At Key Stage 3 the Maths Department follows the National Curriculum levels up to levels 8+, We believe the curriculum is demanding and allows students to develop their formal skills base; as well as giving them the ability to apply and solve problems confidently.
In year 7 students follow the National Curriculum studying Number, Algebra. Geometry and Statistics. The level at which the students are taught is closely matched to their Key Stage 2 teacher assessment consolidating and extending where applicable.
Year 7 Maths Curriculum
In year 8 students build upon and extend their range of maths skills particularly those connected to algebra. In particular, students are expected to know how to manipulate algebra and form and solve equation in preparation for the demands of Year 9 and Key Stage 4.
Year 8 Maths Curriculum
In Year 9 students are preparing for more formal examinations as they move on to Key Stage 4 GCSE courses. They are expected to revise their basic skills weekly and revise independently for termly assessment. As their confidence in their skills improves they are expected to be able to solve and master more complex and multi-step problems.
Target Setting and assessment
In Key Stage 3 pupils are grouped according to ability. Pupils sit a termly test so that individual targets can be set.
The more able
In the classroom, work is differentiated to make sure that all students are appropriately supported and challenged. We have a wide range of resources available to enable us to do this.
Support is provided and targeted at the students in line with their ability as reflected in which set they have been placed in individuals and small groups. We also offer Booster Lessons for pupils identified as needing extra help.