Please see below some information about the course covered during Key Stage 3. You will also find a minimum expected standards booklet in a hyperlink below. Inside this booklet you will find a summary of all the knowledge and skills that the academy expects your child to master in this subject by the end of the year. These are the minimum standards that we set for all students. If your child achieves this, they should be on track to achieve at least a grade 5/6 in your GCSE in year 11. During each half-term your child will have regular ‘learning checks to assess how well they are progressing against the expected standards. If they do not reach the expected standard in any of these checks, they should be seeking help from their teacher regarding the best possible steps. Teachers will also be sharing with students examples of how to go beyond the expected standards and providing additional challenge.
In their Mathematics lessons during Key Stage 3, students are studying a mastery curriculum, focused on fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. This has been specifically designed to prepare students for studying the new, more challenging, GCSE course, which they begin to study in year 9. During each half term, students study one big topic area of Mathematics. Currently, these are:
– Place Value
– 2D Shapes
– Probability and Venn Diagrams
– Linear Sequences, Equations and Graphs
– Ratio and Proportion
– 3D Shapes