Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

Year 11 Saturday Maths Programme 2015-16

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 11 Saturday Maths programme 2015-16: new times for next half-term 

I’m writing to inform you of our plans for Saturday Maths sessions next half-term.

Over 50% of Year 11 students have already attended Maths booster lessons with Mr Kelly on Saturdays this academic year. This is excellent and shows a real commitment from our students and parents alike to securing the very best possible GCSE grades in this important subject. Mr Kelly has reported that students have a great work ethic and students are finding these sessions very useful indeed. Of course, we’d like to see still more students attending and the offer is there for any Year 11 student to begin attending at any time!

The next half-term is a very significant one for Year 11s as they will be sitting their mock exams in late November / early December. With this in mind, Mr Kelly would like to adjust the timings and composition of groups in order to work more intensively on specific areas for development. We will therefore be running three different sessions, each lasting one and a half hours, and the sessions are aimed at particular grades.

  • Group 1 is for those Higher Tier students currently working at A / A*, or for those students who are near these grades and wish to push themselves to achieve these.
  • Group 2 is for Higher Tier students currently working at grades B and C.
  • Group 3 is for students who are likely to take the Foundation Tier. The focus here will be on getting students up to a grade C.

As students make further progress, they can move up through the groups. No group is “off-limits” to anyone! Any student who is unsure about which group to attend should speak to his / her maths teacher for advice. The sessions will, once again, rotate so that all students have the opportunity to attend at least some of the time, even if prior commitments mean they cannot attend every week.

The dates and times of sessions for the next half-term are set out below. The classes are held in the school canteen. If you would like your son / daughter to benefit from this opportunity, please fill in the reply slip, indicating which sessions he or she will be attending.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J. Mallett

Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum and Intervention)

Date

Session 1
9.00 to 10.30 am

Session 2
10.40 to 12.10

Session 3
12.20 to 1.50

Sat. 7th November

Higher (A*/A)

Higher (B/C)

Foundation

Sat. 14th November

Foundation

Higher (A*/A)

Higher (B/C)

Sat. 21st November

Higher (B/C)

Foundation

Higher (A*/A)

Sat. 28th November

Higher (A*/A)

Higher (B/C)

Foundation

Sat. 5th December

Foundation

Higher (A*/A)

Higher (B/C)

Sat. 12th December

Higher (B/C)

Foundation

Higher (A*/A)

REPLY SLIP – Please return to Student Reception by Wednesday 4th November

Name of student: __________________________________           Form: _____________

I give my permission for my son / daughter to attend the following Maths sessions (please tick) with Mr Kelly on Saturdays:

Date

Session 1 

9.00 to 10.30 am

 

Session 2 

10.40 to 12.10

 

Session 3 

12.20 to 1.50

 

Sat. 7th November

Higher (A*/A)

 

Higher (B/C)

 

Foundation

 

Sat. 14th November

Foundation

 

Higher (A*/A)

 

Higher (B/C)

 

Sat. 21st November

Higher (B/C)

 

Foundation

 

Higher (A*/A)

 

Sat. 28th November

Higher (A*/A)

 

Higher (B/C)

 

Foundation

 

Sat. 5th December

Foundation

 

Higher (A*/A)

 

Higher (B/C)

 

Sat. 12th December

Higher (B/C)

 

Foundation

 

Higher (A*/A)

 

Signed: _______________________________  Date:_____________________________