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Mathematics

Our vision…

Mathematics is fundamental to understanding the universe we live in; not only does the study of mathematics provide vital skills for interacting in an increasingly competitive society but enjoyment and satisfaction as we explore our world, our abilities and our limitations.

We aspire to develop in our pupils a mathematical understanding alongside personal and social skills so that all contribute positively to the Chilwell community giving every student the opportunity to learn in a constructive and supportive environment developing a positive appreciation of numbers and maximising their numerical skill set. Along side this the faculty aims to equip pupils to function effectively, safely and usefully in a digitised world; to have the ability and awareness to communicate with the world in a responsible and informed way; to take with them the capability to use IT selectively and productively.

Subject Areas

  • Mathematics
  • Computing

 

 

Year seven computer science

Course overview

In Year 7 Computer Science we teach a range of topics that aim to create a balanced curriculum of creative design, digital literacy and programming. All students can access the lesson content and their work from school and home using their google classroom login details.

  • E-Safety - Staying safe online
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Scratch Programming
  • Binary and Computer Components
  • Creating Graphics (Vector/Bitmap)
  • Intro to Python Programming

Useful information

https://classroom.google.com/h

https://scratch.mit.edu/  

https://www.python.org/

Year seven mathematics

Course overview

Students are following a mathematics course which covers all topics over the full range of abilities. In year seven students will build upon their attainment at key stage two, completing work in number, algebra, geometry and statistics.

Useful information

A detailed list of topics being studied with links to online support can be found in every student's exercise book and build to the core curriculum expectations in year nine. To achieve the highest grade possible, as well as working hard in lessons, students will need to work independently at home each week using the online resources ' MyMaths' and 'MathsWatch' under the guidance of their mathematics teacher. Staff are available at lunch time and after school to support students in their study of mathematics.

Year eight computer science

Course overview

In Year 8 Computer Science we teach a range of topics that focus on building on the creative skills and programming skills that are needed for students choosing a computing strand in Year 9. All students can access the lesson content and their work from school and home using their google classroom login details.

  • Computer Networks
  • Programming (Python)
  • Computer Systems
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Graphics (Vector/Bitmap)
  • Computer Animation

Useful information

https://classroom.google.com/h

https://www.python.org/

Year eight mathematics

Course overview

Students are following a mathematics course which covers all topics over the full range of abilities. In year eight students will build upon their attainment in year seven, completing work in number, algebra, geometry and statistics.

Useful information

A detailed list of topics being studied with links to online support can be found in every student's exercise book and build to the core curriculum expectations in year nine. To achieve the highest grade possible, as well as working hard in lessons, students will need to work independently at home each week using the online resources 'MyMaths' and 'MathsWatch' under the guidance of their mathematics teacher. Staff are available at lunch time and after school to support students in their study of mathematics.

Year nine computer science

Course overview

In Year 9 students can choose one of the computing strands that offers a syllabus aimed at preparing them for the GCSE Course. All students can access the lesson content and their work from school and home using their google classroom login details.

Computer Science Strand

  • Algorithms
  • Programming Techniques (Python)
  • Website Development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases (SQL)
  • Computer Security

Useful information

https://classroom.google.com/h

https://www.python.org/

https://www.audacityteam.org/

https://www.w3schools.com/

Year nine ict

Course overview

In Year 9 students can choose one of the computing strands that offers a syllabus aimed at preparing them for the GCSE Course. All students can access the lesson content and their work from school and home using their google classroom login details.

ICT Creative Strand

  • Graphics (Vector/Bitmap)
  • Creating a Digital Sound
  • Computer Systems
  • Website Development (HTML/CSS)
  • Multimedia Design
  • Computer Animation

Useful information

https://classroom.google.com/h

https://www.python.org/

https://www.audacityteam.org/

https://www.w3schools.com/

Year nine mathematics

Course overview

Students are following a mathematics course which covers all topics over the full range of abilities. In year nine students will build upon their attainment in year eight, completing work in number, algebra, geometry and statistics.

Useful information

A detailed list of topics being studied with links to online support can be found in every student's exercise book. To achieve the highest grade possible, as well as working hard in lessons, students will need to work independently at home each week using the online resources 'MyMaths' and 'MathsWatch' under the guidance of their mathematics teacher. Staff are available at lunch time and after school to support students in their study of mathematics.

Core curriculum expectations

Number

  • round to any given number of significant figures and estimate answers by rounding to one significant figure.
  • use and understand the term prime factor decomposition.
  • use the four operations on fractions and mixed numbers.
  • apply ratio to real contexts and problems, including conversion graphs.
  • divide a given quantity into two parts in a given ratio.

Algebra

  • translate situations or procedures into algebra using correct algebraic notation.
  • substitute positive numbers into a formula or an expression, including scientific formulae.
  • rearrange formulae (one step and two step).
  • generate and describe the nth term of arithmetic sequences.
  • solve linear equations (one step and two steps including brackets)
  • interpret simple expressions as functions with inputs and outputs.

Geometry and Measures

  • know and use the formulae for circumference and area of a circle (including multiples of p.
  • know and apply formulae to calculate the volume of right prisms, including cylinders.
  • deduce and use the angle sum in any polygon; derive properties of regular polygons.
  • identify, describe and construct congruent shapes by rotation, reflection or translation (using vectors).
  • identify, describe and construct similar shapes by enlargement using positive integer or fractional scale factors.

