KS3

In maths at Stretford High school students follow a 5 year tiered scheme of work based on 5 maths areas: Number, Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Geometry and Measures, and Ratio and Proportion which starts in KS3 and lays the foundation for GCSE work in year 9 and throughout KS4. KS3 pupils follow the Pi, Theta or Delta programme using a variety of teaching methods and applying the Mathematics to real life situations. The programme includes problem solving mathematics including financial planning. Students are assessed at the end of each unit and half term, they are notified of their strengths and areas for development so they are clear of what they have done well and how to improve for next time.

Students study the Mathematics National Curriculum and through this we aim to develop our students as follows:

- a positive attitude towards mathematics, as well as competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills;
- an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and logically;
- the skills to use their own initiative and an ability to work both independently and in co-operation with others;
- an ability to communicate through mathematics and to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview | Themes | Unit content |
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Term 1 | 1 Analysing and displaying data 2 Number skills- Four functions 3 Equations, functions and formulae 4 Fractions - Multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting | Two-way tables and bar charts Averages and range Grouped data Pie charts Scatter graphs and correlation Factors, primes and multiples Using negative numbers Multiplying and dividing Squares and square roots More powers and roots Simplifying algebraic expressions Writing algebraic expressions Substitute into formulae Brackets and powers Factorising expressions 4 functions & fractions Fractions, decimals and percentages Working with mixed numbers |

Term 2 | 5 Angles and shapes - Angles in differ 6 Decimals 7 Equations | Angles and parallel lines Angles in polygons Ordering decimals Rounding decimals Adding and subtracting decimals Multiplying & dividing decimals Fractions, decimals and percentages Calculating percentage increases and decreases Solving one-step and two-step equations Trial and improvement |

Term 3 | 8 Multiplicative reasoning 9 Perimeter, area and volume 10 Sequences and graphs | Metric and imperial units Writing ratios Sharing in a given ratio Direct and inverse proportion Using the unitary method Triangles, parallelograms and trapeziums Perimeter and area of compound shapes Properties of 3D solids Surface area Volume of cubes and cuboids Sequences The nth term Pattern sequences Coordinates and line segments Drawing straight-line graphs |

Year 8 Curriculum Overview | Themes | Unit content |
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Term 1 | 1 Factors and powers 2 Working with powers 3 2D shapes and 3D solid 4 Real life graphs | Prime factor decomposition Laws of indices STEM: Powers of 10 Calculating and estimating Simplifying expressions More simplifying Expanding and simplifying Substituting and solving Plans and elevations Surface area volume of prisms and cylinders Pythagoras' theorem Direct proportion Interpreting financial graphs Distance-time graphs Rates of change Misleading graphs |

Term 2 | 5 Transformations 6 Fractions, decimals and percentages 7 Constructions and loci | Reflection, translation, rotation and enlargement Identify planes of reflection symmetry in 3D solids. Area and volume enlargement Recurring decimals Work out an original quantity before a percentage increase or decrease Percentage change Repeated percentage change Accurate drawings Constructing shapes Bisecting lines angles and perpendicular bisectors Loci |

Term 3 | 8 Probability 9 Scale drawings and measures 10 Graphs | Comparing probabilities Mutually exclusive events Estimating probability Experimental probability Probability diagrams Tree diagrams Maps and scales Bearings Scales and ratio Congruent and similar shapes Use similarity to solve problems in 2D shapes. Plotting linear graphs The gradient y = mx + c Parallel and perpendicular lines Inverse functions Non-linear graphs |