## Tips and tricks for the 11+ exam

We all know that the 11+ exams are some of the most competitive ones that pupils have to take, and they a very com plex one for a 10 years old. It is possible to get a good mark in GCSE, regardless of other pupil’s  performance, but it is not possible to get into a good…

## Changes to the GCSE exams in 2014

According to BBC NEW website, in England, the GCSE exams from august 2013 were the finale ones that were using a modular testing system . From 2014 Pupils who choose a GCSE English exam board will be tested with a linear testing system, at the end of their studies. This changes have been made partially…

## GCSE Higher Level – Solving Simultaneous equations:

Elimination method: 2X + 5Y =2 (-3) 3X + 8Y = 4 (2) In order to reduce the x term we need to make it have the same coefficient as the other equation, so we multiply the first one by -3 and the next one by 2 -3 x 2X -3 x 5Y= -3 x…

## Solving simple equations with brackets

Equation with brackets – Example 1  5x+3(x-6)=7x+13        After expanding the brackets the equation becomes 5x + 3x -18 = 7x +13  the numbers containing x need to be moved on one side of the “=” sign and the resto of the numbers moved on the other side. 8x-7x= 13+18 x=31 Equation with…

## Solving algebraic equations with fractions

Solving equations with fractions is not as complicated as it seems . Here are some examples to prove this to you:  Before adding or subtracting any fraction the denominator (bottom number) needs to be the same. To get the common denominator, multiply the first fraction by 2 and the next two fractions by 9. After…

## Geometry tuition – 2D maths shapes

Need geometry tuition? Here is a free lesson. 2D shapes are required from KS1 up to GCSE, with or without a maths tutor you need to learn this.   First you need to learn the name of maths shapes and then you have to calculate the perimeter  area or volume, depending on the level you are on. We are…

## Geometry tuition – Triangles in maths

To help with your  Geometry tuition here’s another lesson. There are four types of triangles in maths and the fact that you are reading this post is one of the reasons why you are going to remember this beautiful shapes and pass that exam. No matter what kind of triangle you are working with, remember that…

## Angles in maths

Angles in maths appear in the National Curriculum  for the first time at key stage 2 but you need to know about angles even when you have to pass your GCSE exams. Here are some angle measurements  to remember:     RIGHT  angles have 90°           All ACUTE angles have less than 90°      …

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