At the end of February, almost 140 of our Year 11 pupils had a unique opportunity to receive personalised tuition from a maths specialist teacher from Edge Hill University. As part of their preparations for GCSE mathematics, our pupils each spent one hour revising the critical topics of ratio and proportion with their own teacher! This helped to identify misconceptions and accelerate progress in these key areas. They also explored percentage questions that appear on both maths and science GCSE papers.
The response from the Year 11 pupils was overwhelmingly positive, with comments including “it was so helpful!” and “can we do this every week?” Pupils are already reaping the rewards of this day, demonstrating a better understanding of these types of questions in their recent mock GCSE papers!
Our visitors from Edge Hill University were equally impressed with the attitude of all of our pupils, with Martin Pickett (Mathematics PGCE Course Leader) commenting positively on the effort and engagement of all Year 11s.
Another part of the day involved a group of Year 10 pupils taking part in a demonstration maths lesson with Mrs Bahan in the school hall. Again, these pupils showed outstanding effort and attitude and they represented everything that we are proud of in our pupils!