In Maths, Year 8 students have 5 lessons each week.

Year 8 students will receive one 30-40 minute piece of Maths homework each week.
TheseĀ  can consist of online homework, written homework or research and presentation preparation.

Students are set according to learning need. All sets study the same topics but at varying depth and complexity.


In Autumn we study:
Area and volume
Statistics, Graphs and Charts
Expressions and Equations
  • Calculations
  • Calculating with Negative Integers
  • Powers and Roots
  • Powers, Roots and Brackets
  • Multiples and Factors
  • Area of a Triangle
  • Area of a Parallelogram and Trapezium
  • Volume of Cubes and Cuboids
  • 3D Shapes
  • Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids
  • Problems and Measures
  • Pie Charts
  • Using Tables
  • Stem and Leaf Diagrams
  • Comparing Data
  • Scatter Graphs
  • Misleading Graphs
  • Algebraic Powers
  • Expressions and Brackets
  • Writing Expressions and Formulae
  • Factorising Expressions
  • One-step Equations
  • Two-step Equations
  • The Balancing Method
Doubling and halving, difference, bank balance, negative bank balance, overdraft, integer, cubed, cube numbers, cube root, inverse, square root, index, power, prime factors, prime factor decomposition
Area, volume, parallelogram, trapezium, cube/cuboid
Primary data, secondary data, sample, tally chart, questionnaire, angle, mode, median, mean, average, range, greater than, less than, correlation, bias
Product, index, indices, index notation, expand, factorise, function, inverse function, equation, solve, solution, LHS, RHS, balancing method
In Spring we study:
Real-Life Graphs
Decimals and Ratio
Lines and Angles
  • Conversion Graphs
  • Distance-Time Graphs
  • Line Graphs
  • Complex Line Graphs
  • Graphs of Functions
  • Ordering Decimals and Rounding
  • Place Value Calculations
  • Calculations with Decimals
  • Ratio and Proportion with Decimals
  • STEM: Using Decimals
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Alternate Angles and Proof
  • Geometrical Problems
  • Interior and Exterior Angles
  • Solving Geometric Problems
Interpret, plot, scale, axes, horizontal, vertical, x-axis, y-axis
Sum, difference, addition, subtraction, place value, estimating, rounding, digits, inequalities, greater than, less than, directed numbers, equivalent, ratio
Measure, angle, degrees, turn, calculate, constructions, protractor, variable, interior, exterior, regular, irregular
In Summer we study:
Calculations with Fractions
Straight Line Graphs
Percentages, Fractions and Decimals
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Fractions, decimals and reciprocals
  • Dividing Fractions
  • Calculating with Mixed Numbers
  • Direct Proportion on Graphs
  • Gradients
  • Equations of Straight Lines
  • Direct Proportion Problems
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Equivalent Proportions
  • Writing Percentages
  • Percentages of Amounts
  • Solving FDP Problems
Numerator, denominator, Sum, difference, addition, subtraction, product, reciprocal, mixed numbers, improper fractions, convert
Values, multiple, divisor, x & y axis, linear graph, midpoint, coordinate, direct proportion
Numerator, denominator, Sum, difference, addition, subtraction, product, reciprocal, mixed numbers, improper fractions, convert


Students in Year 8 are given an assessment at the end of each unit and a summative assessment at the end of each term.


Our recommended learning resources outside of the classroom are the following websites: