scary mum wrote:
<confused about GCSEs emoticon>
Me too, because the format has changed so much between all my children. My oldest did linear in all subjects, my next one was one of the first for modular science and maths, the next one probably wouldn't have got either GCSE Maths or Science if they had been linear, and God alone knows what my youngest will be doing when he does them starting next year, although I have to say I've kind of given up with the worry now. It will probably all work out in the end.
As far as helping out with GCSE Maths, with my third one who was weak in the subject , we did spend a fair amount of time going through past papers and working through the text book especially in the areas she was hopeless on, but it didn't really help, because we kept falling out all the time
(more my fault than her's, I am no teacher) She did manage a B in the end, though , although it would have been a different story had her exam been linear.