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Maths Curriculum - Sixth Form

KEY STAGE 5 MATHS – YEARS 12, 13 & 14 

There are a number of pathways in Maths that our 6th Form students will have the opportunity to study; Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 and Functional Skills Entry Level 1, 2 & 3. 

AUTUMN TERM 

 

Functional Skills Level 1

·         Place value

·         4 rules of  whole numbers

·         Rounding and estimating

·         Equivalent fractions

·         Find fraction parts of a whole number

·         Decimals

·         X / ÷ by 10 & 100

·         Equivalencies between decimals and fractions

·         Percentages

·         Fraction, decimal, percentage equivalencies

 

Functional Skills Level 2

·         Language of Maths

·         Place value

·         Multiples, factors and prime numbers

·         Ratio and Proportion

·         Simple Algebra

·         Numbers as fractions of another

·         Equivalent fractions

·         Decimals

·         Percentage of quantities

·         Evaluation of one number as a percentage of another

·         Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

 

SPRING TERM 

Functional Skills Level 1

·         Ratio and direct proportion

·         Length

·         Weights and capacities

·         Time management

·         Problem Solving – Measure, shape and space

·         Recap Feedback and target setting

·         Area and perimeter

·         Volume

·         Graphs, charts, tables and diagrams

·         Graphs, charts, tables and diagrams

·         Recap of previous topics

Functional Skills Level 2

·         Metric  & Imperial measurement

·         Conversion of metric and imperial units

·         Area and perimeter of composite shapes

·         Scale Drawing

·         Measurements and scale drawings

·         2D and 3D shapes

·         Extracting Data

·         Organising and representing data

·         Present findings in a suitable way

·         Collecting and presenting data

·         Averages & range 

 SUMMER TERM 

 

Functional Skills Level 1

·         Mean (average) and range

·         Probability

·         Practice test in preparation for June examination

 

Functional Skills Level 2

·         Accurately record the range of possible outcomes of combined events in tree diagrams or in tables

·         Complete practice FS assessments

·         Feedback on practice paper both as a class and individuals

·         Start functional skills assessments

·         Continue / complete functional skills assessment

·         Discus the appropriate research method and resources required to complete the task.

 Functional Skills Entry Level 1, 2 & 3 – Autumn, Spring & Summer 

The aims of these qualifications (E1, E2, E3) are to develop learner understanding and skills in: 

  • Representing – selecting the mathematics and information to model a situation.
  • Analysing – processing and using mathematics.
  • Interpreting – interpreting and communication the results of the analysis 

E1: Internally assessed. Task availability on demand. 100% of the total qualification

Representing using mathematics, analysing situations mathematically, interpreting solutions to problems using mathematics and coverage of mathematical content in number, geometry and statistics. Calculators are allowed, assessment can be tutor mediated, the total number of marks available is 20. Assessment is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

A learner should be able to: understand and use numbers with one significant figure in practical contexts
• describe the properties of size and measure, including length, width, height and weight, and make simple comparisons
• describe position
• recognise and select coins and notes
• recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes
• sort and classify objects practically using a single criterion 

E2

At Entry 2, the skills standards and coverage and range subsume the skill standards and indicative coverage and range at Entry 1, supporting progression to Entry 3. 

E3

At Entry 3, the skills standards and coverage and range subsume the skill standards and indicative coverage and range at Entry 2, supporting progression from Entry to level 1.