Category Archives: Maths

GCSE Maths Tuition: 8-Week Grade Booster

Is your Year 11 child struggling to get to grips with the new GCSE Maths syllabus? As the date of the examinations draws nearer, many students are finding that higher expectations, combined with a broader range of questions add up … Continue reading

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Multiple GCSE resits: do we need a change?

“Almost 80% of pupils in England who do not achieve a C grade in GCSE maths or English fail to attain this mark during their resits. It is leaving hundreds of thousands of students stuck in a cycle of exams.” … Continue reading

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2014 SATs Diary

2014 Key Stage 2 SATs tests are to take place from 12-16 May. Schools have been asked to keep this period free for administering the tests. The levels 3-5 tests must be taken before the corresponding level 6 tests on … Continue reading

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The New Maths Curriculum 2014: your 12-point summary

The government is making significant changes to the national maths curriculum. The new maths curriculum will be officially introduced in September 2014 but many schools have adapted their curriculum to teach the new maths programmes of study this year.  Not … Continue reading

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New national curriculum 2014 and beyond: how will this affect my child?

Parents: take a deep breath and read on.  There are huge changes afoot in education from early years to GCSE.  From Ullswater to Urmston and from Streatham to Stretford, parents are struggling to grasp the serpentine twists and turns in … Continue reading

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December 23rd: time for maths

Welcome to Day 23 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a set of Christmas maths problems for you.  They’re quite tricky: perhaps the whole family could compete to complete them correctly! Return to our advent calendar. Today is Monday, 23rd December … Continue reading

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December 22nd: More Maths

Welcome to Day 22 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Christmas maths problem for you. Return to our advent calendar. Santa visits eight houses in twenty minutes.  In each he eats the following amounts of mince pie: 2, 4, 1, … Continue reading

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December 21st: a Wintertime Maths Problem

Your Better Tuition Advent challenge today is a fun maths puzzle. Welcome to Day 21 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Christmas maths problem for you. Return to our advent calendar. Maths Problem: December 21st is the winter solstice: the shortest and darkest day … Continue reading

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December 16th: Hark the Herald Angles Sing!

Welcome to the sixteenth day of Better Tuition‘s winter activity advent calendar. There are many angles on the Better Tuition Christmas tree below.  How many are acute, how many obtuse and how many are right angled?  Print it off to make … Continue reading

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December 14th: a Christmas Maths Problem

Your Better Tuition Advent challenge today is a fun maths puzzle. Welcome to Day Fourteen of Better Tuition’s 2013 Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Christmas maths problem for you. Return to our advent calendar. Beth is making gingerbread men for Christmas. She uses 2 raisins for … Continue reading

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