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Maths GCSE - Countdown to Success

posted 31 Jan 2014, 02:39 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 31 Jan 2014, 02:40 ]

Congratulations to those students who have already secured their expected progress grade in Maths – and extra special congratulations to the impressive number who have already achieved one grade higher than they were targeted.  Over the next 2 weeks, in order to maximise the potential of every student, Year 11 students will be rearranged into new sets (14 weeks and counting) to receive the best guidance and support.  We appreciate that some students and parents may be anxious about this but we assure you that this approach is based on models in other successful schools and a great amount of thought and attention has gone into the process to give every single student the best possible setting in which to succeed. 


If your child has a particular concern, then please ask them to speak personally to either Miss Brammeld (Head of Maths in S108) or Mr Pavlou (2nd in Maths in S208).  Your child's progress over the next 14 weeks is our number 1 priority, therefore we will do all we can to ensure that they are comfortable and confident with their move.


We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the “little and often” approach which we are promoting to all Year 11 students – by using websites like MyMaths, MathsWatch, MethodMaths and others, alongside revision books, their own notes and simple techniques like practising times tables and reciting facts and formulae, your child will increase their potential to perform to their absolute best in the exams in June. We will be publishing regular tips as part of our “countdown to success” which will be visible around the school site, in classrooms, on our twitter feed (@SandownMaths), on our new blog ( and via the school website and Facebook pages.