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NCETM Secondary Magazine, Issue 4 - Professional Development activity - Pathways and Options, Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5

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Created on 26 February 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 26 February 2008 by ncetm_administrator


Professional Development activity - 2 hour learning module
Each week the Secondary Magazine will include a Professional Development activity. Available in PDF format, this series of learning modules are ideal for giving a focus to a department meeting or inset session.
Each week we will publish a new learning module, which over the weeks will build up in to a shopping list of PD activities so that you can pick and choose the materials that best suit your own development needs.

The first twelve modules will cover the following areas: Self Evaluation, Why do we teach Mathematics?, Learning Mathematics in my School, Pathways and options at Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5, Mathematical vocabulary, AfL: Using the lesson objective - overview, Group Work, C/D Borderline, Revision latest, Technology for learning, Questioning script and AfL: Formative use of summative tests.
With the 14-19 curriculum currently undergoing a period of significant change, it is important that all schools keep up to date with what is available. This PD module has been designed with this in mind and provides your department with the opportunity to reflect upon its current provision for students and to consider adaptations, or at least to research some of the alternatives.
Children arrive in Year 7 with their highest Mathematics qualification from Key Stage 2 anything from Level 2 or lower, up to Level 5. When they eventually leave school their highest Mathematics qualification might be anything from a failure to a pass at Mathematics GCSE or other qualification up to great success in A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics or AEA or STEP.

What possible pathways cover the intervening years?

What is the rationale for the availability of the options?

Using this module *
It is expected that the Faculty Leader would complete Activity 1 using the attached pro forma or an equivalent in-house document for the same purpose.

Activity 2 is designed as the first brief activity of the session. Pair work is recommended.

Activities 3, 4 and 5 look at the respective Key Stages. They are independent so can be done in any order. Key Stage Coordinators could facilitate small focus groups for each of these.

The Concluding Activity can be done after any of Activities 3, 4 and 5
different contexts.

* This module contains a number of forms and template areas to complete answers. Due to the length and nature of the module, it is necessary to download the PDF version in order to view this module in it's entirety.

Explore the Secondary Magazine
issue 4
5 Things to do this week
Professional Development activity
Website of the week
Secondary Magazine archive

Browse Secondary Magazine
Issue 1 Welcome to the magazine
Issue 2 How much mathematics?
Issue 3 Pecking crows?
Issue 4 Unusual hobbies

PD Activities
Self Evaluation
Why do we teach mathematics?
Learning mathematics in my school
Pathways and options at KS3 to KS5



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