# Assessment: Key Stage 4

*Building on the approach in Key Stage 3*

BAM Tracking | BAM Tasks | GCSE TestBank

## 'Build-a-Mathematician' (BAM) Progress Tracking

Our suite of assessment materials - based on the Kangaroo Maths BAM Indicators - is intended to be used alongside our schemes of work. The structure for building a picture of a mathematician is listed on the overview page of each scheme of work. The following document summarises key information from all the stages.

BAM Progress Tracker sheets enable pupils to be part of the effective tracking of key conceptual indicators that underpin progression in mathematics. The Stage 9 version is listed both here and in the Key Stage 3 section.

## 'Build-a-Mathematician' (BAM) Tasks

Assessment tasks to support the process of building a picture of a mathematician. These BAM tasks are ideal to consolidate intended learning, support deliberate practice sessions and/or use as homework tasks. The carefully crafted questions have been designed to assess fluency, reasoning, problem solving and a student's ability to apply their understanding. One further question will always focus on a misconception. The Stage 9 tasks are listed both here and in the Key Stage 3 section.

### Stage 9

- 9M1: Roots and indices
- 9M2: Manipulating expressions I
- 9M3: Manipulating expressions II
- 9M4: Gradient
- 9M5: Simultaneous equations
- 9M6: Quadratic functions
- 9M7: Compound units
- 9M8: Construction
- 9M9: Similar shapes
- 9M10: Exact calculation
- 9M11: Pythagoras' theorem
- 9M12: Proof
- 9M13: Tree diagrams

### Stage 10

Thanks to colleagues from Isambard, Kingsdown, Commonweal, Lydiard Park, Dorcan, St Joseph's, Ridgeway and Churchfields Schools for developing and contributing to these resources.

- 10M1: Fractional indices
- 10M2: Direct and inverse proportion
- 10M3: Recurring decimals and fractions
- 10M4: Iterative methods
- 10M5: Factorising quadratic expressions
- 10M6: Solving quadratic equations
- 10M7: Quadratic graphs
- 10M8: Rates of change
- 10M9: Equation of a circle
- 10M10: Trigonometry
- 10M11: Volume
- 10M12: Vectors
- 10M13: Measures of central tendency

### Stage 11

- 11M1: Surds
- 11M2: Completing the square
- 11M3: Quadratic functions
- 11M4: Rates of change
- 11M7: Trigonometry

## GCSE TestBank

These documents contain test questions based closely on the AQA specimen assessment materials published in June 2015. They are a different style of assessment from those in our KS3 Assessment Packages. Current coverage is the first half of two schemes of work:

**Please note that the resources below are related to the old GCSE specifications and are not being updated.**

## Grade Buster

Five questions a day will keep you mathematically healthy! Focusing on fluency, reasoning and problem-solving, these sets of questions are based on key topics and organised by GCSE grade.

### Grade A

### Grade B

- Standard form
- Simultaneous equations
- Trigonometry
- Probability
- Box plots and cumulative frequency diagrams

### Grade C

- Ratio and proportion
- Using a calculator
- Equations and inequalities
- Multiplying expressions
- Sequences
- Circles
- Measures
- Pythagoras' Theorem
- Volume of prisms
- Grouped data: averages and frequency polygons
- Probability and relative frequency

### Grade D

## Homework Sheets

Designed as formal homeworks to track progress against the grade descriptions at grade A, these complement the ¿Convinced? resource which exists for Levels 3 to 8. Self-assessment opportunities are included - see the Maths handbook for more details. These also form part of the interactive schemes of work.

### Grade A

- Powers and surds
- Quadratic expressions
- Direct and inverse proportion
- Quadratic graphs
- Arcs and sectors
- Surface area: cylinders, cones and spheres
- Volume: cylinders, cones and spheres
- Accuracy of calculations
- Similar shapes
- Pythagoras' Theorem
- Trigonometry
- Congruent triangles
- Displaying data
- Stratified sampling
- Probability
- Progress Recording Chart

## 'Make the Grade' Tests

- A grade algebra and answers
- B grade algebra and answers
- C grade algebra and answers
- D grade algebra and answers
- A grade number and answers
- B grade number and answers
- C grade number and answers
- D grade number and answers
- A grade shape and answers
- B grade shape and answers
- C grade shape and answers
- D grade shape and answers
- B grade handling data and answers
- C grade handling data and answers
- D grade handling data and answers
- Teacher notes
- Markbook

## Grade Descriptors

Renewed versions - for teaching from September 2010

- Grade A* Descriptors
- Grade A Descriptors
- Grade B Descriptors
- Grade C Descriptors
- Grade D Descriptors
- Grade E Descriptors
- Grade F Descriptors
- Grade G Descriptors
- GCSE Grade Descriptors: alternative version - all grades in one document