Mathematics
Mathematics is the key to opportunity. No longer just the language of science, mathematics now contributes in direct and fundamental ways to education, business, finance, health, and defense. For students, it opens doors to careers. For citizens, it enables informed decisions. For countries, it provides knowledge to compete in a technological community. To participate fully in the world of the future, students from St Edwards must tap the power of mathematics.
Communication has created a world economy in which working smarter is more important than merely working harder. Jobs that contribute to this world economy require workers … who are prepared to absorb new ideas, to adapt to change, to cope with ambiguity, to perceive patterns, and to solve unconventional problems. It is these needs, not just the need for calculation, which make mathematics a prerequisite to so many jobs. More than ever before, adults need to think for a living; more than ever before, they need to think mathematically.
Examples of careers with Mathematics include:
 Engineer
 Doctor
 Accountant
 Investment analyst
 Lecturer/Teacher
 Meteorologist
 Statistician
 Actuaries
 Surveyors
 Astronomer
 Architect
 Government
Key stage 3
Year 7:
Term  Topic 
Half term 1  Place value and Number sense 
Addition and Subtraction  
Perimeter  
Estimation and rounding  
Half term 2  Multiplication and Division 
Factors and Multiples  
Area of rectangles and triangles  
Half term 3  Fractions as part of a whole 
Fractions as a value  
Fractions as a value  
Fractions as an operation  
Half term 4  Order of operations 
Basic rules of algebra  
Expand and factorise  
Substitution  
Half term 5  Angles 
Polygons  
Symmetry and reflection  
Coordinates  
Half term 6  Mean 
Two way tables & Venn diagrams 
At the end of each topic, a chapter test is given and recorded by the teacher. This allows us to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of each child. There will also be a formative assessment at the end of each term.
Year 8:
Term  Topic 
Half term 1  Indices 
Prime Factorisation  
Rounding  
Fractions  
Percentage (Year 7 Recap)  
Half term 2  Linear equations 
Linear equations  
Coordinates and basic graphs  
Half term 3  Units of measurement 
Angles  
Angle (2)  
Circumference  
Half term 4  Proportional Reasoning 
Fractions, deciamls and percentages  
Ratio  
Half term 5  Area of composite shapes 
Presenting and interpreting data  
Averages  
Half term 6  Two way tables 
3D visualisation  
Volume 
At the end of each topic, a chapter test is given and recorded by the teacher. This allows us to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of each child. There will also be a formative assessment at the end of each term.
GCSE Maths
Exam Board – Edexcel (Examination code: 1MA1)
The Course
During Years 9, 10 and 11, students continue to work in classes based on their ability. Each year group will follow a course designed to meet the requirements of the specification at a level appropriate to the ability of the students. Students use a variety of resources which include the GCSE MyMaths textbook, Hegarty Maths and Pinpoint learning. The use of a scientific calculator is essential for the course.
In the assessment there is now greater emphasis on problem solving, communication, proof and interpretation. This introduction ensures that students have the skills they need to use Mathematics in a real life context. Problem solving questions are used in lessons on a regular basis to give pupils confidence to tackle these type of questions.
Assessment
The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade.
At the end of the two year course there will be now three equally weighted written examination papers each counting for 33.3% of the examination: two calculator papers and one noncalculator. Each paper is 1hr and 30mins long and worth 80 marks each.
Fewer formulae will be available in examinations and students are expected to learn most of them.
The assessment will cover following content headings:
Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures; Probability; Statistics
The assessment objectives are the following:
Assessment Objective  Weighting (Foundation)  Weighting
(Higher) 

AO1  Use and apply standard techniques  50%  40%

AO2  Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically  25%  30% 
AO3  Solve problems within mathematics and other context  25%  30% 
Where it leads
GCSE Mathematics course will provide excellent skills to continue studies in Mathematics and Further Mathematics to AS/A2 Level.
Home learning:
 Hegartymaths
 Maths genie
 Corbett maths
 Exam solutions
 Pinpoint learning (year 11 only)
 Maths watch
 Alternative textbooks: Edexcel GCSE (91) Mathematics: Student Book (Higher) – ISBN 1447980204
Edexcel GCSE (91) Mathematics: Student Book (Foundation) – ISBN 1447980190
Key stage 5:
In Key stage 5 we offer both Alevel Maths and Further Maths. The units below are what is covered throughout the two year course.
Why Mathematics?

Mathematics and Further Mathematics are versatile qualifications, wellrespected by employers and are both facilitating subjects for entry to higher education.
A level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at GCSE and includes applications of mathematics, such as Statistics and Mechanics. The mathematical skills learned at A level Mathematics are of great benefit in other A level subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, computing, geography, psychology, economics and business studies. 
Course Content

Pure Mathematics 1 and 2· This comprises two thirds of the total content of the course. It focuses on Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Differentiation, Integration, Exponentials and Logarithms, Vectors, Proofs and Problem Solving Statistics and Mechanics· Section A: Statistics Sampling, Presentation of Data, Correlation; Probability; Statistical Distributions and Hypothesis Testing. · Section B: Mechanics Modelling in Mechanics; Kinematics; Forces and Newton Laws; Moments; Variable acceleration Assessment:Each paper is worth 100 marks and all three exams will be sat at the end of Year 13. All papers carry equal weighting. · Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 – 2hrs · Paper 2 Pure Mathematics 2 – 2hrs · Paper 3 Mechanics and Statistics – 2hrs 
Why study mathematics?

Employers highly value mathematics qualifications as Mathematicians demonstrate the ability to think logically and analytically through solving problems.
There are many opportunities for further study which could lead to higher education and a range of careers including accountancy, banking, chemistry, physics, Actuarial Science, medicine, computing, engineering and teaching. 
BOARD  SUBJECT TITLE  AWARD
CODE 
Edexcel  Pure Mathematics 1  9MA0/01 
Edexcel  Statistics and Mechanics  9MA0/03 
Edexcel  Pure Mathematics 2  9MA0/02 
Edexcel  Core Pure Mathematics 1  9FM0/01 
Edexcel  Core Pure Mathematics 2  9FM0/02 
Edexcel  Decision Mathematics 1  9FM0/3D 
Edexcel  Further Pure Mathematics 1  9FM0/4D 
Staff  
Mr Hussain  Head of Maths 
Mr Islam  Deputy Head of Maths 
Mr Etemadi  
Mr Kilembwe  
Mr Quansah  
Mrs Folley  
Ms Agogbua  
Ms Ali  
Ms Begum 