Tips and tricks for the 11+ exam
1 September, 2014  Posted by Roxana S. under News, Tips for parents and tutors 
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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
17 October, 2013  Posted by Roxana S. under News 
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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:
7 May, 2013  Posted by Roxana S. under Equations 
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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
28 April, 2013  Posted by Roxana S. under Equations 
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Equation with brackets – Example 1 5x+3(x6)=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. 8x7x= 13+18 x=31 Equation with…
Solving algebraic equations with fractions
28 April, 2013  Posted by Roxana S. under Equations 
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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
7 November, 2012  Posted by Roxana S. under Geometry 
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
6 November, 2012  Posted by Roxana S. under Geometry 
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
5 November, 2012  Posted by Roxana S. under Geometry 
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° …