Students will commence a three year AQA GCSE programme. This year all students will undertake foundation scheme of work which will expose them to the five strands within the curriculum:
- Algebra 25%
- Number 20%
- Ratio and Proportion 20%
- Statistics 15%
- Geometry 20%
Feedback will be given on a fortnightly basis and will highlight areas for development and students will have the opportunity to address these areas in class and during after school electives.
Overviews will provided to students at the start of the year and will highlight topics they will be covered on a daily/weekly basis. These will also highlight key assessment dates.
Lessons will last approximately 55 minutes and students will be introduced to key topics followed by lessons in which they will embed their learning via problem solving questions. Key skills will be tested on a regular basis via starters to ensure progress.
Electives for year 9 take place every Monday from 310pm – 4pm. These will be run alongside other year groups and will allow students to pick and choose core workshops they want to attend. Students can attend topics related to any one of the four topics. After every assessment unit we will direct students to electives based on their development needs.