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Key Stage 3 Mathematics

Pupils will follow a course based upon the New National Curriculum designed for students working towards the achievement of the new GCSE grade 4 by the end of Year 7. Achievement of the new GCSE Grade 5 will be aimed for at the end of Year 8. 

The structure of the course is such that each assessment objective: A01: “Use and apply standard techniques”, A02: “Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically” and AO3: “Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts” is encountered throughout the course.

Year 7

 

Content

Autumn

Term

Transition Unit

Number 1

Concepts: Types of number, approximation, mental calculations and orders of operations (BIDMAS)

IPM Assessment :  Number Assessment 1

Algebra 1

Concepts: Expressions, formulae and equations.

IPM Assessment : Number & Algebra Assessment 1

Shape, Space and Measure 1

Concepts: Perimeter, area and volume, measures, lines, angles and constructions.

 

Spring

Term

Data 1

Concepts: Planning, collecting, analysing and representing data.

IPM Assessment : Shape & Data Assessment 1

Number 2

Concepts: Fractions, percentages, decimals, ratio and proportion

Summer

Term

Algebra 2

Concepts: Sequences, functions and graphs.

Shape, Space and Measure 2

Concepts: Co-ordinates, transformations and constructions.

IPM Assessment : Number, Algebra & Shape Assessment 2

Year 8

 

Content

Autumn

Term

Number 1

Concepts: Decimals, powers, roots, directed numbers, mental calculations, estimation, prime numbers, order of operations (BIDMAS) and Indices.

Algebra 1

Concepts: Expressions, formula, equations and inequalities.

IPM Assessment : Number & Algebra Assessment 1

Shape, Space and Measure 1

Concepts: Lines, angles, shapes, construction, loci and Pythagoras’ Theorem.

Spring

Term

Data 1

Concepts: Planning, collecting, analysing and representing data.

IPM Assessment: Shape & Data Assessment 1

Number 2

Concepts: Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.

Data 2

Concepts: Probability, interpreting and representing bi-variate data.

Summer

Term

Algebra 2

Concepts: Sequences, functions and straight-line graphs.

IPM Assessment: Number, Data & Algebra Assessment 2

Shape, Space and Measure 2

Concepts: Co-ordinates, transformations, measures, perimeter, area, volume and circles.

Students will set an End of Year Assessment which will determine their setting going into Year 9. 

This information relates to the current cohort and will be updated in June to reflect the 2020/21 cohort)

Mr E. Roye

KS3 Mathematics Co-ordinator