We have a BIG challenge 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 GCSE Maths and Science Tuition students
Eleanor got a C in Methods in Maths and a C in physics.
We are pleased with the results - particularly in Maths, so thanks for all your help.
Eleanor, August 2011
Just to let you know Cameron got grade A in maths! We are all really please so a big thankyou to you!
Cameron, Harlington School, August 2011
Joe got his C in foundation maths thanks to you.
Joe, Harlington School, August 2011
Rosie went from a D to a B in her maths resit. Thanks for your help.
Rosie, Cedars School GCSE OCR maths student March 2011
I am really pleased with my B in maths, I wouldn't of got this grade with out your help each week.
Tom, Harlington School GCSE edexcel maths student August 2010
Just to let you know I got a grade A in my maths exam. I would like to say thank you for all of the help you gave and how much easier you made the exam.
Dominic, Harlington School GCSE edexcel maths student August 2010
Rosie got BB in her science so that was brilliant and a lot of that is thanks to you.
Rosie, Cedars School GCSE AQA science student August 2010
I got a C in maths! I have no doubt that if it wasn't for your tuition I would have failed maths GCSE. Before starting the tuition I had little confidence. And felt I would almost definately fail. But thanks to your great tuition and patience, you helped me grow in confidence and made me realise I could do it, and I eventually got the grade I wanted.
Jamie, Harlington School GCSE maths student August 2010
I got an A in maths which I was pleased with, and B in science.
Just like to say thanks for the help you have given me over the year, and I will be going to sixth form to study maths again, so mmay require your help again.
Darren, Harlington School GCSE maths student August 2010
I got an A* in my GCSE maths paper. Thanks for all your help.
Harlington School GCSE year 11 student July 2009
With all your support I have managed to achieve a C at GCSE Maths. Not bad considering I was at an E before I started lessons with you!
Icknield School GCSE year 11 student July 2009
I got a B in my Maths GCSE and two A's in Science. Thank you very much for all your time and hard work in getting me this far.
Harlington School GCSE maths/double science year 11 student July 2009
Thanks for my A in maths. Looking forward to doing maths A/S with you.
Harlington School GCSE year 11 student July 2009
Thank you again for rescuing Jordan with his Maths. He ended up with a very nice B.
Harlington School GCSE year 11 student July 2008
I got a B in Maths when I was predicted a D. I know that I would not have achieved this without our lessons and for that I am eternally grateful!!
Queensbury School GCSE year 11 student July 2008
I got an A in Maths and AA in science. Thanks a lot.
Harlington School GCSE year 11 student July 2007
I got a C today!!!!!
I'm so happy that I passed, and it's a really big improvement from my E last time.
Thank you so much, I couldn't have done it with out your help!
Harlington School GCSE Maths resit July 2007 year 12 student after 8 lessons
I'd like to thank you for all your invaluable help and support with the boys' maths and physics. They've learned a huge amount from you, and more importantly in my view, they've felt supported and reassured by your assistance with exam paper practice and supportive approach.
I cannot recommend you highly enough to other parents out there who may be wondering how to help their children reach their potential. Your high standards of teaching have been second to none and have definitely saved this parent's sanity!!!
Harlington School June 2007 GCSE Maths/science and A level math & physics students
I got moved up two sets for maths thanks to your KS3 Maths tuition.
Harlington School July 2007 KS3 year 9 student
I got 94% in my new GCSE maths mock after only a few revision lessons.
Harlington School July 2007 New Maths,two tier year 10 student David, I'd personally like to thank you for the support you have given Sarah, she has always enjoyed her lessons with you and this is reflected in the progress she has made over a very short time, so thank you very much. year 11, Northfield School student August 2006
I went from a predicted 'E' to an actual 'B' result. Brilliant. Year 11 Harlington School 2006 students after 4 months tuition in 2006
Thank you very much for helping me with maths...would n't have got that C without your help!
Year 11 Redborne School, Ampthill 2006 student, Aug 2006