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 Post subject: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:30 am 
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Hi Everyone

DD is starting her GCSE journey (Y10). Found her struggling a bit in Physics and Maths. Happy to learn & teach her these myself as cannot afford a tutor. DD is very keen to learn. Could experienced parents or tutors on the forum advice on resources (free if possible or at a small cost) that I can access. Specifically I am looking for worksheets that I can give her to practice or revise to build her confidence

Many thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:04 am 
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Does the school subscribe to MyMaths?

It might be worth registering free for TES - there are free resources on there. I'l add more thoughts later :)


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 am 
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Hi Guest55

Many thanks for the response. Will ask about MyMaths. Have registered on tes


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 am 
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https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html is a really useful website - it has videos explaining all the topics, arranged by level and then exam style questions and answers. It's free

https://www.my-gcsescience.com is great for sciences, but you have to pay for it. There are videos for each topic - and you can print off a skeleton copy of the powerpoints on the screen which you can then take notes onto. Again it has exam questions and answers for each topic. You can find some of the videos for free on Youtube, but you don't get the sheets to take notes onto.


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:58 am 
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But first, gulat, before you attempt anything, please ask her to speak to her Maths/Physics teacher - they are very likely to offer completely free sessions at break/lunch or after school for her, if they see that she is struggling but keen to improve. I have never known a teacher not want to help in that sort of situation.


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:18 pm 
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We have always found the CGP revision guides and the workbooks (and answers) brilliant. You can get them second hand on ebay for next to nothing. If you do decide to get these, make sure you get the guides for the examining board(AQA, OCR Edexcel etc) that your child is sitting the exams in.


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:38 pm 
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2childmum wrote:
https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html is a really useful website - it has videos explaining all the topics, arranged by level and then exam style questions and answers. It's free

https://www.my-gcsescience.com is great for sciences, but you have to pay for it. There are videos for each topic - and you can print off a skeleton copy of the powerpoints on the screen which you can then take notes onto. Again it has exam questions and answers for each topic. You can find some of the videos for free on Youtube, but you don't get the sheets to take notes onto.


+ 1 on above resources Gulat and you can also try Mr Barton for Maths. And, as Gringo pointed out, CGP do tend to have excellent texts for these subjects.


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:58 pm 
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Schools get CGP books more cheaply so it would be worth asking about that.

I'd echo what KCG says about talking to school. They will know which resources fit their specification best.

Other resources: https://www.missbsresources.com/teachin ... spassports

https://www.missbsresources.com/revision

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/students/

https://diagnosticquestions.com/


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:14 am 
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Thanks all for taking time to provide guidance

- @Gringo64 thankyou Have purchased CGP workbook to help her through problems. She is working through them
- @G55 will have a look at the other resources you have posted
- @G55 checked with the school and they do not have a subscription to mymaths and dont intend to either.
- @G55/@KCG spoke to the school, they cannot direct me to any additional resources other than those provided by yourselves. They suggested CGP only. Tried to tell me my DD does not require additional practice. They possibly think I am one of the pushy parent :-). However I know my child and she is one of those that needs loads of practice before she feels confident.
- @MSD & @2ChildMum thank you for recommending the resources.


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 Post subject: Re: GCSE Maths
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:21 pm 
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I have been asked by DD to say a big thank you to all the lovely people who took time to respond and provided additional resources. In her words, 'It has made a big difference'. So thank you


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