# How much time is allocated for maths.

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by soux, Feb 1, 2008.

1. ### soux

How many lessons and how long for Y7 - Y11 do you get in your school.

How much homework do you give.

Do you finish the schemes of work.

I believe 5 hrs is pretty standard for A levels.

2. ### soux

How many lessons and how long for Y7 - Y11 do you get in your school.

How much homework do you give.

Do you finish the schemes of work.

I believe 5 hrs is pretty standard for A levels.

3. ### strawbsOccasional commenter

year 7-11 have 200 mins per week - 4x50
1 homework per week
year 8 and 9 SoW gets a bit rushed in summer, but there's lots of repetition then so it's not much of a problem

4. ### deleted101

ks3 3x60
ks4 4x60 9dropping to 3x60 next year)
ks5 4x60 (not enough)

5. ### deleted101

1 home work a week

yes finish with ease

6. ### moved

currently 3 hours a week for each year group (5 hours for A level). Changing to a fortnight timetable in September, will then have 7 hours a fortnight in KS4.

one homework a week for each year group, growing from 30 minutes to an hour depending on year group

As for SoW's, pretty much - year 11 is really tight at the moment - changed to modular last year and struggling to fit everything in along with coursework, finding it easier in year 10 with no coursework

7. ### soux

Thank you very much for the rapid response.

8. ### rriicchh

KS3 - 2 X 85 min or 1 X 85min + 2 X 45 min
KS4 - 2 X 85 min or 1 X 85min + 2 X 45 min
KS5 - 3 X 85 min

We are desperate to move to 60 min lessons!

9. ### coziercrozier

2 week timetable :

Yr 7 7 x 1 hour 4 homeworks
Yr 8 6 x 1 hour 4 homeworks
Yr 9 7 x 1 hour 4 homeworks
Yr 10 6 x 1 hour 5 homeworks
Yr 11 7 x 1 hour 5 homeworks

Yr 12/13 10 x 1 hour

10. ### MathsHOD

4 x 50mins per week (all year groups, 11-16 school).

Our KS3 SoW is built around these timings so we do finish. KS4 we get there towards the end of year 11 with a bit of time for some revision but not like some other subjects who are quite open about having alread finished their curriculum and are now revising with year 11).

11. ### adamcreenOccasional commenter

currently
7: 2 x 75min, 2 hw
8: 3 x 75min, 2 hw
9: 2 x 75min, 2 hw
10: 2 x 75min, 2 hw
11: 3 x 75min, 3 hw

next year
all years: 3 x 60min, probably 2hw

at 6th form, probably moving from 4 x 75min to 5 x 60min

12. ### HB1

Gosh, I'm astonished by the variation.

We have a 2 week timetable.

Currently:
6 x 1 hour for Y7 and 8 (4 homeworks)
5 x 1 hour for Y9 (4 HWs)
6 x 1 hour for Y10 (4 or 5 HWs can't remember)
5 x 1 hour for Y11 (ditto)
Also 5 x 1 hr for Y11 stats (for students who did ICT GCSE in Y10)
8 x 1 hour for Y12 + 13.

Next year moving to:
6 x 1 hr for Y7
5 x 1 hr for Y8/9
7 x 1 hr for Y10 + 11 (but also losing 5 x 1 hr for stats - which we are going to absorb into maths time in some way yet to be decided).

13. ### moved

agree with post 11

also curious as to how people manage setting homework every lesson (one post saw year 7 twice a week and set 2 homeworks a week) or even setting it 2 out of 3 lessons. Do you give sheets/booklets? do you mark it in lessons?

Also, do you feel the pupils need that much homework? what type of homework do you set? is it consolidation work/finish off classwork?

14. ### TonyM19New commenter

3x1 hour in KS3
4x1 hour in Y10 (top 4 of 6 sets do Stats at the end of Y10)
3x1 hour in Y11

We set 1 homework per week.

15. ### mathsteacher1953

I have resurrected an old post because I used it to work out some 'average' allocations. My rough calculations based on the responses were that, in minutes per week, the means were
KS3 181
KS4 198
KS5 266

Budget restraints have been blamed for next year's allocation which equates to
KS3 y7 180, y8 180, y9 150
KS4 180 for 6 groups and 150 for 3 groups
KS5 240

The answer to the question I posed, "How are we supposed to maintain results with reduced teaching time?" was, "By relying on your professionalism"

It has also been suggested that a number of other schools deliver in 5 lessons or less (per 2 week cycle)

I should be interested to hear of any correspondents who deliver the curriculum in 150 minutes or less per week. Admittedly the 150 minutes is going to be limited to year 9 in KS 3 and students who are doing a GNVQ course in year 10, but some of the year 10 students would normally be targeted to get a grade C (or possibly B) if they had 180 minutes.

16. ### mantotony

KS3/4 - 6 hrs a fortnight
KS5 - 9 hrs a fortnight

Very difficult to get through Curriculum.

17. ### bunnyowen

KS3 - 1x180min and 1x90min lessons per week (changing to 3 x 90mins next year)
KS4 - 1x180min and 1x90min lessons per week
KS5 - 2x180min per week

18. ### Dr. Watson

11-16 School.

All years = 3 x 60 mins per week. Homework is nominally 1 per week, but so few do it as to make it pointless.

We don't get through everything in KS4, but the kids can't remember anything for more than 24 hours anyway, so not completing the curriculum is irrelevant. To be honest, you SHOULD be able to complete each group's TARGET levels/grades in the time allocated if it's the same as above. The problem is, they will undoubtedly come across topics they have forgotten or never met, as that's the nature of Maths testing.

19. ### weggster

We have 7 x 50 = 350 mins per fortnight at both KS3 and KS4.

Feel a bit short changed looking at how much everyone else gets.

I bet FFT NEVER takes the amount of lesson time you have!

Regards

20. ### trinity0097New commenter

3 hours a week for Years 7 & 8 (a middle school), it used to be 3.5 hours a week, with English also getting 3.5 hours, but we decided to 'give' our half hour to the English department, so we get 3 and they get 4 hours a week. suited us as the half hour lesson was a waste of space.

Pupils always feel quite hard done by as they are used to have 5 hours a week in Yrs 5 & 6 with us (but also they are pleased that they are not having as much!)

Nominally 1 homework a week, but I tend to avoid this as much as possible (e.g. set homework in Jan to be in last week - a longer project type thing!)