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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Maths Curriculum in years 7 to 9

If you require more information on the content of these units, please contact s.stronach@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

The KS3 national curriculum can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4.

 

Mathematics Schemes of Work 2014

The Harris Federation mathematics schemes of work for KS3 have been written in line with the aims and ethos of the new national curriculum and assessments.

Each year group has been allocated appropriate content to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of progress and attainment at GCSE. There are generally 3-5 units each half term.

In year 7 and 8 we will ensure that all students achieve fluency in their mathematics, developing a deep understanding of fundamental concepts and being able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Students will learn how to reason mathematically and develop understanding through identifying and communicating relationships between different strands of mathematics and building on prior knowledge. Students will learn to apply their mathematics to variety problems with increasing sophistication and will be given the opportunity and encouragement to persevere in seeking solutions.

The changes made to the curriculum at KS3 will prepare our students in gaining the mathematical knowledge and skills needed for life in modern Britain, secure access into and success in further education and raise standards to compete in a global job market.

Key differences in curriculum

At KS3 we will teach fewer things in greater depth, this means more time may be spent on one topic to secure thorough understanding of key concepts. This does not mean that students are not challenged or the pace of the lesson should drag. Expectations are that all students should achieve in line with the aims of the new curriculum, but students will be further challenged by questions that require deeper understanding or more complex problem solving in the focus topic rather than moving on to the next one.

The new assessment at KS4 will have a much greater emphasis on problem solving and reasoning. All content taught in the new schemes will include application of knowledge and skills in a wide variety of problem solving, investigations and activities. Students will learn that success may not be immediate and, alongside encouragement, time will be given for students to puzzle out and choose the maths they need to apply in different situations.

Assessment

The assessment system has been designed alongside our schemes of learning to ensure regular assessment of fluency, reasoning and problem solving across the topics that have been covered. The assessment will be used to ensure students are secure in their understanding of a topic before they are moved on and to target intervention swiftly and effectively where it is needed. We will assess students’ progress in fluency, reasoning and problem solving through classwork, homework, unit tests and a half term written paper.

Teachers will use work produces in books to assess progress and identify how students might improve. Homework will be set regularly and will be integral in assessing students ability to work and apply the skills they have learnt independently. The teacher will use this assessment to inform their planning, support individuals and adapt lessons accordingly for their class.

A short multiple choice test on each unit of work has been carefully designed to assess fluency and understanding and draw out misconceptions so the teacher can immediately act if intervention is required. The half termly written papers will focus on reasoning and problem solving allowing students to demonstrate the ability to apply what they have learnt. Results for these assessments will be reported to parents as percentages and we will use these scores to predict a student’s most likely grade (MLG) at the end of year 11, to assess whether they are on track.

The new grading system for mathematics GCSE is 9-1 with 9 being the highest. The exams taken will be in two tiers, higher and foundation. Students taking the foundation tier can achieve a grade 5-1 and those taking the higher can achieve a grade 9-4. The written assessments taken in years 7-9 will have higher and foundation assessments, reflecting the tiers in the final exam, and we will be able to change a student’s tiers of entry as appropriate as we go through the year. The reported MLG will be given using the 9-1 scale.

 

Key differences in assessment

No content is assigned to a level or grade. There is now no external reported assessment at the end of KS3. This means giving a current grade is not possible so we will use percentages from the fluency and written paper outlined above which will also generate a most likely grade prediction for the end of year 11. Tests will only cover the body of knowledge that has been covered by the students up to that point, so percentages will be accompanied by very specific action points for improvement and it will be clear from the scheme which topics have been tested so students may also be supported at home.

 

NEW KS3 CURRICULUM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Place Value & Powers of 10

Rounding and Estimating

Adding and subtracting decimals

 

 

Application

Measuring lengths

Perimeter of Shapes

Calculations with money

Problem solving with decimals using bar modelling

Mental Calculations

Written Calculations, Multiplication and division

Factors Multiples and Primes

Proportional Reasoning

 

Application

Areas of shape

Problem solving using bar modelling

Unit Conversion

Venn Diagrams and Set notation

Calculations with Negative Numbers

Substitution

Simplifying Expressions

Brackets

Equations

 

Application

Area and Perimeter

Expressions v Equations

Formulae

Negative numbers in context

Basic Angles

Properties of Shapes

Fractions

Fractions of Numbers

 

 

 

Application

Proof of angle sums

Equations

Multiplication of fractions

Problem solving using bar modelling

Convert between Percentages, Fractions and Decimals

Percentages of an amount

One number as a percentage of another

 

Application

Reading charts and tables with percentages

Comparing Proportions

Real life problems

Money problems

Plotting Linear graphs

Coordinates in all four quadrants

Conversion Graphs

Data collection

Mean and Range

Statistical graphs and charts

 

Application

Real life graphs

Conversion graphs

Comparing data in context

Evaluation of methods

Year 8

Proportional Reasoning

Ratio

Percentages Inc/Dec/Profit and Loss

Squares and Roots

Indices

Prime factors for HCF and LCM

 

Application

Scale Drawing

Estimates, Rounding, SF and DP/Calculators

BIDMAS

Dividing Fractions

Fractions - Addition and Subtraction

Fractions - Mixed and Improper

Algebraic Indices

Expand and Factorise

Substitution into formula

 

Application

Venn Diagrams & Sample Spaces

More complex formulae

Equations

Writing and solving equations

Probability

Mutually Exclusive

 

 

Application

Area and perimeter of shapes

Angle rules

Modelling real life situations with equations

Sequences

Angles in Polygons

Angles on parallel lines

 

 

 

Application

Conversion Graphs/Gradient and Intercepts in contexts

Methods of identifying shapes, angles sides (Labelling ABC)

Bearings

Area

Volume

Unit Conversion

Circles

Density

Complex real

Application

Interpreting scale diagrams

Capacity

Unit conversion for squared and cubed units

Compound area and volume problem solving

Congruence and Similarity

Transformations

Enlargement

Construction

Scatter

Median and Mode

 

 

Application

Ratio

Proportional Reasoning

Hypothesis

Mean, Stem & Leaf

Scale constructions

Year 9

Proportional Reasoning

Units and Rates of Change

Calculating with Fractions

Percentages

Ratio

 

Application

Bar modelling

Proportional graphs

Perimeter

 

Substitution

Expressions

Rearranging formula

Sequences

Graphs of linear functions

Graphs of other functions

 

Application

Real life graphs

Complex real life formulae

Equations

Constructing and Solving Equations

Inequalities

Graphical Solutions

Trial and Improvement

 

Application

Area and perimeter of shapes

Angle rules

Modelling real life situations with equations/inequalities  to find solutions

Constructions

Congruence and Similarity

Transformations

Enlargements

Angles on Parallel lines

Angles in polygons

 

Application

Bearings

Proportion

Solving equations

 

Powers and Roots

Surds

Standard Form

Similar Triangles

Pythagoras

Trigonometry

 

Application

Bearings

Proportion

Calculation

 

Probability

Relative Frequency

Cumulative Frequency and Box plots

 

 

 

Application

Risk

Estimating from a graph

Comparing data in context