Year 10

A simplified overview of the Year 10 Curriculum. 

Autumn 1  Trigonometry

  • Use trigonometric ratios to find missing lengths and angles in triangles
  • Find exact values for sin theta, cos theta and tan theta for key angles
  • Use the Sine and Cosine rules to find missing lengths and angles
  • Find the area of triangles using trigonometry
  • Recognise and sketch trigonometric functions.

Autumn 2 Circles and Equations

  • Calculate arc lengths, angles and areas of sectors
  • Proof and application of Circle Theorems
  • Equation of a Circle
  • Finding the equation of a tangent
  • Solving and forming simultaneous equations by elimination
  • Solving and forming simultaneous equations by substitution
  • Finding the intersection of lines and curves


Spring 1 Science Skills

  • Rearranging Formula
  • Work with numbers in Standard Form
  • SUVAT Equations
  • Solve problems involving measure such as speed, density and pressure.
  • Changing Units
  • Draw and interpret graphs of non-standard functions and use them in real-life problems.
  • Index Laws in Context
  • Approximate the gradient of a curve at a given point and the area under a graph.
  • Interpret these values in real-life problems including kinematic graphs.
  • Volume and Surface Area of Prisms, Cylinders, Cones and Spheres.

Spring 2 Delving into Data    

  • Working with averages and range
  • Constructing and Interpreting Pie Charts
  • Construct and Interpret Cumulative Frequency Tables and Graphs
  • Construct and Interpret BoxPlots
  • Construct and Interpret Histograms
  • Use tables and line graphs to represent time series

Summer 1 Sequences and Graphs

  • Using iterative methods to generate different types of sequences
  • Finding the nth term of a Quadratic Sequence
  • Solving Equations using Iterative methods
  • Solving Quadratic Inequalities
  • Solve Direct and Inverse Proportion Problems
  • Recognise graphs showing direct and inverse proportion
  • Function Notation and Composite Functions (NEW 2020)
  • Inverse Functions (NEW 2020)
  • Recognise and draw cubic and reciprocal functions
  • Recognise and draw graphs of exponential functions
  • Recognise and sketch translations and reflections of graphs

Summer 2 Further Probability and Combinatorics

  • Relative Frequency
  • Combinations
  • Calculating conditional probabilities
  • Understanding independent events