Department Aims

To Motivate
To Aspire
To be able to Transfer skills
To reach Higher
To Encourage
To Master numerical skills
To Achieve
To have Tenacity
To be an Independent learner
To Comprehend complex numeracy
and to Share knowledge

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”
W Clement Stone


Key Stage 2 – New Curriculum 2014

Year 5

  • Number
  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Properties of shapes
  • Position and direction
  • Statistics


Progression Map in Year 5 
Progression Map in Year 6
Mathematics programme of study: Key Stages 1 and 2
National Curriculum Glossary


Year 5 framework
Year 6 framework

Key Stage 3 – New Curriculum 2014

In Key Stage 3, students complete the Key Stage 3 programme over 2 years.

Purpose of study

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Working mathematically

Through the mathematics content, pupils should be taught to:

Develop fluency

  • consolidate their numerical and mathematical capability from key stage 2 and extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include decimals, fractions, powers and roots
  • select and use appropriate calculation strategies to solve increasingly complex problems
  • use algebra to generalise the structure of arithmetic, including to formulate mathematical relationships
  • substitute values in expressions, rearrange and simplify expressions, and solve equations
  • move freely between different numerical, algebraic, graphical and diagrammatic representations [for example, equivalent fractions, fractions and decimals, and equations and graphs]
  • develop algebraic and graphical fluency, including understanding linear and simple quadratic functions
  • use language and properties precisely to analyse numbers, algebraic expressions, 2-D and 3-D shapes, probability and statistics

Reason mathematically

  • extend their understanding of the number system; make connections between number relationships, and their algebraic and graphical representations
  • extend and formalise their knowledge of ratio and proportion in working with measures and geometry, and in formulating proportional relations algebraically
  • identify variables and express relations between variables algebraically and graphically
  • make and test conjectures about patterns and relationships; look for proofs or counter-examples
  • begin to reason deductively in geometry, number and algebra, including using geometrical constructions
  • interpret when the structure of a numerical problem requires additive, multiplicative or proportional reasoning
  • explore what can and cannot be inferred in statistical and probabilistic settings, and begin to express their arguments formally

Solve problems

  • develop their mathematical knowledge, in part through solving problems and evaluating the outcomes, including multi-step problems
  • develop their use of formal mathematical knowledge to interpret and solve problems, including in financial mathematics
  • begin to model situations mathematically and express the results using a range of formal mathematical representations
  • select appropriate concepts, methods and techniques to apply to unfamiliar and non-routine problems

Year 7

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics


Year 7P and 7R framework
Year 7M framework
Year 7I and 7S framework

Year 8

Year 8P and 8R framework
Year 8I and 8S framework

Level Ladders

Area, Perimeter, Volume, Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Construction and loci
Equations, formulae and identities
Geometric reasoning
Integers, powers and roots
Mental calculations
Place value, ordering and rounding
Process, represent and interpret
Sequences, functions and graphs
Written calculations

Year 6 revision - 10 for 10

L4 Questions
L4 Answers
L5 Questions
L5 Answers

Year 8 revision - 10 for 10

Level 4 Questions
Level 4 Answers
Level 5 Questions
Level 5 Answers
Level 6 Questions
Level 6 Answers
Level 7 Questions
Level 7 Answers
Level 8 Questions
Level 8 Answers