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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

Concepts: Types of number, approximation, mental calculations and orders of operations.

IPM Assessment :  Number Assessment 1

Algebra

Concepts: Expressions, formulae and equations.

IPM Assessment : Algebra Assessment 1

Geometry and Measures

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

IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 1

 

Spring

Term

Statistics

Concepts: Planning, collecting, analysing and representing data.

IPM Assessment : Statistics Assessment

Number

Concepts: Fractions, percentages,

Ratio Proportion and Rates of Change

Ratio and proportion.

IPM Assessment : Number Assessment 2

Summer

Term

Independent Investigation

Algebra 2

Concepts: Sequences, functions and graphs.

Investigation Assessment

IPM Assessment : Algebra Assessment 2

 Geometry and Measures 2

Concepts: Co-ordinates, transformations and constructions.

IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 2

Year 8

 

Content

Autumn

Term

Number

Concepts: Decimals, powers, root, directed numbers, mental calculations, estimation, prime numbers, order of operations and Indices.

IPM Assessment :  Number Assessment 1

Algebra

Concepts: Expressions, formula, equations and inequalities.

IPM Assessment : Algebra Assessment 1

Investigation IPM

Geometry and Measures

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

IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 1

Spring

Term

Statistics

Concepts: Planning, collecting, analysing and representing data.

IPM Assessment: Statistics Assessment

Number 2

Concepts: Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.

IPM Assessment: Number Assessment 2

Probability

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

IPM Assessment: Probability Assessment

Summer

Term

Algebra 2

Concepts: Sequences, functions and straight line graphs.

IPM Assessment: Algebra Assessment 2

Geometry and Measures 2

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

IPM Assessment : Geometry and Measures Assessment 2

Towards the end of Year 8 students will sit a setting assessment in order to give a cross-year comparison for the setting of students in Year 9.