Stage 4 and 5

YEAR 7 and YEAR 8 (Stage 4)

What is expected and offered to your child in Stage 4 (Year 7 and 8)?

All students should be completing one Mathsmate sheet per week and handing it in to their teacher to be marked/ checked. Mathsmate is a mixed revision sheet aimed at improving basic skills and is provided for every child free of charge in order to improve outcomes in Mathematics. There are 8 sheets per term.

At the start of Term 2 Year 7 will also start work in the Numeracy Lab on a fortnightly basis, which is a set of hands on activities aimed at enhancing learning outcomes. Please provide a Numeracy Lab book for your student which will be left in the room for the remainder of the year (an exercise book with 64 pages or less or a small notebook is sufficient.)

The Numeracy Lab has been updated this year to include the numeracy continuum aspects and so your student will be participating once a fortnight in a programme that addresses their weaknesses and aims to move them along the continuum.

In the Half/ Yearly reports your student will receive a grade (A B C D or E ) indicating their level of achievement against state-wide standards, which is awarded based on a range of tasks that the students do in class. Please visit the Board of Studies website if you would like further information about the standards for each Stage.

 

YEAR 9 and YEAR 10 (Stage 5)

What is expected and offered to your child in Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10)?

In the Half/ Yearly reports your student will receive a grade (A10, A9, B8, B7, C6, C5, D4, D3, E2) indicating their level of achievement against state-wide standards, which is awarded based on a range of tasks that the students do in class. Please visit the Board of Studies website if you would like further information about the standards for each Stage.

Students who have not been awarded a grade will receive an N award. This indicates that they have not applied themselves with sustained diligence or that their attendance has been poor. If your child is in danger of receiving an N award you will be contacted via mail and a phone call. Completing the work outlined in the warning letter or doing an alternate task will mean that your student will be able to complete that task and will not be given an N award.

Please find on the next page some information about courses available for next year and the level that your student is studying.

Students are also encouraged to go in the Mathematics Competition and should be handing in their note and $2 to their teacher as soon as possible.

 

For information regarding the Years 7-10 Assessment schedule please see the following 7_10 Assessment Booklet (pdf 449 KB). Topic and Assessment Sequences can also be found below: