We currently have 13 schools running top-top sets in England, and we will not be recruiting any new schools for 2019/20.
However, we would encourage schools to set up and run their own top-top sets.
For example, if your school has two bands, and therefore two top sets, then one approach would be to make one of the top sets a lower top set and the other an upper top set (or top-top set). Starting in Year 7, the goal would be to stretch the top-top set year after year, so that they are aiming beyond GCSE grade 9, and looking towards top grades at Further Maths A Level. Over time, there may be students who are struggling in the top-top set, and others in the lower top set who would thrive in a more challenging class, so it is important that there is the opportunity to move in and out of the top-top set during and at the end of the school year.
If you are interested in this model or a similar top-top set model, then please let us know. We are considering occasional conference calls for schools interested in running top-top sets, and we will be back in touch when our next call is scheduled.