GCSE Maths Revision Workshops
JK Educate GCSE Maths Revision Workshops
This year’s GCSE maths exams are the most challenging for a generation. Fortunately, we are here to help!
The new 9-1 syllabus has introduced numerous new topics at both Foundation and Higher levels, with longer exams, more demanding content and a brand new grading structure.
“I have been teaching and tutoring maths since 1979. In that time I have seen the change from O-levels to GCSEs with a number of syllabuses for the latter. I can honestly say that the new 9-1 syllabus is as difficult as, if not more difficult than, the old O-levels. The level of reasoning and problem-solving required is way beyond anything seen in previous maths GCSE exams in the UK. Allied with more topics and longer exams, schools and students alike are struggling to come to terms with this new syllabus.” Vic Lennard, JK’s Senior Maths Tutor
We have designed a new set of Revision Workshops to help students develop their understanding of concepts, improve necessary skills and exam technique, and cope with the increased use of reasoning and problem solving in the exams.
In our experience, better understanding leads to increased motivation and self-confidence, both essential for optimising exam grades.
Foundation Level Workshop
This is aimed at students sitting Foundation level who have found the new topics challenging. These will include trigonometry, factorising quadratics and solving quadratic equations, plotting graphs of curves, basic vectors and probability tree diagrams.
It is also a very useful revision workshop for Higher Level students who want to reinforce these more difficult concepts that are further explored at Higher Level.
Higher Level Workshop
Most of the tough topics from the last few years have been carried over into the new 9-1 syllabus. This workshop concentrates on these – everything from sine and cosine rules to 3D geometry, advanced vectors and difficult simultaneous equations.
Higher Level Plus Workshop
The new 9-1 syllabus represents a huge step forward in terms of demanding content. This workshop focuses on topics that have been added to the syllabus such as iteration, gradients of curves and areas under graphs, geometric sequences and progressions, and complicated functions.
Students will also be asked to bring in their school maths books and materials they have been using. They should also notify us of specific areas of concern in advance, so that Vic and his tutoring support team can offer tailored help on the day.
The Workshops have been created by and will be run by JK’s Senior Maths Tutor: Vic Lennard. Vic has a maths degree, a PGCE in secondary school maths teaching and over 35 years’ experience of teaching maths, along with a vast knowledge of exam marking. He has also recently been appointed by one of the three main exam boards to be Assistant Examiner for this summer’s GCSE sitting. Other experienced JK Educate tutors will be working alongside him to deliver the Workshops.
How to Book
Our first set of these Workshops ran in April 2017. If you would like more information about future dates, or would like to seek our help with GCSE Maths, please call us on 020 3488 0754 or contact us.
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