Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3


Years 7 & 8

On entry to Malbank all year 7 pupils are placed in sets according to their prior attainment and ability; KS2 results and information from their previous school are used to do this. The teaching groups are regularly monitored and reviewed to allow for easy movement between them when necessary. In years 7 and 8 topics are taught in blocks following a differentiated scheme of work, which ensures that pupils are provided with the appropriate level of work.

Pupils who need extra help are given additional support and those with established skills are stretched using extension resources. Problem solving and investigations are an integral part of KS3 courses and there are opportunities for group work and discussions.

Pupils are assessed during each unit and are given a formal homework. There are formal tests after every three units. In all years, pupils are assessed using the GCSE 9-1 grades.

Year 9

Year 9 pupils follow a 3 year GCSE course; see the GCSE section for more details.


Maths Clinic - Wednesday 13.30 - 14.00 in B14

Need extra help? Struggling with a topic? Want to do some extra revision?

Then come along to Maths Clinic on a Wednesday lunchtime.

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