What's changing at GCSE?
New GCSE Maths and English courses started in September 2015, and other subjects (including GCSE Science) will follow in 2016.
The first new exams for GCSE Maths and English will be in summer 2017. The new GCSE Science exams will start in summer 2018.
The new courses are more challenging than ever, with all the exams set
at the end of Year 11.
There's a new '9-1' grading system, where
Grade 9 will be reserved for the very top tier of students...
Grade 5 or above is regarded as a pass, whilst grades 7 - 9 will stretch and challenge the students due to the amount of new content on the GCSE curriculum.
There's no Foundation Level in the new English GCSEs — students of all abilities will take the same exams.
There are fewer course options in the new Science GCSEs. Most students will either take the new Combined Science course (worth two GCSEs) or three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Coursework and practical assessments play a much smaller par...Continue reading
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Not surprisingly, we see the most demand for GCSE and A Level maths tutors. The recent changes to the UK's Foundation and Higher GCSE maths 1-9 syllabus has undoubtedly made maths more challenging than ever for our year 10 and 11 students who aspire to achieve grades 7-9. If your child is struggling with algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics or any other field of mathematics this bulletin features some of the best maths tutors from around the UK that are very experienced and highly recommended.
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Approved Tutors - Science Tutors
Whilst maths and English are still the most important subjects to excel in; if you aspire to a career in science or medicine you will also need to excel in A Level biology and chemistry and if you aspire to a career in engineering then A Level physics is usually an entry requirement of engineering degree courses.
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Here are a small selection of featured science tutors - click the tutor's name to view their profile:
Fay, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear - Biology Chemistry and Physics tuition
Alexander, Oxford - Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Medicine tuition
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Philip, Dunfermline, Fife - Chemistry and Physics tuition
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