Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3

The mathematics team is committed to using and applying mathematics and presenting tasks in real life context. We also work hard to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and its assessment arrangements.  Year 7 students are taught in their mixed ability forms for the first half term and are then arranged in broad ability groups during KS3.

During these lessons pupils develop their experiences, skills and knowledge over the 2 years. 

Following the end of year 8 teacher assessment students start the GCSE course.  Each ½ year band has 4 ability groups.  Generally, six groups prepare for the Higher Tier and two groups for the Foundation.

The main thing to remember in order to do well is that the teacher is there to help you.  If you have any problems then talk them over with your teacher.  First he/she will always be prepared to go over work again with you if you show that you really care about your work.  Bring your calculator and equipment regularly to lessons.  Keep up to date with the classwork and homework. 

Resources needed: During your lessons you will need a range of basic equipment such as pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber, ruler, protractor and a pair of compasses.  You are expected to bring a scientific calculator to all lessons.