Mathematics

Mathematics is one of Burlington Danes Academy's specialist subjects. The department's dedicated teaching team implement a course of rigorous and demanding study; consequently, our students consistently achieve exceptional results.

We offer Mathematics Mastery in years 7 and 8, a three-year GCSE (9-1) course in years 9-11 and in the Sixthform offer A-levels in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics for those who achieve the entry requirements. Across all years we work to develop not only our students' mathematical skills, but also their abilities in problem-solving.

Mathematics is an essential aspect of everday life and is fundamental to a successful career in a variety of industries, including engineering, economics, business and technology. We aim to accomodate the needs of all students and to ensure they achieve their full potential.

KEY STAGE 3

YEAR 7

  • Half Term 1: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction
  • Half Term 2: Multiplication and Division
  • Half Term 3: Geometry - Angles, Triangles & Quadrilaterals and Symmetry & Tessellation
  • Half Term 4: Fractions
  • Half Term 5: Introduction to Algebra
  • Half Term 6: Percentages& Statistics

YEAR 8

Sets1 & 2:

  • Half Term 1: Angles, Shapes and Scale Drawing
  • Half Term 2: Powers and Roots
  • Half Term 3: Equations and Formulae
  • Half Term 4: Statistics
  • Half Term 5: Quadratics, Simultaneous Equations & Trigonometry
  • Half Term 6: Proof

Sets 3, 4, & 5:

  • Half Term 1: Angles, Shapes and Scale Drawing
  • Half Term 2: Powers, Roots & Expressions
  • Half Term 3: Equations and Formulae
  • Half Term 4: Statistics
  • Half Term 5: Transformations
  • Half Term 6: Preparation for GCSE – revision of topics

Sets 6 & 7:

  • Half Term 1: Angles, Shapes, Scale Drawing and Graphs
  • Half Term 2: Powers, Multiples and Factors
  • Half Term 3: Equations, Formulae and Proportion
  • Half Term 4: Statistics
  • Half Term 5: Transformations
  • Half Term 6: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

YEAR 9 - GCSE (9-1) 3 year course

Higher (Sets 1-5)

  • Half Term 1: Number – Powers, Factors, Multiples and Standard Form
  • Half Term 2: Algebra – Index Laws, Expanding, Factorising, Equations, Formulae and Sequences
  • Half Term 3: Statistics – Diagrams, Time Series, Averages, Range and Scatter Graphs
  • Half Term 4: Fractions, Ratio and Proportion
  • Half Term 5: Equations and Inequalities – Quadratics, Completing the Square, Simultaneous Equations, Inequalities.
  • Half Term 6: Angles, Pythagoras' Theorem and Trigonometry

Foundation (Sets 6-7)

  • Half Term 1: Number – Decimals, Place Value, Indices, Factors and Multiples
  • Half Term 2: Algebra – Simplifying, Substitution, Expanding, Factorising, and Formulae
  • Half Term 3: Graphs, Tables and Charts
  • Half Term 4: Fractions and Percentages
  • Half Term 5: Equations, Inequalities and Sequences
  • Half Term 6: Angles

KEY STAGE 4

Year 10 - GCSE (9-1) 3 year course

Higher (Sets 1-4)

  • Half Term 1: Graphs, Area and Volume
  • Half Term 2: Transformations, Constructions and Probability
  • Half Term 3: Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Half Term 4: Similarity and Congruence
  • Half Term 5: Trigonometric Graphs, Cosine rule, Sine rule, Areas using trigonometry and 3D Trigonometry
  • Half Term 6: Cumulative Frequency, Sampling, Box Plots and Histograms

Foundation (Sets 5-7)

  • Half Term 1: Averages, Range, Perimeter and Volume
  • Half Term 2: Graphs
  • Half Term 3: Transformations
  • Half Term 4: Ratio and Proportion
  • Half Term 5: Pythagoras' Theorem and Trigonometry
  • Half Term 6: Probability and Multiplicative Reasoning

YEAR 11 – GCSE (9-1) 3 year course

Higher (Sets 1-3):

  • Half Term 1: Equations, Graphs and Circle Theorems
  • Half Term 2: Formulae, Algebraic Fractions, Surds, Functions, Proof, and Vectors
  • Half Term 3: Proportion and Graphs and start of revision
  • Half Term 4: Review and Revision
  • Half Term 5: Review and Revision

Foundation (Sets 4-7):

  • Half Term 1: Multiplicative Reasoning, Constructions, Loci and Bearings
  • Half Term 2: Quadratic Equations, Graphs, Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • Half Term 3: Fractions, Indices, Standard Form, ngruence, Similiarity and Vectors
  • Half Term 4: Non-linear Graphs, Simultaneous Equations, Formulae and Proof
  • Half Term 5: Review and Revision

SIXTH FORM

YEAR 12 (AS-Level Mathematics)

  • Half Term 1: Core 1/Statistics 1
  • Half Term 2: Core 1/Statistics 1
  • Half Term 3: Core 2/Statistics 1
  • Half Term 4: Core 2/Statistics 1
  • Half Term 5: Core 2/Statistics 1
  • Half Term 6: Core 3

YEAR 12 (AS-Level Further Mathematics)

  • Half Term 1: Further Pure 1/Decision 1
  • Half Term 2: Further Pure 1/Decision 1
  • Half Term 3: Decision 1 / Decision 2
  • Half Term 4: Decision 2
  • Half Term 5: Decision 2
  • Half Term 6: Core 3 & 4 Calculus

YEAR 13 (A-Level Mathematics)

  • Half Term 1: Core 3/Mechanics 1
  • Half Term 2: Core 3/Mechanics 1
  • Half Term 3: Core 3/Core 4
  • Half Term 4: Core 4
  • Half Term 5: Core 4 and revision

YEAR 13 (A-Level Further Mathematics)

  • Half Term 1: Further Pure 2 / Statistics 2
  • Half Term 2: Further Pure 2 / Statistics 2
  • Half Term 3: Statistics 2 / Mechanics 2
  • Half Term 4: Mechanics 2
  • Half Term 5: Mechanics 2 and revision