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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.

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

Units: 12 - Transformations And Coordinates & 13 - Processing And Representing Data; Interpreting And Discussing Results

Lesson 1: Tuesday 1/4/14 (P2)

Topic: Pie charts. (MathsWatch Clip 86)

Lesson 2: Tuesday 1/4/14 (P4)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Lesson 3: Wednesday 2/4/14 (P3)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Lesson 4: Thursday 3/4/14 (P4)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2

Homework: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Set: Tuesday 1/4/14 (P4)

Due: Thursday 3/4/14 (P4)

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

Units: 12 - Transformations And Coordinates & 13 - Processing And Representing Data; Interpreting And Discussing Results

Lesson 1: Wednesday 2/4/14 (P2)

Topic: Pie charts. (MathsWatch Clip 86)

Lesson 2: Thursday 3/4/14 (P2)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Lesson 3: Thursday 3/4/14 (P3)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2

Lesson 4: n/a

Topic: n/a

Homework: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Set: Wednesday 2/4/14 (P2)

Due: Thursday 3/4/14 (P3)

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

Units: 12 - Transformations And Coordinates & 13 - Processing And Representing Data; Interpreting And Discussing Results

Lesson 1: Monday 31/3/14 (P2)

Topic: Interpreting and drawing pie charts. (MathsWatch Clip 86)

Lesson 2: Monday 31/3/14 (P4)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Lesson 3: Wednesday 2/4/14 (P4)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2

Lesson 4: n/a

Topic: n/a

Homework: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Set: Monday 31/3/14 (P4)

Due: Wednesday 2/4/14 (P4)

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

Units: 12 - Transformations And Coordinates & 13 - Processing And Representing Data; Interpreting And Discussing Results

Lesson 1: Monday 31/3/14 (P5)

Topic: Pie charts. (MathsWatch Clip 86)

Lesson 2: Thursday 3/4/14 (P5)

Topic: Spring Assessment 2

Lesson 3: n/a

Topic: n/a

Homework: Spring Assessment 2 Revision

Set: Monday 31/3/14 (P5)

Due: Thursday 3/4/14 (P5)

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Here’s a reminder about their upcoming examinations for my Key Stage 4 students. It’s going to be a busy time after the Easter holidays!

April 2014

Thursday 24/4/14 (1 p.m.): Year 11 Maths Paper 1 (105 mins.)*

Monday 28/4/14 (1 p.m.): Year 11 Maths Paper 2 (105 mins.)*

Wednesday 30/4/14 (1 p.m.): Year 10 Maths Paper 1 (105 mins.)

May 2014

Friday 2/5/14 (1 p.m.): Year 10 Maths Paper 2 (105 mins.) 

*Periods 1, 2 & 3 will be used for revision on these dates (Year 11 only).

Links to suitable revision materials can be found below:

GCSE Higher Tier (Non-Calculator) Topics

GCSE Higher Tier (Calculator) Topics

Time to make a plan and start your revision…

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Programme Of Study: GCSE Higher Tier

Unit: Extended Final Push

Lesson 1: Monday 24/3/14 (P1)

Topic: Examination question practice.

Lesson 2: Tuesday 25/3/14 (P3)

Topic: Examination question practice.

Lesson 3: Tuesday 25/3/14 (P5)

Topic: Examination question practice.

Homework: Final Push Revision Booklet

Set: Tuesday 25/3/14 (P5)

Due: Monday 31/3/14 (P1)

News: This week there will be an after-school session held in Room 13 on Tuesday 25/3/13.