Mathematics is built on laws. No matter what your opinion on if the laws are stupid or not, you’re going to have to do what they tell you if you want to pass your GCSE.
Oh no. Not algebra. I can already see you click the back button but hold it there. Stay with me. Take your hand off the mouse, sit back and get ready.
One of the biggest changes that are coming to the various maths exams is that there will be a lot more contextual questions on the papers than in the past.
Before a started to write this article, I diligently wrote notes and formulated a plan. I have a vast experience of supporting students with difficulties; instructing both teaching and non-teaching staff to assist students and on a more personal note supporting a close family member.
So, you get to the end of year 9 and as well as everything else that is going on in your life, you have to make choices concerning what subjects you will be studying for the next two years, which may have an impact on what you may study later at Advanced level and beyond at college or university.
We all know that exam-time is stressful. There’s all that information to retain and some of us are just no good at that, right?
There has been an absolute boatload of changes to the mathematics curriculum over the last few years. Ignore what your parents tell you, exams are not getting easier.