Grade Descriptors

Examples

Maths-Small

TERM 1

Higher

Estimation
Multiples and LCM
Factors and HCF
Write a number as a product of it’s prime factors
Use the laws of indices to  multiply and divide numbers in index notation
Use the laws of indices for Powers of Powers
Fractional & Negative Powers
Convert large and small numbers into standard form
Add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in standard form
Simplify surds
Rationalise the denominator and expanding brackets with surds
Writing formula
Substituting into expressions & Formulae with positive & negative numbers
Expand brackets and simplifying expressions for two sets of brackets
Factorise an expression
Expanding double brackets
Factorise a quadratic expression using difference of two squares
Factorise a quadratic expression in the form x^2 + bx + c
Equations with brackets
Equations with unknowns on both sides
Equations with fractions
Forming and solving equations
Substitute into kinematics formulae
Changing the subject of a formula
Changing the subject of more complicated formulae
Use trial and improvement to find solutions to equations
Find the nth term of a sequence
Using the nth term to generate sequences
Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions
Add, subtract, multiply and divide mixed numbers
Find the Reciprocal of an integer, decimal or fraction
Convert between recurring decimals and fractions
Calculate percentage increase and decrease
Percentage profit or loss
Repeated percentage change (compound interest)
Reverse percentages
Write a ratio in the form 1:n or n:1
Divide a quantity by a ratio
Solve worded problems involving ratio
Solve proportion problems using the unitary method
Convert between currencies
All sets will be given an assessment every half term.

 

Foundation

Add, subtract, multiply & divide Negative Numbers
Multiply and divide by powers of 10
Bodmas
Round to a decimal place and significant figure
Estimation
Add and subtract decimals
Multiplying and dividing decimals
Squares, cubes and Roots
Multiples and LCM
Factors and MCF
Write a number as a product of it’s prime factors
Collecting like terms
Multiplying in algebra
Multiplying and dividing with indices
Expand brackets
Simplifying expressions with 2 sets of brackets
Factorising an expression
Writing formula
Substituting into expressions & Formulae with positive & negative numbers
Comparing two or more fractions
Fractions of amounts
Add and subtract fractions
Add and subtract mixed numbers
Multiplying fractions and mixed numbers
Dividing fractions and mixed numbers
Reciprocals
Convert between decimals and fractions
One quantity as a percentage of another
Calculate the percentage of an amount
Calculate percentage increase and decrease
Percentage profit or loss
Repeated percentage change (compound interest)

 

TERM 2

Higher

Angle problems in triangles
Angle problems in quadrilaterals
Angles in parallel lines
Interior angles in polygons
Exterior angles in polygons
Use Pythagoras’ theorem to find the hypotenuse
Use Pythagoras’ theorem to find the shorter side
Calculating the length of a line segment
Finding lengths using trigonometry
Finding angles using trigonometry
Solving problems using trigonometry
3D Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Know exact vales of sin, cos & tan for 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees.
Distance-time graphs
Interpreting real-life graphs
Velocity-time graphs and area under graphs
Midpoints of a line segment
Gradient of a line segment
Interpreting and drawing graphs of the form y=mx+c
Explore gradients of parallel and perpendicular lines
Draw quadratic graphs
Real life use of quadratic graphs
Use a graph to solve quadratic equations
Graphs of cubic functions
Graphs of reciprocal functions
Sketch graphs of exponential functions
Represent a relationship as a fraction or ratio
Work out which product is the best buy
Convert between metric speed measures
Convert between density measures
Convert between pressure measures
Solve problems using the kinematics formulae
All sets will be given an assessment every half term.

 

Foundation

Find angles in straight lines and full turns
Lines of symmetry
Rotational symmetry
Angle problems in triangles
Angle problems in quadrilaterals
Angles in parallel lines
Interior angles in polygons
Exterior angles in polygons
Tessellation
Solve two step equations
Equations with brackets
Equations with unknowns on both sides
Equations with fractions
Rearranging Equations
Drawing Inequalities
Writing numbers which satisfy an inequality
Solving inequalities
Describing sequences
Picture sequences
nth term
Using the nth term
Quadratic sequences
Converting units
Find the perimeter of shapes
Find the perimeter of compound shapes
Find the area of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles
Find the area of a trapezium
Find the area of compound shapes
Find the surface area of a prism
Find the volume of a prism
Estimate surface area and volume by rounding
Converting between metric units of areas and volumes

 

TERM 3

Higher

Find the area of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles & trapeziums
Find the perimeter and area of compound shapes
Find the surface area of a prism
Find the volume of a prism
Estimate surface area and volume by rounding
Converting between metric units of perimeter, area, surface area & volume
Find the circumference of a circle
Find the area of a circle
Find sector area and arc lengths
Find the volume and surface area of a cylinder
Find the volume and surface area of a pyramid
Calculate the volume and surface area of a cone
Calculate the volume and surface area of a sphere
Upper and Lower bounds
Calculate percentage error
Carry out and describe reflection
Carry out and describe translation
Carry out and describe rotation
Carry out and describe enlargement
Enlarge a shape using negative scale factor
Combined transformations
Drawing plans and elevations of a 3D object
Draw and measure bearings
Constructing triangles
Drawing polygons
Constructing the perpendicular at a point on a line
Constructing the perpendicular from a point to a line
Bisecting a line
Bisecting an angle
Loci

 

Foundation

Plotting coordinates in four quadrants
Midpoints of a line segment
Conversion graphs
Drawing Real Life Graphs
Interpreting Real Life graphs
Drawing Distance-time graphs
Drawing Velocity-time graphs
Drawing and labelling lines parallel to y and x axis
Drawing lines of the form y=mx+c
Carry out and describe rotation
Carry out and describe translation
Carry out and describe reflection
Carry out and describe enlargement
Combined transformations
Simplify a ratio to it’s lowest terms
Write a ratio in the form 1:n or n:1
Write a ratio as a fraction
Divide a quantity by a ratio
Solve worded problems involving ratio
Scale up recipes
Solve proportion problems using the unitary method
Work out which product is the best buy
Recognise when values are in direct and inverse proportion
Finding the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle
Finding the shorter side of a right angled triangle
Solving problems using Pythagoras’ theorem
Calculating the length of a line segment
Finding lengths using trigonometry
Finding angles using trigonometry
Solving problems using trigonometry
Know exact vales of sin, cos & tan for 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees.