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Students follow a personalised curriculum in KS3, based upon their progress and attainment in KS2. The curriculum is designed to challenge and stretch students and builds upon their knowledge and application every year. Students are assessed every half term, which provides the opportunity for students to move accordingly to their personalised programme. There are five groups in each half year band.

More detailed information can be found on FROG.

                         Topic           Skills
Autumn 1

Number properties.

  • Understand and use place value for decimals, measures and integers of any size.
  • Use four operations, including formal written methods, applied to integers, decimals, proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Use B.O.D.M.A.S.
  • Apply the properties of angles at a point, angles at a point on a straight line, vertically opposite angles.
  • Use standard units of mass, length, time, money and other measures.
  • Use and interpret algebraic notation.
  • Substitute numerical values.
Autumn 2

Fractions, decimals and percentages.
Collecting and interpreting data.

  • Interpret fractions and percentages as operators.
  • Express one quantity as a fraction of another.
  • Convert between fractions, percentages and decimals to use the most appropriate method in any given question.
  • Round numbers and measures to an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • Estimate answers to calculations.
  • Construct and interpret appropriate tables, charts, and diagrams, including frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts, and pictograms.
  • Explain when and why it is appropriate to use mean or mode or median using certain data sets.
Spring 1

Sequences and graphs.
Ratio and scale.
Shape properties.

  • Generate terms of a sequence from either term to term rule or a position to term rule.
  • Work with coordinates.
  • Recognise an arithmetic progression, and find the nth term.
  • Use ratio notation, including reduction to simplest form.
  • Divide a given quality into two parts in a given part:part or part:whole ratio.
  • Apply ratio to real contexts and problems.
  • Use correctly the vocabulary, notation and labelling conventions for lines, angles and shapes.
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties.
Spring 2


  • Understand and use standard mathematical formulae.
  • Rearrange formulae to change the subject.
  • Interpret simple expressions as functions with inputs & outputs.
  • Identify, describe and construct congruent and similar shapes including on coordinate axes, by considering rotation, reflection, translation and enlargements.
  • Understand that the probabilities of all possible outcomes sum to 1.
  • Relate relative expected frequencies to theoretical probability, using appropriate language and the 0-1 probability scale.
  • Record, describe and analyse the frequency of outcomes of probability experiments using tables and frequency trees.
Summer 1

Triangles and constructions.
Interpreting data.
Circles and shapes.

  • Use Pythagoras' Theorem in similar triangles to solve problems involving right-angled triangles.
  • Derive and use standard ruler and compass constructions.
  • Describe simple mathematical relationships between two variables in observational and experimental contexts and illustrate using scatter graphs.
  • Calculate the mean, mode, median and range from a list, a frequency table and grouped data.
  • Calculate and solve problems involving: perimeters of 2-D shape (including circles), area of circles and composite shapes.
Summer 2

Equations and inequalities.
Plotting and sketching graphs.

  • Solve problems involving direct and inverse proportion, including graphical and algebraic representations.
  • Set up, solve and interpret the answers in growth and decay problems, including compound interest.
  • Use algebraic methods to solve linear equations in one variable.
  • Translate situations or procedures into algebraic expressions or formulae.
  • Reduce a given linear equation in two variables to the standard for y = mx + c.