Mathematics – Year 9
After the test which was carried out in the Summer term, the students
have now been placed into a Maths set that suits abilities.
You will now continue to extend your knowledge of the subject, as laid
out in the national curriculum. You will also keep the same teacher throughout
Mathematics is a ‘core subject’. This means that in the Summer term
you need to take another test (SAT) because you have reached the end of a level
The results of this test will show you what progress you are making
towards getting a good mark at GCSE. If you work hard throughout the year and
keep up with all the work set, you should be well on the way to getting a grade
(level) 5 or higher.
As in Year 8, the school will provide you with the necessary paper and
exercise books. We also have stocks of mathematical equipment, such as
protractors and compasses.
however, will need to provide basic writing implements as a ruler. Another essential
item for yon to have is a calculator, since one of your SAT papers will expect
you to have one! There are many different types of calculators, so talk to your
teacher for advice on which type to get.
Depending on what topic you are covering you will use a variety of
textbooks throughout the year. Most classes will be issued with textbooks for
you to take home. Remember to look after these, and bring them in to lessons
when required to do so.
At the end of the Spring term, you will start to prepare for the
SAT’s. You will be using Letts KS3 Classbooks and past SAT papers to help you
You may wish to purchase your own revision books, so talk to your
teacher for advice is necessary.
You should expect to complete more homework that you did in Year 8. Keep
up to date with what you have been set, and remember to learn any new facts.
Talk at home about what you have learned, and practise using keywords
and vocabulary belonging to each topic.
When you revise, ‘flash cards’ and ‘spider diagrams’ will help
you to break each topic down into more manageable chunks.
Each week, your work will be marked and checked by your teacher. Also,
you will have class tests, every half term, approximately. This is to help you
check the progress you are making on work covered.
(formal) assessments will include:
A Practical Investigation
The SAT Tests