Mathematics
SUBJECT overview
Mathematics can be applied in practical tasks, real life problems and within mathematics itself. The aim of the course is to develop mathematical vocabulary, improve mental calculation and use a range of methods of computation and apply these to a variety of problems.
The course of study should help you whether working individually or collaboratively to reason logically, plan strategies and improve your confidence in solving complex problems.
During Maths lessons you will learn how to:
 Use and apply maths in practical tasks, real life problems and within mathematics itself.
 Develop and use a range of methods of computation and apply these to a variety of problems.
 Develop mathematical vocabulary and improve mental calculation.
 Consider how algebra can be used to model real life situations and solve problems.
 Explore shape and space through drawing and practical work using a range of materials and a variety of different representations.
 Use statistical methods to formulate questions about data, represent data and draw conclusions.
Engage in practical and experimental activities in order to appreciate principles of probability. There is no coursework
unit overview
Subject: Units 1  4: Algebra and Functions 

Skills 

Knowledge 
By the end of the unit, students should:

Rationale 
Algebra is the basis of all higher mathematics. It allows for mathematics to be done with variables in place of numerical values, and so allows for solving and the expression of relationships with regard to these variables. In addition, it is often quicker for more complicated numerical problems to be solved algebraically instead. Algebra has many applications over a wide range of fields. For instance, it is utilised in finance, chemistry, physics and environmental science. In particular, functions are defined by a process that changes an input into an output. Functions are widely used in all aspects of engineering and control theory, where transfer functions define the manufacturing or production process. Algebra also develops modelling, logic, and rationalisation skills. These can be widely applied to other areas that do not have a direct application of algebra. 
knowledge organisers
A knowledge organiser is an important document that lists the important facts that learners should know by the end of a unit of work. It is important that learners can recall these facts easily, so that when they are answering challenging questions in their assessments and GCSE and ALevel exams, they are not wasting precious time in exams focusing on remembering simple facts, but making complex arguments, and calculations.
We encourage all pupils to use them by doing the following:
 Quiz themselves at home, using the read, write, cover, check method.
 Practise spelling key vocabulary
 Further researching people, events and processes most relevant to the unit.