Mathematics at John Kyrle High School is one of the school’s most popular subjects and we are really proud to have a dedicated, purpose-built Maths block. In Maths, students and teachers work together to create a positive learning atmosphere and we hope students make the most of the opportunities that learning maths at JKHS offers them.
Miss J Costa Penny – Head of Department & Head of KS4 Maths, email: j.costapenny@jkhs.org.uk
Mr L Moseley – Head of KS5 Maths, email: lukeMoseley@jkhs.org.uk
Miss Z Sharp – Head of KS3 Maths, email: zoesharp@jkhs.org.uk
Mrs J Markey (Head of Year 7), email: juliemarkey@jkhs.org.uk
Mr M Penny (Head of Year 10), email: m.penny@jkhs.org.uk
Mrs N Field, email: n.field@jkhs.org.uk
Miss A Ferguson, email: a.ferguson@jkhs.org.uk
Mr G Miles, email: g.miles@jkhs.org.uk
Ms C Scanlan, email: c.scanlan@jkhs.org.uk
Mr J Evans, email: j.evans@jkhs.org.uk
On arrival at JKHS, students will be placed into interim sets for Mathematics. Data from Primary Schools (assessment and teacher assessed data) are used initially for setting with CAT test data being used to refine sets where needed later in the year. These sets are constantly monitored to ensure optimum learning environments for students as they progress through the School.
The start of Year 7 is a little different to how we normally start the year. At the beginning of Year 7, time is dedicated to focussing on developing number and calculation skills to aid the transition from KS2 to KS3. This will last for at least half a term.
After this, students will cover a variety of topics in the four main areas of Mathematics: Algebra, Number, Geometry & Measures, and Statistics. Problem solving and functional skills are also incorporated into the scheme of work throughout the year. In light of the recent changes to the new 9-1 GCSE, students follow the MyMaths for key stage 3 Scheme of work which directly links to the MyMaths website and best prepares students for the rigour of KS4.
Students in KS3 will be assessed at the end of each half term. In addition, students will have the opportunity to sit mock examinations in a formal examination environment towards the end of the year. After the final end of year exam in year 8 the students will then begin some preparatory work for staring the GCSE course in year 9.
All KS4 students (Years 9, 10 & 11) are following a syllabus which will lead to the new GCSE (9-1). This will mean that pupils will now be awarded numerical grades (9-1) rather than the more familiar letter grades (A*-G).
Students will be entered for Higher (up to a 9) or Foundation (up to a 5) level examinations as appropriate, with the examining board Edexcel.
Students in KS4 will be assessed at the end of each half term. In addition, students will have the opportunity to sit mock examinations in a formal examination environment towards the end of the year.
KS4 homework support is offered in room 143 on a Wednesday lunchtime.
2017-18 AS and A Level Course Summary:
Year 12 Maths students are following the 2017 Edexcel AS specification. All students follow the same course and will study Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechanics. At the end of Year 12 they will sit exams in AS Mathematics.
Year 12 Further Maths students are following the 2017 Edexcel AS Further Maths specification . All students follow the same course and will study Pure Core Maths and Decision Maths. At the end of Year 12 they will sit exams in AS Further Mathematics.
Year 13 Maths and Further Maths students are following the 2008 Edexcel A level specification, which can be found here. They will be sitting exams in the summer related to their chosen module (plus any modules from Year 12 that they have elected to resit).
The Exam Board provided Formulae Booklet.
We are following the Edexcel 9-1 syllabus. This GCSE has currently only completed one full cycle – resources are therefore limited.
1 x 1.5 hours non-calculator paper, 2 x 1.5 hours calculator papers.
Edexcel Specimen papers can be used for revision and the following specimen papers from other exam boards may also be useful:
Schemes of work:
During Year 9 students will cover Kerboodle Chapters 1-9:
Ch 1: Calculations
Ch 2: Expressions
Ch 3: Angles & Polygons
Ch 4: Handling Data
Ch 5: Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
Ch 6: Formulae & Functions
Ch 7: Working in 2D
Ch 8: Probability
Ch 9: Measures & Accuracy
The New GCSE Grading Scheme is explained here.
The attached poster shows ‘Need-to-know’ formulae.
Useful Websites:
KS4 homework support is offered in room 143 on a Wednesday lunchtime.
