Students are grouped by tutor group from the outset of year 7; following a common transition programmme of study for the first 4 weeks the students will be assessed. Following the assessment the setting of students will remain in mixed ability groups but with one group of students selected to receive an enhanced level of challenge. These sets are fluid and changes take place at any time throughout both key stages 3 and 4. During Key Stage 3 students follow an ambitious scheme of work covering the key areas of number; algebra; shape, space and measure and data handling and probability. The exact nature of the material covered is very dependent on the individual student; however we aim for most students to begin GCSE work in year 7.
Assessment is ongoing by members of staff using a range of measures and reported grades aim to take a holistic view of the student.
All students: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) MA1
Students should expect to receive written and Doddle homework tasks on alternate weeks.
Each year our talented students participate in the UK Mathematics Challenges at junior, intermediate and team events.
Students working at below level 3 are supported by springboard maths sessions in registration time
Maths workshop, every lunchtime and Tuesday to Friday after school, for help with revision, homework, access to computers for Doddle homework.