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Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
KS4

Key Stage 3 Mathematics Year 7 

 

Subject Content  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sequences, algebra, notation, equality and equivalence
  • Place value, ordering, FDP equivalence
  • Solving problems using addition, subtraction
  • Operations using directed numbers 
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions
  • Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation, developing geometric reasoning 
  • Interleaving of equations, perimeter, expressions, BODMAS, higher negative square root, algebraic LCM, HCF

Skills 

 

 

 

 

The key fundamentals for mathematics are number, algebra, geometry, statistics and ratio and proportion.

Students will apply these throughout the year interleaving topics within each other so that they see and develop an understanding of how each skills links with other areas of maths and other subjects within the curriculum. 

Background/Extended Learning 

 

 

 

Use MyMaths to further your understanding.
  

Discuss at home different application to maths. Each question is related to a real life situations from buying tickets to electricity bills.

Reflect on your learning and keep practice the skills. Create knowledge organisers and flash cards.

This will help to learn the key facts. The key to success is using the skills regularly. 

 

  

Year 8 

 

Subject Content  

 

 

 

 

 

Students in year 8 build on their learning in year 7 ensuring students broaden and develop upon these key skills.

  • Ratio and scale, multiplicative change
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • working in the Cartesian plane, collecting and representing data tables
  • Brackets, equations and inequalities, sequences, indices
  • Fractions and percentages, standard index form, number sense
  • Line symmetry and reflection
  • Angles in parallel lines and polygons
  • Handling data cycle

Skills  

 

 

 

 

The key fundamentals for mathematics are number, algebra, geometry, statistics and ratio and proportion.

Students will apply these throughout the year interleaving topics within each other so that they see and develop an understanding of how each skills links with other areas of maths and other subjects within the curriculum. 

Background/Extended Learning 

Use MyMaths to further your understanding.  

Discuss at home different application to maths.

Each question is related to a real life situations from buying tickets to electricity bills.
 

Reflect on your learning and keep practice the skills. Create knowledge organisers and flash cards. This will help to learn the key facts. The key to success is using the skills regularly. 

 

 

Year 9 

 

Subject Content  

 

 

 

 

 

Students in year 9 build on their learning in year 7 and 8, ensuring students broaden and develop upon these key skills.

  • Straight line graphs, forming and solving equations, testing conjectures
  • 3D shapes, constructions and congruency
  • Number, percentages, maths and money
  • Deductions, rotation and translation, pythagoras theorem
  • enlargement similarity, ratio and proportion, probabilities
  • Solving problems using graphs, tables and alegebra

 

KS3 Fundamental Skills

 

 

 

 

The key fundamentals for mathematics are number, algebra, geometry, statistics and ratio and proportion.

Students will apply these throughout the year interleaving topics within each other so that they see and develop an understanding of how each skills links with other areas of maths and other subjects within the curriculum. 

Background/Extended Learning 

 

 

Use MyMaths to further your understanding.  

Discuss at home different application to maths.

Each question is related to a real life situations from buying tickets to electricity bills.
 

Reflect on your learning and keep practice the skills. Create knowledge organisers and flash cards. This will help to learn the key facts. The key to success is using the skills regularly. 

 

 

Key Stage 4 

Course Name 

 

GCSE mathematics  

Exam Board 

 

Edexcel 

Assessment Detail 

 

 

 

100% exam based assessment. 

3 papers. Each paper last 1 ½ hours.  

Students will either complete the higher tier (grades 4 to 9) or foundation tier (grade 1 to 5) 

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Specification

Subject Content

Students will develop knowledge and fluency to apply skills involving number, algebra, ratio and proportion and rates of change, geometry and measure and statistics and probability.
 

For students following the foundation tier, approximately 50% of the contents applies to number and ratio, proportion and rates of changes.
 

For students following the higher tier, approximately 30%of the content applies to algebra. 

 

 

Skills Taught 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Number  
  • Calculations, fractions, decimals and percentages, measure and accuracy,  
  • Algebra  
  • Notation, vocabulary and manipulation, graphs, solving equations and inequalities, sequences 
  • Ratio, proportion and rate of change 
  • Proportionality, ratio and links to percentages and fractions 
  • Geometry and measure 
  • Properties and construction, mensuration and calculations, vectors 
  • Probability and statistics 
  • Measures to describes data, diagrams to display data and calculating probability in a variety of contexts 

Background/Extended Learning 

 

 

Use Mymaths and Century Tech to further your understanding.  

Mathsgenie.co.uk provide revision videos, past exam questions and solutions.

Discuss at home different application to maths. Each question is related to a real life situations from buying tickets to electricity bills.