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A quick note on the workbooks:

Differentiation Without Limits

When differentiating questions for the wide range of abilities within a group, we could fall into the trap of forcing lower ability students to only attempt less challenging questions, thus limiting their progress and stifling their aspirations.
These GCSE workbooks have been designed to ‘differentiate without limiting progress’.

Guidance:

Students pick a questions zone from which to answer questions based on the following criteria:

• Students with a target grade of 1, 2 or 3 can choose any ‘question zone’.
• Students with a target grade of 4, 5 or 6 can choose either ‘question zone 4-6’ or ‘question zone 7-9’.
• Students with a target grade of 7, 8 or 9 can only choose ‘question zone 7-9’.

Each zone contains questions pitched at the grades shown within the oval. This means, for example, that even if a student with a grade 3 target, picks the ‘easier option’, they still access higher level questions and as such can achieve higher that their target, promoting higher aspirations and progression.

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