Mathematics

Curriculum Information for Key Stage 3 students

 

Welcome to the Maths department

Aim:

Our aim is for all our students to acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.  In order to do this, they must be able to:

  • Develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately across different mathematical facts and concepts.
  • Make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
  • Able to apply their mathematical knowledge to Science, Design and Technology and other subjects.
  • Know that Maths is essential to everyday life and further study; critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

Overview:    

We follow a Key stage 3 curriculum in Years 7 and 8, and start the GCSE syllabus in Year 9 which allows more time for revision and exam practice in Year 11.

 

What topics will I study in KS3 (years 7 & 8):

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7

Higher

Topics:

Number skills

Analysing & displaying data

 

 

Assessment:

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Topics:

Equations, functions & formulae

Fractions

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Angles & shapes

Decimals

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Equations

 

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Multiplicative reasoning

Perimeter, area & volume

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Sequences & graphs

 

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of year

Year 7

Foundation

Topics:

Calculating

Analysing & displaying data

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Expressions, functions & formulae

Graphs

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Factors & multiples

Decimals & measures

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Angles & lines

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Measuring & shapes

Fractions, decimals & percentages

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Transformations

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of year

 

Year 8

Higher

Topics:

Factors & powers

Working with algebra

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

2D shapes & 3D solids

Real life graphs

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Transformations

Fractions, decimals & percentages

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Constructions & loci

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Graphs

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Graphs

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of year

Year 8

Foundation

Topics:

Number properties & calculations

Shapes & measures in 3D

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Statistics

Equations & expressions

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Decimal calculations

Angles

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Number properties

 

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of term

Topics:

Sequences

Fractions & percentages

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic

 

Topics:

Probability

 

 

 

 

Assessment:

End of topic
End of year

 

Can I study this at KS4?

Yes this is a core subject and is studied by all students

 

Are there any enrichment opportunities in school?  

Additional maths is offered as a separate subject in year 11.

 

What could I do/read at home to help myself or where could I visit to help my learning?

Ensure all set hegarty homework tasks are done and that you score at least 70% or higher on each task. If you get stuck on a question, then watch the video related to that topic on hegarty and have a go with the task again.

In addition to this, we have a KS3 catch up session every Wednesday after school in room 6A where Maths teachers will be available to help you with any homework tasks that you are stuck with.

Useful website links

www.hegartymaths.com                 log on code available from your maths teacher

Y7 – parent help list -for Hegarty maths

www.onmaths.com

www.corbettmaths.com