Supporting Low Attainers to Achieve a L2 Qualification in Maths
During Years 10 and 11 it becomes clear that some students will need to continue in their studies to achieve a Level 2 maths qualification. This NCP considers the learning experience of these students in order to provide a better consistency to their learning across KS4 and Post-16.
The aim of this Work group is that participants departments will become more effective in supporting students whose path toward a Level 2 qualification crosses phases of education.
Who can take part?
This is for teachers of GCSE Maths, and for those teaching GCSE Maths resit and/or Functional Skills Maths. Participants may be based in secondary schools, UTCs, FE colleges, Sixth Form colleges, schools with post-16 provision, or other post-16 settings.
What is involved?
This is for teachers whose students will study Level 2 maths across secondary and post-16. Teachers of Years 10 and 11, and of post-16 GCSE Maths resit and/or Functional Skills Maths, will develop ways to support students who need to study maths beyond age 16 to achieve a L2 qualification.
Work Groups will focus on developing transferable teaching techniques aligned to teaching for mastery. Participants will attend three full-day workshops and complete practice-based tasks between sessions.
What will you learn?
Your students will demonstrate a positive attitude to maths
You will ensure that lesson design and pedagogy demonstrate a secure knowledge of curriculum continuity and sequencing
You will understand the importance of consistency of language and representations relating to specific curriculum areas
You and your colleagues will make collaboration a normal part of transition, supporting students continuing to work towards a L2 maths qualification