In Key Stage 3 students follow the national curriculum for mathematics which aims to ensure that all students:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that students develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
The programme of study for Key Stage 3 is organised into distinct units that build on students’ Key Stage 2 knowledge. Students are encouraged to make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
Year 7 and 8
Students are taught in accordance with the National Curriculum with an emphasis within each unit on mastery. A variety of resources are used to within lessons from worksheets, textbooks, investigations and computer based activities.
Year 7 catch up lessons
If a child has not reached the national standard in their SATs at primary school, their weaknesses are identified and a plan is put into place to help ensure the learning gaps are closed.