 # Mathematics

### Years 7&8

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught.

Year 7 Year 8

Baseline Testing
Integers and Decimals
Sequences and Functions
Measures
Fractions, decimals, percentages
Representing and interpreting data
Expressions and formulae
Calculation and measure
Probability
2-D shapes and construction
Integers, fractions and graphs
Percentages, ratio and proportion
Expressions and equations
Transformations and symmetry
Surveys and data calculations
Equations and graphs
3D shapes and construction

Sequences and roots
Collecting and representing data
Ratio and proportion
Algebra
Construction and 3D shapes
Analysing and interpreting data
Proportional reasoning
Geometrical reasoning and constructions
Equations
Surveys
Measures
Calculations
Graphs

### GCSE

Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the Edexcel specification. During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Fractions
Collecting and displaying data
Constructions and loci
Angles and polygons
Sequences
Area and perimeter
Percentages
Standard form
Transformations
Probability
Averages and range
Straight line graphs
Pythagoras’ Theorem
Cumulative frequency
Inequalities
Compound measures
Algebra

Simultaneous equations
Error bounds
Similarity and congruence
Histograms and frequency polygons
Indices
Circle theorems
Inequalities
Arcs and sectors
Probability
Volumes and surface areas
Irrational numbers and surds
Direct and inverse proportionality
Algebraic fractions
Sequences
Trigonometry
Vectors
Handling data
Transforming graphs

Expanding, factorising, rearrangement
Functions
Straight line graphs
Equation of a circle
Probability, including Venn diagrams
Sine and cosine rules
Completing the square
Time series
Trigonometric functions for angles of any size
Kinematics

Certain students will also be studying the following topics as part of the Further Mathematics course:

• Matrices
• Factor theorem
• Differentiation

For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

### A Level

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the OCR (MEI) specification B. Some students also complete a second A Level qualification in Further Mathematics. During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12 Year 13

Students studying A Level Maths study:

Core Maths
Algebra, curve sketching, trigonometry, calculus, co-ordinate geometry, sequences, logs and exponentials, vectors, graphs and transformations.

Statistics

Probability, discrete random variables, working with large data sets, bivariate data, binomial distribution, hypothesis testing.

Mechanics

Kinematics, forces and Newton's laws of motion, variable acceleration

Further Maths students also study

-Complex Numbers, matrices, series, chi-squared tests, algorithms, networks, linear programming

Students studying A Level Maths study:

Core Maths

Functions, further calculus, trigonometric functions and identities, parametric equations, differential equations, numerical methods.

Statistics

Working with data, probability, statistical distributions, statistical hypothesis testing.

Mechanics

Kinematics, forces and motion, moments of forces, projectiles

Further Maths students also study
Series and induction, further calculus, polar coordinates, Maclaurin series, hyperbolic functions, first and second order differential equations, work, energy and power, momentum and impulse, centre of mass, circular motion, Hooke’s Law, modelling oscillations, oblique impact, normal and Poisson distributions,further hypothesis testing.

For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-mathematics-b-mei-h630-h640-from-2017/