Topic outline

  • Year 7 Maths Course


    Course Description

    Our aim is to develop fluent mathematicians.  We have adopted a mastery style curriculum that enables students to unpick the structure of mathematics and deepen understanding.  We aim to use concrete, pictoral and abstract methods to develop students skills.  Throughout KS3, students will be given a variety of problem solving questions.  In addition to this, students will be given formal investigational tasks and will write these up using mathematical symbols, diagrams and graphs.  Students are to study topics involving number calculations, geometry, number properties, algebraic expressions, statistics and probability.

    The contents of each unit are differentiated according to the different ability groups and pupils are assessed throughout in a variety of different ways to ensure that they are making good progress.  Pupils will be placed in ability sets and maybe moved when deemed in their best interest.


    • Algebraic Thinking

      This section covers a range of topics associated with algebraic expressions and equations and includes simplifying and substituting into expressions, sequences including the nth term and understanding equivalence.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.



    • Place Value and Proportion

      This section covers a range of topics associated with place value and ordering and includes rounding, decimals, fractions, percentages, pie charts, median and range. The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.


    • Applications of Number

      This section covers a range of topics associated with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and includes calculations, decimals, area, mean, fractions of an amount, percentage of an amount, order of operations and factors and multiples.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.


    • Directed Number

      This section covers a range of topics associated with directed number and includes ordering, calculations, substitution into expressions and two step equations.  The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.


    • Fractional Thinking

      This section covers a range of topics associated with fractions and includes calculating with fractions and using fractions in algebraic contexts. The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.


    • Lines and Angles

      This section covers a range of topics associated with geometry and includes properties of polygons, angles, constructions and pie charts. The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.


    • Reasoning with Number

      This section covers a range of topics associated with probability and prime numbers and includes sets, Venn diagrams, special numbers and proof. The file below gives details of the possible topics each group will cover depending on their ability.


    • Revision Materials

      Please find below knowledge organisers which summarise each topic onto one page.  These can be used at home for revision.