Key Stage 3

Students in Year 7 and 8 follow a course, which builds upon the National Curriculum in England – Mathematics Programme of study for Key stage 1 and 2. We aim to develop students’ confidence and pleasure in applying mathematical techniques, while giving them the competences and understanding to make them fully numerate citizens.

Aim is to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics developing conceptual undestanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically
  • can solve problems by breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and finding solutions

Concepts taught

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Year 7 and Year 8 students are assessed fully at end of modules 2, 4 and 6. Assessments include 3 sections – calculator, non-calculator and a mental arithmetic section. Year 7 and 8 students will also be assessed in modules 1, 3 and 5 through smaller tests based on certain topics, projects and homework.

Course Books and Equipment

Events and Visits

  • UK Junior Maths challenge – National Maths competition involving Year 7 and Year 8 gifted and talented Maths students – 1st May 2014
  • Maths/PE challenge day – May/June 2014
  • Year 7 Puzzle Day – 7th May 2014