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Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
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Year 8 Mathematics

Subject Leader: Mr Pickup
General information about the subject
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme of Work, which has a focus on mastery teaching. The aim of our Mastery curriculum is to enable our pupils to develop deeper understanding of fundamental mathematical knowledge that underpins areas of Number, Algebra, Geometry, Ratio and Proportion and Data and Statistics – all of which are studied at GCSE.

Having been placed in sets for the second half of Year 7, the students are
regularly reviewed throughout the two years. All classes are taught the same
topics at the same time to ensure consistency across the groups and to best
prepare students to start their GCSE courses at the start of Year 9.
What topics are taught?
When will they be taught?
Advent 1 Topics
● Ratio and Scale
● Multiplicative Change
● Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Advent 2 Topics
● Working in the Cartesian Plane
● Representing Data
● Tables and Probability
Lent 1 Topics
● Brackets, Equations and Inequalities
● Sequences
● Indices
Lent 2 Topics
● Fractions and Percentages
● Standard Index Form
● Number Sense
Pentecost 1 Topics
● Angles in Parallel Lines and Polygons
● Area of Trapezia and Circles
Pentecost 2 Topics
● The data handling cycle
● Measures of Location
How will my son or daughter be assessed?
When do these assessments take place?
Students are assessed at the end of each half term on work covered to date. This continues throughout Year 8.

We have end of year exams in both years that fall within the school’s
timetabled exam week.
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?