At WISE Tutors, we have a large number of specialist GCSE private tutors and A-level private tutors. Our expert GCSE private tutors include GCSE English private tutors, GCSE Mathematics private tutors, GCSE History tutors, GCSE Geography tutors, GCSE Science private tutors including GCSE Physics private tutors, GCSE Chemistry private tutors and GCSE Biology private tutors.
We also have GCSE Humanities private tutors, GCSE Sociology private tutors, GCSE R.E private tutors, GCSE Classics private tutors, GCSE Latin private tutors, GCSE Ancient Greek private tutors, GCSE French private tutors, GCSE Music private tutors, GCSE German private tutors, GCSE Italian private tutors and GCSE Spanish private tutors.
Private tutors with WISE tutors are required to have an extensive knowledge of the exam specification and curriculum as well as in-depth knowledge of the subject and expectations at GCSE level. Most GCSE private tutors are also experienced in A-level private tuition and would therefore be able to provide the student with continued support should he or she require private tuition in the same subject at A-level stage.
The GCSE examinations (General Certificate of Secondary Education) are the mandatory end of school examinations taken by all students in the country in Key Stage 4 (before the end of Year 11). They are part of the National Qualification Framework and at the end of the 2 years course candidates receive a grade for each subject they have studied. Students will usually prepare for at least 5 subjects at GCSE level and this must include Maths and English.
The grades achieved at GCSE can significantly impact future destinations for students and as such, the minimum expectations for most students in the country is to achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including Maths and English. Many employers will use GCSE grades to determine the most suitable students for work or apprenticeships, therefore it is essential that students are supported to achieve their best and are well prepared for these examinations and are supported.
For students planning to study A-levels, they may be expected to achieve significantly higher grades than the minimum expectation and many highly regarded sixth form colleges will stipulate a minimum of 10 A*-B grades. This ensures that students are prepared for the rigour of the A-level courses on offer. For vocational courses at college, the minimum 5 A*-C grades will still be expected and students may be required to re-set Maths or English GCSEs if they still have not achieved a C grade in either of these subjects. For students that plan to study at degree level, a C or B-grade in GCSE Mathematics and English will usually still be required, regardless of the grades achieved in other GCSE subjects.
The most popular examination boards for GCSE Examinations are AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Most examination boards will have their own specification, exam time tables, past papers and endorsed textbooks and resources on their website.
There are a range of GCSE examinations for example, for science, students may be placed in triple or double science. Likewise, for Maths and English, students may be put forward for the foundation or higher examination. GCSE Mathematics examinations may also take the form of statistics examinations or further maths examinations for students that are keen to get an early introduction to A-level mathematics. GCSE language examinations will usually include a written exam and an oral exam.