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GCSE and A-Level Results 2021

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, GCSE and A-Level exams were cancelled again in 2021. Grades were awarded based on teacher assessments.746,880 students were entered for GCSE mathematics and 97,960 for A-Level mathematics in 2021. The GCSE results were very similar to the previous two years, with a slight increase in… Continue reading GCSE and A-Level Results 2021

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Just For Fun

The Look-and-Say Sequence

In a previous blog I looked in more detail into “the daddy of all integer sequences” - the Fibonacci sequence. While the Fibonacci sequence is an impossible sequence to match up to, there are plenty of other intriguing integer sequences out there. So if you can deal with the disappointment… Continue reading The Look-and-Say Sequence

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Higher GCSE

How to represent a recurring decimal as a fraction

What is a recurring decimal? Some decimal numbers are easy to deal with – 0.5, 0.3, 0.25 etc. These are easy because they do not have recurring digits. Converting between these numbers and fractions is easy. Recurring decimals are numbers which have a repeated digit or sequence of digits –… Continue reading How to represent a recurring decimal as a fraction

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

The Problem with Solving Inequalities in GCSE Maths

In this blog, I will explain one of the most common mistakes I see made by GCSE maths students. We have already seen how to solve equations, but you also need to be able to solve inequalities in GCSE maths. What is an inequality? There are two inequality signs you… Continue reading The Problem with Solving Inequalities in GCSE Maths

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

Triangles in GCSE Maths

Triangles come up a lot in GCSE mathematics. And there are a variety of different methods that can be applied to questions. If you are given a triangle with a missing side or angle, there are four different methods that you can use to find the missing information (bold means… Continue reading Triangles in GCSE Maths