Working Independently

You never fail until you stop trying   (Albert Einstein)

 

At St Joseph's we seek to develop independent learners as they progress through the school and move on to GCSE, A-Level and beyond.

I am pleased to announce that we now have two options available in order to assist our students:

Option 1 is a NEW development this term and we have produced an online course which broadly matches the work being studied in the classroom.

Each student has their own login details to the site www.drfrostmaths.com and when they log in they will see the course for their class.  Each student can work on the course set up for their class and their progress will be remembered and recorded. The course comprises a mix of video tutorials and questions which are marked in real time.


Option 2 was developed in 2020-21 academic year and if you scroll down to your child’s Mathematics class below it will take you to a page which shows the objectives with approximate timings for each chapter alongside links to supporting video tutorials, exam questions and worksheets. 


The reasons we have developed these resources is to provide students with the ability to work independently and the support for parents looking for guidance. Some possible scenarios include:

  1. If a student is absent they can ensure they keep up to date with the work.

  2. If a student finds a particular topic difficult they can revisit the content.

  3. If a student is working from home for any reason.

  4. If a parent wants to work alongside their child.

  5. If a student wants to work ahead and work through a difficult topic in advance of a lesson.

  6. If a student wants to revise for an assessment or exam

 

The timelines are for general guidance only. Classes may have more than one teacher who will specialise in an area of Mathematics, which may mean the dates mentioned are adjusted so the topics flow more fluently.

It is worth highlighting that a number of the topics include the required prior knowledge and then progress to the more difficult concepts within a chapter so it might well be appropriate for students to be selective about which tutorials and questions they tackle. 

 

For example, the Foundation GCSE programme revisits topics covered in Years 7-9 in order to ensure students have a strong foundation upon which to build.