Year 8

A simplified overview of the Year 8 Curriculum.

Please see the half term page for a more detailed version.

Autumn 1  – Proportional Reasoning

Use the bar model to:

  • Solve problems involving ratio
  • Find percentages of amounts
  • Find percentage increase and decrease
  • Develop understanding of ratio tables
  • Use ratio tables to solve proportional word problems
  • Come Dine With Me


Autumn 2 -Expressions, equations and inequalities

  • Use basic index rules
  • Use algebraic conventions
  • Multiply single brackets
  • Factorise single brackets
  • Form equations and inequalities
  • Use different representations for equations
  • Solve linear equations
  • Solve linear inequalities
  • Solve word problems that lead to linear equations

Spring 1 -2D Geometry

  • Find the area of compound shapes
  • Solve word problems involving areas
  • Understand the relationship between the circumference and radius of the circle
  • Find the circumference of a circle given a radius or diameter
  • Find the radius of diameter of a circle given the circumference
  • Find the length of arcs
  • Find the area of a circle given a radius or diamter
  • Find the radius or diameter of a circle given the area
  • Find the area and perimeter of compound shapes involving circles

Spring 2 – Sequences

  • Find patterns in spatial sequences
  • Find different ways of describing spatial sequences
  • Find the nth term of linear sequences
  • Frogs
  • All about Fibonacci


Summer 1 3D Geometry

  • Use isometric paper to draw 3D shapes
  • Draw plans and elevations of 3D shapes
  • Find the volume of cuboids
  • Find the volume of shapes made from cuboids
  • Use nets to find the surface Area of cuboids
  • Pyramids and prisms
  • Find the volume of prisms
  • Find the volume of pyramids

Summer 2 Statistics and probability

  • Plot Scatter diagrams
  • Interpret scatter diagrams
  • Understand correlation and causation
  • Crime Scene Investigates