Maths

Within the Mathematics department here at Torquay Academy we believe that students should see that Mathematics is not just a subject to be studied, but is a vital life skill. If you look at almost any activity a person may carry out, there is a key mathematical skill underpinning what they are doing. This importance is why we want all to enjoy and see the importance of Mathematics. We want students to realise that a deeper understanding of mathematics opens up opportunities in many careers.

But we also want students to see the wonder of mathematics, how it is happening around them, from the importance of the golden ratio in design, to how it also appears in the swirl of a snails shell or a cauliflower. We want them to realise that Mathematics crops up in places you would never expect, why when you divide the length of a river by the straight line distance from source to mouth you get pi! Something that many would expect to see only in calculations with circles.

Mathematics can be a subject of wonder and amazement, it is a vital life skill and a key qualification and we want students to realise it is this and just a grade for a CV.

 

Year 7

All students study Mathematics for 10 lessons per fortnight.  During each fortnight they will be set 2 homeworks.  Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Number, Area, Volume and Statistics
Quarter 2 Equations, functions formulae, sequences and graphs
Quarter 3 Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Angles
Quarter 4 Ratio and Proportion

Year 8

All students study Mathematics for 10 lessons per fortnight.  During each fortnight they will be set 2 homeworks.  Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Standard form, Expressions and formulae, Data
Quarter 2 Transformations, Constructions, Equations and Inequalities
Quarter 3 Pythagoras, Sequences and Probability
Quarter 4 Further Probability and Shape

Year 9

Students follow the Mathematics course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 10 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Number, Algebra & Data
Quarter 2 Fractions, ratio & percentages, Angles & Trigonometry, Graphs
Quarter 3 Areas and volumes, Transformations and constructions, Equations and Inequalities
Quarter 4 Probability, Further statistics, Equations and graphs

Year 10

Students follow the Mathematics course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 10 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Number, Algebra & Data
Quarter 2 Fractions, ratio & percentages, Angles & Trigonometry, Graphs
Quarter 3 Areas and volumes, Transformations and constructions, Equations and Inequalities
Quarter 4 Probability, Further statistics, Equations and graphs

Year 11

Students follow the Mathematics course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 10 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Data
Quarter 2 Algebra
Quarter 3 Shape
Quarter 4

Year 12

Students follow the AS Level course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 8 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Core 1 & Statistics 1
Quarter 2 Core 1, Core 2 & Statistics 1
Quarter 3 Core 2 & Statistics 1
Quarter 4 Core 3

Year 13

Students follow the A2 course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 8 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Core 3 & Decision 1
Quarter 2 Core 3, Core 4 & Decision 1
Quarter 3 Core 4 & Decision 1
Quarter 4