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Programme Of Study: GCSE Higher Tier

Unit: Extended Final Push

Lesson 1: n/a

Topic: n/a

Lesson 2: Tuesday 22/4/14 (P3)

Topic: Examination question practice.

Lesson 3: Tuesday 22/4/14 (P5)

Topic: Examination question practice.

Homework: Final Push Revision Booklet

Set: Tuesday 22/4/14 (P5)

Due: Monday 29/4/14 (P1)

News: Unfortunately, this week there will not be an after-school session on Tuesday.

Programme Of Study: GCSE Higher Tier

Unit: Quadratic Functions, Equations And Graphs

Lesson 1: Wednesday 23/4/14 (P1)

Topic: tba (MathsWatch Clip ??)

Lesson 2: Thursday 24/4/14 (P1)

Topic: tba (MathsWatch Clip ??)

Lesson 3: Friday 25/4/14 (P5)

Topic: tba (MathsWatch Clip ??)

Homework: tba

Set: tba

Due: tba

News: An after-school session will be held in Room 13 on Thursday 24/4/14.

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Programme Of Study: Pathway 3 to 5 (Stage 3)

Unit: 14 - Equations, Formulae, Identities And Expressions

Lesson 1: Tuesday 22/4/14 (P2)

Topic: Solve linear equations (simple). (MathsWatch Clip 105)

Lesson 2: Tuesday 22/4/14 (P4)

Topic: Solve linear equations (simple & with brackets). (MathsWatch Clip 105)

Lesson 3: Wednesday 23/4/14 (P3)

Topic: Solve linear equations (unknown on both sides). (MathsWatch Clip 105)

Lesson 4: Thursday 24/4/14 (P4)

Topic: Solve linear equations (unknown on both sides & with fractions). (MathsWatch Clip 105)

Homework: tba

Set: tba

Due: tba

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Programme Of Study: Pathway 4 to 6 (Stage 3)

Unit: tba

Lesson 1: Wednesday 23/4/14 (P2)

Topic: tba (MathsWatch Clip ??)

Lesson 2: Thursday 24/4/14 (P2)

Topic: tba (MathsWatch Clip ??)

Lesson 3: Thursday 24/4/14 (P3)

Topic: tba (MathsWatch Clip ??)

Lesson 4: Friday 25/4/14 (P3)

Topic: tba (MathsWatch Clip ??)

Homework: tba

Set: tba

Due: tba

Programme Of Study: Pathway 3 to 5 (Stage 2)

Unit: tba

Lesson 1: n/a

Topic: n/a

Lesson 2: n/a

Topic: n/a

Lesson 3: Wednesday 23/4/14 (P4)

Topic: tba

Lesson 4: Friday 25/4/14 (P2)

Topic: tba

Homework: tba

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Programme Of Study: Pathway 5 to 7+ (Stage 3)

Unit: tba

Lesson 1: n/a

Topic: n/a

Lesson 2: Thursday 24/4/14 (P5)

Topic: tba

Lesson 3: Friday 25/4/14 (P4)

Topic: tba

Homework: tba

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My Year 8 students (8X3) should find the following useful when revising for their end of half-term assessment, next week:

(8X3 - Wednesday 2nd April 2014)

Unit 12: Transformations And Coordinates

Recognise line symmetry. (MathsWatch Clip 83)

Recognise rotational symmetry. (MathsWatch Clip 83)

Reflection. (MathsWatch Clip 75)

Translation. (MathsWatch Clip 77)

Rotation. (MathsWatch Clip 74)

Enlargement. (MathsWatch Clip 76)

Describing transformations. (MathsWatch Clips 74 to 77)

Unit 13: Processing And Representing Data; Interpreting And Discussing Results

Finding mode, meanmedian and range from a list of data. (MathsWatch Clip 41)

Interpreting and constructing bar charts, bar line charts and pictograms. (MathsWatch Clips 42 & 88)

Constructing frequency tables & grouped frequency tables.

Finding mean and mode from frequency tables. (MathsWatch Clip 133)

Constructing and interpreting stem-and-leaf diagrams. (MathsWatch Clip 89)

 Interpreting and drawing pie charts. (MathsWatch Clip 86)

Retention

Additional topics that have been covered during this half-term’s lesson starters will also be assessed.

Please note, there are also a number of useful videos (particularly on averages) on the blog. Just type a relevant word (e.g. averages) into the search bar on the home page and suitable resources can be found.

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My Year 7, 8 & 9 students (7X1, 8Y2 & 9X4) should find the following useful when revising for their end of half-term assessment, next week:

(7X1 - Thursday 3rd April 2014)

(8Y2 - Thursday 3rd April 2014)

(9X4 - Thursday 3rd April 2014)

Unit 12: Transformations And Coordinates

Reflection. (MathsWatch Clip 75)

Translation. (MathsWatch Clip 77)

Rotation. (MathsWatch Clip 74)

Enlargement. (MathsWatch Clip 76)

Enlargement with a centre. (MathsWatch Clip 76)

Describing transformations. (MathsWatch Clips 74 to 77)

Unit 13: Processing And Representing Data; Interpreting And Discussing Results

Averages and range, including from a table (median & modemean). (MathsWatch Clips 41 & 133)

Stem-and-leaf diagrams with averages. (MathsWatch Clip 89)

Box plots from lists of data. (MathsWatch Clip 152)

Simple scatter graphs. (MathsWatch Clip 87)

Pie charts. (MathsWatch Clip 86)

Retention

Additional topics that have been covered during this half-term’s lesson starters will also be assessed.

Please note, there are also a number of useful videos (particularly on averages) on the blog. Just type a relevant word (e.g. averages) into the search bar on the home page and suitable resources can be found.

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Programme Of Study: GCSE Higher Tier

Unit: Extended Final Push

Lesson 1: Monday 31/3/14 (P1)

Topic: Constructions and loci. (MathsWatch Clips 127, 128, 129 & 130)

Lesson 2: Tuesday 1/4/14 (P3)

Topic: Similar shapes. (MathsWatch Clip 123)

Lesson 3: Tuesday 1/4/14 (P5)

Topic: Examination question practice.

Homework: Final Push Revision Booklet

Set: Tuesday 1/4/14 (P5)

Due: Tuesday 22/4/14 (P1)

News: This week there will be an after-school session held in Room 13 on Tuesday 1/4/13.

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Programme Of Study: GCSE Higher Tier

Unit: Quadratic Functions, Equations And Graphs

Lesson 1: Wednesday 2/4/14 (P1)

Topic: Factorising quadratic expressions. (MathsWatch Clip 104)

Lesson 2: Thursday 3/4/14 (P1)

Topic: Solving quadratic equations by factorisation. (MathsWatch Clip 140)

Lesson 3: n/a

Topic: n/a

Homework: tba

Set: Thursday 3/4/14 (P1)

Due: Wednesday 23/4/14 (P1)

News: An after-school session will be held in Room 13 on Thursday 3/4/14.