In KS3 Maths, the department addresses curricular requirements for Years 7, 8 and 9 - including the four core elements of Arithmetic education: Algebra, Numbers, Handling Data, and Shape and Space.
Our year 7 and 8 pupils are on the new KPI (Key Performance indicator) curriculum, where we teach fewer concepts but in greater depth, allowing pupils to have stronger foundations. The KPI’s allow us to pinpoint pupil’s strengths and weaknesses and share this information through reporting, to allow for a partnership between pupils, teachers and parents.
We use differentiated MyMaths textbooks for year 7 as problem solving features heavily. For year 8 we use the latest Maths Frameworking text book from Collins (in line with the National Curriculum).
Our year 9 pupils are on a 3 year GCSE course, to allow pupils enough time to get comfortable with the more demanding nature of the new GCSE.
Below is a selection of covers of the books used in class.