GCSE Tutoring

GCSE Tuition at Bury Tuition Centre

We cover GCSEs for the 3 core subjects, which are Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology), English and Maths. Our programme has been specifically designed for developing and applying children's knowledge and understanding.
After the initial assessment we tailor make the sessions to suit the requirements of whichever exam board the student is sitting. Our qualified and experienced teachers are well versed in all aspects of the curriculum. Their intricate knowledge of exam papers and coursework allows them to help children in developing the techniques that are required to “boost” their grades
At GCSE stage students have a level of autonomy over their learning experience, therefore we engage them in continual discussions so that the sessions can be modified to ensure progression and continuity. In our experience by involving children in their own learning has led to significant improvements in grades.

CHANGES TO THE GCSE SYLLABUS 2017- 2019

1. GCSEnew courses to be taught from September 2015 and first examined in June 2017
  • Maths, English language and English literature (no single English)
  • More content, more demanding, more extended writing
  • Exam at the end of the course in June 2017, November resit for sixth- formers
2. GCSE 2018

only

– further new courses to be taught from September 2016 and first examined in June

  • Science (double and triple), Modern and Ancient Languages, History, Geography, Computer Science, Art and Design, Design & Technology, Drama, Dance, Physical Education, Citizenship, Music, Religious Studies
  • Internal teacher assessment/coursework only where essential
  • More content, more emphasis on literacy and numeracy
  • Exam at the end of the course in June 2018, no resits except for English and Maths for sixth-formers
3. GCSE – final group of new courses to be taught from September 2017 and first examined in June 2019

– further new courses to be taught from September 2016 and first examined in June

  • All remaining subjects
  • Similar approach in terms of teacher assessment, content and emphasis on literacy and numeracy
  • Exam at the end of the course in June 2019, no resits except for English and Maths for sixth-formers
4. Grading of new GCSEs
  • 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest) will replace current grades A* to G in the new courses only between 2017 and 2019
  • Top 20% of those awarded a 7 or above will be awarded a 9
  • 4 roughly equivalent to a C
  • 7 and above roughly equivalent to an A and above

How will they affect your child?
  • He/she will take the new GCSE courses in Maths and English being first taught from September 2015
  • His/her other GCSE courses will be the current, unreformed courses
  • His/her grades for Maths and English in June 2017 at the end of the course will be shown as 9 to 1
  • His/her grades in all other subjects will be published as A* to G

If your child is currently in Year 8:
  • He/she will take the new GCSE courses in Maths and English and in those GCSE subjects that are being reformed for first teaching in September 2016
  • Depending on his/her GCSE options choice, he/she may also be taking a subject or subjects that are not being reformed for first teaching until September 2017
  • For all the new courses, the grades at the end of the course in June 2018 will be expressed as 9 to 1. If he/she is also taking an unreformed course the grading will be A* to G

If your child is currently in Year 7:
  • All the GCSE subjects will have been reformed in time for September 2017. Therefore, he/she will be taking the new courses in every subject
  • His/her grades in every subject will be expressed as 9 to 1 when the results are published in the summer of 2019


Table Showing the Breakdown of how the new GCSE syllabus grading works in relation to the old system of 'letters'


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