Maths Key Stage 3 - St Peter's Church of England Aided School Exeter, Devon, UK

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Maths Key Stage 3

Throughout years 7 and 8 students are taught in sets based on prior attainment.  Within each year there are three parallel populations of four ability sets each.

The study of Mathematics within Key stage 3 is intended to develop concepts and understanding from Key stage 2 and build solid foundations on which successful mathematicians can be built throughout keys stage 4.

There are a number of key concepts that underpin the study of mathematics. Pupils need to understand these concepts in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Each term is focused on an area of the curriculum and as pupil’s progress through the year developing a good knowledge of each and intentionally developing a deeper understanding rather than racing through and onto a new topic.

Year 7

Term 1

Number including place value, operations, decimals and directed numbers

Algebra including language, simplifying, BIDMAS, equations and substitution


Term 2

Geometry and Measures including 2d shapes, angles, polygons and constructions.

Number including everything fraction

Term 3

Algebra including coordinates, sequences and graphs

Statistics including graphs, charts and tables

Year 8

Term 1

Number including fractions, percentages, proportion and ratio.

Algebra including Inequalities, equations and formula

Term 2

Geometry and Measures including transformations, bearing and Loci

Probability and Statistics including language, sample spaces, Venn diagrams and averages

Term 3

Measures including area and perimeter, metric units and estimation

Geometry and Measures including Pythagoras, volume and surface area

Students who are unable to access the curriculum fully will be provided with additional support within lessons as well as additional extra lessons to allow students to catch up and move forward.

Homework is provided every week and should be between 30- 60 minutes but no longer, and students will be asked to various tasks such as Mymaths, book work and creative activities to support learning and progress..

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