Project ID - TIS001379
Maths in Year 12: To assist Year 12 pupils with their study, homework and preparation for their exams in GCSE Maths. To work with small groups of pupils, from 2/3 pupils up. To troubleshoot problem areas, helping pupils to understand where they are going wrong. To give them confidence and belief that they can pass their Maths GCSE exams (Jan and June 2020).

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Project offered at

Our Lady of Lourdes High School
BT53 6JX


John Stewart

Student Skills

Any discipline really, as long as the person has a good enough standard of Maths (this is GCSE level) and can take time to understand where pupils are going wrong and can help them to improve.

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Pupils will have an enhanced learning experience with a new tutor, someone who can connect with them and help them pass this essential subject, so that they can progress with their chosen career path.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Student tutors will see first hand the barriers that prevent Year 12 pupils from passing their Maths GCSE, they will gain an understanding of how different pupils learn in different ways, they will experience the sense of personal satisfaction that comes from helping pupils pass their GCSE Maths, especially those pupils who lack self belief. Maths is such a crucial subject to progression along a chosen career path that to help pupils gain a pass grade could genuinely change their life aspirations.

Extra Information

In this particular Year group there are a significant number of mixed ability pupils who are finding their Maths difficult. They are achieving D or E grade at the moment, but with help could definitely pass. Often in Maths a new tutor or person can explain topics in such a way that they can 'click' with pupils. Younger tutors such as University students could really help in this way.

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