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KS3

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students will undertake a wide ranging course covering the following areas:

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

There will be an emphasis on numeracy in Year 7 and 8 to ensure that all students are confident in working with numbers in a variety of situations without a calculator. Problem solving will be a focus for all classes to ensure they gain confidence in this area.

Every student’s progress will be tracked throughout their time at St Mary’s to ensure that they make sustained progress.

Pupils are taught in sets according to ability. Decisions about progression are based on pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Those who are not sufficiently fluent are given the chance to consolidate their understanding.

In brief topics covered are:

Year 7

Whole Numbers and decimals:

Place value and decimals

Negative numbers

Mental and written subtraction

Rounding and estimation

Measures, perimeter and Area:

Metric measurements

Area and perimeter

Expressions and formulae:

Expressions and simplifying

Substitution

Expanding brackets

Using and writing formulae

 

Fractions, decimals and percentages:

Fraction notation

Adding and subtracting fractions

Fractions of a quantity

Percentage, fraction and decimals

Angles and 2D shapes:

Measuring angles

Calculating angles

Properties of 2D shapes

 

 

Graphs:

Co-ordinates

Straight line graphs

Real life graphs

Time series graphs

Number:

Mental and written calculations

Statistics:

Bar graphs, pie charts

Averages (mean, median and mode)

Time

 

 

Year 8

 

Whole numbers and decimals:

Multiples and factors

Prime numbers

Square and cube numbers

Square roots and cube roots

Indices

Rounding and estimation

Transformations:

Symmetry

Reflection, Rotation and Translation

Tessellation

Equations:

Solving equations

Real life equations

Written and calculator methods:

Written calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Calculator skills

Constructions:

Constructing triangles

Bisectors

Scale drawing

Sequences:

Term to term rules

Position to term rules

Sequences in context

 

3D shapes:

Isometric drawings

Surface area

Volume

Ratio and Proportion:

Ratio

Dividing in a given ratio

Proportion

Probability:

Equally likely outcomes

Experimental probability

Venn diagrams

 

Year 9

Fractions decimals and percentages:

Four rules and fractions

Percentage problems including reverse percentage where appropriate

Equations:

Solving equations

Constructing equations

Trial and improvement

Written multiplication and division:

Multiplying and dividing decimals

 

Graphs:

Straight line graphs

Gradient

y= mx +c ( where appropriate)

Pythagoras

 

Measures, perimeter and area:

Area 2D shapes

Compound measures

 

Graphs:

Distance- time graphs

Time series graphs

 

During the summer term year 9 will begin the KS4 scheme of work.