In addition to our main activities, we have several types of catch-up resources you will be interested in:
|Diagnostic Assessments||For Year 6 to Year 7 transition.|
Activities identified as being suitable for grade ranges 1-4, 5 and 6-9.
Specifically matched to the AQA GCSE Science Specification:
Focus - common exam questions, organised by topic.
Intensive - questions that always come up, organised by exam paper.
Here are three models for using SAM Learning for catch-up in School:
1. Review Prior Knowledge - find the gaps in learners' foundations by setting an activity on last year's work. Use QLA (Question Level Analysis) to plan some catch-up teaching before moving forward.
e.g. Year 7 - Use our Diagnostic Activities to see what gaps there are in learners' knowledge from KS2 / Year 6.
2. Assess Recent Learning - set 2 or 3 review activities at the end of a topic - and use QLA to identify learning gaps to address.
e.g. Key Stage 4 - Either use our Targeted Intervention Activities to set work suitable for Higher (grades 5 to 9) or Foundation (grades 1 to 5) or set activities from the topic folders to review and refresh knowledge.
3. Live Diagnosis - set an activity in the start of a lesson - then use the QLA immediately to focus in on the weaker areas in your class.
e.g. AQA GCSE Scientists - remember that we also have our Exam Essentials activities, targeted specifically at the syllabus. (Edexcel Maths and AQA English coming soon!)
Target your Catch-up to Groups
Remember that SAM Learning's Three-wave Intervention allows you to target your catch-up programmes in three ways:
- to your Timetabled Classes (or sub-groups of them)
- to Intervention Groups you have created just for this purpose
- to Individuals with unique needs