Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 students will study number, algebra, geometry and statistics.

Students will experience a varied teaching and learning curriculum. They will build on their skills from primary school and use Mathematical methods to solve problems and learn through open ended investigations. Students will have the opportunity to collect and present data and develop their understanding of Mathematics through group work and discussion.

Students will have the opportunity to use MyMaths to enhance their learning. Many of our students also take part in Mathematical competitions such as the UKMT Maths challenge that requires mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency in the use of different techniques. We are very proud that the school team has qualified for the final of national competitions.

We promote independence in Maths and support all students in developing the skills that will play an important role for them throughout their lives.

Year 7

In Year 7 students will study the following:

Support – Types of number, Place value, adding and subtracting, multiplication and division, 2D shapes, time, sequences, exploring Fractions/decimal/ percentages, calculating with fractions/decimals/ percentages, measurements,  angles, measuring space, rounding and estimation, transformations, presenting data

Core – The number system, calculating, 2D and 3D shapes, algebraic proficiency, exploring fractions/decimals/percentages, calculating with fractions/decimals/ percentages, ration and proportion, sequences, measurements, angles, equations, measuring space,  rounding and estimation, transformations, averages, presenting data

Higher- Types of number, ordering numbers, calculating, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, algebraic proficiency, exploring and calculating with fractions/decimals/ percentages, ration and proportion, sequences, measurements, angles, equations, measuring space, rounding and estimation, transformations, averages, presenting data

Year 8

In Year 8 students will study the following:

Support - The number system, calculating, 2D and 3D shapes, algebraic proficiency, exploring fractions/decimals/ percentages, calculating with fractions/decimals/ percentages, ration and proportion, sequences, measurements, angles, equations, measuring space,  rounding and estimation, transformations, averages, presenting data

Core - Types of number, ordering numbers, calculating, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, algebraic proficiency, exploring and calculating with fractions/decimals/ percentages, ration and proportion, sequences, measurements, angles, equations, measuring space, rounding and estimation, transformations, averages, presenting data

Higher – Standard form, directed numbers, transformations, probability, algebraic proficiency, exploring and calculating further with fractions/decimals/percentages, ratio and proportion, further sequences, angles, solving equations, measuring space, graphs, presenting and measuring data.

Year 9

Students begin the AQA linear Mathematics GCSE course at the start of Year 9.  Spreading the course over three years ensures that we can deepen the knowledge and conceptual understanding of mathematics so that students can make the exceptional progress we expect from our students.

The Year 9 curriculum includes:

Numbers – Students will have a firm grasp of place value and be able to order integers and decimals and use the four operations. Students should have knowledge of integer complements to 10 and to 100, multiplication facts to 10 × 10, strategies for multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Students will have encountered squares, square roots, cubes and cube roots and have knowledge of classifying integers.

Algebra - Students will have prior knowledge of some of these topics, as they are encountered at Key Stage 3:

the ability to use negative numbers with the four operations and recall and use hierarchy of operations and understand inverse operations; dealing with decimals and negatives on a calculator; using index laws numerically; use and interpret algebraic notation; set up and solve simple equations.

The Year 9 curriculum also includes Interpreting and representing data, graphs, tables and charts, fractions, ratio and percentages, equations, inequalities and sequences, angles and trigonometry, averages and range, perimeter, area and volume and transformations and constructions