Maths – Key Stage 3



 

At Enfield Grammar School we offer a varied and engaging programme of study in Maths for boys in years 7 to 9, which consists of Core Units. These reflect the skills and knowledge described in the National Curriculum.

Students begin year 7 being taught in their tutor groups.  From October half term in Year 7; students are set according to their KS2 levels and additional quantitative data, including an assessment in the first half term on Handling Data. Set changes can occur at any time, but usually take place after an end of unit assessment which is usually once every half term.  There is an additional end of year exam in each year which assesses all the content covered during the year.  In Key Stage 3, pupils are encouraged to develop their mathematical thinking so that they are able to use and apply their mathematical thinking skills. This means that they will be able to use and apply their mathematical knowledge in a variety of contexts.  We give students the opportunity to develop the ability to:

  • acquire and use problem-solving strategies
  • select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, every day and real-world situations
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • Interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

In Year 7 and 8, students follow a modular format with an assessment at the end of each unit.  These units are in Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measure, and Handling Data.  This format enables students to study each area of mathematics in depth to help consolidate all knowledge

Year 9 Students complete a two term Scheme of work using the Collins GCSE Textbooks.  This focuses on topics which need to be covered in more depth to ensure a smooth transition into GCSE.