Starting in September students will study for 5 periods per week during an intensive 8 week course up to the first re-sit opportunity in early November. During this period a lot of content is covered and students will be expected to start revising within the first couple of weeks. After the November exams students will start a more extensive course, again for 5 periods per week, that will then run through to May.
Once exam results are available in early January those students who have achieved a grade 4 or 5 will be allowed to leave the course, while those students who do not achieve this grade continue and take a further re-sit in June. All content covered during the year will be similar to that students have studied in previous years at Secondary School, but a particular focus is placed on making minimal mistakes and picking up understanding of topics that students have found difficult in the past.
Topics covered are divided up into four sections:
- Shape, Space and Measure
- Data Handling