Mathematics in Year 8 [August 2016]
Year 8 Set Structure 2016 – 2017
Students in these Growth Sets will follow the standard core course based mainly on the same Haese & Harris texts described above. This will be supported where necessary by other resources, to provide extra help for students who find this subject challenging at times. These classes are kept deliberately smaller to allow more teacher contact for those who find the subject particularly difficult. Most students in these sets are likely to proceed to IGCSE Core which has a maximum grade of C, in Years 10 and 11, although no final decision is made on this until Year 11.
During the course of the year students will be assessed by regular tests on the material covered. Consequently, we will be able to see if any students are misplaced, and act accordingly. These results allow us to refine the setting process at the end of Year 8 so that students progress to a suitable set for Year 9.