Bristol Gateway School

Bristol Gateway School

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Year 7, 8 and 9 Maths Curriculum

Mathematics Department

At Bristol Gateway School, we aim to ensure that all pupils develop an enjoyment of maths and gains fluency in the basic areas with mathematical skills that will allow them to succeed in day-to-day life.  At the same time, more able pupils are stretched and challenged as they work towards GCSE.  All pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of maths and work towards a suitable qualification.


Key Stage 3

In KS3, pupils cover all areas of maths and their learning is tracked by staff to ensure that learning gaps are filled and their knowledge and understanding builds in a meaningful way.  Pupils have one lesson per week where they use Mathletics to recap the week’s topics and practise their skills.  They are able to use this website at home for independent learning.

The following topics, at an ability appropriate level, are covered each term:

Term 1: Number and place value, calculation

Term 2: Calculation, geometry

Term 3: Number and place value, geometry

Term 4: Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, probability

Term 5: Algebra, statistics

Term 6: Revision of the year’s topics