Maths mathematics
private tuition tutor GCSE A level South Gloucestershire,
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1 to 1 Personal,
Professional Tuition in your own home
Help to
improve understanding, application and, most
importantly, grades
Based
in Berkeley, Gloucestershire  prepared to travel
upto 25 miles

Bob
Sutherland
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***NEW***
for 2015 GCSE Maths Exam Students
Weekend
halfday tutorial sessions in preparation
for
June's
GCSE Mathematics (Higher Tier)
Open to both
current and new GCSE students  for info click
here
PLUS
EASTER
HOLIDAY 2015 MATHS TUITION ARRANGEMENTS
(also open to
nonregular students)
This year the Easter
school holiday period is Saturday
28th March to Sunday 12th April.
As is my normal practice at this
time, I am suspending all normal
tuition sessions and, instead,
providing bookable 2hour
sessions over the period. I am
doing this to accommodate various
holiday requirements and to allow
those with imminent exams (GCSE
and Alevel) to get extra tuition
time if they wish. The normal
tuition timetable will resume on
Monday 13th April.
The details are as follows:
Venue: your place
(as usual)
Duration: 2 hours (suitable for a
complete question paper)
Price: £45
Available Days: Every
day from 30th March to 12th April
inclusive.
Session Times:
o 10:00 – 12:00
o 14:00 – 16:00
o 16:30 – 18:30
o 19:00 – 21:00
Please feel free to book as many
of these sessions as you require.
As they start to fill up,
priority will be given to those
with upcoming exams.



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"


The
following rates are applicable from July 2012 for
1:1 tuition 
Upto and including GCSE
level 
£25 per hour 
From GCSE upto and
including A2 level 
£28 per hour 
Further Maths A level 
£30 per hour 
Other
levels/session lengths by negotiation 
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.


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 :


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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




