In Years 7 and 8, we try to give our students the broadest possible mathematical education to ensure they are in the best possible position for the start of their GCSE course at the beginning of Year 9.
In line with changes to the curriculum at KS3, our students follow a 'mastery' based curriculum. Mastery of a skill means that students should be able to quickly and accurately answer questions and problems with a range of numbers in a range of contexts, securely, reliably and with good prospects of being able to recall it in the future. 'Mastery' is what is needed for 'powerful knowledge' - knowledge which can be deployed fluently in a range of circumstances as needed.
Homework is set every week and is completed online using Hegarty Maths.