GCSE

Given the changes to the GCSE curriculum we’re expecting increased demand for our private GCSE tutors in the run up to examinations in 2017. A private GCSE tutor can help to build confidence and can dig deeper into those subject areas that students are struggling with. They can also help higher ability pupils to achieve the highest grades.

GCSEs are likely to be the first major examinations your child will take and are critical in shaping their future academic direction. Changes to GCSEs which were introduced in September 2015, and will be examined for the first time in 2017, have made GCSEs more challenging.

The key changes to GCSEs introduced in 2015 were:

  • Most exams will be taken at the end of the two year course rather than at the end of modules.
  • There will be more essay type questions as opposed to bite sized answers.
  • All students will have to take at least two science GCSEs as the single science option is dropped.
  • More challenging content with harder texts in English and new topics in maths.
  • Coursework and controlled assessment will disappear apart from some practical subjects.
  • GCSEs More Important for University Entrance
    Changes to A-levels, whereby AS-levels will no longer count towards a student’s final grade means that universities are going to be looking more closely at GCSE results when offering places.