WELCOME TO THE MATHS FACULTY


Maths is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. At Ashton, pupils learn that Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We believe a high-quality maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of maths, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

YEAR 7

During year 7 students will study the following topics:

Money, Place value, 2D shapes, Calculations, Factors, multiples and primes, Time, Collecting data, Area and perimeter, Representing data, Negative numbers, Measuring and constructing angles, BIDMAS, Using a calculator, Using measures, Using scales, Fractions, Percentages, Probability, Forming algebraic expressions, Substitution, Ratio, Plotting graphs, Equations, Circles, Estimation and approximation, Indices, Sequences, 3D shapes, Angle rules, Transformations, Volume and surface area, Averages.

YEAR 8

During year 8 students will study the following topics:

Ratio, 2D shapes, Place value, Transformations, Pythagoras and trigonometry, Money, Calculations, Factors, multiples and primes, Time, Collecting data, Area and perimeter, Representing data, Negative numbers, Measuring and constructing angles, BIDMAS, Using a calculator, Using measures, Using scales, Fractions, Percentages, Probability, Forming algebraic expressions, Substitution, Plotting graphs, Equations, Circles, Estimation and approximation, Indices, Sequences, 3D shapes, Angle rules, Volume and surface area, Averages.

YEAR 9

During year 9 students will study the following topics:

Foundation

Negative numbers, Basic numerical skills, Decimals, Fractions, Algebraic notation, Substitution, Algebraic expressions, Angle properties, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, Bearings, Scale drawings, Ratio, Proportion, Percentages, Compound interest, Area, Perimeter, Factors, multiples and primes, Indices, Standard form, Sequences, Coordinates, Straight line graphs, Quadratic graphs, Cubic graphs, Transformations, Vectors, Rounding, Estimation, Limits of accuracy.

Higher

Decimals, Fractions, Numerical skills, Recurring decimals, Algebraic notation, Substitution, Algebraic expressions, Factorising, Angles, 3D shapes, Bearings, Ratio, Percentages, Compound interest, Area, Surface area, Arcs and sectors, Powers and roots, Indices, Standard form, Linear sequences, Quadratic sequences, Coordinates, Straight line graphs, Turning points of graphs, Quadratic graphs, Cubic graphs, Similarity, Transformations, Vectors

YEAR 10

During year 10 students will study the following topics:

Foundation

Solving equations, Simultaneous equations, Inequalities, Units, Compound units, Probability, Frequency trees, Venn diagrams, Tree diagrams, Sample space, Questionnaires, Frequency tables, Pie charts, Bar charts, Histograms, Cumulative frequency, Box plots, Scattergraphs, Factorising quadratics, Quadratic formula, Constructions, Plans & elevations, Circle parts, Simplifying expressions, Solving quadratics, Factorising quadratics, Constructions

Higher

Rounding, Estimation, Limits of accuracy, Solving equations, Simultaneous equations, Trial and improvement, Inequalities, Units, Compound measures, Scale diagrams, Probability, Venn diagrams, Tree diagrams, Conditional probability, Questionnaires, Bar charts, Pie charts, Histograms, Cumulative frequency, Box plots, Scattergraphs, Congruence & similarity, Factorising quadratics, Solving quadratics, Quadratic formula, Completing the square, Constructions, Transforming graphs, Interpreting graphs, Equation of a circle, Plans & elevations, Surds, Circle theorems, Rearranging formula.

YEAR 11

During year 11 students will study the following topics:

Foundation

Rearranging formula, Proportion, Straight line graphs, Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Trig values.

Higher

Algebraic proof, Functions, Direct proportion, Inverse proportion, Rates of change, Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Sine rule, Cosine rule

Year 11 will spend the remainder of the year on revision and exam preparation


RESOURCES

Maths GCSE Syllabus

Further Maths GCSE Syllabus


TEACHING STAFF

Head of Department Mr D Woodcock
Second in Department Mrs L Mainwaring / Mr R Evans
Numeracy Coordinator Mr C Morgan
Key Stage 3 Coordinator Mrs C Taylor
Teacher of Mathematics and Vice Principal Mr D Mathers
Teacher of Mathematics and Senior Leader Mrs A Scarborough
Teacher of Mathematics Miss E Scott