Soham Village College

Mathematics - Year 7



In Key Stage 3, students study one unit each half term. Units are taught within a context related to everyday life.
These take place towards the end of each half term. Marks are recorded on Go4Schools 


Maths in Business (Measure)
Students extend their understanding of estimation and approximation. Measurement is, by definition, an approximation and students learn how and when to round numbers. They convert between different units and use estimates to check and justify calculations.
Maths in Business
Classroom based assessment (1 hour)
Maths in Nature (Number)
Students review basic calculations and explore patterns in number and number sequences arising from spatial arrangements. They consider examples of negative numbers in context and use the order of operations including brackets.
Maths in Nature
Formal Assessment in exam halls (1 hour)


Maths in Magic (Algebra)
Students develop the idea of a number (function) machine to express general rules in symbolic form. Students work with formulae substituting into them and simplifying. Students consolidate the use of coordinates and plot graphs of linear relationships.
Maths in Magic
Classroom based assessment (1 hour)
Maths in Architecture (Geometry and Measure)
Students explore angle relationships and solve problems in geometry. They distinguish between area and perimeter and derive formulae for calculating areas of plane shapes. 
Maths in Architecture
Formal Assessment in exam halls (1 hour)


Maths in Geography (Proportional Reasoning)
Students explore different ways of expressing quantities less than 1. They calculate with fractions, decimals and percentages and investigate equivalent forms, comparing quantities and solving problems in everyday contexts.
Maths in Geography
Classroom based assessment (1 hour)
Maths in Sport (Data Handling)
Students carry out a short statistical enquiry following the data cycle: planning, collecting data, representing and interpreting. They compare different methods of representing data and use average and range to make comparisons.
End of Year Examination
Formal Assessment in exam halls (1 hour)