What is Passport Maths?
Passport Maths is an early intervention programme for year 7 students who are not "secondary-ready" in mathematics, helping them to master the basics they may have missed at primary level.
The programme supports progression in fundamental mathematical concepts, helping students to go on to better outcomes at GCSE.
Who is it for?
Passport Maths is designed for pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in mathematics at Key Stage 2 (that is, students with a scaled score of less than 100 on the Key Stage 2 test). It provides the additional support that students need to catch up with the mathematical ideas that are developed at greater depth at Key Stage 3.
The programme is unique in that it enables students to follow and master the mathematical fundamentals which they may have missed out on at primary school, while progressing with the curriculum with the rest of their year-group.
In 2016, 30% of all pupils in England did not achieve the expected standard at Key Stage 2 in mathematics (Department for Education).
Take a closer look...
The programme consists of five units, each with a number of modules, corresponding to different areas of the National Curriculum:
- Whole numbers
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
Students undertake an additional two hours of catchup per week in the programme with a small group over 15 weeks, working on key concepts in manageable stages. To encourage students to stay engaged throughout, they are rewarded with bronze, silver and gold awards for achievement.
What do schools say?
Passport Maths is already being used in schools across the country to support hundreds of students in improving their maths understanding.
“Overall the evidence is quite clear, Passport Maths not only works but when used in conjunction with normal lessons it can lead to impressive leaps in progress.”
Head of maths, Passport Maths School
"It’s been one of the biggest eye openers for us as a school. It’s flexible and it works. It lets you quickly identify what the gaps are and do something which really targets them."
Assistant Principal, Passport Maths school
"I think Passport Maths is cool, because I am learning a lot and it feels great when my Passport Controller (teacher) stamps my Passport Book. I know I’m doing well cos I’ve already got my bronze and silver and working to get my gold by Christmas break.”
Year 7 Passport Maths student
What resources does Passport Maths include?
- Online resources for use by the teacher and pupils. These include class, group and individual activities, unit tests and lesson starters
- Maths Passport pupil progress booklets, enabling students to present and reflect on their learning
- Passport stamp to confirm achievement
- Teacher Training - Our approved training providers can offer onsite training sessions with staff, a launch of the programme with a group of students, and offsite support and guidance to help you get the most out of Passport Maths for your students.
To ensure successful delivery of the intervention scheme, we strongly recommend you receive training from an approved provider.
The resources and training can be ordered using the form below. Teacher access to the online resources is included when you order any pupil progress booklets (passports), and for each passport you order, you will receive one trackable student login to the website.
Find out how one school in Blackpool uses Passport Maths with their Year 7s
Complete the order form to request training and order resources for Passport Maths
Get in touch to find out more by email or phone 01273 915077