Mathematics - Year 11
Year 11 students continue and complete the OCR J560 GCSE Maths course, progress and understanding acquired in Y10 is also taken into consideration. The GCSE course is broken down into a series of modules that increase in difficulty; Initial, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum for the Foundation tier.
During Y11 students will additionally embark on a revision programme to ensure that they are fully prepared for the GCSE examinations.
In January of Y11, a final decision will be made as to which tier of entry a student will be entered for, the Foundation tier covers grades 1 to 5 and the Higher tier covers grades 4 to 9.
The GCSE examination comprises of three 1hour 30minute examinations of which one with taken without a calculator.
|KS4 curriculum OCR J560 Syllabus|
Further to the GCSE Mathematics course, students will (on an individual basis) be entered for the AQA GCSE Statistics examination. Statistics is taught alongside and in conjunction with the GCSE maths curriculum.
As sample of topics covered is identified below.
|Foundation Silver/Higher Initial||Foundation Gold/Higher Bronze|
|1. Using a calculator||1. Enlargement|
|2. Brackets and factors||2. Percentages 2|
|3. Translations||3. Probability 2|
|4. Probability||4. Linear graphs|
|5. Drawing triangles||5. Angles in polygons|
|6. Fractions||6. Real life graphs|
|7. Views||7. Checking solutions to calculations|
|8. Expressions and formulae||8. Scatter diagrams|
|9. Percentages 1||9. Pythagoras’ Theorem|
|10. Area and perimeter||10. Quadratic graphs|
|11. Surveys and two way tables||11. Mean from a grouped frequency table|
|12. Equations||12. Inequalities|
|13. Angles on parallel lines||13. Compound measures|
|14. Circles||14. Reciprocals, factors and multiples|
|15. Decimals||15. Rearranging formula|
|16. Rotations||16. Loci|
|17. Linear graphs||17. Decimals 2|
|18. Ratio and proportion||18. Accuracy|
|19. Working with data||19. Indices|
|20. Transformations||20. Sequences|
|21. Prisms and units|
|23. Transformations 2|