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Our Maths GCSE Course

How the New Maths GCSE Informs My Tuition

The new Maths GCSE syllabus offers significant challenges for learners.

The current cohort of Years 10 and 11’s probably don’t have the supporting skills for the changes because of the introduction of the new Maths syllabus at short notice.

It makes sense, therefore, to plan ahead to ensure pupils acquire the new skills needed as soon as possible before their exams, so the skills will have time to become embedded and nurtured.

The new Maths GCSE content is presented across six Maths subject areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Although there are still a number of shorter one-mark questions, generally speaking, the new specification content presents questions that contain more steps, and the available marks in such questions tend to rely on the learner answering the preceding sections correctly.

The questions are also made more difficult again via the increased level of discursive content (that is, they are more descriptive) and require greater levels of analytical and deductive reasoning.

Questions of this type are best mastered by consistent practice, and this is something I  emphasise in my tutoring sessions.

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