Students at Vandyke start a three year journey with us in maths with the opportunity to extend that over a two year A-level course. This journey has been mapped out to ensure that all students, regardless of prior attainment, have the opportunity to be successful at the end of KS4 and, if moving onto A-level, at KS5.
Two pathways journey from year 9 to 11 which cater for the needs of students aiming for the higher tier and foundation tier paper. In year 9, we give students the opportunity to develop their core and fundamental understanding of number within parallel pathways meaning we can adjust groups and ensure that each student is on the right journey.
This journey is carefully paced and deliberate with a clear focus on developing the depth of students’ understanding throughout each unit of work. Time is given for summative assessment which works alongside formative quizzes, retrieval starters and exercise book marking to ensure all students have understanding before moving on to a new topic. Extra time is given to review the summative assessment and reteach and areas of development as well as giving students the opportunity for topic specific enrichment activities.