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# Mathematics

Welcome to Mathematics

Here at Great Academy Ashton we have a large mathematics department with members of staff delivering updated specification across all key stages. The curriculum is delivered in 12 specialist rooms, supported by interactive whiteboards, visualisers, mathematics specific software and a number of dynamic resources.

Departmental Staff

• Mr Sowler – Head of Faculty
• Mr Cartwright – Teacher
• Miss Snape – 2nd in Department
• Mr Dennon – Teacher
• Mr Dawodu – Teacher
• Miss Ladley
• Miss Cox
• Miss Baird
• Mr Ismail
• Mr Shahid

Curriculum
Year 7 – Lesson contact time is 8 hours over 2 weeks.
The topics followed are:

• Number – Whole numbers and decimals; Fractions decimals and percentages; Operations; Decimal Calculations; Factors and Multiples
• Algebra – Expressions and formulae; Graphs; Equations; Sequences
• Shape – Measures, perimeter and area; Angles and 2D shapes; Transformations and symmetry; Construction and 3D shapes
• Statistics – Collecting data; Interpreting data and averages; Representing data
• Ratio and Proportion – Proportion; Direct proportion; Ratios
• Probability – Probability scale; Theoretical probability; Expectation; Sets

Year 8 – Lesson contact time is 8 hours over 2 weeks.
The topics followed at increased difficulty from the previous year are:

• Number – Whole numbers and decimals; Fractions decimals and percentages; Mental calculations; Written and calculator methods
• Algebra – Expressions and formulae; Graphs; Equations; Sequences
• Shape – Measures, perimeter and area; Angles and 2D shapes; Transformations and symmetry; Constructions and 3D shapes
• Statistics – Collecting data; Interpreting data and averages; Representing data
• Ratio and Proportion – Division; Proportion; Direct proportion; Percentage increase and decrease
• Probability – Probability scale; Theoretical probability; Expectation; Sets

Year 9 – Lesson contact time is 8 hours over 2 weeks.
The topics followed at increased difficulty from the previous year are:

• Number – Whole numbers and decimals; Fractions decimals and percentages; Mental calculations; Written and calculator methods
• Algebra – Expressions and formulae; Graphs; Equations; Sequences
• Shape – Measures, perimeter and area; Angles and 2D shapes; Transformations and symmetry; Constructions and 3D shapes
• Statistics – Collecting data; Interpreting data and averages; Representing data
• Ratio and Proportion – Division; Proportion; Direct proportion; Percentage increase and decrease
• Probability – Probability scale; Theoretical probability; Expectation; Sets

Year 10 – Lesson contact time is 8 hours over 2 weeks.
The topics followed are:

• Number – Whole numbers and decimals; Fractions decimals and percentages; Mental calculations; Written and calculator methods; Measures and Accuracy; Surds
• Algebra – Expressions and formulae; Graphs; Equations; Sequences; Inequalities; Functions
• Shape – Measures, perimeter and area; Angles and 2D shapes; Constructions and 3D shapes; Circles; Pythagoras; Trigonometry.
• Statistics – Handling Data; Sampling; Grouped and bivariate data
• Ratio and Proportion – Division; Proportion; Direct proportion; Percentage increase and decrease; Units and proportionality
• Probability – Probability scale; Theoretical probability; Expectation; Sets; Combined events

Year 11 – Lesson contact time is 7/8 hours over 2 weeks.
We have schemes of learning in year 11 that are bespoke to the needs of the class and works through the revision and re-teaching of topics that haven’t been retained or that need further development to ensure that target grades are met. We follow a “Diagnose, Therapy and Test (DTT) format which consists of testing pupils to find areas of weakness, providing the therapy through teaching and intervention and then re-testing to ensure they have improved and can apply the skill.

Equipment / Kit
Compass, Protractor, 30cm Ruler, Scientific Calculator

Resources
PiXL Maths App

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Qualifications
In years 10 and 11 pupils follow the Edexcel course for Mathematics.  This course is assessed by examinations only at the end of Year 11.  The exam is based on three 80 mark papers?, one non-calculator and two calculator papers. There are two tiers Foundation and Higher. Grades achievable on the foundation paper range from 1-5 and on the higher paper from 4-9.

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