Programme of Study


Programme of study

The key principles of the Number, Algebra, Shape and Space and Data Handling are taught within a programme of study which has differentiated outcomes based upon student’s prior knowledge and attainment. Every student has their own unique starting point and our schemes of work have the flexibility to allow for this whilst building in the capacity for rapid progress to be made for all students regardless of their ability. An overview of what is studied in each year is outlined below:

Upon entry most students have attained level 3, 4 or 5 at KS2. We verify this on entry with our own assessments. Broadly students will follow a ‘stage’ pathway in line with their starting level.

Mathematics Progression Matrix

 

11-16 Pathway

 

 

3 to D+

4 to C+

5 to A+

 

Stage

1

2

3

Year 7

Key Stage 3

2

3

4

Year 8

3

4

5

Year 9

 

Key Stage 4

4

5

6

Year 10

5*

6*

7

Year 11

 

 

 

So for example a student who has attained a level 5 at KS2 will be following a programme of study which will focus them on gaining an A grade or better at GCSE.  Each ‘stage’ is a scheme of work which will help the student to progress further.  As the matrix suggests students are not held back from taking a stage until they reach a certain age, instead they follow the correct stage according to ability and previous achievements. 

Student progress in monitored regularly and it is possible for students to move up a stage if they are making exceptional progress.

At Key Stage 3 the Schemes of work are level focused in line with the National Curriculum.  The emphasis switches to grades at Key Stage 4 where the work is mapped onto exam board specifications.