Mathematics at KS3 builds upon work from previous years to develop a greater mathematical understanding. Pupils will be expected to use specific mathematical language, use diagrams to help solve problems and decide upon the most efficient method of solving a problem.
The syllabus is delivered through six modules and all classes are assessed at the end of each module. Pupils are encouraged to identify their strengths and weaknesses from each assessment and state how they are going to improve on these areas.
Pupils at KS3 are placed in sets according to their ability and will be taught from level 3 up to level 8 dependent upon that set. Pupils can ask their teacher which level they are working at.
Mathematics is split into four distinct teaching areas: Algebra, Geometry and Measure, Statistics and Number.