Sunday, 5 August 2012

New GCSE Maths Revision DVD out now!

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

A change is as good as a rest

Just thought I would change the theme of the website, hope you like the new look :)

Monday, 11 June 2012

Good luck!!

Hi Just wanted to wish every body the best of luck in their GCSE Maths exams today! Remember that the exam is not a race and that you should pace yourself as much as possible. Don't forget to check your answers through thoroughly as well as to show your working out! Good luck again! Best wishes Steven

Friday, 30 March 2012

NEW Regular Video hints and tips planned!

New video Maths revision hints and tips planned on a weekly basis! watch this space folks!!!......

Friday, 2 March 2012

Poor numeracy 'ruins lives'

Just read this very interesting article about poor numeracy standards in the UK. For more information please go to

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

FREE Trigonometry Tutorial

Free Trigonometry tutorial check it out here:

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Mental arithmetic just as important now as ever

As a private tutor I get asked a lot about what is the point in learning times tables, as we have calculators. My answer will always be the same! It is an essential life skill! Being able to do mental arithmetic is essential! Think about it! Not only do you need it for non calculator papers you also need it in everyday life, working out the cost of several items before you take them to the checkout, working out the amount of change that you are given, seeing if you have enough change for the bus! These are all essential in everyday life!

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

GCSEs are getting easier

Are Maths Exams getting easier?

The old question that emerges on GCSE results day relating to whether or not Maths exams at GCSE level are indeed getting easier, as more students pass year on year. This is always met with controversy and heated debate. On one side of the argument traditionalists who believe in the old O Level exam system believe that the replacement to the O level system is inadequate and doesn’t prepare students with skills that they need to equip them for the real world, is far easier to pass as shown by the year on year increases in the number of people who pass Maths at GCSE level. Advocates of the GCSE system believe that it is a far better replacement to the O Level system and believe that the GCSE system enables more people to achieve the grades that they deserve, with more emphasis on coursework and less on exams.

Education expert Steven Britton CEO at maths tuition Top Grade Tutoring believes that the truth “lies somewhere in the middle”. Mr Britton reveals a shocking statistic that in the 2011 summer exams it required only 20% to obtain a grade C in GCSE Maths. Mr Britton then goes onto reveal that “The exams are not getting easier but the students are doing worse year on year so in order to compensate for that the grade boundaries are brought down by the exam boards, so in effect students don’t need as many marks to get a C, the equivalent of the old O level pass”. This has been happening ‘year on year’ as it seemingly appears that students are doing better year on year. According to Mr Britton based on current trends unless drastic action is taken to improve Maths skills in the classroom by 2021 students will only need a mere 10% to pass a GCSE Maths exam. When this happens Mr Britton claims “The consequences for the economy and society do not bear thinking about”.

No newcomer to the world of education, Steven Britton has personally taught over a hundred people on a one to one basis on Mathematics, advised the conservative government on numeracy strategy and has developed numerous products on Maths revision, namely the GCSE Maths Master that was developed in partnership with the Princes Trust.