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Year 10 Curriculum Information - Maths
Subject outline

Year 10 students will cover the vast majority of the material for the new 9-1 GCSE Maths throughout this year. Students will be working towards sitting the exam at the end of Year 11 where they will meet three 1 hour 30 minutes exam papers (1 non-calculator, 2 calculator). Students have five 50 minute lessons per week. Some students will have the opportunity to also study GCSE Statistics, leading to two maths qualifications at the end of Year 11.

Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Number properties
  • Venn diagrams
  • Rounding and estimating
  • Standard form
  • Indices and surds
  • Quadratic graphs and equations
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Bounds
  • Transformations
  • Similarity and length/area/volume scale factors
  • Averages and sampling
  • Histograms
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • Trigonometry
  • 3D co-ordinates
  • Isometric plans and elevations
  • Circles
  • Surface area and volume
  • Probability
  • Students will continue to be assessed at the end of each half term, but will have greater exposure to GCSE exam materials including past paper questions and mark schemes.
  • Students will sit full GCSE mock papers at the end of the year.
Special Requirements/Equipment
  • Scientific calculator
  • Protractor
  • Compasses
  • Ruler
Home Learning

Students will get at least 2 pieces of home learning per week

Useful Websites

In Year 10, students are set according to their mathematical ability in two parallel half year groups with 4 sets in each (10B1 to 10B4 and 10R1 to 10R4). Students will have the opportunity to move sets based on their progress in lessons.

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