Mathematics – KS3 curriculum

Course content

Number and Algebra

  • Working with numbers in the number system
  • Fractions, Decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Language of Algebra
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Sequences, functions and graphs

Geometry and Measures

  • Properties of angles and shapes
  • Geometrical reasoning and calculation
  • Measures and Constructions
  • Mensuration
  • Statistics and probability

The data handling cycle

  • Data collection
  • Data presentation and analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • Probability

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programme of study for key stage 3 is organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should build on key stage 2 and connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge in science, geography, computing and other subjects. Decisions about progression should be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content in preparation for key stage 4. Those who are not sufficiently fluent should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.

Please view the Maths Year 9 Plan for further details of course content.