Thank you G55, proud_dad and mumsd'g- DD is shattered- she had 2 GCSEs today, Maths this morning and History this afternoon, then it's double Chemistry tomorrow so I haven't asked whether this type came up today.

Her last Maths paper is on Thursday so no doubt she'll have a last minute question I can't answer and may need your help with!

Neither of us is what you would call a natural mathematician so, like you purpleduck, I agree that simple is definitely good. Mind you we both enjoy persevering with a problem and Maths has been a great way for DD to discover that determination to work through things that may not come easily first time does pay off.

I am slightly

at all the Maths sets at her school following the double GCSE. It takes up a lot of time and the additional two Maths exams this week are making it a very tiring week for DD. It's great for those who end up with 2 good grades but perhaps not so much for those who struggle.

I'm guessing that some of the additional material will have found its way into the new 9-1 Maths GCSE.