Now that is something you won’t hear me say very often!
Tutor In A Box subscription boxes are designed to be fun, engaging and interactive. They are a no pressure, non-competitive activity where grades are not important. HOWEVER, since starting the box (and tutoring – you can see more about that on my tutoring website) we’ve had quite a few questions about grading – and in particular what it means.
So this blog is dedicated to informing you about what the current grading system is for Maths (and soon to be all) GCSE’s – and what the standard pass is…
Monthly Subscription Box for £24.99 aimed at students in years 9, 10 or 11, taking either tier in their GCSE maths exam (Foundation or Higher) and aiming for a Grade 4/5/6.
Looking UPWARDS, this means that:
Looking DOWNWARDS, this means that:
So, why is this important?
Well, it’s important for two reasons – the first is that it’s useful to know – if someone comes along for a job as an accountant and they have a grade 1, you should question them on their skill level! However if someone comes along with a grade 9, you know they’re good with numbers! Secondly everyone in education is expected to pass Maths as it’s a core curriculum subject. This means teenagers have to keep studying Maths (and English) until they pass it – and remember a standard pass is now a grade 4 (although I think everyone is capable of at least a 5!).
Tutor In A Box is a Monthly Subscription Box for £24.99 aimed at students in years 9, 10 or 11, taking either tier in their GCSE maths exam (Foundation or Higher) and aiming for a Grade 4/5/6. Find out more or even try out a box for just £29.99.