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Mathematics

Time Allocation: Students study Maths for three 1 hour lessons per week in each of Year 7 and Year 8.

Grouping: Year 7 will be taught Maths in their form groups for the first two/three weeks of the autumn term and after an internal assessment, they are reallocated into sets. Movement between sets can take place at the end of each term.

Course Content: During KS3, students will develop their understanding of the main concepts that underpin the study of mathematics, as well as learn the processes which are essential to enable progress to be made. Problem solving and applications to the real world will be prevalent throughout. The content which will be covered is as follows:

  7 8
Autumn Number skills
Area and perimeter Fractions
Decimals and percentages
Properties of number 
Fractions
Area and perimeter
Negative numbers
Written calculations
Geometrical reasoning
Formulae and expressions
Spring Negative numbers Introduction to algebra Proportion                  
Venn diagrams
Graphs and charts             
Probability
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Summer Angles               Coordinates                   Data                         Probability Proportion             
Brackets and equations
Transformations       
  Real life graphs

Assessment:

Formal Assessment: Tests will take place at the end of each half term and these will be used to determine set movements.

Homework: One piece of homework is set for year 7 and two pieces are set for year 8 each week – usually one written piece of work and one online task.