Maths at Key Stage 3

Milverton’s Maths Department strives to create rational, analytical and independent thinkers. Our
enthusiastic team of specialist maths teachers follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, which ensures there is a clear and coherent sequencing of mathematical concepts within each year and across the KS3 curriculum as a whole. This allows new ideas to be built upon existing knowledge, meaning students are able to make clear links between mathematical concepts and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. 

Progression tests allow us to regularly monitor the progress of every student.

The curriculum covers four key areas: algebra, number, geometry and measure and statistics and probability. Mathematical thinking is embedded across all of these areas.


Throughout the KS3 course students will:

  • Engage in creative mathematical thinking to solve problems.
  • Improve numerical fluency and understanding of key concepts
  • Communicate solutions and ideas using the correct mathematical language
  • Understand the role of technology within mathematics


Students are encouraged to challenge ideas and learning beyond the classroom is developed through optional maths challenges.