Statistics

  • construct theoretical possibility spaces to calculate probabilities based on equally likely outcomes.
  • apply the property that the probabilities of all possible outcomes sum to one.
  • use and interpret scatter graphs including lines of best fit and describing correlation.

Year ten computer science

Computer Science

Exam Board : www.ocr.org.uk

Specification : J276

Final Assessment : 100% External Examination, comprising of two exam papers (50% each). In addition pupils must complete a mandatory programming project which is formally assessed but does not count towards their final GCSE grade.

Year 10 Course Overview

The GCSE Computer Science course is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages pupils to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Pupils also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.

Autumn Term             Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

  • Algorithms
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation

Spring Term                Programming project

  • Programming techniques
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing and evaluation and conclusions

Summer Term            Programming project (cont.)

  • Programming techniques
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing and evaluation and conclusions

Internal Assessment

Pupils will be formally assessed throughout Year 10. Pupils will sit a GCSE style paper as part of the End of Year 10 Examinations.

Year ten ict (creative imedia)

Exam Board : www.ocr.org.uk

Specification : J817

Final Assessment :  Pupils are assessed through four units, each worth 25%. One unit is assessed through a written exam, whilst the other three are assessed through controlled assessment.

 

Course Overview

The Cambridge national Certificate in Creative iMedia is a vocational course focused on developing students’ knowledge of technology and building a set of creative digital skills in multimedia, graphics and web design. Pupils will study Pre Production Skills, Creating Digital Graphics, Creating an Interactive Multimedia Product and Creating a Digital Sound Sequence.

Year 10

Autumn Term            

Creating Digital Graphics

 

Spring Term               

Creating Digital Graphics

Creating an Interactive Multimedia Product

                                   

Summer Term           

Creating an Interactive Multimedia Product

 

Internal Assessment

Pupils will be formally assessed throughout Year 10. Pupils will sit a GCSE style paper as part of the End of Year 10 Examinations.

Year ten mathematics  

Exam Board : www.ocr.org.uk

Specification: J560

Final assessment: 100% external examination. Comprising of three exam papers, each 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Year ten course overview

Pupils follow a course which builds upon their attainment at key stage three and the level at which they enter will be dependent upon their key stage three work. Pupils working at ‘mastering’ or above will normally study the higher course (grades 9-4); those working at ‘securing’ will normally study the foundation course (grades 5-1) in year ten and, if appropriate, progress to the higher course in year eleven; those working at ‘developing’ or below will study the foundation course (grades 5-1).

During each year pupils will study a variety of units from the following areas: number, algebra, geometry and statistics.

Autumn Term

Operations and calculations

Sequences, expressions and substitution

Place value

Measures, Area and Volume

Spring Term

Decimals, ratio and percentages

Probability

Functions and graphs

Constructions, loci, bearings, scales, pythagoras and trigonometry

Summer Term

Equations

Interpreting data

Angles, shape and transformations

Internal assessment

Pupils will be formally assessed every half term using staged progress tests. Pupils will sit a full GCSE paper as part of the end of year ten examinations.

 

Year eleven computer science

Computer Science

Exam Board : www.ocr.org.uk

Specification : J276

Final Assessment : 100% External Examination, comprising of two exam papers (50% each). In addition pupils must complete a mandatory programming project which is formally assessed but does not count towards their final GCSE grade.

Year 11 Course Overview

The GCSE Computer Science course is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages pupils to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Pupils also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.

Autumn Term             Computer systems

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Spring Term                Computer systems (cont.)

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Summer Term            Revision and Exam Preparation

 

Year eleven ict (creative imedia)

Exam Board : www.ocr.org.uk

Specification : J817

Final Assessment :  Pupils are assessed through four units, each worth 25%. One unit is assessed through a written exam, whilst the other three are assessed through controlled assessment.

Course Overview

The Cambridge national Certificate in Creative iMedia is a vocational course focused on developing students’ knowledge of technology and building a set of creative digital skills in multimedia, graphics and web design. Pupils will study Pre Production Skills, Creating Digital Graphics, Creating an Interactive Multimedia Product and Creating a Digital Sound Sequence.

Year 11

Autumn Term            

Creating a Digital Sound Sequence

 

Spring Term               

Creating a Digital Sound Sequence

Pre-Production Skills  

                                   

Summer Term            Pre-Production Skills

Year eleven mathematics

Exam Board : www.ocr.org.uk

Specification: J560

Final assessment: 100% external examination. Comprising of three exam papers, each 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Year eleven course overview

Pupils follow a course which builds upon their attainment at key stage three and the level at which they enter will be dependent upon their key stage three work. Pupils working at ‘mastering’ or above will normally study the higher course (grades 9-4); those working at ‘securing’ will normally study the foundation course (grades 5-1) in year ten and, if appropriate, progress to the higher course in year eleven; those working at ‘developing’ or below will study the foundation course (grades 5-1).

During each year pupils will study a variety of units from the following areas: number, algebra, geometry and statistics.

Autumn Term

Operations and calculations

Sequences, expressions and substitution

Place value

Measures, Area and Volume

Spring Term

Decimals, ratio and percentages

Probability

Functions and graphs

Constructions, loci, bearings, scales, pythagoras and trigonometry

Summer Term

Equations

Interpreting data

Angles, shape and transformations

Internal assessment

Pupils will be formally assessed every half term using staged progress tests.