Extended Provision

At Barbara Priestman our aim is to provide a running support to our students, families and the local community which is easily accessible.

Please see below for more information regarding the services we offer.

Maths Club

Maths Club is a revision session run for the students in Year 10 or 11 who will sit a GCSE exam in the future. It is designed to allow students to have access to more time with staff who can support them in developing the key skills they need and the working on their individual areas for development.

The sessions run on a Wednesday and Thursday afterschool from 3:30 to 4:30. It is entirely student and parent choice whether students attend or not.

This year I’m delighted to be able to say that 100% of the current GCSE cohort in year 11 signed up for Maths Club and some even did both days!

The impact on students has been improved confidence, stronger skills, greater responsibility for their own learning and a sense of being part of a team.

Feedback from our students

Maths club helped me revise on certain topics so I could improve upon my weak spot.

Maths club was a great opportunity to get more revision before my exam. It helped me work on poor areas and improve upon them.

Maths Club was helpful as it gave me an extra maths lesson after school in the middle of the week for preparing for the maths exam.

Below is a graph showing one terms impact upon student’s areas for development. Percentages are generated by how many of the questions in that topic area students managed to answer correctly in their mock examination papers.

Two students have not been included in this graph as they have swapped specifications and one student swapped tiers which had a huge impact on the expectations for each topic area.

maths 1

For some students this represents a percentage increase of over 300%. The least percentage increase represent is 47%.

The graph below shows the change in overall score for students in Year 11 who have attended maths club this year.

The coloured lines represent where the grade boundaries have been on average between 2010 and 2016.

maths 2

From this year onwards students will be entered for the new 9-1 specification meaning they will receive a number instead of a letter with a 9 being the top grade an approximate equivalent to an A** on the old specification.

Currently no grade boundaries have been released for the 9-1 specification.

After School Clubs

Our after school clubs take place every Wednesday & Thursday from 3:25pm to 4:25pm.
Students should be collected at 4:25pm as there is no transport available.

Please note there is a voluntary donation of 50p per child per club.

This term, the clubs on offer are as follows:

Wednesday ICT Club
Film Club
Lego Club
Art Club
Sports Club
Thursday ICT Club
Football Club
Animal Studies
History Club

Clubs are allocated on a first come first served basis and there are restrictions on the number of students who can attend.

For queries relating to after school club, please contact Glen Richardson on 03339991453.