Author Archives: A Maths Teacher

Strike one for the maths teachers …

… or how I (silently) cheered when the tables were turned. Many is the time in my classroom (and, I suspect, in classrooms up and down the land) that I’ve had to interject, and re-focus my students when their thoughts – and more importantly – their chat has turned to football. And so, the other […]

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June 2019 9 – 1 GCSE Grade Boundaries

For info and reference, below are the grade boundaries for the June 2019 Maths GCSE (and IGCSE) exams. With particular thanks to https://mathsbot.com/gcse/boundaries who make it so easy to find grade boundaries for any year and board. Higher Tier: Foundation Tier: Pearson EdExcel IGCSE Maths: Related posts: 9 – 1 Grade Boundaries June 2019 A level […]

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June 2019 A level Grade Boundaries

Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay Offered without comment, below are the grade boundaries for the new spec. Maths A level, June 2019: Grade – Percentage (Raw Score) Note, all boards the maximum raw score is 300 AQA A* – 77% (231) A  – 62% (185) B  – 50% (151) C  – 39% (118) D […]

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Hola!

I think it was only a few years into my teaching career that it dawned on me. A realisation of which I am not proud, a moment of self-awareness that still leaves me cringing. I must have been one of those pupils that drive teachers to despair. Not all my teachers, mind. No, my maths, […]

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Genius!

Genius! In my 20+ years of teaching I’ve encountered trends, gimmicks, fads and theories, but I think I have just found the best bit of teaching advice, ever. Thank you Jonathan Whellan, that is pure genius! And for your convinence, here is a ten minute timer on YouTube (click on the cog icon/settings to change […]

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