.3 Writing large numbers in standard form
18.4 Writing small numbers in standard form
18.5 Calculating with standard form
19.1 Similarity and enlargement
19.2 More similarity
19.3 Using similarity
19.4 Congruence 1
19.5 Congruence 2
19.6 Vectors 1
19.7 Vectors 2
20.1 Graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions
20.2 Non-linear graphs
20.3 Solving simultaneous equations graphically
20.4 Solving simultaneous equations algebraically
20.5 Rearranging formulae
20.6 Proof
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