Edexcel GCSE for Maths
Students follow the new national curriculum throughout Key Stage 4. This is designed for students to be stretched and challenged and ensures problem-solving, fluency and reasoning questions are involved in all lessons. Students are given strategies to approach problem-solving questions, for example using bar modelling. There are also real-life contextualised questions to help students explore how mathematical problem-solving can be applied to practical activities.
Students in 11 are given regular practise papers and have two PPE (Pre Public Exam) sessions. In addition, they are expected to complete one practise GCSE exam paper every three weeks in the first term, increasing to one paper every two weeks in the Spring and Summer terms.
Year 11 students are entered for their exams in two tiers of entry: Higher and Foundation.
|Autumn 1||Basic number theory||Algebra|
|Algebra||Equations and inequalities|
|Fractions, indices and standard form||Fractions, ratio and percentages|
|Autumn 2||Graphs tables and charts||More algebra|
|Fractions, Percentages & Proportion||Interpreting and representing data|
|Fractions, indices and standard form|
|Spring 1||Angles||Further statistics|
|Averages||Angles and trigonometry|
|Quadratic Equations and Graphs|
|Spring 2||Perimeter, Area, Volume||Transformations and constructions|
|Constructions and Bearing||Graphs|
|Right angled triangles|
|Summer 1||Probability||Proportion and graphs|
|Multiplicative reasoning||More trigonometry|
|Vectors and geometric proof|
Students are encouraged to become independent and resilient learners. Revision sessions take place once every week, giving them opportunities to develop their Mathematical skills in the areas of Algebra, Data, Number, Shape and Probability. We also work on other skills in the classroom such as, teamwork, leadership and thinking skills, as well as regular peer and self-assessment.
Students are offered additional support in after school sessions and consistently encouraged to speak to their teachers if they have any questions and/or require further help.
Recommended revision resources
School Login - Allerton
School Password – Triangle
Pupil login – Username@allertongrange (students are given their username at the start of the year)
Pupil password – (pupil date of birth written in the following format) dd/mm/yyyy