Quick Links # Year 11 Mathematics

## GCSE Mathematics

SUMMARY OF SUBJECT CONTENT:

Students will study various areas of Mathematics including: Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures; Probability and Statistics. The course aims to ensure that all students will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and solve problems by applying mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems. Specification at a glance

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Specification Code: 1MA1

## Notes

External Examination -Paper 1

Foundation or Higher Tier (Non-Calculator)

33.3%

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Summer of Year 11

Results will be published as

External Examination -Paper 2

Foundation or Higher Tier (Calculator)

33.3%

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Summer of Year 11

External Examination

Paper 3

Foundation or Higher Tier (Calculator)

33.3%

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Summer of Year 11

#### What did my child study during Year 10?

Through Year 10 students will develop their skills in fluency, reasoning mathematically and solving problems by applying their mathematics. Below are the modules they will cover each term in Mathematics :-

## Year 10 Term 1

Foundation

Higher

Using functions on a calculator

Using functions on a calculator

Number properties

Volume

Percentages

Trigonometry

Algebra

Properties of circles

Averages

Powers, standard form and surds

Perimeter and area

Ratio, speed, proportion

Similarity

## Year 10 term 2

Foundation

Higher

Equations and inequalities

Further Trigonometry

Calculating probabilities

Graphs and equations

Patterns

Data distributions

Surface area and volume

Calculating probabilities

Transformations

Algebraic methods

## Year 10 term 3

Foundation

Higher

Circles

Proportion/Variation

Bisectors and loci

Number and limits of accuracy

Vectors

Pythagoras' theorem

Transformation of graphs

Examination questions/techniques

Examination questions/techniques

#### What will my child study during Year 11?

Through Year 11 students will develop their skills in fluency, reasoning mathematically and solving problems by applying their mathematics. There will be a particular emphasis on exam style questions, learning exam techniques and remembering formulas. They will also cover the following :-

## Year 11 term 1

Foundation

Higher

• Venn diagrams.
• Probability – tree diagrams.
• Right-angled trigonometry.
• Graphs in the form
y = mx + c
• Linear simultaneous equations.
• Expanding double brackets.
• Enlargements.
• Lengths in similar shapes.
• Congruent triangles.
• Areas and perimeters.
• Error intervals.
• Compound measures (speed, density and pressure).
• Converting units.
• Graphs.
• Standard form.
• Sequences.
• Percentages.

• Venn diagrams.
• Trigonometry.
• Equations of linear graphs.
• Equation of a circle.
• Equation of a tangent to a circle.
• Sequences.
• nth term.
• Geometric sequences.
• Instantaneous and average rates of change.
• Areas under graphs and gradients of graphs.
• Turning points of quadratic functions.
• Outliers.
• Compound measures.
• Functions.
• Iteration.

Term 2 and term 3 up to the exams will focus on exam technique, learning how to answer exam style questions and revision topics coming from mock examinations or topics relevant to their class.

#### How will my child be assessed and how will I know how well they are doing in Mathematics in Year 11?

• There will be a mock examination near the end of term 1, which will give a grade of where they are at that point.
• From January onwards there will be weekly practice papers that students can take home after to use for revision.
• There will be homeworks set relating to classwork or practice examination papers.

#### What homework will my child be expected to do in Year 11 in Mathematics?

• Homework is generally set weekly up to a maximum of 90 minutes, generally more likely to be 45 minutes.
• Homeworks will be questions relating to classwork or practice examination papers.

#### How can I support my child to do well in Mathematics during Year 11?

• Making sure all homework is completed to a good standard.
• Buy revision guides for them to use.
• The MyMaths website is a good resource to help support your child.

#### My child is struggling during the course, what additional help is available to help them keep up?

• Additional revision resources can be purchased through the office, the Mathswatch CD is a particularly good one.
• The MyMaths website is a good resource for them to use

Last Updated September 2023

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