Maths
The Maths Department at Clyst Vale has 7 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 an entry test which is 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 Linear Exam scheme of work which we begin teaching at the start of Year 9. Each student in maths has 3 exercise books, a notebook for revision, a workbook for practice and a homework book
KS4 students who wish to complete A Levels or go to College must get at least a grade C in their Maths GCSE.
If a student wishes to study A Level Mathematics they must get at least a grade B in GCSE Maths
If a student wishes to study A Level Further Maths they must get an A* grade 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  
T Mann  Teacher of Mathematics  
T Gale  Teacher of Mathematics  
KS3
Year 7 and 8 
Students in years 7 and 8 develop and practise core maths skills in all of the four 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
Circumference and area Quadratic graphs Direct proportion Trigonometry Measures Calculating with percentages Congruence and similarity 
Autumn Term
Congruence and similarity Further quadratics and rearranging Trigonometry recap and extension Number recap and review Further equations and graphs Geometry and measure recap and review Equation of a circle Transforming functions Circle theorems Direct and inverse proportion 
Spring Term
Probability Factorising quadratics Rearranging formulae Growth and decay Sketching graphs Further circumference and area Solving quadratic equations

Spring Term
Statistics recap and review Vectors Algebraic fractions Further sketching graphs Sine and cosine rules Numerical methods Nonlinear simultaneous equations Growth and decay Algebra recap and review

Summer Term
Vectors Graphs recap and extension

Summer Term
Gradients and rates of change Precalculus – area under a curve 
KS5
Maths in the Sixth Form at CVCC
We have 2 year 12 groups of up to 20 students in each.
Group 1 will be targeting the top grades and group 2 will focus on grade C.
All students will be taught the same topics and will be assessed regularly.
We have 1 group in year 13 of up to 20 students. A student in year 12 would need to achieve at least a grade C in order to progress into year 13.
For those students who missed a grade C at GCSE a retake group is also available.
Year 12 AS Maths
All students follow the OCRMEI course. Students take 3 exams in May/June of year 12:
Core 1, Core 2, Statistics 1
Year 13 A2 Maths
All students follow the OCRMEI course. Students take 3 exams at the end of year 13:
Core3, Core4, Mechanics 1
20% of Core 3 is courseworkthis will be completed in the second half of the summer term in year 12
We also offer Further Maths with the same exam board. There are 3 exams at the end of year 12 and 3 at the end of year 13. Exam choices can vary depending on the students in the group, but usually follow:
Year 12
Decision 1, FP1 plus 1 other
Year 13
FP2 plus 2 others