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Key Stage 3

Pupils enter St Annes academy with different levels of mathematical skills and different amounts of mathematical knowledge.  The aim in year 7 is to ensure that all students have a firm grounding in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability.  In Year 8 we continue to build on these areas, and in Year 9 pupils begin KS4.  Students are taught in sets of different sizes depending on their ability.

Students have eight lessons of 60 minutes per fortnight of discrete teaching throughout the key stage to ensure the delivery of the yearly teaching objectives for Mathematics.


Year 7 Topics Covered


Theta 1 Scheme of Work



Unit Title

2014 Programme of study


Autumn 1

1 Analysing and displaying data

Calculating averages and measures of spread
Construct and interpret charts


2 Number skills

Order of operations
Rounding and estimating
Negative numbers
Prime numbers, factors and multiples


Autumn 2

3 Expressions, functions and formulae

Substitution into formulae
Collecting like terms, expanding brackets
Forming expressions


4 Decimals and measures

Order decimals and fractions
Use inequalities
Coordinates in 4 quadrants


Spring 1

5 Fractions

Convert between fractions, decimals and percentages
Simplify fractions and find equaivalent fractions


6 Probability

Use appropriate language of probability
Use the 0–1 probability scale
record, describe and analyse the frequency of outcomes of simple probability experiments


Spring 2

7 Ratio and proportion

Solve problems involving direct proportion
Use ratio notation
Simplify a ratio
Share in a given ratio


Summer 1

8 Lines and angles

Draw and measure line segments and angles
Know and use the properties of angles at a point, on a straight line, vertically opposite angles and angles in a triangle
Use the sum of angles in a triangle to deduce the angle sum in any polygon
Simple proofs


9 Sequences and graphs

generate terms of a sequence from a term-to-term rule and position to term rule
find the nth term
recognise arithmetic and geometric sequences
Plot linear graphs


Summer 2

10 Transformations

derive properties of regular polygons
identify properties of, and describe the results of: translations, rotations, reflections and enlargements


Year 8 Topics Covered


Theta 2 Scheme of Work



Unit Title

2014 Programme of study


Autumn 1

1 Number

Factors and multiples including HCF and LCM
Prime factorisation
Use integer powers and associated roots
Recognise powers of 2, 3, 4, 5


2 Area and volume

Solve problems involving area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezia
Solve problems involving volume of cuboids
Composite shapes
Change between standard units


Autumn 2

3 Statistics, graphs and charts

Continuous, discrete and grouped data
Use appropriate average and measures of spread
Bar charts, pie charts and scatter graphs


4 Expressions and equations

Use and interpret algebraic notation
Collect like terms
Factorise expressions
Solve linear equations


Spring 1

5 Real-life graphs

Model situations or procedures by using graphs


6 Decimals and ratio

Round numbers to decimal places and significant figures
Simplify a ratio
Share in a given ratio


Spring 2

7 Lines and angles

Angles in parallel lines
Deduce the angle sum in any polygon
Apply angle facts, triangle congruence, similarity and properties of quadrilaterals


8 Calculating with fractions

Arithmetic with fractions
Convert between decimals and fractions.  


Summer 1

9 Straight-line graphs

Plot linear graphs
Calculate and interpret gradients and intercepts of linear graphs
Calculate and interpret gradients and intercepts of linear graphs
Direct proportion


Summer 2

10 Percentages, decimals and fractions

Express one quantity as a percentage of another
Compare two quantities using percentages
Work with percentages greater than 100%


Year 9 Topics Covered


Theta 3 Scheme of Work



Unit Title

2014 Programme of study


Autumn 1

1 Indices and standard form

Write numbers in standard form
Compare numbers in standard form


2 Expressions and formulae

Use and interpret algebraic notation
Expand products of two or more binomials
Understand and use standard mathematical formulae
Rearrange formulae to change the subject


Autumn 2

3 Dealing with data

Continuous, discrete and grouped data
Describe and interpret averages and measures of spread.  Construct and interpret scatter graphs


4 Multiplicative reasoning

Use compound units to solve problems
Work with percentages greater than 100%
Construct similar shapes by enlargement with and without coordinate grids


Spring 1

5 Constructions

use scale diagrams and maps
derive and use the standard ruler and compass constructions
Use conventional terms and notations for points, lines, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, right angles and regular polygons
Solve problems in involving 3D shapes


6 Equations, inequalities and proportionality

Substituting into formulae
Collect like terms
Expanding products of two or more binomials


Spring 2

7 Circles, Pythagoras and prisms

calculate errors resulting from estimating
calculate and solve problems involving perimeters and areas of circles
Pythagoras’ Theorem


8 Sequences and graphs

Plot quadratic graphs
Interpret y = mx + c
Solve simultaneous equations graphically
Interpret exponential and reciprocal graphs
Inverse proportion


Summer 1

9 Probability

Venn diagrams
Sample space diagrams


10 Comparing shapes

derive and illustrate properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and other plane figures
identify and construct congruent triangles


Summer 2

Start GCSE Course





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