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The Mathematics programme in Years 7, 8 and 9 follows the English National Curriculum.  It forms the basis for Mathematics at IGCSE level.  

The areas of study are:
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Using and applying mathematics, communicating mathematically and reasoning are taught throughout Years 7, 8 and 9.  Students are regularly set problem solving activities involving practical tasks or real-life problems, which pose a challenge and allow students to develop and use their own strategies to reach a solution.  Spreadsheets are also covered, using computers.  Students develop both calculator and non-calculator skills.

For each topic, the work set is differentiated according to ability.  There are 3 lessons and 2 homeworks each week.  Students' progress is closely monitored and feedback is given continually throughout each term.  There are short tests after each half-term  and an end-of-year test in June.

Pupils are expected to bring their own equipment to every Mathematics lesson: pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, scientific calculator (not graphical), protractor and compass. 

Students use the 'Essential Mathematics' books 7H, 8H and 9H by David Rayner.  The topics covered are outlined below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

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