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Maths Curriculum

Curriculum Overview Mathematics

The Key Stage 3 schemes of work are based on a model of progression which results in five yearly schemes referred to as Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. These are designed to be drawn upon as part of three different 11-14 pathways.

Features of the Key Stage 3 schemes of work include:

  • Differentiated objectives with a focus on progression in the learning of mathematics.
  • Explicit process objectives with suggested activities for teaching them.
  • Tracking against two levels of progress based on APP assessment criteria.
  • Full coverage of the 'lines of progression' in the renewed secondary framework.
  • Support objectives based on the renewed primary framework where appropriate.
  • References to a large amount of material available on www.kangaroomaths.com.
  • Links to suitable activities from NRICH (a site updated every month with new activities based on a mathematical theme).
  • References to suitable Standards Unit and NCETM resources.

The Key Stage 4 schemes of work build on the Key Stage 3 model to ensure genuine progression across the five years of the secondary phase. Consequently there are now seven yearly schemes referred to as Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. These are designed to be drawn upon as part of three different 11-16 pathways (e.g. Level 4 to C+), and they can be found by clicking on the Stage in the table below:

11 - 16 Pathway

L3 to D + L4 to C + L5 to A +  

Stage 1

Stage 2 Stage 3 Year 7

Stage 2 

Stage 3 Stage 4 Year 8

Stage 3

Stage 4 Stage 5 Year 9

Stage 4 

Stage 5 Stage 6 Year 10

Stage 5* 

Stage 6* Stage 7 Year 11

 

 

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