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Pupils arrive at NEECA with a range of maths and general numeracy needs. After completing a Maths baseline during their induction period, our Maths teachers are able to make an accurate assessment of each pupil’s needs; these difficulties are then addressed within our programme of study.
Our programme of study is ambitious and ensures our pupils are able to access the same qualifications as their peers in mainstream school.
Our aim is to ensure pupils leave here with the skills needed to either transition back into mainstream education or to achieve the qualifications required that will enable them to move into Post 16 provision of their choice.
We follow the Maths National Curriculum at KS3 and exam specifications for Pearson Entry Level Certificate, Pearson GCSE and Pearson iGCSE.
Our KS3 programme of study follows the National Curriculum with an emphasis on reinforcing and teaching missed topics.
All Maths teachers at NEECA are subject specialists and we participate in relevant subject and exam CPD events. Our lessons start with an on-entry numeracy activity and we share the learning intention with the pupils. Learner understanding is checked throughout the lessons and feedback is given in a constructive manner. Assessment is used to inform future teaching
At KS3, pupils return to mainstream school with a greater understanding of the skills needed to succeed in a mainstream Maths classroom.
At KS4, pupils leave with qualifications in Maths which gives them the chance to study a wide range of college courses or apprenticeships. Our pupils leave NEECA equipped to use Maths effectively in the world of work.
Pearson/ Edexcel GCSE
Pearson/ Edexcel iGCSE
Pearson/ Edexcel Entry Level Certificate
The following qualifications are also offered as appropriate:
Functional Skills Entry Level 1, 2, 3
Functional Skills Level 1, 2
Edexcel Award L1, L2 (Number/ Statistics/ Algebra)
We encourage students to be careful with their language choices in order to establish a safe and respectful environment. All students are given the tools to accurately explain their emotional and mental well-being which in turn allows the school to better cater to their specific needs.
Keywords are identified and explained to the students. We follow the school reading and literacy and marking policies.
Outline of Virtual Curriculum Offer
Pupils who access our Virtual Curriculum are taught through Google Classroom. Work is set, marked and returned by the teacher. They follow the programme of study appropriate to their year group.
At KS3 Maths is assessed using 9-1 fine grading.
KS4 is assessed using Pearson/ Edexcel mark schemes and the raw mark is converted into 9-1 fine grading.
There are summative assessments at the end of each unit (usually half termly) and opportunities for continuous assessment throughout the programme of study.