Mathematics Course Info KS3

Content

Year 7Year 7 explore the content specified by the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Mathematics. The curriculum is designed to challenge and stretch students and builds upon their Key Stage 2 knowledge and application.
 
Year 7 study the following topic units:
Number Skills
Analysing and Displaying Data
Expressions and Formulae
Fractions
Angles and Lines
Decimals and Measures
Percentages
Proportional Reasoning
Sequences
Real Life Graphs
Probability
Year 8Year 8 explore the content specified by the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Mathematics. The curriculum is designed to challenge and stretch students and builds upon their knowledge and application.
 
Year 8 study the following topic units:
Number Skills
Working with Powers
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Transformations
Multiplicative Reasoning
2D Shapes and 3D Solids
Functions and Graphs
Ratio and Scale
Equations and Inequalities
Constructions and Loci
Year 9Year 9 explore the content specified by the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Mathematics. The curriculum is designed to challenge and stretch students and builds upon their knowledge and application.
 
Year 9 study the following topic units:
Number Skills – Accuracy and Measures
Powers, Roots and Standard Form
Collecting and Analysing Data
Polygons
Fractions and Probability
Circles
Pythagoras
Quadratics
Trigonometry
Ratio and Proportion

Assessment (including homework)

Year 7Students complete regular homework throughout year 7. In addition to consolidation homework, during each topic unit students will complete a ‘Continuous Skills Check’ and a ‘Progress Check’ at home. These are designed to consolidate content from within the classroom and allow for early identification of areas of concern.
 
Throughout the year, students will complete written assessments, which will relate to work they have recently undertaken. At the end of the year, students will sit an examination testing all of the content from Year 7.
 
This will produce an end of year profile of the students’ strengths and areas for development and guide intervention at the start of Year 8.
Year 8Students complete regular homework throughout year 8. In addition to consolidation homework, during each topic unit students will complete a ‘Continuous Skills Check’ and a ‘Progress Check’ at home. These are designed to consolidate content from within the classroom and allow for early identification of areas of concern.
 
Throughout the year, students will complete written assessments, which will relate to work they have recently undertaken. At the end of the year, students will sit an examination testing all of the content from Year 8.
 
This will produce an end of year profile of the students’ strengths and areas for development and guide intervention at the start of Year 9.
Year 9Students complete regular homework throughout year 9. In addition to consolidation homework, during each topic unit students will complete a ‘Continuous Skills Check’ and a ‘Progress Check’ at home. These are designed to consolidate content from within the classroom and allow for early identification of areas of concern.
 
Throughout the year, students will complete written assessments, which will relate to work they have recently undertaken. At the end of the year, students will sit an examination testing all of the content from Year 9.
 
This will produce an end of year profile of the students’ strengths and areas for development and guide intervention at the start of Key Stage 4.

How to support your daughter
If you are finding that your daughter is having difficulty, the following bullet points are suggestions of things to try:

  • Encourage her to speak to her friends first; perhaps they can work on the problem together.
  • Encourage her to speak to any maths teacher, or see a maths teacher as a group with her friends.
  • Encourage her to attend maths club on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday lunchtime from 1:25-1:55pm in S7.
  • Encourage her to visit the learning base to ask for help.
  • Try visiting the school VLE or these websites for help: BBC Bitesize  Khan Academy
  • Above all, be supportive of your daughter. Do not say “I couldn’t do it either”.
  • It is not “I can’t do it!”, it is “I can’t do it YET!”