# Transition between Key Stages

## Key Stage 2 - Key stage 3

__Key Stage 2-3 Transition__

We wish to ensure your child is ready to start their mathematical journey at Newlands and to provide you with an overview of the Mathematics education your child will receive at Newlands in Year 7.

__Equipment__

To enable your child to be fully equipped in their Mathematics lessons, we ask that they arrive at Newlands with the following mathematical equipment:

- Scientific Calculator (we recommend Casio Classwiz 991-EX) GCSE Calculators - Maths Calculators & Cases | CASIO
- Compass
- Protractor
- Ruler
- Pencil

__Transition Time__

Over the summer between Year 6 and Year 7, we recommend that your child keeps on working through and consolidating their Mathematics. The main ways of doing this are:

- Day-to-Day Maths in Real Life
- Maths Genie Maths Genie - Primary - KS2 SATs Revision
- Corbett Maths Primary Videos and Worksheets – Corbettmaths Primary
- CGP or Collins Maths Workbook

__Maths Lessons and Homework__

In Year 7, students have eight hours of Maths a fortnight; this is usually with either one or two teachers. Two pieces of homework a week are set by the teachers, each piece expected to take up to 20mins. These can be either written pieces, revision tasks or MyMaths work. It is important that your child completes their homework on time and, if absent, catches up on any class work that they miss.

__Setting__

When students arrive at Newlands they will be taught in their form groups except a small group of students who are identified as needing a bit of extra support with their transition. In January of Year 7 they will then be put into sets based mainly on the three tests they have completed in Maths at Newlands (two in Term 1 and one in Term 2); we also look at any KS2 data we have for them as well and their ability in class.

## key stage 3 - key stage 4

## key stage 4 - key stage 5

**Congratulations on choosing A level Mathematics. You are going to have so much fun!**

In September, you will complete an A Level Mathematics entrance test. The result of this test will provide a benchmark of where you currently stand academically in Mathematics.

In order to prepare for this test, you are required to complete all 23 of the transition worksheets at the bottom of this page over the summer. Please click on the links below to access each worksheet.

All students who have completed A level Mathematics over the past 13 years have done this exact entrance test.

**Here is an overview of the courses we offer at Newlands;**

**AS/A Level Mathematics**

__Course Requirements__

**You will require a Grade 7 at GCSE to be considered for this course****Complete the bridging work over the summer****Pass the baseline test in the first 2 weeks of the term**

__Brief introduction to the course:__

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics consists of 3 externally-examined papers. Students must complete all assessments in May/June in any single year.

All exams are 2 hours in length, calculators can be used in all papers.

**Paper 1 Pure Mathematics**

Content Overview; Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and vectors.

**Paper 2 Pure Mathematics**

Content Overview; Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, sequences and series, Trigonometry, differentiation, Integration and Numerical methods. Assumed knowledge of Paper 1 is assumed.

**Paper 3 Statistics and Mechanics**

Content Overview; Statistical sampling, Data presentation and Interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing, Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s law, Moments.

**AS/A2 Further Mathematics**

__Course Requirements__

**You will require a Grade 8 at GCSE to be considered for this course.**

__Brief introduction to the course:__

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics AS consists of 2 externally-examined papers. All exams are 1 hour 30 mins in length, calculators can be used in all papers.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics A2 consists of 4 externally-examined papers. All exams are 1 hour 30 mins in length and calculators can be used in all papers.

Students must complete all assessments in May/June in any single year.

**In AS you will study the following topics;**

Further Pure 1: Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, further calculus, further vectors, complex numbers, polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions and differential equations.

**In A2 you will study the following topics;**

Further Pure 2: Complex Numbers, further algebra and functions, further calculus, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions and differential equations.

Along with a choice of 2 of the following modules:

Further Pure Mathematics 3, Further Pure Mathematics 4, Further Statistics 1, Further Statistics 2, Further Mechanics 1, Further Mechanics 2, Decision Mathematics 1 or Decision Mathematics 2