I need some help. I teach Maths at a very small school with small classes (15 to 18) but very wide ability ranges. In terms of GCSE potential: Y11 ranges from F to A* Y10 ranges from G to A** (by that I mean may well do an AS-level course in Y11) Y9 ranges from G to A* Y8 ranges from F to A** (by that I mean may well do an AS-level course in Y11) Y7 ranges from G to A* I’ve tried everything I can think off, such as letting each student progress at their own pace through the syllabus, unfettered (a group ‘solo’!); dividing the class into ability groups and teaching them in turn during a lesson (but the room is small and everyone gets distracted when I’m teaching one group and then they all get unsettled and unfocussed); whole class teaching (which is what I would like to do and the students would enjoy more) – but I find it impossible to pitch the academic level and set a pace which suit more than, say, a third of the class. Setting investigations that all can join in with is not too much of a problem, but finding investigations that fit the textbook topics (e.g. Entry, Foundation & Higher) and assessment schedule seems impossible to me. What to do? Any ideas? Any schemes of work? (We have just moved to use Pearson Edexcel.) Thanks in advance.