Overview
Mathematics lessons at Applemore provide a variety of challenging activities designed to motivate and engage enquiring minds. Our aim is to develop problemsolving skills and expand these by incorporating concepts from the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics course.
We focus on making all elements of the curriculum relevant to life beyond the classroom. For example: calculating how much it would cost to tile a wall.
At home, we would encourage parents and carers to consolidate the work completed in lessons to ensure it is fully embedded. This will enable students to make excellent progress and feel completely confident in the new skills they have acquired.
Department Staff
Mr J Byrne
(Head of Mathematics) 
Mr J Salzman
Mr C Lopez
Mrs L Godfrey
Mrs M MarkhamSmith
Mr R Purdy

Key Stage 3 (Topics)
Year 7 
 Sequences and coordinates
 Place value
 Four operations
 Algebra
 Number types
 Statistics
 Angles
 Graphs
 Fractions and decimals
 Percentages, ratio and proportion
 ProblemSolving

Year 8 
 Statistics
 Angles
 Graphs
 Fractions and decimals
 Percentages, ratio and proportion
 Problem soling
 Algebraic manipulation
 Transformations
 Probability
 Further angles
 Primes
 Calculator use
 Further soling equations and graphs
 Interpreting and representing data
 Algebraic sequences
 Constructions
 Trigonometry

Year 9 
Foundation Tier
 Integers and place value
 Decimals
 Indices, powers and roots
 Factors, multiples and primes
 Algebra: the basics
 Expanding and factorising single brackets
 Expressions and substitution into formulae
 Tables
 Charts and graphs
 Pie charts
 Scatter graphs
 Fractions
 Fractions, decimals and percentages
 Percentages
 Equations
 Inequalities
 Sequences
 Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts
 Interior and exterior angles of polygons
 Statistics and sampling
 The averages
Higher Tier
 Calculations, checking and rounding
 Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations
 Factors, multiples and primes
 Standard form and surds
 Algebra: the basics
 Setting up, rearranging and soling equations
 Sequences
 Averages and range
 Representing and interpreting data
 Scatter graphs
 Fractions
 Percentages
 Ratio and proportion
 Polygons, angles and parallel lines
 Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry
 Graphs: the basics and reallife graphs
 Linear graphs and coordinate geometry
 Quadratic, cubic and other graphs
 Perimeter, area and circles
 3D forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres
 Accuracy and bounds

Key Stage 4 (Topics)
Courses & Assessment Methods 
GCSE Mathematics
(Edexcel 1MA1)
x3 Exam Papers
(x1 noncalculator & x2 calculator exam papers)

FSMQ Additional Maths
(OCR 6993)
x1 Exam Paper
(ExtraCurricular)

Functional Skills in Mathematics
(Edexcel)
5tiers of entry

Year 10 
Foundation Tier
 Perimeter and area
 3D forms and volume
 Reallife graphs
 Transformations I: translations, rotations and reflections
 Transformations II: enlargements and combinations
 Ratio
 Proportion
 Rightangled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry
 Probability I
 Probability II
 Multiplicative reasoning
 Plans and elevations
 Constructions, loci and bearings
Higher Tier
 Soling quadratic and simultaneous equations
 Inequalities
 Probability
 Multiplicative reasoning
 Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D
 Graphs of trigonometric functions
 Further trigonometry
 Collecting data
 Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms
 Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics

 Algebra
 Enumeration
 Coordinate geometry
 Pythagoras and trigonometry
 Calculus
 Numerical methods
 Exponentials and logarithms

Entry level 1
 Using numbers and the number system (whole numbers)
 Using common measures, shape and space
 Handling information and data
Entry level 2, 3 (Level 1 and Level 2)
 Using numbers and the number system (whole numbers, fractions and decimals)
 Using common measures, shape and space
 Handling information and data

Year 11 
Foundation Tier
 Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising
 Quadratic equations: graphs
 Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres
 Fractions and reciprocals
 Indices and standard form
 Similarity and congruence in 2D
 Vectors
 Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations
 Revision
Higher Tier
 Circle theorems
 Circle geometry
 Changing the subject of formulae (more complex), algebraic fractions, soling equations arising from algebraic fractions, rationalising surds, proof
 Vectors and geometric proof
 Reciprocal and exponential graphs; Gradient and area under graphs
 Direct and inverse proportion
 Revision

 Algebra
 Enumeration
 Coordinate geometry
 Pythagoras and trigonometry
 Calculus
 Numerical methods
 Exponentials and logarithms

Resit Functional skills exams

Curriculum Accessibility
Provision for SEND students 
 Access arrangements given for assessments
 Visual and physical representations used where possible
 Prepared resources adapted for particular needs in terms of coloured paper, font size etc.
 Instructions delivered clearly and in multiple ways

XCurricular
Clubs 
 Maths support eery Wednesday after school. All invited.
 FSMQ Additional Maths (Freestanding maths qualification) by invitation only

Events/Trips 
 UKMT Junior maths challenge for years 7 and 8 mathematicians
 UKMT Intermediate maths challenge for years 9 and 10 mathematicians
 Applemore Junior Schools’ Maths challenge for year 6 students from feeder schools

Resources
Apps 

Software 
 Office 365 (https://www.office.com/)

Links/Websites 

Future Pathways
Further Education 
 A level maths
 All college courses will require a maths grade and most will require a level 4.

Career and Progression 
 Careers in accountancy and finance
 Careers in banking
 Actuarial careers
 Statistician careers
 Careers in academia and research
 Engineering
 Meteorology
 Teaching
