Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11) students continue to follow the new reformed Edexcel GCSE course as a 2 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 noncalculator) at the end of year 11 with grades determined by performance across all papers, the final grade awarded will be on 91 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:
By the end of year 11, students will develop their KNOWLEDGE of:
• accurately recall facts, terminology and definitions
• using and interpreting notation correctly
• accurately carry out routine procedures or set tasks requiring multistep
solutions
• making deductions, inferences and draw conclusions from mathematical
information
• constructing chains of reasoning to achieve a given result
• translating problems in mathematical or nonmathematical contexts into a
process or a series of mathematical processes
• making and use connections between different parts of mathematics
Students will develop their SKILLS in:
• interpreting and communicate information accurately
• presenting arguments and proofs
• assessing the validity of an argument and critically evaluate a given way of
presenting information
• interpreting results in the context of a given problem
• evaluating methods used and results obtained
• evaluating solutions to identify how they may have been affected by
assumptions made
Year 10 Foundation Curriculum Overview
Year 10 Foundation Overview  Foundation Topics  Foundation Content 

Term 1  Probability  Calculating probability Two events Experimental probability Tree diagrams 
Multiplicative Reasoning  Percentages Growth and decay Compound measure Distance, speed and time Direct and inverse proportion 

Ratio  Writing ratios Using ratios Ratios and measures Comparing using ratios Using proportion Proportion and graphs Proportion problems 

Fractions, indices & Standard Form  Multiplying and dividing fractions The laws of indices Writing large numbers in standard form Calculating with standard form 

Term 2  Quadratic Equations and Graphs  Expanding double brackets Plotting quadratic graphs Using quadratic graphs Factorising quadratic expressions Solving quadratic equations algebraically 
Pythagoras & Trigonometry  Pythagoras' theorem Trigonometry: the sine ratio Trigonometry: the tangent ratio 

Transformation  Translation Reflection Rotation Enlargement Describing enlargements Combining transformations 

Term 3  Perimeter, Area and Volume  Circumference of a circle Area of a circle Composite 2D shapes and cylinders 
Congruence, similarity & Vectors  Similar triangles. Similarity and enlargement. Problem solving involving similarity. Congruence. Vectors.  
Constructions, Bearings and Loci  Plans and elevations Accurate drawings Scale drawings and maps Constructions Loci and regions Bearings 
Year 10 Intermediate Curriculum Overview
Year 10 Intermediate Overview  Intermediate Topics  Intermediate Content 

Term 1  Probability  Two events. Combined events. Mutually exclusive events. Experimental probability. Independent events and tree diagrams. Conditional probability. Venn diagrams and set notation. 
Multiplicative Reasoning  Percentages of amounts Growth and decay Compound measures Distance, speed and time Growth and decay Compound measures 

Ratio, Proportion & Graphs  Comparing using ratios. Using proportion. Ratio & Proportion. Direct proportion. Inverse proportion. Comparing using ratios Using proportion. Exponential functions Nonlinear graphs Translating graphs of functions 

Fractions, Algebraic fractions  Fractions. Rearranging formulae. Algebraic fractions. Simplifying algebraic fractions. Algebraic fractions. Surds.Solving algebraic fraction equations. Functions.Proof. 

Term 2  Equations & Graphs  Nonlinear graphs. Solving simultaneous equations. Rearranging formulae. Solving simultaneous equations graphically. Representing inequalities graphically. Graphs of quadratic and cubic functions. Solving quadratic equations graphically. 
Pythagoras, Trigonometry and transformation of graphs  Trigonometry. Calculating areas and the sine rule The cosine rule and 2D trigonometric problems. Solving problems in 3D.Graph of the sine function. Graph of the cosine function.The tangent function. Transforming trigonometric graphs 

Statistics  Twoway tables. Representing data. Time series. Stem and leaf diagrams. Sampling. Cumulative frequency. Box plots. Drawing histograms.Interpreting histograms. Comparing and describing populations.  
Term 3  Transformation, Vectors & Geometrical Proof  Combining transformations. Vectors and vector notation. Vector arithmetic. More vector arithmetic.Parallel vectors and collinear points. 
Perimeter, Area, Volume, congruence and Similarity  Circumference& Area of a circle. Arcs and sectors. Composite 2D shapes and cylinders. Prisms,p yramids, cones and spheres. Congruence Geometric proof and congruence Similarity More similarity Similarity in 3D solids 

