Mathematics
Title: GCSE Mathematics
Exam Board: Edexcel
In Years 10 and 11, students work towards gaining their GCSE Mathematics qualification. Lessons include the application of examination skills to prepare students for GCSE examinations. The GCSE course is a linear course. This means that all examinations are taken at the end of Year 11. There is no Coursework or Controlled Assessment component for GCSE Mathematics. The syllabus followed is Edexcel Linear Assessment (1MA1).
Topics include
Tier  Topic Area  Weighting 
Foundation  Number  2228% 
Algebra  1723%  
Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change  2228%  
Geometry and Measures  1218%  
Statistics & Probability  1218%  
Higher  Number  1218% 
Algebra  2733%  
Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change  1723%  
Geometry and Measures  1723%  
Statistics & Probability  1218% 
Assessment Details
 Three exam papers
 The exam will be graded 91 (9 is the highest grade).
 Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5
 Higher tier: grades 4 to 9
 3 exam papers at either Foundation or Higher Tier
 Paper 1: noncalculator
 Paper 2 and Paper 3: calculator allowed
 Each paper is 1 ½ hours long.
 Each paper has 80 marks.
Maths Scheme of Work Overview – Foundation
Year 9  Year 10  Year 11  
Autumn 1 
Unit 1: Number, powers, decimals, HCF and LCM, roots and rounding Integers and place value Decimals Indices, powers and roots Factors, multiples and primes 
Unit 7: Averages and range, sampling, collecting data, analysing data
Statistics and sampling The averages Unit 8: Perimeter, area and volume I Perimeter and area 3D forms and volume 
Unit 18: More fractions, reciprocals, standard form, zero and negative indices Fractions and reciprocals Indices and standard form Revision: Number

Autumn 2  Unit 2: Expressions, substituting into simple formula, expanding and factorising
Algebra: the basics Expanding and factorising single brackets Expressions and substitution into formulae END OF TERM EXAM 
Unit 9: Reallife and algebraic linear graphs
Reallife graphs Straightline graphs Unit 10: Transformations Transformations I: translations, rotations and reflections END OF TERM EXAM 
Unit 19b: Vectors
Unit 20: Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations Revision: Algebra
MOCK EXAM 1 
Spring 1  Unit 3: Drawing and interpreting graphs, tables and charts
Tables Charts and graphs Pie charts 
Transformations II: enlargements and combinations
Unit 11: Ratio and Proportion Ratio Proportion 
Unit 19a: Similarity and congruence in 2D
Revision: Geometry & Measures Revision: Statistics & Probability 
Spring 2  Scatter graphs
Unit 4: Fractions and Percentages Fractions Fractions, decimals and percentages Percentages
END OF TERM EXAM 
Unit 12: Rightangled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry
Unit 13: Probability Probability I Probability II Unit 14: Multiplicative reasoning: more percentages, rates of change, compound measures END OF TERM EXAM 
Revision: Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
Revision and past papers MOCK EXAM 2 
Summer 1  Unit 5: Equations, inequalities and sequences
Equations Inequalities Sequences

Unit 15: Constructions: triangles, nets, plan and elevation, loci, scale drawings and bearings.
Plans and elevations Constructions, loci and bearings Unit 16: Algebra: quadratic equations and graphs Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising; 
REVISION AND EXAMS 
Summer 2  Unit 6: Angles, polygons and parallel lines
Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts Interior and exterior angles of polygons END OF YEAR EXAM 
Quadratic equations: graphs
Unit 17: Perimeter, area and volume 2: circles, cylinders, cones and spheres Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres END OF YEAR EXAM 
Maths Scheme of Work Overview Higher Tier
Year 9 
Year 10

Year 11  
Autumn 1  Unit 1: Powers, decimals, HCF, LCM, positive and negative, roots, rounding, reciprocals and indices.
Calculations Hierarchy of operations. Factors, multiples and primes. HALFTERM ASSESSMENT 
Unit 6: Real life and algebraic linear graphs, quadratic and cubic graphs; equation of a circle, rates of change and area under graphs.
Coordinate geometry. HALFTERM ASSESSMENT

Revision: Number
Unit 12: Similarity and Confruence in 2D and 3D Unit 15: Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics. Unit 16: Circle Theorems HALFTERM ASSESSMENT 

Autumn 2  Standard from and surds.
Unit 2: Expressions, substitution, expanding, factorising, equations, simple proof. Algebra: the basics Setting up, rearranging and solving equations. END OF TERM EXAM 
Unit 7: Perimeter, area, volume, plane shapes and prisms, circles, cylinders, spheres, cones; Accuracy and bounds.
END OF TERM EXAM 
Unit 16: Circle Geometry
Revision: Algebra Unit 17: Changing the subject of a formulae (more complex), algebraic fractions, solving equations (fractions), rationalising surds, proof. Unit 18: Vectors and Geometric Proof MOCK EXAM 1 

Spring 1  Sequences
Unit 3: Averages and Range, collecting data, representing data. HALFTERM ASSESSMENT 
Unit 8: Transformations
Constructions, triangles, nets, plan and elevation, loci, scale drawing and bearings Unit 9: Inequalities HALFTERM ASSESSMENT

Unit 19: Direct and indirect proportion; using statements of proportionality, reciprocal and exponential graphs; rates of change in graphs, functions, transformations of graphs. Gradient and area under graphs.
Revision: Geometry Past paper practice HALFTERM ASSESSMENT 

Spring 2  Scatter graphs.
Unit 4: Fractions, percentages END OF TERM EXAM 
Unit 9: Solving quadratic equations; solving simultaneous equations algebraically.
Unit 10: Probability Unit 13: Graphs of Trigonometric functions. END OF TERM EXAM 
Revision: Statistics & Probability
Revision: Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change Past paper practice MOCK EXAM 2 

Summer 1  Ratio and Proportion.
Unit 5: Angles, polygons, parallel lines, Pythagoras and Trigonometry. Polygons, angles and parallel lines. HALFTERM ASSESSMENT

Unit 13: Sine and cosine rules. ½ab sinC, trigonometry and Pythaogras’ in 3D.
Unit 11: Multiplicative reasoning; direct and inverse proportion; relating to graphs for direct, compound measures, repeated proportional change. HALFTERM ASSESSMENT 
REVISION AND EXAMS  
Summer 2  Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry.
END OF YEAR EXAM 
Unit 14: Statistics and sampling, cumulative frequency and histograms.
Collecting Data Box plots END OF YEAR EXAM 
Key Dates
Students to be examined in May/June of Year 11