Yr 7, 8 & 9
The Mathematics course at Grace Academy is integral to developing problem solving skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of skills. The course is made up of 2 elements: building fluency and problem solving & reasoning. By building fluency we will increase the depth of understanding of maths, build fluency and nurture student’s confidence. The problem solving aspect focuses on the mastery approach and develops higher-order mathematical reasoning skills.
Year 10 & 11
In years 7, 8 & 9, students are taught a range of topics from the five key strands of Mathematics: Number, Algebra, Geometry & measure, Ratio & proportion and Statistics & Probability. Students will sit an end of topic progress test after each topic to enable teachers to provide feedback on student’s strengths and areas of improvement. In addition to this, a formal assessment at the end of each term will be sat to cover all topics taught throughout the year.
Year 12 & 13
In years 10 & 11, the taught topics at key stage 3 are built on to further develop students’ knowledge. We aim to complete the teaching off all topics in year 10 so that students are ready for their GCSE examination in year 11. Students in year 11 will be provided a detailed revision programme focusing on exam questions, and refining exam technique. Students will sit progress tests after each unit to enable teachers to provide detailed feedback. Students will also sit mock examinations throughout the year so they can be monitored and detailed analysis of their mock examinations will be given.
Exam 2: Pure Mathematics & Mechanics
Exam 3: Pure Mathematics & Statistics
Pure Mathematics consists of Algebra, Polynomials & Binomial Theorem, Trigonometry, Differentiation & Integration, Exponentials & Logarithms, Numerical methods.
Mechanics consists of Vectors, Units & Kinematics, Forces & Newton’s 法s and Motion in two dimensions
Statistics consists of Probability & Discrete random variables, Hypothesis testing, Continuous random variables.