Year 9 Options 20/21 - Maths

Examination Board:
Course Description:
This is a compulsory course which builds on the knowledge you have previously learnt in KS3. You will
continue to learn new concepts and techniques whilst revisiting those already learnt. It is the aim that
during term 1 of year 11 you will be in a position to begin your revision for your GCSE’s. Concepts learnt in
this course are to prepare you for the maths you will use during your everyday life, specialised maths which
depending upon the career path you choose you may need and continue building the blocks for the subject
for learning at a higher level.
How will students learn?
Your lessons will be delivered by your class teacher and will consist of recalling prior knowledge, excellent
explanations and modelling of new concepts, deep questioning to test your understanding. These lessons
will be supported by continued online homework with Hegartymaths. Your homework will consist of short
tasks to revisit key basic facts and longer tasks which are to extend your learning. You may also have the
opportunity to complete rich tasks, the aim of which is to develop your mathematical thinking.
How will the course be assessed?
The course is assessed by examination only.
There are 3 papers each 1 hour and 30 minutes
Paper 1 – non-calculator
Paper 2 – calculator
Paper 3 – calculator
All exams test all knowledge with Paper 3 concentrating on the application of this knowledge
Education Pathways after Year 11:
IB maths Application and Interpretation course (or any of the IB maths courses)
A level maths
Business Studies
Career Routes:
Business manager
Statistical analyst
Financial adviser
Bank clerk
Finance clerk