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The Study Plus approach

Study Plus is an approach that has been developed by the Secondary National Strategy to improve the GCSE results of a target group of pupils. Schools decide to timetable Study Plus for one or more groups of pupils in Key Stage 4 and design a course to improve their English and/or mathematics with strong links to work in other subjects. There is support through training and a pack of materials all of which can be accessed through this web site.

The Study Plus pilot project with about 125 schools is now in its second year, but the approach is now available to all schools and around 420 schools started Study Plus in September 2007.

Activity

  1. Read a brief summary of Study Plus and note any questions this raises for you.
  2. Watch a short (10 minute) video made by National Strategies in two pilot schools which introduces the Study Plus approach in both English and mathematics.
  3. Watch a short video shot in one of the pilot schools that gives a good introduction to the Study Plus approach.