At KS3, our focus is to ensure students become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and inspire a love for learning using aspects of the mastery learning approach. Our curriculum is shaped such that the interconnected nature of mathematics allows students to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. Our spiral curriculum offers clear and coherent sequencing of mathematical concepts, knowledge, and techniques both within each year and across years, so that new ideas are built on the firm foundations of existing ones.
We want our pupils to become confident mathematicians with a KS3 curriculum designed to lay strong foundations in preparation for the GCSE years.
You can download the curriculum overview for each year group at the bottom of this page.
In year 7, Students follow the first year of a two-year KS3 Scheme of Learning. We use a learning framework that enables students to work on depth, logic, fluency, and problem-solving in real-world scenarios. Pupils will study a range of different topics from Number, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Ratio and Proportion. The curriculum is designed to embed enrichment activities, allowing students the opportunity to apply the essential skills learned in the classroom, develop their literacy, numeracy and IT skills and promote a growth mindset.
The two-year KS3 Scheme of Learning continues for students in year 8. We use a learning framework that enables students to work on depth, logic, fluency, and problem-solving in real-world scenarios. Pupils will extend and build on a range of different topics from Number, Statistics, Algebra, Geometry and Ratio. The curriculum is designed to embed enrichment activities, giving students the opportunity to use the essential skills learned in the classroom, develop their literacy, numeracy and IT skills and promote a growth mindset.
Students begin the GCSE course in Year 9.
Students study a variety of topics in Year 1 of the course with the goal of laying solid foundations for the years to come. Students study a number of topics from the following key areas: Number, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry and Statistics.
The GCSE assessment has a great emphasis on problem solving, communication, proof and interpretation. This ensures that students have the skills they need to use Mathematics in a real life context. Problem solving questions are used in lessons on a regular basis to build pupils confidence to tackle these types of questions.
|Y7 Curriculum Map||23rd Jan 2023||Download|
|Y8 Curriculum Map||23rd Jan 2023||Download|
|Y9 Curriculum Map||23rd Jan 2023||Download|