Key Stage 3

Schemes of work for the 2014 curriculum

And a framework for assessing without levels based on the Kangaroo Maths Mastery Indicators

These schemes of work are based on a model of progression which is part of a wider picture. Here you will find yearly schemes referred to as Stage 6, 7, 8 and 9. They are designed to be used according to the prior attainment of students at primary school, and the way in which they are used might well evolve as the 2014 curriculum embeds. For information about the content of the units, see the medium term plans (the 'Stage X Mathematics' jigsaw diagrams) and the big picture progression map. For information about the design and structure of the schemes of work, please read these explanatory notes.

11-16 Pathway
Minimum expected standard at end of KS2 Exceeding minimum expected standard at end of KS2
Stage 6 Stage 7 Year 7
Stage 7 Stage 8 Year 8
Stage 8 Stage 9 Year 9
Stage 9 Stage 10 Year 10
Stage 10 Lite Stage 11 Year 11

We have decided to use the word 'stage' to organise these pathways as it is the language used in the National Curriculum extract below. The quote also explains why there is no third 'extension' pathway in this table.

    "The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupilsí understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on."

Stages 1 to 10 are now fully populated. Stage 10 Lite is a final year version containing no 'bold content'. Further assessment resources and 'Bring on the Maths' references will continue to be added over time. An outline for Stage 11 is now available.

You can find the connected Stage 5 scheme of work here.

Features of the schemes of work include links to suitable activities from NRICH (a site updated every month with new activities based on a mathematical theme)