Secondary Maths KS3 (ages 11 to 15)

Jurassic Coast Tutors offers students lessons in Maths to continue to build on the knowledge and skills gained in Key Stage 2 and prepare students for study at GCSE level.

Whilst Jurassic Coast Tutors offers quality bespoke tuition, tailored to the needs of the individual student, the topics below briefly outline the key areas of Maths studied at Key Stage 3.  It may be that you are looking for support in Maths throughout Key Stage 3 or that you are looking for support with a particular topic or aspect of Maths.  Either way, we are here to help build your child’s knowledge, understanding and confidence in Maths learning.

Outline of topics covered:


Calculating tips, ordering numbers, addition and subtraction, Multiplying by 10, 100, etc, Dividing by 10, 100 etc, Multiplying without a calculator, dividing without a calculator, Multiplying and dividing with decimals, negative numbers, special types of number, prime numbers, multiples, factors and prime factors, LCM and HCF, Fractions, decimals and percentages, Rounding numbers, rounding errors and estimating, powers, square roots and cube roots and standard form.


X and Y coordinates, Straight line graphs, plotting straight line graphs, finding the gradient of, y= mx + c, reading off graphs, travel and conversion graphs, real-life graphs, solving simultaneous equations and quadratic graphs.


Simplifying terms, multiplying single brackets, multiplying double brackets, taking out common factors, solving equations, using formula, making formulas from words, rearranging formulas, number patterns and sequences and inequalities.

Ration, Proportion and Rates of Change

Ratios, direct proportion, inverse proportion, percentage change, metric, and imperial units, converting units, maps and scale drawings, best buy, density, and speed.

Geometry and measure

Symmetry, quadrilaterals, triangles and regular polygons, perimeter and area, area of compound shapes, circles, 3D shapes, nets and surface area, volume, angles, geometry rules, parallel lines, geometry problems, interior and exterior angles, transformations, enlargements, congruent shapes, similar shapes, triangle construction, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Trigonometry.

Probability and statistics

Probability, relative frequency, Venn diagrams, Data, graphs, and charts, mean, mode, median and range, frequency tables and averages, grouped frequency tables, scatter graphs.