Year 10

Subject: Maths GCSE

Description of activities:-


This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Numeracy (25%)
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change (25%)
  • Algebra (20%)
  • Statistics and Probability (15%)
  • Geometry and Measures (15%)

Learning will be assessed by:

  • Internal assessments at the end of every half term
  • 1 full series of mock exam papers sat in exam conditions


Controlled assessment, deadlines and examination


Topics Covered and Controlled Assessment  Dates

Year 10

Autumn 1st half term

Expanding Single Brackets

Expanding Double Brackets

Expanding Triple Brackets

Factorising single brackets HCF

Quadratic Factorising

Completing the Square

Linear graphs Plotting (with and without axes and table)

Interpreting Linear Graphs

Quadratic and Cubic Graphs

Trial and Improvement

Solving Equations

Algebraic Fractions

Simplifying Algebraic Fractions (Factorise them)

Nth Term (Linear)

Nth Term (Quadratic)

Inequalities on a Number Line

Inequalities Regions

Simultaneous Equations

Simultaneous Equations

Algebra Test

Two way Tables (without table)

Basic Probability and estimating number of outcomes

Basic Probability and estimating number of outcomes

Autumn 2nd half term

Grouped Frequency Tables

Grouped Frequency Tables onto Frequency Polygons


Cumulative Frequency Diagrams (draw and Reading)


Tree Diagrams

Tree Diagrams

Probability Venn Diagrams

Data test


Proportion (recipes)

Adding and subtracting fractions

Multiplying and dividing fractions

Manipulating Mixed Numbers

Calculating Percentages (without calculator)

Percentages with a calculator

Percentage change

Compound Interest

Compound Interest (comparison)

Percentages Finding the original amount

Exchange Rates

Long Multiplication

Indices laws (negative and Fractional)

Standard Form

Standard Form (calculations)


Spring 1st half term

 Prime Factors


Bounds of Accuracy


Recurring Decimals


Direct Proportion

Indirect Proportion

Number Test

Number Test Reflection

Area real life money of composite shapes

Area and Circumference of a circle and semi-circle

Area of a Sector

Plans and elevations

Volume of cube, cuboid and prisms

Surface area

Volume of Frustrums

Mass density volume

Distance speed and time

Converting units

Coordinates and Mid Points

3D Co-ordinates





Spring 2nd half term

Loci practice skills

Loci problem solving




Advanced Trigonometry

Advanced Trigonometry

Angle rules

Corresponding and alternate angles

Interior and exterior angles

Circle Theorems

Circle Theorems

Negative and Fractional Enlargement

Shape test

Shape test reflection

Consolidation lesson

Inverse functions

Inverse functions

Gradients of graphs and area underneath

Gradients of graphs and area underneath

Geometric progressions including surds and other sequences

Geometric progressions including surds and other sequences


Summer 1st half term

Expanding brackets


Completing the square

Linear, quadratic and cubic graphs

Solving equations

Algebraic fractions

Nth term linear and quadratic

Inequalities on a line and regions

Simultaneous equations

Equation of a circle

Two way tables, basic probability and estimated outcomes

Box plots

Cumulative frequency


Tree Diagrams

Probability venn diagrams

Ratio and proportion

The four operations with fractions

Adding and subtracting mixed numbers

Finding the original amount

Summer 2nd half term

Compound Interest basic and comparative

Percentage change

Exchange rates

Standard form calculations

Prime factors, HCF and LCM

Bounds of accuracy


Recurring decimals

Direct and inverse proportion

Area of composite shapes

Area and circumference of a circle and sector

Plans and elevations

Volume and surface area

Algebra with shapes (proof)

Volume of a frustum

Mass density and volume

Speed distance and time and km to miles

3D Coordinates and mid points


Rotation and reflection


Loci Problem solving

Pythagoras and Trigonometry (basic right angles)

Advanced Trigonometry


Circle Theorems

Negative and Fractional Enlargement



Websites to support learning:


username – given to pupils

password – given to pupils



provides past exam papers for pupils to practice their exam technique and familiarise themselves with the GCSE exam papers



Why not mix learning Maths with everyone’s favourite cartoon?  Homer and the town of Springfield teach Maths and explain how it is used in all ways you wouldn’t even believe.  DOH!!



A wide range of Maths videos explaining concepts and strategies to solve all topics



Interactive maths games for pupils to practice their numeracy skills whilst becoming quicker with their numeracy calculations



Creates your own worksheet and generates questions on topics you need to practice



Aplus Math provides Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more.


Revision guides will be available for purchase.


Planned Support:


Support is available after school by arrangement with Mr Savage, Mr Mitchell or Mr Kyrillou or via email whereby when we will be happy to respond to any queries sent to –