King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge

KCS

Year 7 Key Objectives

  • Simplify fractions by cancelling all common factors; identify equivalent fractions.
  • Recognise the equivalence of percentages, fractions and decimals.
  • Extend mental methods of calculation to include decimals, fractions and percentages.
  • Multiply and divide three-digit by two-digit whole numbers; extend to multiplying and dividing decimals with one or two places by single-digit whole numbers.
  • Break a complex calculation into simpler steps, choosing and using appropriate and efficient operations and methods.
  • Check a result by considering whether it is of the right order of magnitude.
  • Use letter symbols to represent unknown numbers or variables.
  • Know and use the order of operations and understand that algebraic operations follow the same conventions and order as arithmetic operations.
  • Plot the graphs of simple linear functions.
  • Identify parallel and perpendicular lines; know the sum of angles at a point, on a straight line and in a triangle.
  • Convert one metric unit to another (e.g. grams to kilograms); read and interpret scales on a range of measuring instruments.
  • Compare two simple distributions using the range and one of the mode, median or mean.
  • Understand and use the probability scale from 0 to 1; find and justify probabilities based on equally likely outcomes in simple contexts.
  • Solve word problems and investigate in a range of contexts, explaining and justifying methods and conclusions.