Year 7 and 8 MIxed Ability Groups

Heaton Manor Modern Languages, Computing and Performing Arts Faculties are working together in a Year 7 and 8 trial of mixed ability groups. There is some compelling evidence to suggest in our subject areas mixed ability teaching helps students to progress more quickly. There is also some evidence to suggest in subjects such as ours it helps with the transition from Primary to Secondary education.

We have increased achievement in our subject areas massively over past years but we want to make ‘supersonic progress’ in years 7 and 8 as a very sound foundation for the new GCSE examinations.

This is a trial and is being looked at and monitored by the senior leadership team. We will report through this website hopefully the very positive effect of mixed ability teaching on progress in years 7 and 8.

As committed professionals we are very happy to discuss this in more detail with parents.

Mrs Jagroop - Head of Performing Arts
Mrs Maughan - Head of Computing
Miss Robson - Head of Modern Foreign Languages


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Newcastle Upon Tyne

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