The new GCSE maths is harder than before – if your child has always struggled with maths, or is demotivated when it comes to working on maths, then you may need to look for a maths tutor.
Year 10 children did not get into a panic about it for no good reason. But the fact is, with sufficient knowledge and practice, you can easily get an 8 or 9.
If you’re wondering what the 8 or 9 is, there will no longer be grades A* to U. When your child’s results come, they will be numbered 9 to 1, where 9 is the highest grade – it’s even higher than the former A* grade.
When does the new GCSE grading system kick in?
It’s already started. For year 10 children, they are already been taught what’s now known as the 9-1 system for maths, English and many other GCSE subjects.
Current year 11 children will be the last to sit the old system, where the’r results will be the current grades A*-U.
If you’re confused or worried about the impact the new GCSE exam is or will have on your child, now is the time to make sure they are styudying and keeping up with their learning.
Still struggling? Time to think about a maths tutor
If your child has been struggling with maths throughout their academic life in secondary school, there may be some fundamental topics that they haven’t been able to get a handle on. It’s worth discussing a plan of action with their teacher, and possibly seeking the services of a maths tutor.