It's looking likely that we'll be able to restructure our KS3 SoW next term. Some issues we'll have to consider:- - improving the progress students make over the three years, - reducing repetition and being more prescriptive/specific. - addressing the fact(?) that KS2 levels aren't reflected in what we observe in our year 7 intake. - embedding PLTS. - functional maths. - the change in emphasis for year 9 from KS3 SATs to sitting a GCSE module in year 10 (we are currently linear). - catering for the wide range of ability of our students. One main argument I have is to tighten things up. For example, currently our higher ability students might end up skimming volume for perhaps 3 hours at L6 in year 7 and year 8 and year 9. I'm advocating making it, say, a year 9 topic and doing it in depth for 9 hours. I feel doing this for most topics this would address some of our problems. I've had a look at Kangaroo Maths, but I feel it suffers from the same problems we currently experience (for example too much content for the time available). So, has anyone ever done this and what advice have you to offer? What are the characteristics of a good SoW in your opinion?