Mathematics KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Content / Topics


Unit 1 Analysing and displaying data and lesson 4.1 from Delta 3
Unit 2 Number skills
Unit 3 Equations, functions and formulae
Unit 4 Fractions
Unit 5 Angles and shapes
Unit 6 Decimals
Unit 7 Equations
Unit 8 Multiplicative reasoning
Unit 9 Perimeter, area and volume
Unit 10 Sequences and graphs

Theta 1

Unit 1 Analysing and displaying data
Unit 2 Number skills
Unit 3 Expressions, functions and formulae
Unit 4 Decimals and measures
Unit 5 Fractions
Unit 6 Probability
Unit 7 Ratio and proportion
Unit 8 Lines and angles
Unit 9 Sequences and graphs
Unit 10 Transformations

Pi 1 and Pi 3 Lesson 10.1

Unit 1 Analysing and displaying data
Unit 2 Calculating
Unit 3 Expressions, functions and formulae
Unit 4: Graphs
Unit 5 Factors and multiples
Unit 6 Decimals and measures
Unit 7 Angles and lines
Unit 8 Measuring and shapes
Unit 9 Fractions, decimals and percentages
Unit 10: Transformations and lesson 10.1 from Pi 3

Skills Taught

Analysing data to be able to organise and order
Use all four operation skills: Add/Subtract/Divide/Multiply
To be able use a protractor and read accurately from a scale.
To be able to use inverse functions to solve equations
To be able to manipulate shapes: Rotate/Translate/Enlarge/Reflect
To be able to apply skills to solve problems involving multiple steps.

Year 8

Content / Topics


Delta 2

Unit 1 Factors and powers
Unit 2 Working with powers
Unit 3 2D shapes and 3D solids
Unit 4 Real-life graphs
Unit 5 Transformations
Unit 6 Fractions, decimals and percentages
Unit 7 Constructions and loci
Unit 8 Probability
Unit 9 Scale drawings and measurements
Unit 10 Graphs


Theta 2 and Theta 3 lessons 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and 3.2

Unit 1 Number and lesson 2.1 from Theta 3
Unit 2 Area and volume
Unit 4 Expressions and equations and lesson 2.2 from Theta 3
Unit 5 Real-life graphs
Unit 6 Decimals and ratio
Unit 7 Lines and angles
Unit 8 Calculating with fractions
Unit 9 Straight-line graphs
Unit 10 Percentages, decimals and fractions
Unit 3 Statistics, graphs and charts and lessons 3.1 and 3.2 from Theta 3


Pi 2 and Pi 3 Lesson 3.1
Unit 1 Number properties and calculations
Unit 2 Shapes and measures in 3D
Unit 3 Statistics and lesson 3.1 from Pi 3
Unit 4 Expressions and equations
Unit 5 Decimals calculations
Unit 6 Angles
Unit 7 Number properties
Unit 8 Sequences
Unit 9 Fractions and percentages
Unit 10 Probability

Skills Taught

To be able to extend knowledge of multiplication tables.
To be able to convert between Fractions/Decimals/Percentages.
To be able to use compass/ruler /protractors accurately to construct regular shapes.
To understand how point move under different conditions/fixed points.
To apply your understanding of graphs into real life situations.
To be able to read information from graphs and charts in different contexts.
To be apply methods to solve equations involving multi-steps.
To use number properties in order to work out worded questions.

GCSE Mathematics Key Stage 4

Exam Board :Pearson Edexcel Mathematics

For more information about studying Mathematics at GCSE see Mr Quraishi.

From 2017 Mathematics examinations in England changed to the new 3 paper examinations with a greater emphasis on functional Mathematics and pupil understanding.

Why study Mathematics?

According to a recent survey by the Engineering and Technology Board, Mathematics and Computing graduates are the most employable and the very highest earners, and mathematical skills regularly top employers’ wish lists. Mathematical skills learned at GCSE, such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, are closely linked to those actually used in the workplace.

GCSE Mathematics:

All students will follow the Edexcel GCSE Syllabus and will be entered for examination at either Higher Tier (Grades 9-4) (roughly equivalent to the old A* to D); or Foundation Tier (5-1) (roughly equivalent to the old C+ to G). The tier of entry will be based on target grades as established by the Academy. Assessment is 100% examination, with students taking three terminal written papers, one non calculator paper and two calculator papers. GCSE Mathematics is taught for four hours weekly in streamed groups. The GCSE in Mathematics requires students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in six areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Statistics
  • Probability

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