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. You can see more detailed Assessment Framework in the link below.


Course Books and Equipment

  • Useful website – www.mymaths.co.uk – students are given a login/password to access online lessons and homework
  • Useful website – www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths
  • Schemes of Learning and Curriculum Plan – can be accessed on the link below.
  • Students must have planner, pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, colouring pencils
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Protractor
  • Compasses (for drawing circles and constructions)

Events and Visits

  • UK Junior Maths challenge – National Maths competition involving Year 7 and Year 8 gifted and talented Maths students.
  • Year 8 Puzzle Day.

KS3 Maths Curriculum Plan

Assessment Criteria – KS3 Maths

Assessment Timetable – KS3 Maths