Mathematics - Key Stage 4
Years 9 - 11
The foundation tier of GCSE Mathematics (grades C-G) provides an emphasis on the essentials of the subject, along with an introduction to problem-solving in practical situations.
The higher tier (grades A*-C) develops a wider and more abstract repertoire. At this level students encounter demanding areas of the subject and use their abilities to solve problems of greater complexity.
An outline of each syllabus is given below. Note that Year 9 students follow a course designed both to stimulate interest and provide a firm basis for GCSE. Further details are available in the relevant schemes of work.
Exam Board: Edexcel
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Properties of Number, Collecting and Recording Data, Angles, Fractions and Decimals
Properties of Number, Angles, Scatter Graphs, Fractions, Expressions and Sequences
Two-Dimensional Shapes, Directed Numbers, Decimals, Algebra
Measure, Decimals and Fractions, Expanding Brackets and Factorising, Two-Dimensional Shapes, Linear Equations
Perimeter and Area of 2-D Shapes, Sequences, Angles, Graphs
Collecting and Recording Data, Percentages, Graphs, Transformations, Inequalities
Further Fractions, Processing and Interpreting Data, Graphs, Measure
Estimating and Accuracy, Averages and Spread, Formulae, Pythagoras’s Theorem and Trigonometry, Ratio and Proportion
Percentages, Averages, Equations and Inequalities, Powers and Roots
Processing and Interpreting Data, Three-Dimensional Shapes, Graphs, Probability
Formulae, Circumference and Area of Circles, Probability, Ratio and Proportion
Further Graphs, Trial and Improvement, Indices and Surds, Standard Form, Constructions and Loci, Congruence, Factorising and Completing the Square, Algebraic Proof
Three-Dimensional Shapes, Transformations, Algebra, Estimating and Accuracy
Circle Geometry, Quadratic Equations, Pythagoras’s Theorem and Trigonometry Revisited, Simultaneous Linear and Quadratic Equations
Constructions and Loci, Scatter Graphs, Pythagoras’s Theorem
Similar Shapes, Direct and Inverse Proportion, Vectors, Transformation of Graphs