At Key Stage 3 we strive to engage all students in mathematical learning, in practical and creative ways, through a broad curriculum, in order to plug any gaps that they may have. On entry, each student completes a baseline so that we can establish their areas of strength and areas for development. We work with each individual to develop their understanding of all aspects of mathematics including number, geometry, algebra and statistics, based upon the Programme of Study for Key Stage 3. We ensure that all students have opportunities to develop their skills independently but also encourage collaborative work, where appropriate. At Key Stage 3 we also have a key focus on developing skills to calculate mentally.