Students in Key Stage 3 undertake study in the topics of number, algebra, angles and shape, and data. A breakdown of the work covered in each year is detailed below.

## Year 7

Students in Year 7 undertake a wide-ranging introduction to mathematics, including introductions to numbers, shape and angles, algebra, and probability. The course is broken into:

**Autumn Term**- Number (1): place value, 4 operations estimating BIDMAS
- Angles: rounding a point, straight line, compass points
- Algebra (1): number machines, general terms
- Handling Data (1): 3 averages and range

**Spring Term**- Number (2): negative numbers and coordinates
- Shape (2): triangles and quadrilaterals, constructions
- Algebra (2): multiples, LCM and HCF, types of numbers
- Handling Data (2): graphs and questionnaires

**Summer Term**- Number (3): fractions (four operations, equivalent fractions)
- Shape (3): area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, area of parallelograms, triangles and trapezia
- Algebra (3): like terms, four operations, solving equations, removing single brackets
- Handling Data (3): probability
- Number (4): decimals and percentages
- Shape (4): volume of solids and units

## Year 8

Students in Year 8 build upon their work in Year 7, revisiting topics including numbers, algebra and data handling. The course is broken into:

**Autumn Term**- Number (1): long multiplication, long division, directed numbers
- Algebra (1): types of numbers, roots, prime factors, sequences (linear and quadratic)
- Shape (1): properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, symmetry, parallel lines
- Handling Data (1): probability

**Spring Term**- Handling Data (1 continued): experimental and theoretical probabilities, Venn diagrams
- Number (2): decimals
- Number (3): fractions and percentages
- Algebra (2): collecting like terms, brackets and factorisation

**Summer Term**- Shape (2): area and circumference of a circle
- Handling Data (2): constructing and reading from graphs, scatter diagrams, stem and leaf
- Algebra (3): equations and plotting of graphs
- Shape (3): transformation of shapes
- Handling Data (3): mean, median and mode from frequency tables

## Year 9

In Year 9, students round their knowledge of mathematics before entering GCSE mathematics in Year 10. The course is broken into:

**Autumn Term**- Number (1): fractions and decimals, rounding, standard form
- Shape (1): area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes
- Algebra (1): sequences, simplifying, brackets, solving equations

**Spring Term**- Handling Data (1): graphs, averages, cumulative frequency curves
- Number (2): fractions and decimals
- Algebra (2): brackets, factorisation, simultaneous equations
- Shape (2): geometry, angles of polygons, Pythagoras' Theorem

**Summer Term**- Handling Data (2): probability and relative frequency
- Number (3): percentages and inverse percentages, social applications, ratio and proportion
- Algebra (3): power rules, negative and fractional powers
- Algebra (4): graphs, quadratic and cubics, gradients