I encourage my students to:

 

“We arranged for Joan to tutor my daughter Sophie in 2007, when she was at the beginning of year 11 as we were concerned that her school did not expect her to gain a grade C at GCSE.  After a few months of tuition Sophie’s school decided to enter her for the Higher level GCSE, rather than the Foundation level and Sophie went on to gain a grade B.  We and Sophie were delighted!
Helen Moon, Bury

GCSE Mathematics

Students usually come to me with topics that they want help with and with a target grade.  This helps with devising an initial study plan, but it’s also crucial that we know the following:

Often school students are unclear about at least some of the above.  I encourage them to find out any missing details and can help when necessary.  The different exam boards have a lot of common content, but it is paramount that we base our study plan on the correct course specification and past exam papers.

Some of my previous students made such good progress that their schools agreed to enter them for Higher GCSE rather than Foundation – with excellent results in all cases.

 

GCSE Exam Boards

AQA
http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/maths_ict/maths_index.php?id=01&prev=01

OCR
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gcse/index.html

EDEXCEL
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse-leg/Pages/default.aspx

 


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