Year 7 and Year 8 Syllabus
Number of Sessions Per Fortnight: 8 x 1 hour sessions for Years 7 & 8
Homework: At least one piece per week (or two shorter ones depending upon the topic tested)
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing students’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data.
Mathematics at Year 7 and Year 8 presents frequent opportunities for reasoning and problem solving. Through the Mathematics taught at St. Joseph’s throughout Year 7 and Year 8 we aim to enable students to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence throughout the rest of their lives.
Students are placed into sets based on their KS2 scores at the start of Y7. A baseline assessment takes place within the first few weeks and the sets are then reviewed. They are then reviewed at each of the assessment points throughout Y7 and 8 and adjusted accordingly.
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