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MATHEMATICS
TUITION
Further
Maths, A level, GCSE
and earlier Key
Stages
Help to improve
understanding, application and, most
importantly, grades

1 to 1 Personal,
Professional Tuition in your own home
Based
near Berkeley, Gloucestershire  prepared to
travel upto 25 miles









Enquiries
for tuition starting in September 2015
are welcome
now.




Whilst
I am only too happy to try and assist
with last minute cramming for an exam, it
is usually much better to support
students' work over a longer period. This
avoids a lastminute panic and provides
time to address any weaknesses in a
meaningful way. I have found some
students to have fundamental arithmetic
weaknesses which have undermined all
their subsequent efforts and these
weaknesses take time to sort out.
The message
is: "Plan
Ahead"

DBS
(formerlyCRB) checking
I am not
DBS checked because it is not possible
for an individual to request such a
check. See:
https://www.gov.uk/disclosurebarringservicecheck
but I am
perfectly willing to undergo the process
if you are able to request it.

The
following rates are applicable from July
2015 for 1:1 tuition 
All levels up to
and including Alevel 
£30 per hour 
Further Maths A
level 
£35 per hour 
Other
levels/session lengths by negotiation 






ALL
SCHOOL MATHS EXAMS ARE GETTING EASIER,
RIGHT?
Have Maths examinations got
easier? Back in the 1960’s, when I
took my exams, Maths was probably the
most feared of all GCE ’O’
Levels. Here are some example papers from
then; compare them with today’s
GCSEs and draw your own conclusions.

1968 Papers
If you are slightly confused
by the lack of Calculus  there were
two Joint Matriculation Syllabuses,
‘A’ and ‘B’. The
latter, shown here, was for Secondary
Modern schools that allowed GCE
examination. Grammar Schools took
Syllabus ‘A’ which also
included differentiation, integration,
curvefitting and maxima/minima (dy/dx =
0). So far I have been unable to track
down any Syllabus A papers.

Recent GCSE Papers

International
IGCSE Papers 2006 (These are generally
regarded as harder than the normal GCSE) The
following are Cambridge University
International GCSE papers :







USEFUL
INFO
The following is a
list of the major English Examination
Board websites. They contain vast amounts
of information about all courses and give
access to many resources including Past
Papers.
RECENT
IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS




 Mathematics:
made to measure............ 22 May
2012OfstedThis report
is based predominantly on
evidence from inspections
of mathematics between
January 2008 and July
2011 in maintained
schools in England.
Inspectors visited 160
primary and 160 secondary
schools and observed more
than 470 primary and
1,200 secondary
mathematics lessons. The
report is also informed
by good practice visits
to 11 primary schools,
one secondary school and
two sixthform colleges,
but the evidence from
these visits is not
included in the
proportions quoted in the
report. The report draws
attention to serious
inequalities in
pupils’ experiences
and achievements. It
includes examples of best
practice that help avoid
or overcome the
inequalities and weaker
practice that exacerbates
them........(pdf file 
Adobe Acrobat Reader
required)

*** THE NEW
MATHEMATICS GCSE FOR TEACHING
COMMENCING IN 2015 ***
A new version of
GCSE mathematics is being
introduced for teaching
commencing in 2015.
The Edexcel
description of the new course is
described in:
New Maths GCSE2015
Specification
New Maths2015
Sample Papers
Full details of the
National Curriculum changes can
be found here:
The National
Curriculum for Mathematics










