GCSE Maths Preparation: How to Help your Child Succeed?

calendar_todayJanuary 07, 2022
GCSE Maths Preparation: How to Help your Child Succeed?

One of LessonWise’s most loyal tutors, Terry Gillard, gives practical GCSE Maths revision preparation guide for parents.

Your child has just finished their GCSE mock exams and you are now left wondering how you can support their mathematics revision to improve their marks even further.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, it is important to bear in mind that the Maths GCSE exam specifications have changed for 2022. We therefore strongly advise parents to first gain an understanding into the specific exam board their child is studying for.

Below, you can find key information for the recent exam specification changes for each Maths GCSE exam board:

Terry Gillard, parent and tutor here on LessonWise, suggests that:

“The most important thing parents can do to support their children is to provide a positive and supportive environment at home.

Parents should take an active role in supporting their children. They need to understand the pressure on their child to do well in Maths; otherwise they will be taking it again in sixth form.

This starts with asking questions.

How are you getting on?

Do you need any extra help?

A good way to establish this, would be to ask how they did in their GCSE mock exams. Many schools run mock exams in the last term of Year 10, a year in advance of the GCSE exams in Year 11, to help identify such issues.

Are there any topics that they need to focus their efforts on?

Parents should talk to their Maths teachers to find out if there are extra resources for their child to work through. Whilst it is a good idea to obtain the answers as well as the questions for Maths GCSE practice papers, it is also vital that parents also get access to the worked solutions and methods.

After all, not all parents are Mathematicians.”