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Key Stage 3 Maths

KS3 Curriculum - Year 7 and 8

During Years 7 and 8 the emphasis in mathematics is upon enjoyment through achievement, development of the core skills in Number, Ratio, Algebra and Geometry.  Pupils are encouraged to develop their problem solving skills whilst simultaneously developing their ability to reason their way through a problem applying logic and present their explanation as mathematically as possible. 

Pupils in year 7 build upon, refine and extend upon existing skills from primary school and develop their mathematical curiosity inside and outside of lessons, alongside their  mathematical presentation in a way that will be help them to develop their mathematical communication skills all the way to A level mathematics and beyond.  Year 7 pupils given many opportunities to develop mathematical independence and confidence through numeracy ninjas,

Pupils in year 8 are encouraged to develop their independence and progress with their mathematical curiosity through further enrichment opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. 

The KS3 programme of study is completed by the end of Year 8 in order to start GCSE in Year 9.

All students use the Collins Mathematics Framework series in class, linked to their homework text, plus supplementary material as and when required.

Links to external websites and internal resources:

mathematical presentation

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numeracy ninjas

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mathematical curiosity

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Collins Mathematics Framework

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