You can find all the lesson videos, worksheets, answers and ‘Check it’ follow-up questions on the links below:

Advent Resources

Lent Resources

Pentecost Resources

Below you will find an outline of the curriculum content delivered across the year. Please be aware that this is only an outline, and therefore at times content may cut across different half terms or may be moved as required. For a detailed breakdown of what you will be tested on in the assessment windows, please check the year group page.

Students cover 17 units in year 8. Each unit is linked to a career and the topics and content are interleaved to ensure revisiting of content and deepening of understanding. The content in Year 8 connects back to and builds on the study in Year 7.

Year 8 Content
Advent 1
  • Understand how to simplify with ratio and share amounts in a given ratio
  • Solve problems using multiplicative change involving direct proportion and scale factors
  • Multiply and divide fractions including improper fractions and mixed numbers
Advent 2
  • Plot coordinate points, draw graphs and work in the Cartesian plane
  • Represent data using scatter graphs, lines of best fit and understand frequency tables
  • Find probabilities from sample space diagrams, two-way tables and Venn diagrams
Lent 1
  • Solve problems involving brackets, equations & inequalities including factorising and expanding brackets
  • Generate sequences given a rule and find the nth term of linear sequences
  • Understand the laws of indices and use them to simplify problems
Lent 2
  • Calculate fractions of amounts and understand percentage change
  • Write numbers in standard index form and calculate with them
  • Use number sense to round numbers, calculate with money and covert between metric units
Trinity 1
  • Understand how to solve problems with angles in parallel lines & polygons
  • Find the area of basic shapes and also trapezia and circles
  • Reflect shapes using line symmetry
Trinity 2
  • Use the data handling cycle to draw and interpret bar charts, line graphs & pie charts along with calculating averages
  • Understand measures of location to find mean from grouped data