Curriculum: Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Maths (Foundation)
Term 1Pythagoras' Theorem and Trigonometry, Constructions and Loci, Vectors & Circles continued 
Pythagoras' Theorem. Trigonometry ratios: SOHCAHTOA Exact trigonometric values of sin, cos and tan of 30, 45 and 60 degrees. The area and perimeter of parts of a circle and of a sector. Standard ruler and compass constructions Solving problems using loci Position vectors The area and perimeter of parts of a circle and of a sector
Assessment: Test on: Constructions & loci, Circles 2, Pythagoras' Theorem and Trigonometry & Working in 3D.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Calculations 2 & Graphs 1 and Simultaneous Equations 
Squares, cubes and roots. The rules of indices. Reciprocals. Exact calculations. Standard form. Plotting straight line graphs and the equation of a straight line, y=mx+c. The gradient of a straight line. Solving simultaneous equations. Distance-time graphs and velocity-time graphs. Year 11 Mock GCSE Exams.
Assessment: GCSE Mock 1 Exam on all topics week beginning tbc. 1 non-calculator paper and 2 calculator papersKey Words and Terms
 
Term 3Graphs 2, Inequalities, Probability and Venn Diagrams  
Plotting quadratic graphs. Maximum and minimum points of a quadratic graph. Solving equations by factorising. Drawing reciprocal and cubic functions. The inequality sign, drawing inequalities on a number line and solving inequalities. Real life graphs and trends. Venn diagrams and set notation. Possibility space diagrams. Probability tree diagrams.
Assessment: Practice GCSE exam papersKey Words and Terms
 
Term 4Sequences, Units & Proportion  
Sequence rules for finding the next term. Finding the nth term of a sequence. Arithmetic, geometric and Fibonacci sequences. Compound units (speed, density and pressure). Direct and inverse proportion. Growth and decay problems. Compound interest.
Assessment: GCSE Mock 2 Exam on all topics week beginning tbc. 1 non-calculator paper and 2 calculator papersKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5GCSE revision and preparation
GCSE revision and preparation
Assessment: GCSE exam Paper 1 (non-calculator)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6GCSE revision and preparation
GCSE revision and preparation
Assessment: GCSE exam Paper 2 (calculator) Paper 3 (calculator)Key Words and Terms
 

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