Students who find maths slightly more challenging or who are struggling to achieve target at GCSE are ordinarily identified in the department as requiring additional support.
Sessions are run for different year groups at different times each week where a range of maths teachers and 6th form maths students help small groups build attainment and confidence in topics identified as more challenging.
GCSE Y11 Morning Maths groups run in tutor times twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mr Hollindale and Mrs Nash work with groups of students who require additional support. Booklets of past paper/practice exam questions are worked through in these sessions and specific topics are addressed where needed. These groups run each half term with 6-8 students per group. They rotate throughout the year allowing different groups of students the opportunity to work in this environment.
Drop in sessions run throughout the department on a weekly basis for anyone wanting further assistance with a specific topic from class, help with maths homework or just an opportunity to extend their mathematical knowledge. Sessions run on:
- Thursday lunchtime in Ma01 Week A with Mr Burton and Ma07 Week B with Miss Filgate for Y7
- Monday lunchtime in Ma01 with Mr Burton and Mr Antwi for Y8 and Y9
- Thursday lunchtime in Ma06 with Mrs Nash for Y10 and Y11
- Thursday lunchtime in Ma08 with Miss Stone for Y12 and Y13