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KS4 Maths Year 10

KS4: Year 10
Subject statement

At Burnside we aim to inspire pupils to develop the ability through Mathematics to become successful learners. We promote independent thinking. This is a transferable skill which enables the students to analyse difficult situations and produce creative solutions. An ability to tackle problems and master them can then be translated into every aspect of one’s life. It has been proved that success in Mathematics leads to a greater economic wellbeing in the future.

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics is intended to:

  • provide evidence of students’ achievements against demanding and fulfilling content,
  •  to give students the confidence that the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding that they will have acquired during the course of their study are as good as that of the highest performing jurisdictions in the world
  • provide a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to give students the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to help them progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education
Course Outline
Class 1 / Class 2 / Class 3

Autumn 1

Unit 1: Number

Unit 2: Algebra

Unit 3: Graphs, Tables and Charts

Autumn 2

Unit 4: Fractions and Percentages

Unit 5: Equations, Inequalities and Sequences

Spring 1

Unit 6: Angles

Unit 7: Averages and Range

Unit 8: Perimeter, Area and Volume 1

Spring 2

Unit 9: Graphs

Unit 10: Transformations

Summer 1

Unit 11: Ratio and Proportion

Unit 12: Right-angled Triangles

Unit 13: Probability

Summer 2

Unit 14: Multiplicative Reasoning

Unit 15: Constructions, loci and Bearings

Assessment and feedback

Pupils begin their GCSE course in the final term of Year 9 and all students are entered for their GCSE exam at the end of Year 11. We currently follow the Edexel GCSE course and pupils will be entered for either foundation or higher tier depending on which we feel is most appropriate to their level.

Formative Assessments
  • End of unit tests
Summative Assessments 
  • Mock exams
Informative Assessment 
  • Starter questions
  • Plenaries
  • Peer marking
Student weekly outcome sheet:
  • Differentiated target based questions
  • Target setting
  • Weekly learning objectives  
Student curriculum map:
  • Units and topics
  • Success criteria
How parents/carers can help

To further develop and broaden your child’s skills and understanding of Maths concepts, you should encourage your child to spend 40 minutes per week doing independent reading (this could be worksheets, projects, investigations or test papers) and going over the notes covered in class.

Encourage your child to watch the News; to ensure that he/she is up to date with social matters where mathematics is applicable. E.g the spread of corona virus stats figures.

Test their knowledge and understanding by encouraging them to inform you on their learning, targets and lesson objectives.

Links to online resources:

Preparation and repetition is the key to success. Please encourage your child to use the following resources to help thoroughly prepare for the examinations: