We have a BIG problem with Maths and Science education in the UK. Internationally we are 27th and 16th respectively in league tables and domestically over 41% of our students failed to achieve maths grade C in 2011. Whilst our competitors have raced ahead we have, in the words of the OECD’s Director of Education, ‘stagnated’.
As they say 'every little helps' and the aim of Mathsmadeeasy is to improve maths achievement in the UK through written resources and coaching.
SATS (Standard Assessment Tests) tests are given at the end of year 2 and year 6. They are used to show your child's progress compared with other children born in the same month. For KS1, each child is assessed in reading, writing (including spelling and handwriting), maths (including number, shape, space and measurement) and science. For KS2 tests cover the three core subjects, English, Maths and Science.
Years 7 to year 9 span the period called key stage 3, culminating in the Maths, English and Science SATs tests.
By the age of 14, most children are expected to achieve level 5. These exams are often used to decide which GSCE set your child will be in.
General Certificate of Secondary Education, usually taken from ages 14 - 16 years.
Start in year 10, a two year GCSE course can be either modular (exams over two years) or linear (exams at the end). Two exam papers are taken at Foundation (achieving up to grade C) or Higher tiers (up to A*). Level 2 Key Skills = A*-C and Level 1 = D-G
AS Mathematics or Physics in year 12, has three modules usually examined in January or June. A2 Maths or Physics, a further three modules in year 13, completes the A-level course. AS and A2 are both 50% of the full A Level. The information provided is based on the OCR board, but will be applicable to other exam boards.
Testimonials from A-level Maths and Physics Tuition students
Just to let you know I got a C in physics!! Thank you very much for helping me increase by 4 grades! I also got an A and a B and so I'm into Sheffield Hallam. Very excited at the moment! Ellie, Redborne school, Year 13 Physics
Just wanted to give you an update on how my results went, especially in maths!
I got an A overall in maths!!!!!!!!! I am so happy! A massive thank you to you for all the help you have given me it has been extremely useful and worthwhile :).
My results for Stats were 97% and Core 4 78%.
Overall I attained ABB and have been accepted to UEA at Norwich for Environmental Science.
Once again a big thank you. I would never have dreamed of going from a D to an A in A level maths in 1 year! Chris, Queensbury Upper, year 13 AS & A2-level maths, August 2011
Hi, Hayden got an A in his core 1 resit and very high C grades Core 2. Thanks. See you in September. Hayden, Harlington, Year 12 maths, August 2011
David! Just letting you know that I got an A! :-)
So I'm carrying it on next year and if you have places I'd also like to continue having you! Olivia, Harlington, Year 12 maths, August 2011
I was 1 mark off a C overall, so I think I'm going to drop Physics and possibly get it remarked just incase.
Thanks for your help.
Tom, Harlington, Year 12 AS physics, August 2011
For Maths my C2 resit was a B, up from D. For Physics G494 resit was a C up from U
Overall I got a C in maths and physics, just what I needed to go to University of Bedfordshire to study Computer Systems Engineering Craig, Queensbury Upper, AS & A2-level maths, physics August 2011
Thanks for helping us both get an A in C1 maths. Olivia and Rob, Harlington tutees taught as a pair, Year 12, March 2011
We are delighted with Chris's Maths results today - thank you for all your help tutoring him so far. (Chris got 96% in his C1 resit [from D], 92% in his C2 resit [from C] and 73% (B) in his C3. Chris, Queensbury Upper, AS & A2-level maths, March 2011
I got an A* in my maths C3 and C4 resits and 94% in mechanics 1. Thanks so much Rosie, ex-Harlington tutee, A2-level maths, in gap year, March 2011
I got 99% in my maths C1 resit , 92% in maths C3, 85% in maths C4 and 95% in mechanics 1
I got an A in Physics (OCR) with G483 - 48/50; G485 - 135/150 and G486 - 46/50
Thanks forall your help.
Jake, Harlington tutee, A2-level maths, year 13 August 2010
Fantastic, I got 85% in core 2 maths.
Tascha, Harlington tutee, AS-level maths, year 12 August 2010
Overall I got a B in maths A-level with an A in the Mechanics module.
Thanks for all your help.
Ollie, Harlington tutee, A2-level maths, year 13 August 2010
I went from a D to an A on my C3 resit. Overall i got a B in A2 maths
Lorna, Harlington tutee, A2-level maths, year 13 August 2010
I got a B in Maths and a C in Physics A-level. Thanks alot.
St Albans tutee, 2010 A2-level maths, year 13
Just to let you know that overall I got an A in Maths and a B in Physics.
Thank you ever so much for your help, I couldn't have done it without you!!
Owen, Luton 6th form college tutee, 2010 year 13.
I got a B in maths with a final high C in C4 and an A in Mechanics module.
Mark, Harlington tutee, 2010 A2-level maths, year 13
Core 4 maths was a real challenge so was delighted to hear today that I got an A. Thanks for all your help, I would not have managed it without you!
Amy, Harlington tutee, 2009 A-level maths, year 13
Thanks for the help in maths, I ended up with a B in my Core 2 retake.
Harlington School A-level maths student July 2009
Overall I got a C in A-level maths and physics. Thanks a lot for the help over the last few years, it definitely made a significant difference to the grades I received.
Harlington School A-level maths/physics student July 2009
I got my results which were.... (DRUM ROLL!)
"B" for physics
"C" for maths
but a "D" for art
HOORAAH! thanks for teaching meeee.
Harlington School A-level year 13 student July 2007
I got a C in Maths AS core 2, and an A in Physics AS Electrons and Photons, where originally I got a U!
Year 13 Harlington School Student after 2007 resits