Year 7-9 Content

KS3 students are expected to learn more independently and at a faster pace. They should become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, learn to reason by following a line of enquiry, and apply their knowledge to solve more sophisticated problems. Students will study the following 6 areas in preparation for the GCSE years:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Ratio, proportions and rates of change
  • Statistics

At the end of KS3, students will begin studying the 2 year GCSE course.

Number

Factors & Multiples

Highest Common Factor & Lowest Common Multiple (HCF & LCM)

Equivalent Fractions

Simplifying Fractions

Changing Improper (top heavy) fractions to Mixed Numbers

Changing Mixed Numbers into Improper (top heavy) Fractions

Adding Fractions

Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying Fractions

Dividing Fractions

Bodmas

Adding & Subtracting Negative Numbers

Multiplying and Dividing Negative Numbers

Rounding (decimal places)

Rounding (significant figures)

Percentage Increase and Decrease

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

Algebra

Solving Simple Equations

Factorising

Inequalities

Solving Equations with x on both sides

Substitution

Finding the nth term

Trial and Improvement

Simultaneously

Shape

Area of a circle

Circumference of a circle

Area of a Trapezium

Area of a triangle

Volume of a prism

Pythagoras Theorem

Handling Data

Mode Mean Median

Pie Charts

Scatter Graphs

Estimate for the Mean

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