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Unit 1 Proportional Reasoning | This unit, focused on proportional reasoning, develops students' knowledge and skills in relation to ratio and scale, multiplicative change, and multiplying and dividing fractions. Key skills developed:
Assessment: Students undertake self-assessment and receive verbal feedback from the teacher each lesson. Summative assessment takes place at the end of the unit. In addition, students complete twice-yearly summative assessments which assess their retention of several units. |
Unit 2 Representations | Students learn to work in the Cartesian plane, about representations of data, and about working with tables and probability. Key skills developed:
Assessment: Students undertake self-assessment and receive verbal feedback from the teacher each lesson. Summative assessment takes place at the end of the unit. In addition, students complete twice-yearly summative assessments which assess their retention of several units. |
Unit 3 Algebraic Techniques | In this unit, students learn about brackets, equations and inequalities. They develop their knowledge and skills in working confidently with sequences and indices. Key skills developed:
Assessment: Students undertake self-assessment and receive verbal feedback from the teacher each lesson. Summative assessment takes place at the end of the unit. In addition, students complete twice-yearly summative assessments which assess their retention of several units. |
Unit 4 Developing Number | This unit focuses on deepening students' understanding of fractions and percentages. Students build their understanding of standard index form and their ability to understand, relate and connect numbers. Key skills developed:
Assessment: Students undertake self-assessment and receive verbal feedback from the teacher each lesson. Summative assessment takes place at the end of the unit. In addition, students complete twice-yearly summative assessments which assess their retention of several units. |
Unit 5 Developing Geometry | The fifth unit enables students to work with angles in parallel lines and in polygons. Students learn about the area of trapezia and circles and about working with lines of symmetry and reflection. Key skills developed:
Assessment: Students undertake self-assessment and receive verbal feedback from the teacher each lesson. Summative assessment takes place at the end of the unit. In addition, students complete twice-yearly summative assessments which assess their retention of several units. |
Unit 6 Reasoning with Data | The final unit of Year 8 develops students' understanding of the data handling cycle and of measures of location. Key skills developed:
Assessment: Students undertake self-assessment and receive verbal feedback from the teacher each lesson. Summative assessment takes place at the end of the unit. In addition, students complete twice-yearly summative assessments which assess their retention of several units. |