We are following the Edexcel 9-1 syllabus. This GCSE has currently only completed one full cycle – resources are therefore limited.
1 x 1.5 hours non-calculator paper, 2 x 1.5 hours calculator papers.
Edexcel Specimen papers can be used for revision and the following specimen papers from other exam boards may also be useful:
Schemes of work:
The New GCSE Grading Scheme is explained here.
The attached poster shows ‘Need-to-know’ formulae.
Useful Websites:
KS4 homework support is offered in room 143 on a Wednesday lunchtime.
We are following the Edexcel 9-1 syllabus. This GCSE has currently only completed one full cycle – resources are therefore limited.
1 x 1.5 hours non-calculator paper, 2 x 1.5 hours calculator papers.
Edexcel Specimen papers can be used for revision and the following specimen papers from other exam boards may also be useful:
Schemes of work:
The New GCSE Grading Scheme is explained here.
The attached poster shows ‘Need-to-know’ formulae.
Useful Websites:
Revision Sessions:
Revision sessions continue to take place every Monday, 3.30-4.30pm.
Exam Dates (TBC):
Paper 1 Non-calculator – 24th May am
Paper 2 Calculator allowed – 7th June am
Paper 3 Calculator allowed 12th June am
KS4 homework support is offered in room 143 on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Online resources/support/syllabi:
External websites recommended by students:
Revision sessions:
These will start in October and will run every Tuesday lunchtime with Mr Moseley. The focus will be Pure (Core) maths and all students are welcome, irrespective of target grade or year.
The Maths department have various items of essential stationary available for students to purchase. Please click here for a price list.
Unit 1 | Number, powers, decimals, HCF and LCM, roots and rounding | 1a: Integers and place value | F. unit 1a-b topic test |
1b: Decimals | |||
1c: Indices, powers and roots | F. unit 1c-d topic test | ||
1d: Factors, multiples and primes | |||
Unit 2 | Expressions, substituting into simple formulae, expanding and factorising | 2a: Algebra - the basics | F. unit 2 topic test |
2b: Expressions and substitution into formulae | |||
Unit 3 | Drawing and interpreting graphs, tables and charts | 3a: Tables, charts and graphs | F. unit 3 topic test |
3b: Pie charts | |||
3c: Scatter graphs | |||
Unit 4 | Fractions and percentages | 4a: Fractions, decimals and percentages | F. unit 4 topic test |
4b: Percentages | |||
Unit 5 | Equations, inequalities and sequences | 5a: Equations and inequalities | F. unit 5a topic test |
5b: Sequences | F. unit 5b topic test | ||
Unit 6 | Angles, polygons and parallel lines | 6a: Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts | F. unit 6 topic test |
6b: Interior and exterior angles of polygons | |||
Unit 7 | Statistics, sampling and the averages | F. unit 7 topic test | |
Unit 8 | Perimeter, area and volume | F. unit 8 topic test | |
Unit 9 | Real-life and algebraic linear graphs | 9a: Real-life graphs | F. unit 9 topic test |
9b: Straight-ine graphs | |||
Unit 10 | Transformations | F. unit 10 topic test | |
Unit 11 | Ratio and Proportion | 11a: Ratio | F. unit 11 topic test |
11b: Propertion | |||
Unit 12 | Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry | F. unit 12 topic test | |
Unit 13 | Probability | F. unit 13 topic test | |
Unit 14 | Multiplicative reasoning: more percentages, rates of change, compound measures | F. unit 14 topic test | |
Unit 15 | Constructions: triangles, nets, plan and elevation, loci, scale drawings and bearings | 15a: Plans and elevations | F. unit 15 topic test |
15b: Constructions, loci and bearings | |||
Unit 16 | Algebra: quadratic equations and graphs | 16a: Quadratic equations - expanding and factorising | F. unit 16 topic test |
16b: Quadratic equations - graphs | |||
Unit 17 | Perimeter, area and volume2: circles, cylinders, cones and spheres | F. unit 17 topic test | |
Unit 18 | More fractions, reciprocals, standard form, zero and negative indices | 18a: fractions and reciprocals | F. unit 18 topic test |
18b: Indicies and standard form | |||
Unit 19 | Congruence, similarity and vectors | 19a: Similarity and congruence in 2D | F. unit 19 topic test |
19b: Vactors | |||
Unit 20 | Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations | F. unit 20 topic test |
