Mathematics at KS3

Faculty
Mathematics
Department
Mathematics
Level
Key Stage 3
Head of Faculty
M. Gomez

All students develop their understanding in Number, Algebra, Ratio Proportion and Rates of Change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Handling Data, whilst being able to use and apply these skills appropriately.

Class lessons include discussion of topics, but students also work individually completing questions related to the skills taught and applying these to problem solving questions. Year 7 and 8 have a spiral structure with Year 8 chapters following on from the Year 7 chapters, extending learning and understanding. Chapters during the year review and build on topics previously completed. Homework plays a very important part in the learning process. There are 2 homeworks a week:

  1. A Hegarty homework on the computer to revise topics covered about six weeks ago.
  2. Written worksheet to check skills or an application worksheet to practise more exam type problem solving questions.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 7

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Chapter 3 – Expressions and formulae (taught as a form)
Chapter 2 – Measures, perimeter and area (taught in new sets)
Numeracy test in September.
Chapter 2 and 3 tests.
Autumn 2 Chapter 4 – Fractions, decimals and percentages.
Chapter 5 – Angles and 2D shapes.
Chapter 6 – Graphs.
Chapter 4, 5, 6 tests.
Spring 1 Chapter 7 – Whole number calculations.
Chapter 8 – Statistics.
Chapter 7 and 8 tests.
Mid-year assessment on Chapters 2 – 8.
Spring 2 Chapter 9 – Transformations and symmetry.
Chapter 10 – Equations.
Chapter 11 – Factors and multiples.
Chapter 12 – Constructions and 3D shapes.
Chapter 9, 10, 11 and 12 tests.
Summer 1 Chapter 13 – Sequences.
Chapter 14 – Decimal calculations.
Chapter 13 and 14 tests.
Summer 2 Chapter 15 – Ratio and proportion.
Chapter 16 – Probability.
Chapter 15 and 16 tests.
Two end of year assessments on all chapters.

 

Year 8

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Chapter 1 – Whole number and decimals
Chapter 2 – Measures, perimeter and area
Chapter 3 – Expressions and formulae
Chapter 1, 2 and 3 tests.
Autumn 2 Chapter 4 – Fractions, decimals and percentages
Chapter 5 – Angles and shapes
Chapter 6 – Graphs
Chapter 4, 5, 6 tests.
Spring 1 Chapter 7 – Mental calculations
Chapter 8 – Collecting and representing data
Chapter 7 and 8 tests.
Mid-year assessment on chapters 1 – 8.
Spring 2 Chapter 9 – Transformations
Chapter 10 – Equations
Chapter 11 – Written and calculator methods
Chapter 12 – Constructions
Chapter 9, 10, 11, 12 tests.
Summer 1 Chapter 13 – Sequences
Chapter 14 – 3D Shapes
Chapter 13 and 14 tests.
Summer 2 Chapter 15 – Ratio and proportion
Chapter 16 – Probability
Chapter 15 and 16 tests.
Two end of year assessments on all chapters.

 

Year 9

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Chapter 1 – Calculations 1
Chapter 2 – Expressions
Chapter 3 – Angles and polygons
Skills & Application, Assessments on Chapters 1, 2 & 3. Module Test 1 – Exam questions on all 3 chapters (1, 2, 3).
Autumn 2 Chapter 4 – Handling data 1
Chapter 5 – Fractions, decimals and percentages
Skills and Application. Chapter 4 and 5 Assessments.
Spring 1 Chapter 5 – Fractions, decimals and percentages continued
Chapter 6 – Formulae and functions
Skills and Application Assessments on Chapters 5 and 6. Module Test 2 – Exam questions on all 3 chapters (4, 5, 6).
Spring 2 Chapter 7 – Working in 2D
Chapter 8 – Probability
Skills and Application.
Assessments on Chapters 7 & 8.
Summer 1 Chapter 8 – Probability continued
Chapter 9 – Measures and accuracy
Skills and Application Assessments on Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Module Test 3 – Exam questions on all 3 chapters (7, 8, 9).
Summer 2 Chapter 10 – Equations and inequalities part 1 End of Year Exam (Chapters 1 – 9).

 

Extended Learning

Year 7

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
kerboodle.com;
hegartymaths.com;
vle.mathswatch.co.uk;
bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Year 7: Textbooks used MyMaths 2B, 1C, 1B, 1A. Video clips relevant to the topics from Hegarty and/or Mathswatch nrich.maths.org

 

Year 8

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
kerboodle.com;
hegartymaths.com;
vle.mathswatch.co.uk;
bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Year 8: Textbooks used MyMaths 3B, 2C, 2B, 2A Video clips relevant to the topics from Hegarty and/or Mathswatch. nrich.maths.org

 

Year 9

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
kerboodle.com;
hegartymaths.com;
vle.mathswatch.co.uk;
bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Higher and Foundation Edexcel GCSE Maths by Oxford. Video clips relevant to the topics from Hegarty and/or Mathswatch. Homework clubs for completing Mathswatch or Hegarty homeworks.

 

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