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Launching our brand new Maths scheme of work for KS4

We've launched our new, fully resourced scheme of work for Key Stage 4 pupils - GCSE Maths Foundations


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GCSE Maths Foundations has been created by our in-house team of former teachers and subject matter experts. It is designed to progress borderline KS4 Maths students (currently working at grade 3) to grades 4 or 5.

This 15-hour scheme of work to support GCSE Maths has been developed based on feedback from our tutors, teachers and pupils. It aims to prepare students for the questions they’re likely to face in the exam. It focuses predominantly on number and algebra to reflect the fact the high proportion of exam questions on these topics. Other topics, like shape and space, are interwoven so nothing is studied in isolation. The programme is visual and accessible, helping to build resilience in mathematics and improve student independence when solving problems.

Schools can use their National Tutoring Programme funding towards the cost of the scheme. As we’ve kept the cost of our tuition the same this academic year GCSE Maths Foundations costs as little as £7.16 per pupil, per session.

This first fully resourced scheme of work for Maths follows the successful launch of two English programmes – Literature Lit Up for KS3 students and Puppies and Pirates for KS2.

We’re really excited to launch the GCSE Maths Foundations programme for Key Stage 4 students. This scheme of work addresses a need highlighted to us by our partners and tutors to focus on key areas and has a clear and tangible objective to improve pupil attainment in Maths by at least one grade.

"We have designed this resource to be as visually engaging and accessible as possible and to build student confidence by using the 'Try, Test, Trip’ model of giving students gradually more difficult problems as they progress.”
Matt Wallis, Tutor Trust’s Director of Training and Quality Assurance

As with all our tuition programmes, we make the process of working together as easy as possible. Our coordinators and tutors work together to set up and deliver tuition sessions, freeing up your teaching team's time. We also offer flexible delivery of the tutoring blocks:

  • Standard programme (one hour per week over 15 weeks)
  • Intensive programme (two one-hour sessions per week over 7 and-a-half-weeks)

To find out more, contact Mark Wyss, Programme Director.

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Trixie Whittell, Quality Manager - Secondary, explains the impact of the GCSE Maths Foundations scheme of work

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