KS3 Mathematics

"For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics."

Roger Bacon (1219 - 1292)


We follow a bespoke scheme of learning which is designed to master the mathematical concepts and embed deeper understanding to support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.

The scheme of learning;

  • has number at its heart. A large proportion of time in Year 7 is spent reinforcing number to build competency. Key number skills are then fed through the rest of the scheme so that students become more and more fluent.
  • gives opportunities to extend higher attaining students through depth, rather than acceleration onto new content.
  • provides plenty of time to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum.

Students spend one lesson per week challenge problems, which require using variety of mathematical skills to solve the 'big' question. Throughout the year, students will develop their understanding from concrete to abstract concepts.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a natural part of each and every maths lesson, as the classroom teacher works with students to check their prior knowledge to inform their next steps of learning. During Key Stage 3, students sit end of topic tests to gauge their mastery of the work that has just been studied. These topic tests help the teacher and the student to identify whether the student is making the expected level of progress and to find individual areas of strength and those needing further development. Longer formal tests three times during the year (once per term) and results are closely monitored, helping to inform changes to placement of students into appropriate teaching groups and to identify students who need additional support or intervention.

October 2021

MTWTFWE
12
456789
111213141516
181920212223
252627282930

View the calendar in full

Mathematics News

View more news stories