Skip to content ↓

Key Stage 3

Mathematics in Years 7, 8 & 9

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

Year 7 design a new scheme of work which uses the mastery approach and use of mathematical reasoning to promote the resilience to problem solving, with a main focus on the number topics.

They are assessed during two MAD (make a difference) lessons with a short review of work covered in the previous two weeks. At the end of the topic there is a formal assessment. From this assessment there will be two weeks of intervention to "plug the gaps" before moving onto the next topic.

Autumn 1

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Place value, recognising numbers and representation Representing Numbers I can recognise proportions of a whole number using fractions and percentages 2
Place Value and Ordering I can order positive and negative number and use the symbols = < > ≤   ≥ 5
I understand place value and order decimals
Rounding I can round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, decimal places and significant figures 5
I can use rounding skills in estimating problems and calculations
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Autumn 2

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Multiplication and Division Powers of 10 I can multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 ( 0.1 and 0.01) 5
I can convert standard units (e.g. time, length, volume, mass) in numerical contexts
Integers and Decimals I can multiply whole numbers and decimals using written methods 3
 
Long Multiplication and Division I can multiply and divide larger integers using written methods 3
Negatives I can multiply and divide positive and negative integers 2
Fractions I can multiply and divide fractions including improper fractions and mixed numbers 5
I can simplify fractions and find equivalent fractions, including improper fractions and mixed numbers
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Spring 1

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Addition and Subtractions Calculations I can add and subtract integers (positive and negative), decimals and fractions using written methods 7
Perimeter I can calculate perimeters of 2D shapes 2
Sum of Angles I can apply the sum of angles at a point, on a straight line and in a triangles and quadrilaterals to find unknown angles 2
Collecting Like Terms I can simplify algebraic expressions by collecting like terms 3
Sequences I can recognise sequences and generate them using a term-to-term rule
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Spring 2

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Types of Numbers Multiples and Factors I understand and can find multiples and factors including HCF and LCM 5
I understand prime numbers and find the prime factor decomposition's or numbers
Powers and Roots I understand and can use powers and roots, including square numbers up to 15 × 15, and powers of 10 1
I can interpret and calculate standard form. 3
Operations and Inverse Calculations Calculations I understand and use the order of operations and the inverse of functions 2
Assessment 2
Intervention 7

Summer 1

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Multiplication and Division Fractions of amount and order I can express a smaller whole number as a fraction of a larger one, compare and order fractions as well as find fraction of amounts 2
Equivalence I can compare quantities by calculating equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages 4
Percentages I can calculate percentages of a quantity and use this to increase and decrease in percentage change problems  
I can identify and work with fractions and percentages in problems 11
I can solve problems involving simple interest and financial maths
EOY Revision 4

Summer 2

Topic Subtopic Concept Approx Hours
Ratio and Proportion Units and Measurements I can use, convert and solve problem involving standard units of mass, length, time money and other measures 6
I can use compound measures (speed, distance, time and density, mass, volume)
Scale Factors I can use scale factors in shapes diagrams and maps 2
Ratios I can simplify and divide in a ratio 6
I can solve problems involving ratios, e.g. conversion, comparison, scaling, mixing, concentrations
EOY Assessment Week Beginning 11th June 2018 4
Intervention After EOY Test 3

Year 8-9 Curriculum Overview