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Key Stage 4 to 5 Transition

This is a Research and Innovation Work Group (RIWG) designed to meet a need identified locally. It is well known that many students struggle with the demands of A Level Maths, particularly early in the course. This Work Group intends to look at the issues contributing to this and find workable solutions with input from both 11-16 schools and colleges.

Who can take part?

This project is for teachers working with students at GCSE or post 16, whether in 11-16 schools, 11-18 schools or colleges. Input and participation is for both Key Stage 4 and 5 teachers.

What is the wider context of this RIWG?

This work group is one of a range of options provided by the NCETM and AMSP to support teaching and learning at Post 16. The aim for this work group is to develop a strong local network of schools and colleges collaborating to deliver the best possible outcomes for our students by supporting one another. The Maths Hubs Work Group model of professional development complements the current support offered by the FE Centres for Excellence

What are the benefits?

Participants and their departments will:
– Have a better awareness of the issues surrounding transition from KS4 to KS5 from both perspectives of staff working in Secondary, and Post 16 settings.
– Be able to support student transition more effectively.
– Work more closely with other departments and phases to support transition.
– Encourage more students to study Maths and Further Maths at A Level, by improving staff and student confidence in understanding the ‘jump’ from GCSE to A Level.

What is the cost?

The project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme, so is free to participating schools/colleges.