Key Stage 3

Mathematics

In 2016, 99% of our students achieved a Level 5 and above and 24% achieved a Level 8 at the end of Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 we have introduced a new scheme of work following the new national curriculum.  This aims to prepare pupils for the new GCSE examinations from 2017.  We use a variety of interactive tasks to ignite a passion for mathematics, as well as lessons on proof and rich learning tasks where pupils have more time to explore the complexities of the topics involved.

AUTUMN

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Transition and starter test

Factors, multiples and primes

Factors, multiples and primes

Factors, multiples and primes

Manipulate algebra

Manipulate algebra

Manipulate algebra

Algebraic proof

Algebraic proof

Algebraic proof

Angle rules

Angle rules

Angle rules

Averages

Averages

Geometric proof

Indices

Indices

Averages

   

Half term

Indices

Substitution

Substitution

Substitution

Area and perimeter

Area and perimeter

Area and perimeter

Pythagoras

Pythagoras and trigonometry

Fractions and percentages

Fractions and percentages

Fractions and percentages

Probability

Probability

Probability

   

Calculations

SPRING

Calculations

Calculations

Year 9 examinations

Sequences

Sequences

Sequences

Algebraic proof

Algebraic proof

Algebraic proof

Problem solving

Problem solving

Constructions

Constructions

Two in a line investigation

Problem solving

Fractions and decimals

Constructions

Geometric proof

 

Geometric proof

Fractions and percentages

 

Fractions and decimals

Logical thinking

Half term

Construct graphs and interpret data

Construct graphs and interpret data

Construct graphs and interpret data

Ratio

Ratio

Ratio

Algebra graphs

Algebra graphs

Algebra graphs

Properties and transformation of shapes

Mobile phone project

Transformations

 

Properties and transformation of shapes

Construct and interpret graphs

   

Finance project

SUMMER

Year 7 examinations

Construct graphs and interpret data

Rounding

Rounding

Year 8 examinations

Solving equations

Solving equations

Rounding

Surface area and volume

 

Rounding

Experimental probability

Half term

Surface area & volume

Solving equations

Start GCSE topics

Max box investigation

Trees investigation

 

Experimental probability

Surface area & volume

 

Probability fair

Experimental probability