It is possible to predict your child’s GCSE potential from their KS2 teacher assessment. Every year your child is in Secondary Education their Maths level should increase by two sub levels. So if your child was assessed as a 4b in year 6, by the end of year 7 they should be no lower than 5c.Year 8’s minimum target is 5a, year 9 6b. A child who finishes year 9 in level 6b will have an 86% chance of getting a grade C or above at GCSE. Nationally only 27% of students who finish year 9 on a level 5 reach the GCSE target of a grade C without significant intervention.
GCSE, KS4, Key Stage Four
The content of the GCSE is actually a five year program of study and starts at the beginning of year 7. A child who achieved a level 7 in KS3 should not be satisfied with anything less than an A/A* at GCSE.
We offer support for the Modular and Linear Maths’ GCSE and also the IGCSE favoured by the Independent Schools. Support is also available for all three sciences at GCSE.
Some of our students prefer the bespoke service in which we work individually with them carefully follow the syllabus in exactly the same order as their own school.
Others prefer to work in a group setting aware that we will cover the syllabus in its entirety before the final exam. In group sessions, we will adapt our order of play to support any topic the student has found hard in school but may not have the time to help with individual issues from school based homework.