# Curriculum

The department follows a "Teaching for Understanding" curriculum throughout KS3 that is based on mastery teaching. All the key topics are covered in years 7 and 8.

Pupils sit internally-marked exams throughout KS3 in order to assess progress and provide opportunities for target setting.

### Programme of Study

### Autumn Term

Unit Name | Topics Covered |
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Number 1Mental, Written and Calculator Methods | Mental, written and calculator methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of integers and decimals; Order of operations. |

Geometry 1Area and Perimeter | Perimeter and area of rectangles, parallelograms, trapezia and circles. Perimeter and area of compound shapes. |

Probability | Probability vocabulary; calculating the probability of an event occurring or not occurring; using frequency trees and Venn diagrams to list show outcomes and find probabilities; calculating probabilities based on experimental data and comparing with theoretical results. |

Number 2Place Value, Rounding, Estimating and Checking | Multiplying and dividing by powers of 10; Rounding to powers of 10; Rounding to decimal places; Rounding to significant figures; Use rounding to make estimates. |

Geometry 2Measures and Conversions | Metric units; Scales; Converting units; Approximate imperial conversions; Converting measures of area and volume; Maps and scale drawings; Compound measures such as speed. |

Algebra 1Simplifying and Substitution | Construct and use expressions and formulae; Simplifying expression by collecting like terms; Expanding single and double brackets; Index notation; Substitution including negatives and decimals; Simple algebraic fractions; |

Algebra 2Co-ordinates | Reading and plotting coordinates; Coordinate geometry; Midpoints of line segments; Dividing a line segment into a given ratio. |

### Spring Term

Unit Name | Topics Covered |
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Algebra 3Sequences | Number and picture patterns; Generating sequences using term-to-term rules; Generating sequences using position-to-term rules; Find the nth term of a linear sequence; Find the nth term of a quadratic sequence; Recognise and use triangular numbers; square numbers; cube numbers and the Fibonacci sequence. |

Geometry 42D and 3D Visualising | Properties of 2D and 3D shapes; Nets; Plans and elevations; Isometric drawing. |

Number 3Integers, Powers and Roots | Prime numbers; Arithmetic with negative numbers; Factors; Multiples; Highest common factor; Lowest common multiple; Prime factor decomposition; Roots of numbers; Standard form; Calculations with standard form. |

Algebra 4Solving Equations | Solving one-step and two-step equations; Solving equations with brackets; Solving equations with unknowns on both sides; Construct simple linear equations; Solving equations with fractional and negative coefficients. |

Geometry 5Lines, Angles and Shapes | Types of angles; Angles on straight lines and in triangles; Angles properties of parallel lines; Interior and exterior angles of polygons; Bearings from and between points; Parts of circles; |

Number 4Fractions, Decimals and Percentages | Shading and stating fractions; Simplifying fractions; Converting between improper and mixed number fractions; Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with fractions; Simple algebraic fractions; Percentages of amounts; Percentage increase and decrease; Percentage change; Finding original amounts; Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages; Ordering fractions, decimals and percentages. |

Geometry 6Volume and Surface Area | Volume and surface area of cuboids, right prisms and cylinders. |

### Summer Term

Unit Name | Topics Covered |
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Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change | Creating, simplifying and using ratios; Simple proportion including recipes; Dividing amounts into a given ratio; Comparing quantities using proportion; Variation (direct and inverse proportion). |

Geometry 7Transformations and Vectors | Lines and planes of symmetry; Reflection in lines, axes or lines given by equations; Rotational symmetry; Rotating shapes about a given point; Translations given by instructions and by vectors; Enlargements; Enlargement from a point; Describing transformations; Combinations of transformations. |

Statistics 1Processing, Representing and Interpreting | Pictograms; Frequency tables; Bar charts including dual and composite bar charts; Pie charts; Scatter graphs and correlation; Measures of average (mean, median and mode) and dispersion (range, quartiles and inter quartile range); Mean from frequency tables; Mean from grouped frequency tables. |

Geometry 8Pythagoras and Trigonometry | Pythagoras’ theorem in 2D contexts. |

Algebra 5Formulae | Substitution into formulae; Changing the subject of a formula. |

Algebra 6Functions and Graphs | |

Geometry 9Loci and Constructions | Drawing 2D and 3D shapes; Construct parallel and perpendicular lines; Constructing triangles; Construct perpendicular bisectors of a line, bisect an angle; Simple loci |