The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 8 Mathematics Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    Ratio and Proportion, Algebra: Brackets, Arithmetic: Fractions and Percentages

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    2

    Probability – Two Events, Angles, Bearings and Maps, Formulae, Money and Time

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    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    Straight Line Graphs , Polygons, Circles and Cylinders, Units of Measure 

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    2

    Speed, Distance and Time, Similarity, Questionnaires and Analysis

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    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    Base Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Indices, Standard Form, Fractions and Percentages

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    2

    Indices and Standard Form, Linear Graphs and Equations, Probability, Transformations and Statistical diagrams 

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    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    GCSE grades 1 to 5

    One hour

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    GCSE grades 1 to 5

    One hour

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    GCSE grades 1 to 5

    End of Year Exam

    1 hour non-calculator

    1 hour Calculator

    ½ hour Speed Test

    In addition to the above there is a weekly revision sheet reinforcing core skills.

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Text books

    MEP Books 8A and 8B

     

    All

    Recommended reading

    Please see link on Maths home page

     

    All

    Recommended websites

    http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/

    http://www.mathsnetgcse.com/

    http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

    All

    Equipment

    Pen, pencil, full geometry set and Casio scientific calculator

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity or trip

    Time

    Maths Challengers Club

    Thursday lunchtime

    Junior Maths Challenge

    June

    Junior House Maths Challenge

    February

    Junior Team Maths Challenge

    March