Mathematics (KS3)

Mathematics Y7

Students follow the Key Stage 3 Mathematics framework. The programmes of study cover the National Curriculum areas of Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. There is an emphasis on developing fluency in skills and on reasoning mathematically to solve problems. All students will also participate in a Puzzles and Problem solving activity with the Happy Puzzle Company during the summer term.

Assessment Y7

Assessment is through questioning, written work and formal tests in October, February and June.

Mathematics Y8

Students follow the Key Stage 3 Mathematics framework. The programmes of study cover the National Curriculum areas of Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. There is an emphasis on developing fluency in skills and on reasoning mathematically to solve problems.

Students are encouraged to develop their mathematical and thinking skills through a variety of activities and learning approaches. These include demonstration, illustration, dialogue, problem solving and the use of ICT. Students are regularly engaged in oral and mental work.  All students will also participate in the Crystal Maze problem solving activities.

Assessment Y8

Assessment is through questioning, written work and formal tests in December, March and June.

Mathematics Y9

Students follow the Key Stage 3 Mathematics framework. The programmes of study cover the National Curriculum areas of Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. There is an emphasis on developing fluency in skills and on reasoning mathematically to solve problems.

Students are encouraged to develop their mathematical and thinking skills through a variety of activities and learning approaches. These include demonstration, illustration, dialogue, problem solving and the use of ICT. Students are regularly engaged in oral and mental work.

In the summer term students will focus on developing further the problem solving in context and Functional Skills required for GCSE Maths.

Assessment Y9

Assessment is through questioning, written work and formal tests in December and April.

Grouping:

Students are taught in ability groups which are regularly reviewed, after each formal test. Parents are informed when changes are made.

Teaching and Learning Style

Students are encouraged to develop their mathematical and thinking skills through a variety of activities and learning approaches. These include demonstration, illustration, dialogue, problem solving and the use of ICT. Students are regularly engaged in oral and mental work, as well as interactive and group work.