mathematics

Key Stage 3

At KS3 we have developed a mastery curriculum which develops confidence, builds on KS2 competencies and embeds Mathematical reasoning and problem solving. The KS3 Curriculum is focussed on number, ratio, algebra and shape as the fundamental Mathematics skills required to be able to access any subsequent content. All students at KS3 develop and refine written methods for numeracy through following the numeracy programme in every lesson. All students at KS3 are supported to revisit content covered through personalised areas for improvement and further independent areas of study through the ‘Hegarty Maths’ system for home learning.

Assessment: 

Assessment in mathematics aims to capture the progress students are making at four points throughout the academic year. This enables teachers to know which topics or aspects of topics to re-teach which were not grasped first time. Teachers can identify gaps in student learning and through effective feedback students can resolve misconceptions and swiftly develop further knowledge and skills.

Year 7 
 
• Baseline assessment on entry.
• Assessments at three points throughout the academic year on a 10-week cycle.
• At the end of each year, students complete an End of Year exam covering all aspects taught throughout the year. 

Year 8 

• Assessments at three points throughout the academic year on a 10-week cycle.
• At the end of each year, students complete an End of Year exam covering all aspects taught throughout the year. 

Additional support 

• In class intervention – Students in year 7 receive specialist support from a HLTA to develop their arithmetic skills using a bespoke individualised programme.
• Learning club – Students in year 7 and year 8 can access the KS3 learning club to receive support with their homework.