The Year 8 Maths Exam






Number and Algebra

1 hour

Between 21st and 25th January 2019

All students will sit one Maths exam paper lasting 60 minutes. It will take place in lesson time according to the published timetable 

Supporting Exam Preparation

Effective studying is essential to doing well in these exams. We’ve included some tips below for parents/carers:

  • Encourage your child to start studying now
  • Encourage your child to complete their MathsWatch assignments which will aid revision
  • Encourage your child to use the knowledge organisers for the topics completed so far (From Half Term 1 and 2). These contain all the essential knowledge for Number and Algebra. These can be found on the Year 8 Google classroom, any Class Charts Homework assignment that has been set this term, and the school website.
  • After they have done this, they can use the PLC personal learning checklist. This contains a list of the topics that they have already been assessed on, showing if their understanding was Red, Amber or Green for each topic, along with a code for a MathsWatch video and interactive questions. Choose Red or Amber topics for them to complete some questions online. Their MathsWatch Logins are on Google Classroom and any Class Charts Homeworks since the start of the year.
  • Ask your child if you can help them: chatting to them or asking them questions from the knowledge organisers, or asking them to show you their MathsWatch assignments and videos

AP1 - Exam Content

Exam content to be learned and studied

•Four Operations and Place Value

•Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

•Ratio and Proportion


•Solving Linear Equations

•Expanding and Factorising


From now until the exam, study in chunks and do not leave the preparation until the last minute

Use the materials to spread out your studying so everything is studied, more than twice and the practice questions are used. If you do this the actual exam in January will have no surprises.

Google Classroom

Your child’s Maths Google classroom has all the materials discussed above in an easy to access way. Your child has access to this – ask them to show you the knowledge organisers for the topics

Contacting the department

As a department we can be contacted by  emailing Mr Albon on

Learning Materials