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Key Stage 3

Mathematics in Key Stage 3 helps students to develop essential number skills through a core numeracy curriculum in Years 7 & 8. This runs along side a mathematics curriculum that broadens students understanding through investigations and real life problems. We aim to ensure students know how to use maths in every day situations. This includes financial awareness, planning projects or journeys and collecting and interpreting data. As we move towards and into Year 9, we introduce more algebra and prepare for beginning the GCSE course.

Course content

Data handling cycle Perimiter, area & volume Angles & shapes
Angles & construction Fractions, decimals & percentages Transformations
Negative numbers Data hadling skills Contruction & loci
Investigation & Skills Angles & geometrical skills Equations
Equations & formulae Probability Area & perimeters
Fractions Real life & process skills Real life and functional skills
Handling data Ration & proportion Sequences, functions & graphs
Perimeter & area Algebraic equations & formulae Financial capacity
Ratio & proportion Straight line graphs  
Shape & transformations Shape: transformation & contruction  
Sequences & line graphs    
Shape & Construction    
Functional skills activities    

Curriculum Maps

More information on what is taught in each academic year at Key Stage 3, together with termly assessments can be found by clicking on the links below:



Year 7 Curriculum and Assessment
Year 8 Curriculum and Assessment
Year 9 Curriculum and Assessment


Department marking and feedback policy

To view the Maths department marking and feedback policy, please click on the link below:


Maths marking & feedback policy


Method of Assessment

We continually assess work in lessons by observing and questioning as well as through marking class work and independent learning. We also assess through testing about once every six weeks in a 1 hour test. At the end of each year, we do a formal test over three lessons consisting of a non-calculator, calculator and mental test.

Independent Learning

We set regular work to consolidate learning in class. This can be from books provided by the school, online using mymaths, or could be an investigation based activity.


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