Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Key Stage 3 Mathematics

Year 07

Year 08

Year 09

In Key Stage 3, we try and communicate the usefulness of learning mathematics as well as an appreciation of the beauty and creativeness of the subject.


Pupils should:

  • Develop understanding of mathematics in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment
  • Develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and construct mathematical proofs
  • Learn a range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in solving problems
  • Develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to everyday life, society, the world of work and other disciplines
  • Use mathematics as an effective means of communication
  • Gain the skills necessary to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, while recognising their limitations
  • Take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical progress


  • The mathematics curriculum spirals throughout the school
  • Active learning and problem solving is encouraged at all levels
  • Differentiated work throughout the school
  • Focus on problem solving and developing number, leading on to more formal methods working as individuals and as part of groups.