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# Mathematics

### The Team

Staff Member

Role

Miss P Gaffney

gaffneyp@ursuline.kent.sch.uk

Mr T Field

Deputy Curriculum Lead + KS5 Coordinator

Mrs T Sexton

Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs A Clitheroe

Teacher of Mathematics

clitheroea@ursuline.kent.sch.uk

Miss J Bloomfield

Teacher of Mathematics

bloomfieldj@ursuline.kent.sch.uk

Miss A Sola

Teacher of Mathematics

solaa@ursuline.kent.sch.uk

### Key Stage 3

In mathematics, we follow the Key Stage 3 national curriculum from year 7 to year 9. Within the curriculum we explore, create, construct and investigate many areas of mathematics. We focus in on areas of STEM where possible and bring maths into real life context for our students. We strive for all students to be able to answer questions in fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

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Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Year 7

Refreshing number skills, analysing data, exploring basic algebra

Exploring decimals and measures, investigating fractions, calculating probability and ratio and proportion

Construction lines and angles and creating sequences

Investigating Transformation

Year 8

Exploring factors and powers, working harder powers, identifying 2D and 3D shape properties, area and volume, statistics

Exploring real-life graphs, working with transformations and exploring fractions, decimals and percentages, basic algebra, real-life graphs

Constructions and Loci, investigating probability, creating scale drawings and measures. Decimals and ratio, calculating with fractions

Creating and interpreting algebraic graphs, percentages, decimals and fractions

Year 9

Exploring powers and roots, investigating quadratics, work with inequalities, equations and formulae, indices and standard form

Collecting and analysing data, investigating ratio and proportion, creating and interpreting quadratic graphs, constructions

Exploring rates of change, simultaneous equations and solving inequalities, Pythagoras, sequences and graphs

Exploring trigonometry and mathematical reasoning, probability and comparing shapes through ratios

### Key Stage 4

Exam Board: Edexcel

Future Careers: Every career you enter into will require some level of mathematics. Passing your GCSE mathematics will open many doors and allow students to access to A-Levels and/or further education

In mathematics, we follow the Key Stage 4 national curriculum from year 10 to year 11. Within the curriculum we explore, create, construct and investigate many areas of mathematics. We focus in on areas of STEM where possible and bring maths into real life context for our students. We strive for all students to be able to answer questions in fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

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Cycle 4

Year 10

Foundation: Calculate with roots and integer indices, manipulate algebraic expressions by expanding the product of two binomials, manipulate algebraic expressions by factorising a quadratic expression of the form x² + bx + c

Foundation: Understand and use the gradient of a straight line to solve problems, Solve two linear simultaneous equations algebraically and graphically, Plot and interpret graphs of quadratic functions

Foundation: Change freely between compound units, Use ruler and compass methods to construct the perpendicular bisector of a line segment and to bisect an angle, Solve problems involving similar shapes

Foundation: Calculate exactly with multiples of π, Apply Pythagoras’ theorem in two dimensions, Use geometrical reasoning to construct simple proofs, Use tree diagrams to list outcomes

Year 11

Higher: Simplify surds, including rationalising the denominator of a surd expression, manipulate quadratic expressions by completing the square

Foundation: Investigating properties of shapes, calculating numbers, Solving equations and inequalities I

Higher: Deduce roots and turning points of quadratic functions, Understand the concept of an instantaneous rate of change

Foundation: Algebraic proficiency, Proportional reasoning, Sequences, Mathematical movement II Solving equations and inequalities II,

Higher: Sketch translations and reflections of given functions, solve quadratic inequalities in one variable, Use the sine and cosine rules to solve problems

Foundation: Calculating space, Conjecturing, Analysing statistics, Algebraic proficiency: visualising I, exploring fractions, decimals and percentages, solving equations and inequalities III, Understanding risk

### Key Stage 5

Exam Board: Edexcel

Future Careers: Maths Degree/Masters, Economics Degree/Masters, Physics Degree/Masters, Business or Financial Degree/Masters, IT or Computing Degree/Masters. You could also apply for jobs in the following sectors: Bank & Financial Institutions, IT or Computing, General Business Services

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Year 12

Algebra and functions

Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane

Statistical Sampling

Data presentation and interpretation

Probability

Sequences

Trigonometry

Exponentials and logarithms

Statistical distributions - binomial

Statistical hypothesis testing

Quantities and units in mechanics

Differentiation

Integration

Vectors

Kinematics

Forces and Newton’s laws

Retrieval and Internal Assessments

Algebra and functions

Regression & correlation

Conditional Probability

Year 13

Trigonometry

Parametric equations

Normal Distribution

Moments

Sequences & Series

Differentiation

Forces & friction

Projectiles

Integration

Numerical Methods

Vectors

Applications of forces

Further Kinematics

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## Trust Information

Ursuline College is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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