Mathematics is all around us, from the in-depth calculations and programming that make up the apps on your phone to calculating your weekly shop.  Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential.

The Mathematics department at Les Quennevais are committed to ensuring that every learner is equipped with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be, and provide an environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics and mathematical application, helping students transition from concrete to abstract concepts and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills.

Throughout their time at Les Quennevais, students will be following a 5 year Mastery in Maths plan. This allows students to acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject by building on prior knowledge, acquiring new skills and re-evaluating the application of their knowledge as an ongoing process.

At Key Stage 4 all learners will be following the AQA GCSE specification covering all areas of Mathematics; Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Probability, Statistics, Ratio, Proportion and rates of change. This then culminates with three final exams in year 11, where ongoing support will be provided throughout using a combination of extra revision classes, provided during out of school hours, past papers, specimen papers and exemplar student answers with examiner commentaries.

Maths key stage 3 curriculum overview


KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

(Foundation GCSE)


Place value, decimals, perimeter, word problems, estimation, factors, multiples and primes, area, calculating the mean.

Primes, indices, factorisation, Venn diagrams, sets, squares, cubes, adding and subtracting fractions.

Negative numbers. Formulate and evaluate expressions, linear equations, expressions and equations from real world. Linear sequences.



Angles & Polygons

Handling Data


Angles, properties of triangles & quadrilaterals. Equivalent Fractions, compare & order Fractions & decimals, mixed to improper, fraction of, multiply and divide.

Converting between fractions, percentages and decimals.

Draw accurate triangles and quadrilaterals, find unknown angles.

Convert between length units and area units, area & perimeter of compound shapes, area of parallelogram & trapezium.

Convert between percentages, decimals & fractions, percentage increase & decrease, reverse percentages.

Ratio, equivalent ratios, sharing into a given ratio, best buys.

Speed, distance, time.

Handling Data (continued)

Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Formulae & Functions


Order of operations, Algebraic expressions, Word problems with expressions & sequences.

Construct & interpret statistical diagrams.


Coordinates, conversion graphs, drawing straight line graphs & solving equations.

Collect & organise data, interpret & compare statistical representation, mean, median & mode, range & outliers.

Circumference & area of circles.

3D shapes-nets, volume &surface area.


Pythagoras Theorem.

Working in 2D


Measures and Accuracy