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:
- the name of their Exam Board,
- if they are studying towards Higher or Foundation GCSE
- whether they are following a modular or linear course
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