Unit 1 | Powers, decimals, HCF and LCM, positive and negative, roots, rounding, reciprocals, standard form, indices and surds | 1a. Calculations, checking and rounding | H. unit 1 topic test |
1b. Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations | |||
1c. Factors, multiples, primes, standard form and surds | |||
Unit 2 | Expressions, substituting into simple formulae, expanding and factorising, equations, sequences and inequalities, simple proof | 2a. Algebra: the basics, setting up, rearranging and solving equations | H. unit 2 topic test |
2b. Sequences | |||
Unit 3 | Averages and range, collecting data, representing data | 3a. Averages and range | H. unit 3 topic test |
3b. Representing and interpreting data and scatter graphs | |||
Unit 4 | Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion | 4a. Fractions and percentages | H. unit 4 topic test |
4b. Ratio and proportion | |||
Unit 5 | Angles, polygons, parallel lines; Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry | 5a. Polygons, angles and parallel lines | H. unit 5a topic test |
5b. Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry | H. unit 5b topic test | ||
Unit 6 | Real-life and algebraic linear graphs, quadratic and cubic graphs, the equation of a circle, plus rates of change and area under graphs made from straight lines | 6a. Graphs: the basics and real-life graphs | H. unit 6a-b topic test |
6b. Linear graphs and coordinate geometry | |||
6c. Quadratic, cubic and other graphs | H. unit 6c topic test | ||
Unit 7 | Perimeter, area and volume, plane shapes and prisms, circles, cylinders, spheres, cones; Accuracy and bounds | 7a. Perimeter, area and circles | H. unit 7 topic test |
7b. 3D forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres | |||
7c. Accuracy and bounds | |||
Unit 8 | Transformations; Constructions: triangles, nets, plan and elevation, loci, scale drawings and bearings | 8a. Transformations | H. unit 8 topic test |
8b. Constructions, loci and bearings | |||
Unit 9 | Algebra: Solving quadratic equations and inequalities, solving simultaneous equations algebraically | 9a. Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations | H. unit 9 topic test |
9b. Inequalities | |||
Unit 10 | Probability | H. unit 10 topic test | |
Unit 11 | Multiplicative reasoning: direct and inverse proportion, relating to graph form for direct, compound measures, repeated proportional change | H. unit 11 topic test | |
Unit 12 | Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D | H. unit 12 topic test | |
Unit 13 | Sine and cosine rules, 1/2 ab sin C, trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem in 3D, trigonometric graphs, and accuracy and bounds | 13a. Graphs of trigonometric functions | H. unit 13 topic test |
13b. Further trigonometry | |||
Unit 14 | Statistics and sampling, cumulative frequency and histograms | 14a. Collecting data | H. unit 14 topic test |
14b.Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms | |||
Unit 15 | Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics | H. unit 15 topic test | |
Unit 16 | Circle theorems and circle geometry | 16a. Circle theorems | H. unit 16 topic test |
16b. Circle geometry | |||
Unit 17 | Changing the subject of formulae (more complex), algebraic fractions, solving equations arising from algebraic fractions, rationalising surds, proof | H. unit 17 topic test | |
Unit 18 | Vectors and geometric proof | H. unit 18 topic test | |
Unit 19 | Direct and indirect proportion: using statements of proportionality, reciprocal and exponential graphs, rates of change in graphs, functions, transformations of graphs | 19a. Reciprocal and exponential graphs; Gradient and area under graphs | H. unit 19 topic test |
19b. Direct and inverse proportion |
C1 booklet: Calculus/ Arithmetric Sequences & Series/ Coordinate Geometry
C1 booklet 2: Algebra/ Inequalities/ Solving Quadratics/
C2: booklet Trig/ Logarithms/ Geometric Sequences & Series
C3 booklet: Differentiation/ Solving Trig Equations/ Exponentials & Logs
C4 booklet: Vectors/ Differentiation/ Integration
D1 booklet: Linear Programming/ Critical Path Analysis/ Route Inspection
FP1 booklet: Co-ordinate Geometry/ Complex Numbers/ Proof by Induction
M1 booklet: Vectors/ Statics/ Kinematics
S1 booklet: Diagrams/ Normal Distribution/ Probability
S2 booklet: Continuous Random Variables/ Hypothesis Testing/ Approximations