Hello there. Due to some alterations that have had to be made to the timetable, the plan that was sent out regarding year 10 sets will now no longer happen. Pupils will remain in the same set structure for Maths and Science, meaning they will be in the same class for both subjects. There are some occasions where pupils have moved sets. If you have any queries about this please email email@example.com
Year 9s starting year 10 in September 2021:
As the students move into year 10 the maths sets will be changing. We will be moving from a parallel structure (9n1, 9s1, etc) to a straight banding structure (10ns1, 10ns2, etc). This means that instead of having two top sets there will be one top set, one second set, etc. This means that there is a good chance that your child will have a different class code to what they currently have. In most occasions this does not mean that they have moved up or down sets. For example, if your child was in 9n1 then they will likely be placed in 10ns1 or 10ns2 depending on their progress in the subject. This is not a guarantee. In some occasions pupils will be placed differently. If this happens to your child and you wish to discuss this further please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 10s starting year 11 in September 2021:
As the students move into year 11 the maths sets will be changing. We currently have 7 sets. We will be moving to an 8 set structure to enable the department to deliver the Higher Tier syllabus to 3 classes. Because of this there is a chance that your child will move to a set with a different number as a result.
Distributing a cohort between 8 sets instead of 7 means that a shift needs to be made to balance the groups. The new 11ns4 group will consist of students from 10ns3 and 10ns4, The new 11ns5 group will consist of students from 10ns4 and 10ns5, etc. There will be cases where students have moved to a lower set than this as the new set is more appropriate given the ability they have shown in year 10. Equally, some students may move up a set. If this happens to your child and you wish to discuss this further please contact email@example.com.