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 Co-ordinator  
B. Adie Teacher of Mathematics, Transition Co-ordinator  
A. Turnock KS4 Co-ordinator  
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

  • Equations formulae and identities
  • Sequences, functions and graphs
  • Algebraic Manipulation
  • Geometrical reasoning
  • Transformations
  • Coordinates
  • Construction
  • Measures and mensuration
  • Geometrical Properties

• 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

Pre-calculus – area under a curve

Algebraic fractions

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 OCR-MEI 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 OCR-MEI course. Students take 3 exams at the end of year 13:

Core3, Core4, Mechanics 1

20% of Core 3 is coursework-this 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