​Key Stage 3

Topics Covered

​Year 7

​Year 8

​Year 9

​Place value​Negative numbers​Powers and laws of powers
​Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of whole numbers and Decimals​Types of mathematical formulae​Negative numbers
​Perimeter​Area and perimeter​Prime factors
​Factors, Multiples, Primes, Squares and Cubes​Simple equations​Find the HCF and LCM
​Find LCMs and HCFs​Line Graphs​Understand Reciprocals
​Power and Root​Construct Triangles​Multiply Fractions
​Metric Units​Angle Problems​Proportion
​Calculate the MeanArea, Circumference and Perimeter of Circles​Standard Form
​Area of Compound Shapes​Ratios​Expand and Factorise
​Basic Angle Facts and Angle Problems​Graphs​Simplify Algebraic Expressions
​Understand Bearings​Distance, Speed and Time​Form and Solve Equations
​Reflection and Rotation Symmetry​Round Numbers and Decimal Places​Rearrange Formulae
​Types of Quadrilateral​3D Shapes​Factorise Quadratic Expressions

​Volume and Surface Area of Cuboids,

​Construct Perpendicular Bisectors and Angle Bisectors
​BIDMAS and Order of Operations​Prisms and Cylinders​Construct Angles
​Sequence​Volume of Compound Shapes​Draw Loci
​Algebraic Formulae and Manipulation​Data and Samples​Solve Geometric and Angle Problems
​Percentages​Frequency Tables​Congruency
​Bar Charts, Pictograms and Pie Charts​Mean, Median and Mode​Inequalities
​Form and Solve Simultaneous Equations
​Reflections, Rotations, Translations and Enlargements
​Column Vectors
​Pythagoras’ Theorem
​Relative Frequency
​Scatter Diagrams
​Frequency Trees


As you may be aware, in 2013 the Department for Education announced the scrapping of National Curriculum Levels for Years 7, 8 and 9. Schools were tasked with developing their own models of assessment. Whilst, as a school, we had reservations about the immediacy of this change we have welcomed the opportunity to develop a more robust form of assessment which, we hope, provides students and yourselves with a clearer indication of their progress. Previously, students were given a numerical score, or level. In isolation this provided very little feedback to parents, or indeed the students themselves. A ‘level 5’, for example, represented a very broad range of attainment. Nor did a numerical score indicate whether it was a disappointing result for an individual or an outstanding achievement. We also recognise that labelling students with arbitrary grades or numerical levels has the potential to inhibit students’ potential both in school and the future.

Each subject area has spent time developing clear attainment criteria for Years 7, 8 and 9, focussed on the key knowledge, understanding and skills which students require as a foundation for their GCSEs in Years 10 and 11. These criteria are currently divided into four bands, Foundation, Intermediate, Higher and Advanced. 

Assessment Grid

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)


​Course Codes

​Exam Board

​GCSE​AQA Maths 8300


Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)


​Course Codes

​Exam Board

​A LevelAQA Maths 5361 AS / 6361 A2


​A Level​AQA Further Maths 5371 AS / 6371 A2


 Supporting Your Child in Maths

Corbet Maths

Family Maths Toolkit

Hegarty Maths

Mr Barton Maths

My Maths