Key Stage 4 – Year 11 (Higher)

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 Circle theorems

17 More algebra

18 Vectors and geometric proof

19 Proportion and graphs

16.1 Radii and chords
16.2 Tangents
16.3 Angles in circles 1
16.5 Applying circle theorems
17.1 Rearranging formulae
17.2 Algebraic fractions
17.4 More algebraic fractions
17.5 Surds
17.6 Solving algebraic fraction equations
17.7 Functions
17.8 Proof
18.1 Vectors and vector notation
18.2 Vector arithmetic
18.3 More vector arithmetic
18.4 Parallel vectors and collinear points
18.5 Solving geometric problems
19.1 Direct proportion
19.2 More direct proportion
19.3 Inverse proportion
19.4 Exponential functions
19.5 Non-linear graphs
19.6 Translating graphs of functions
19.7 Reflecting and stretching graphs of functions
Term 2Bespoke Individual Plans