# Mathematics Foundation Tier Year 10 & 11

## Year 10 Mathematics Foundation Tier Course Modules

• ##### Year 10 Autumn Term

We start Year 10 by further developing the students’ skills. Topics covered include: – Coordinates and Linear Graphs, Real Life Graphs, 2D Representation of 3D Shapes, Measures, Transformation Geometry, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Congruence and Similarity, Vectors, and Inequalities. The emphasis is on learning new content and skills as well as on the application of these skills in problem solving situations. There is a topic test at the end of each topic for which the pass mark is 80%.

All Year 10 Students are set a weekly homework. At Foundation Tier this consists of a Dr Frost Maths quiz of 30 questions, 15 on the current week’s work and 15 on checking the understanding of prerequisite concepts for forthcoming topics. All questions have explanatory worked examples attached so if a student has missed lessons/not fully understood the concept being taught, there is an opportunity to redress this. In addition, there is a 30-minute Complete Maths quiz based on the last months’ worth of lessons.

• ##### Year 10 Spring Term

This term is spent further developing the students’ Data Handling and Numerical skills. Topics include: – Collecting and Representing Data, Statistical Methods, Scatter Graphs, Probability, Ratio and Proportion, Direct and Inverse Proportion and Growth and decay. The emphasis is on learning new content and skills as well as on the application of these skills in problem solving situations. There is a topic test at the end of each topic for which the pass mark is 80%.

All Year 10 Students are set a weekly homework. At Foundation Tier this consists of a Dr Frost Maths quiz of 30 questions, 15 on the current week’s work and 15 on checking the understanding of prerequisite concepts for forthcoming topics. All questions have explanatory worked examples attached so if a student has missed lessons/not fully understood the concept being taught, there is an opportunity to redress this. In addition, there is a 30-minute Complete Maths quiz based on the last months’ worth of lessons.

• ##### Year 10 Summer Term

We aim to complete the Foundation Tier course during the Summer Term. We tackle the harder Grade 4 and 5 topics of Trigonometry, Quadratics, Rearranging Formulae, Identities, Sketching Graphs, Quadratic Graphs, Solving Quadratic Equations and Simultaneous Equations. The emphasis is on learning new content and skills as well as on the application of these skills in problem solving situations. There is a topic test at the end of each topic for which the pass mark is 80%.

All Year 10 Students are set a weekly homework. At Foundation Tier this consists of a Dr Frost Maths quiz of 30 questions, 15 on the current week’s work and 15 on checking the understanding of prerequisite concepts for forthcoming topics. All questions have explanatory worked examples attached so if a student has missed lessons/not fully understood the concept being taught, there is an opportunity to redress this. In addition, there is a 30-minute Complete Maths quiz based on the last months’ worth of lessons.

## Year 11 Mathematics Foundation Tier Course

• ##### Year 11 Mathematics Foundation Tier Course

The emphasis during Year 11 is on revising the GCSE content. Each lesson consists of a brief teaching session and then concentrated practice on past paper questions to develop the necessary understanding of how examination questions pull various aspects of the course together, and how not to be put off from starting the longer questions.

Before Christmas, the homework is a Dr Frost Maths quiz of 60 questions, this allows for 6 questions on each topic covered that week. A mix of Key Skills and examination questions are used. After Christmas, homework is to complete a Churchill paper a week. This is done as an open book exercise where students are expected to use Complete Maths TUTOR to fully complete each paper with as many marks as possible. Papers are handed out on a Monday; the mark scheme is issued on a Friday and the marked paper is expected to be handed in on the Monday.

The initial 3 lessons in September are past papers to gain an understanding of strengths and weaknesses, the Trial examinations are held in November and a final Re-Trial examination is in March of Year 11.

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