Angles, bearing, Circle Theorem and constructions  Exterior and interior angles. More exterior and interior angles Geometrical problems. Constructions.Loci and regions. Bearings. Angles in circles. Applying circle theorems 
Year 10 Higher Curriculum Overview
Year 10 Higher Overview  Higher Topics  Higher content 

Term 1  Probability  Combined events Mutually exclusive events Experimental probability Independent events and tree diagrams Conditional probability Venn diagrams and set notation 
Multiplicative Reasoning  Percentages. Compound measures. Growth and decay. Compound measures. Ratio and proportion. Direct & inverse proportion.  
Proportion & Graphs  Direct & Inverse proportion. Exponential functions Nonlinear graphs Translating graphs of functions Reflecting and stretching graphs of functions 

Algebra  Algebraic fractions  Rearranging formulae. Algebraic fractions. Simplifying algebraic fractions. More algebraic fractions.Surds.Solving algebraic fraction equations. Functions. Proof.  
Term 2  Equations & Graphs  Solving simultaneous equations graphically. Representing inequalities graphically. Graphs of quadratic functions. Solving quadratic equations graphically. Graphs of cubic functions. 
Trigonometry and transformation of graphs  Areas and the sine rule. The cosine rule and 2D trigonometric problems. Solving problems in 3D. Graph of the sine function. Graph of the cosine function. The tangent function.Transforming trigonometric graphs.  
Statistics  Sampling. Cumulative frequency. Box plots. Drawing histograms. Interpreting histograms. Comparing and describing populations  
Term 3  Vectors & Geometrical Proof  Vectors and vector notation. Vector arithmetic More vector arithmetic. Parallel vectors and collinear points Solving geometric problems 
Similarity & Congruence  Congruence. Geometric proof and congruence. Similar Triangles. Similar shapes. Similarity in 3D solids.  
Circle Theorem  Radii and chords. Tangents. Angles in circles. Applying circle theorems. Applying circle theorems 
Year 11 Foundation Curriculum Overview
Year 11 Foundation Overview  Foundation Topic  Foundation unit content 

Term 1  Real life graphs  Distancetime graphs. Conversion graphs. Gradient. More reallife graphs. 
Expanding and factorising.  Expanding single and double brackets. Factorising expressions & quadratic expressions.  
Graphs. Solving quadratic equation algebraically and using graphs.  Linear fuctions and gradient. Plotting quadratic graphs. Using quadratic graphs. Solving quadratic equations algebraically.  
Area & volume  Rectangles, parallelograms and triangles. Trapezia and changing units. Area of compound shapes. Surface area of 3D solids. Volume of prisms. Volume and surface area.  
Circles, cones and Spheres  Circumference & Area of a circle. Arcs and sectors. Composite 2D shapes and cylinders. Pyramids and cones. Spheres and composite solids.  
Transformation  Transformation and combined transformation.  
Similarity  Angle fact, ratio and similar triangles.  
Term 2  Revision and exams  Bespoke Individual learning plan 
Year 11 Higher Curriculum Overview
Year 11 Higher Overview  Higher Topic  Higher unit content 

Term 1  Surds and indices  Surds. Indices and powers. 
Sequences  Sequences  Linear and non linear.  
Graphs  Completing the square and turning points. y=mx+c. Sketching graphs. Inequality graphs linear & Quadratic. Factorising and triple brackets. Equation of a circle, simultaneous equations from a graph.  
Cirlce theorem  Circle theorem. Alternate segment theorem. Circle theorem proof  
Trigonometry  Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA). Sine rule, cosine rule, area of a triangle.  
Similarity  Similar triangles. Area & Volume of similar shapes. Volume of frustums  
Compound measures  Density measure, pressure measures & acceleration.  
Term 2  Revision and exams  Bespoke Individual learning plan 