Should we set students in Year 7? | bettermathschat

Most schools set their students in or around Year 7 but there is still a large number of teachers who choose not to, some of whom are quite vocal on their reasoning. See mixed attainment maths, for example.

We discussed it in a recent #mathschat too, when we looked at plans for next year’s Year 7. The summary of that discussion can be found on a Twitter moment.

According to my Twitter poll following the chat, the majority of teachers, at least in my Twitterverse, set their students in Year 7.

That 7% who chose ‘none of the above’ used a variety of alternative approaches to setting,…

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