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