• • • • ### Overview

This is a foundation level qualification from which you can gain a grade 4/5.

### Course description

The specification follows a modular scheme suitable for both pre 16 and post 16 students.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

### What areas will I study?

Number (25%):

• Working with numbers and the number system
• Fraction, decimals and percentages
• Factors, multiples, LCM, HCF, product of prime factors
• Types of numbers - square, cube, powers and roots
• Recognise powers of 2, 3, 4 and 5
• Standard form
• Mass, length, time, money and compound measures
• Significant figures and decimal places

Algebra (20%):

• Algebraic notation – product, sum, powers, fractions, brackets
• Simplifying expressions, substitution, rearrange formulae
• Equations, identities, expressions
• Function machines
• Coordinates, straight line graphs, quadratic graphs, reciprocal graphs
• Recognise kinematic problems
• Solving linear equations, solve quadratics by factorising
• Solve linear simultaneous equations, solve linear inequalities
• Represent inequalities on a number line
• Sequences, linear nth terms

Ratio, proportion and rates of change (15%):

• Conversion, scale diagrams and maps
• One quantity as a fraction of another
• Express ratio in simplest form, direct and inverse proportions
• Percentages
• Compound measures

Geometry and Measures (15%):

• Notation
• Types of angles, triangles
• Congruence criteria
• Construction – SSS, SAS, ASA, RHS & fractional scale
• Circumference of a circle, area of a circle, circle properties
• Volumes
• Plans and elevations
• Bearings
• Surface area and volume of spheres, pyramids and cones, frustum
• Arc length and area of a sector
• Pythagoras’ Theorem
• Trigonometry, exact values
• Vectors

Probability (combined with statistics 15%):

• Single events, mutually exclusive events, independent events
• Tree diagrams

Statistics (combined with probability 15%):

• The Data Handing Cycle
• Data collection
• Data presentation and analysis

Functional elements (in context problem type questions) are embedded in the specification.