Mathematics
At Ludlow CE School our aims are:
 To develop students who are functional in mathematics and able to think independently in applied and abstract ways
 To enable students to reason, solve problems and assess risk
 To enable students to use mathematical thinking for personal decisionmaking
 To develop creativity
 To enjoy mathematics for its own sake
Overview of KS3
During the first two years of Key Stage 3, students will build on their knowledge of number, algebra, geometry & measures and handling data. The course is based around the White Rose Mathematics Curriculum. https://whiterosemaths.com/
What will be studied in Year 7:
Half Term 1 
Half Term 2 
Half Term 3 
Half Term 4 
Half Term 5 
Half Term 6 
Sequences Understanding and using algebraic notation Equality and equivalence

Place value and ordering integers and decimals Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence 
Solving problems with addition and subtraction Solving problems with multiplication and division 
Four operations with directed number Addition and subtraction of fractions 
Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation Developing geometric reasoning 
Developing geometric reasoning Developing number sense Sets and probability Prime numbers and proof 
What will be studied in Year 8:
Half Term 1 
Half Term 2 
Half Term 3 
Half Term 4 
Half Term 5 
Half Term 6 
Ratio and Scale Multiplicative change Multiplying and dividing fractions

Working in the Cartesian plane Collecting and representing data tables 
Brackets, equations and inequalities Sequences Indices 
Fractions and percentages Standard Index Form Number Sense 
Angles in parallel lines and polygons Area of Trapezia and Circles Line Symmetry and reflection 
The data handling cycle Measures of location 
Year 9 is a preparation for the rigours of the GCSE course, where students revisit and develop their learning to ensure that they are secure in the knowledge and skills they will need to access GCSE.
MATHEMATICS – GCSE
Examination Board: Edexcel
The format of the GCSE Mathematics exam is three 1 hour 30 minutes exams, two of which are calculator papers and one noncalculator. There are two tiers of entry – Higher (grades 9 – 4) and Foundation (grades 5 – 1).
Year 9 will begin a threeyear GCSE course, based on the Edexcel specification.
Year 10 will continue the Edexcel course, based on the Edexcel specification.
Year 11 will complete the Edexcel specification.
Course content:
The new specification covers the following content headings:
 Number
 Algebra
 Ratio, proportion and rates of change
 Geometry and measures
 Probability
 Statistics
Assessment:
Each assessment paper will cover a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and nonmathematical contexts.
The following Assessment Objectives will be covered in differing weightings by both tiers of entry
 AO1 Use and apply standard techniques
 AO2 Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically
 AO3 Solve problems within mathematics and other contexts.
Further information from Mr R Thomas