Maths
The Maths Department at Clyst Vale has six full time qualified maths teachers who each teach a selection of sets across all years.
Students are encouraged to aim high and achieve their own absolute best, whatever level they are studying. All students from Year 7 up to Year 13 will be shown how to track their own learning and achievements.
In Year 7 students are given two entry tests which are used, with Key Stage 2 marks, to set the students into their maths groups. There is fluid movement between groups based on effort, homework and end of term test results.
All KS4 students are following the AQA 8300 Linear Exam scheme of work which we begin teaching at the start of Year 9. Each student in maths has three exercise books, a notebook for revision, a workbook for practice and a homework book.
KS4 students who wish to complete A Level Maths must get at least a grade number 6 in their Maths GCSE.
If a student wishes to study A Level Further Maths they must get a grade number 8 in GCSE Maths.
Staff
M. Barratt  Head of Maths  
M. Prance  KS3 Coordinator  
B. Adie  Teacher of Mathematics, Transition Coordinator  
A. Turnock  KS4 Coordinator  
G. Turl  Teacher of Mathematics/STEM/G&T  
M. Ovenden  Teacher of Mathematics 
KS3
Year 7 and 8 
Students in Years 7 and 8 develop and practise core maths skills in all of the five main areas. The emphasis is on fluency in these skills and to encourage students to develop their problem solving skills and the application of mathematics.
• Applying mathematics to solve problems • Place value, ordering and rounding • Integers, powers and roots • Fractions, decimals and percentages • Ratio and proportion • Number operations • Mental methods of calculation • Written methods of calculation • Calculator methods • Checking Results
• Specifying a problem and planning • Collecting data • Processing and representing data • Interpreting and discussing results • Probabilty 
KS4
Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 follow the AQA GCSE Syllabus:
Foundation  Higher 
Autumn Term
Basic number Factors and multiples Angles Scale diagrams and bearings Basic algebra Basic fractions Coordinates and linear graphs Basic decimals Rounding Collecting and representing data 
Autumn Term
Basic number Factors and multiples Angles Scale diagrams and bearings Basic algebra review Basic fractions Coordinates and linear graphs Basic decimals Rounding Collecting and representing data 
Spring Term
Sequences Basic percentages Introduction to perimeter and area Circles Ratio and proportion Basic probability

Spring Term
Basic percentages Perimeter and area Real life graphs Circumference and area Ratio and proportion Equations Histograms 
Summer Term
Equations Scatter Graphs Transformations Pythagoras’ theorem 2D representations of 3D shapes 
Summer Term
Basic probability Scatter diagrams Standard form Transformations Constructions and loci 2D representations of 3D shapes Equations with denominators Cumulative frequency 
Foundation  Higher 
Autumn Term
Standard form Calculating with percentages Measures Statistical measures Indices Construction and loci 
Autumn Term
Calculating with percentages Measures Surds Statistical measures Indices Properties of polygons 
Spring Term
Algebra recap and extension Congruence and similarity Introduction to trigonometry Further perimeter and area Graphs recap and extension Further circumference and area 
Spring Term
Number recap and review Congruence and similarity Pythagoras and basic trigonometry Simultaneous equations Probability Statistics recap and review 
Summer Term
Simultaneous equations Properties of polygons Real life graphs Probability 
Summer Term
Introduction to quadratics & rearranging formulae Volume Algebra recap and review Sketching graphs Linear and quadratic equations and their graphs Geometry and measure recap and review 
Foundation  Higher 
Autumn Term
Volume Rearranging formulae Inequalities Algebra and graphs Sketching graphs Inequalities

Autumn Term
Further quadratics and rearranging Trigonometry recap and extension Growth and decay Equation of a circle Further equations and graphs Direct and inverse proportion

Spring Term
Direct and inverse proportion Trigonometry Solving quadratic equations Quadratic graphs Growth and decay Further circumference and area

Spring Term
Inequalities Vectors Further sketching graphs Sine and Cosine rules Transforming functions Numerical methods Circle theorems

Summer Term
Vectors

Summer Term
Gradients and rates of change Precalculus – area under a curve Algebraic fractions 
KS5
Maths in the Sixth Form at CVCC
At present we have one Year 12 group of 20 students who are following the OCR scheme of work.
We have one group in Year 13 of 8 students who are following the MEI scheme of work. A student in Year 12 would need to achieve at least a grade C in their mock exams in order to progress into Year 13.
Year 12 Maths
All students will complete two mock AS papers at the end of Year 12.
Year 13 A2 Maths
All students follow the OCRMEI course. Students take three exams at the end of Year 13:
Core3, Core4, Mechanics 1
We also offer Further Maths with the same exam board (OCR).
For Year 12 students all exams are at the end of Year 13.