The framework for teaching mathematics in Years 7, 8 and 9 provides schools/departments/teachers with guidance on meeting the National Curriculum requirements for mathematics.
It sets out yearly teaching programmes showing how objectives for teaching mathematics can be planned from Year 7 to Year 9.
The yearly/termly outlines of study that follow are a summary of the framework.
At The Gryphon School we have set students according to ability and more detailed Medium Term Plans are followed by teachers depending on the level of group that they teach.
Year 7 is organised into 8 teaching groups which are taught all at once.
We have utilised our subject specific Teaching Assistant to create an extra set of 6-10 students for whom support is more individual. Groups are SET based upon KS2 SAT results.
3 x Extension Groups = Students at predominantly level 5
3 x Core Groups = Students at level 4
2 x Intervention Group = level 3/weak level 4
Support Group = Weak level 3 or below
Year 8 is organised into 8 teaching groups which are taught in two equal ability year halves (4 groups per year half).
We have utilised our subject specific Teaching Assistant to create 2 extra sets of 6 students.
A-Half = 5 groups
B-Half = 5 groups
2 x Core
Groups initially set on KS2 results in year 7 have been tweaked from year 7 as a result of departmental assessment and teacher recommendations.
The intervention groups were split into a group aiming for level 5 in year 9 and a group still requiring further support aiming for level 4.
Year 9 are split into 8 classes aiming for each tier of SAT paper namely Level 6-8, Level 5-7, Level 4-6 and Level 3-5.
The year group are taught simultaneously, making two groups at each tier of entry.
2x (Level 6 to 8)
2 x (Level 5 to 7)
2 x (Level 4 to 6)
2 x (Level 3 to 5)
Exam Board: AQA
Specification: 4360 (Foundation or Higher)
Unit 1 Statistics and Number 26.7% (calculator) currently sat in June of Year 10
Unit 2 Number and Algebra 33.3% (non-calculator) currently sat in March of Year 10
Unit 3 Geometry and Algebra 40% (calculator) currently sat in June of Year 11
Other useful suggested websites: www.mymaths.co.uk
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/