Key Stage 3: Years 7 and 8
In KS3 students have 5 periods of maths a week. We follow the Numeracy Strategy Framework for Teaching Mathematics, this is split into the following main topic areas: Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Data and Probability.
Determined by their KS2 SATs result and internal base line testing students will follow a specificly designed route through these topics allowing them to reach the highest level possible by the end of each year.
Students will sit regular class tests to ensure progress enabling areas of weakness to be targeted within study support before the two main assessment points in January and May.
To help develop understanding and build upon previous knowledge, key topics are revisited and extended through year 7 and 8, allowing a sound base for moving onto the GCSE course.
Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 and 11
In KS4 students have 5 or 6 periods of maths a week depending on which band they are in.
The curriculum follows on seamlessly from KS3 and students will study the AQA GCSE Mathematics course (8300).
To help develop understanding and build upon previous knowledge, key topics are revisited and extended through each year of the GCSE; allowing secure knowledge to be gained by year 11 ready for the final GCSE exams.
During years 9 and 10 students will sit regular class tests to ensure progress enabling areas of weakness to be targeted within study support before the two main assessment points each year.
Units Overview for Year 7 to 10
- Maths Challenge Preparation
Next term sees the start of the preparation in the maths department for this year's UKMT challenges. (11/12/2017)
- Maths Support is Back!
Do you need help with your maths? (25/09/2017)
- Junior Maths Challenge 2017
Kangaroo Success (22/05/2017)
- Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017
First time for NFS entering the UKMT Intermediate Level Maths Challenge (27/03/2017)
- Junior Maths Challenge Congratulations 2016
Over 30 students from NFS gain certificates. (16/05/2016)